The TDK ST700 headphones are one of multiple models in TDKs premium performance audio range “Life on Record”. The range is basically the reboot of TDK’s audio division, which has previously not had a great reputation, and has not been a particularly big player in the space due to cheap designs, bad build quality and poor performance of it’s products. TDK has, however always had a competitive price advantage over the competition for similar competing products and this new Life on Record range is no different. But this time TDK are taking audio seriously - and they’ve brought some really stellar design, powerful professional audio performance, AND the competitive pricing strategy tot he table.
The ST700s, from a pure audio standpoint, is a remarkable product. The highs are crisp - tracks like Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ shimmer and sparkle with utter perfection, not too sharp and definitely not tinny - something very accurate and pleasant. It really sounds great with most genres but in particular modern electronic music and 80’s synth pop…it’s just packs a punch - you really feel the snares and that’s nice. This is complimented with extremely accurate mid range which is definitely not overpowering, and definitely not weak - if slightly understated…it’s how I like my mid-range and it does not assault your ear-drums like some can.