These Audio Technicas are of the closed-back variety.
Sonically at a slight disadvantage to their open-backed peers (due to more colouration from the enclosure) this pair are nonetheless quite special.
They produce a welcoming openness, and detail levels are on a par with the best closed-back cans we've heard at this price.
They fire out a hefty bassline, too, and while treble can stand out occasionally, it doesn't impose too much.
If you're after closed-back headphones, give them a try.
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