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IFA 2015: Technics unveils its first headphones since the brand's 2014 relaunch

A closed over-ear design, the Technics EAH-T700 features a two-way driver array: the 5cm Dynamic Driver produces mid and bass notes, while the 14mm super tweeter focuses on the treble.

An angled driver system is designed to ensure each sound within the mix is clearly heard, and unwanted vibrations are reduced to the minmum by Technics' use of a floating dynamic driver, anti-vibration frame and aluminium housing.

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Technics claims the 100kHz "wideband reproduction" delivers "deep and robust bass right through to subtle and intricate trebles".

Connection is via a 1.2m cable with 3.5mm and 6.3mm jacks. A stylsh metal finish, headband slider and horizontal swivel ear pads complete the package.

The new Technics headphones are expected to cost "around £1000".

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.