These headphones are best for audiophiles looking for serious audio quality whilst being on a budget. And you can grab these for less than $150 which is almost comparable to the previously mentioned Sennheiser HD 598.
With a generally flat response, these are a pretty analytical set of cans. Because of their open-back design, they also offer a huge soundstage which is convenient to classical orchestra music.
Considering its drivers are a large 53 mm, the bass surprisingly lacks prevalence, and it is clearly distinguishable, we found some punch to be missing. This type of audio response is expected to be a more neutral leaning, but for those who enjoy a more bassy soundscape, the AD770X is the best alternative.
In terms of the design, Audio Technica is designed to fit all heads without adjustment, and signature wing suspension system is well implemented. We found it to provide an excellent level of comfort and work extremely well.
Despite the fledgling bass, the sound is an overall step up from the more budget-friendly models and also offers audiophile quality at a cost that would not break the bank. We highly recommend these pairs if you have a mid-range budget.
- Comfortable construction
- Excellent overall sound quality for the price
- Large sound stage and flat audio response
- Somewhat un-prevalent base
- Non-removable cable