TDK ST-700 review: luxury cans you can afford?

Can the cassette tape brand from yesteryear keep up in the age of digital audio?



We recently reviewed the TDK TAC3521 portable iPod speaker dock. According to TDK that product is part of its entry-level series, but the manufacturer also has more high-end products up its sleeve. These include the ST-700 headphones, aimed at people that enjoy high-quality audio on-the-go but don't want to haul around heavy, over-ear headphones. Hardware.Info took a closer listen.

The TDK ST-700 comes in a fancy-looking box that's quite a bit larger than the actual headphones. It's mostly filled with air, but also a plastic mold covered with a soft layer, an extension cord and a carry case. And of course the headphones.

TDK High Fidelity On-Ear Headphones ST-700

That first thing that came to mind when we looked at the TDK ST-700 is their resemblance to the popular headphones you see on the street every day - the Beats by Dre Solo HD. It's the rounded shape of the earpieces, that continue seamlessly into the straight headband. When we put them side-by-side (see next page) and look at the details, then the similarities are less pronounces. Another important difference is that the TDK headphones are markedly cheaper, and cost £127 instead of £169.

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TDK High Fidelity On-Ear Headphones ST-700

On-ear, 2 channel


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