Performance Build Quality Comfort Value PRICE $1,199 AT A GLANCE Plus Two-way design with super tweeter High sensitivity makes it ideal for use with portable hi-res music players Handcrafted in Japan Minus No padded storage case THE VERDICT The Technics EAH-T 700 sounds sweet at home, and its high sensitivity makes it ideal with high-resolution portable players. Remember Technics? They made turntables, right? Yes, they did, and now they’re making them again. The brand’s history dates back to 1965 when it debuted the Technics 1 monitor speaker. The brand went on to create a wide range of components, including a tube amplifier in 1966, and in 1970 the world’s first direct-drive turntable, the SP-10. Many other products followed, but the Technics name faded from view a few years ago and then roared back to life in 2015 with a couple of stellar speakers and a new line of electronics. This year, Technics showed an all-new SL-1200 Series turntable and these remarkable headphones, the EAH-T700.