Audio Technica Ath M70x easy to break

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I have 2 M70X, great transparent and accurate sound, easy to drive, not expensive for the sound. But they each broke after a year of regular moderate use. Actually after my first one broke after 1 year, i bought the second one hoping with a more careful use it will not break so easily.

I called the service centre in Singapore, the repair cost is half of the selling price. As they do not sell the smal plastic join that broke, but I have to replace the whole bridge between the 2 speakers.
So if you have a M70X, better add some reinforce resin. But expect the life to be 2 years max.
If Massdrop could source the small plastic join piece I will be the first to buy. After all it's a big waste for a pair of perfectly sounding headphones.
Hope audio technical cud see this post!
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Austine
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Mar 9, 2019
i have one M70X too. same problem. After gluing the broken part, use Sugru to strengthen it further. It works for me. It has been one year now and it is still ok
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SOULSIK
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Oct 2, 2018
oh man. That is terrible ! shame on them for the build quality. I will just leave this here for you guys to try. I know I know... it is hard to believe but this is something that worked for me in the past with similar problems
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Jrcherry
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Oct 2, 2018
My m70x broke I’m fucking annoyed I had them a bit over a year I never dropped them in my life they broke exactly where everyone else’s broke they are good quality headphones but I ain’t buying these shits again bruv
phoenixsong
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Aug 21, 2018
Heard this from many others as well... Strange though, at its price point it shouldn't be that flawed. Even the old M50x is way tougher
victoremil
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Aug 7, 2018
Exact same problem, super frustrating that such a small thing can break the whole piece. Anyone who has fixed it by themselves yet?
williamlee
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Jun 16, 2018
The other one i have that broje, i moved them to m40x head bridge
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williamlee
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Jun 16, 2018
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Gluing using the glue for copper pipe
Beatchild
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Jun 15, 2018
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Class action, I'm in Canada. Where is everyone else located?
williamlee
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Jun 16, 2018
Am in Singapore, lived in Montreal for 7 years, studying.. Just use m40x head bridge to replace your broken m70x bridge... Shorten the wiring path in the process which will improve the sound, esp bass
boomtownstudio
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Jun 15, 2018
Yes, exactly the same problem here. I feel this is a serious design flaw in what are not a cheap pair of headphones. Unable to glue back, unfortunately.
williamlee
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Jun 16, 2018
I used my m40x headbridge to replace, much cheaper then the original. Also a bit lighter. In the process I replace the left to right cable, just partially with 4n 99.99% silver single core cable. It was 0.2 ohm between L R. It went down to about 0.12. Also solder the ear speaker cable nearer , but not to near to melt the coil output. Tiny cable, to the coil terminal instead of going thru the printed circuit traces. Better sound overall
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