Audio-Technica ATH-AWAS

1.499

Ok, so if you want to explain the term ‘Made in Japan’ to an extra-terrestrial being, you would be best off using this Headphone as an illustration!

The Packaging is gorgeous, the Headphone certainly the lightest Closed-Back on the market.

I will report back on the sound in more details in a few days – but I can already say that is will be another ‘best kept secret’ hit from Audio-Technica!

Description

For the housings of the ATH-AWAS over-ear wooden headphones, we’ve selected the rare Asada Zakura (Japanese cherry) wood. Renowned for its use in high-end audio speakers due to its fine acoustic characteristics and durability, the striking red Asada Zakura suppresses unwanted resonance inside the earcups for clear, natural sound reproduction. The half-gloss finish, applied by hand, accentuates the wood’s gentle grain and warm beauty.

The headphones are equipped with exclusive 53 mm drivers with powerful magnetic circuitry, integrated pure-iron yoke, DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating, and 6N-OFC (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coils for exceptional full-range audio reproduction. Our exclusive D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System), which divides the housing structure into two separate acoustic chambers, ensures smooth, accurate bass response.

The arms that hold the housings are made from a lightweight, highly rigid magnesium alloy. The arms are angled to provide the best possible fit with excellent earcup seal. The comfortable fit is enhanced by smooth, synthetic leather earpads and headband.

The headphones also feature A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) jacks for secure connection to the two included 3.0 m (9.8′) detachable cables. One cable has a 6.3 mm (1/4″) gold-plated stereo plug for use with standard audio equipment. The other cable features a 4-pin XLRM balanced connector for use with the latest high-fidelity equipment to achieve better channel separation.

      • Asada Zakura (Japanese cherry) housings, hand-finished with half-gloss, suppress unwanted resonance for clear, natural sound reproduction
      • Exclusive 53 mm drivers with powerful magnetic circuitry deliver exceptional full-range audio
      • Integrated pure-iron yoke improves transient response for accurate audio reproduction
      • DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating applied to diaphragms to improve high-frequency response
      • 6N-OFC (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coil provides ideal signal transfer
      • D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System) structure provides deep bass reproduction
      • Two detachable 3.0 m (9.8′) cables with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones: one with a 6.3 mm (1/4″) gold-plated stereo plug, the other with a 4-pin XLRM balanced connector
      • Magnesium alloy headphone arm is angled to provide the best possible fit with excellent earcup seal
      • Earpads and headband are made from smooth, synthetic leather for long-lasting comfort
      • Japanese craftsmanship: all Audio-Technica wooden headphones are hand-assembled in Tokyo
Type Closed-back dynamic
Driver Diameter 53 mm
Housing Asada Zakura
Frequency Response 5 – 42,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 2,000 mw
Sensitivity 99 dB/mW
Impedance 40 ohms
Weight 395 g (13.9 oz), without cable
Cable Detachable 3.0 m (9.8′) cable (A2DC to 6.3 mm (1/4″) gold-plated stereo plug; elastomer sheath, OFC); detachable 3.0 m (9.8′) balanced cable (A2DC to 4-pin XLRM; elastomer sheath, OFC)

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