Audio-Technica is a well known and respected brand in the world of professional and consumer audio products for their industry-standard microphones, headphones, and wireless systems. Although the company offers a lot of affordable means to enjoy stellar sound quality, here are some headphones that will empty your wallets.
First on list is the Audio-Technica ATH-W3000ANV. These beautifully designed closed-back dynamic headphones are built for the most critical of audiophiles. It features a traditional Echizen lacquer-finished housing made from quality Hokkaido Asada Cherry hardwood, while its driver unit includes high magnetic Permedeur material to create a low distortion magnetic circuit. These cans deliver a delicate and detailed performance through its super high quality OFC-7N Bobbin-wound voice coil, while its large 53mm speaker drivers with a strong magnet enable a spectacular wide range reproduction of sound and a 5 – 42,000Hz frequency response. Its lightweight magnesium frame suppresses unnecessary vibration during use, while its made-in-Spain lambskin ear pads guarantee the utmost comfort for long listening sessions. Yes, that all sounds spectacular, but these headphones can only be had for a very steep price.
Next on the list are the ATH-PRO500MK2 closed-back headphones, which are an ideal tool for professional DJs. These cans sports a shock resistant elastomer frame and a hand grip design for DJ play, as well as a folding design for compact storage and portability. The ear pads have a 50/90 degree swiveling capability that makes it ideal for the monitoring needs of DJs. Packing high performance 53mm speaker drivers, these headphones also sport a screw-on detachable 3.0m coiled cord, while 2 types of cables are included for different usages. Delivering a wide frequency response and the proper impedance needed for DJ use, music listeners of all types will surely enjoy these headphones as well, and they can be purchased in either red or black.
Lastly, we have the popular ATH-M50s/LE closed-back dynamic headphones that are ideal for professional audio mixing and mastering due to its detail and accurate and flat reproduction of sound. To achieve this, they feature proprietary 45mm large-aperture speaker drivers with neodymium magnet systems. These headphones also sport a collapsible design to help with portability and storage, a specially designed 6.3mm gold-plated wooden plug with the Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary logo, and cushioned ear cups to ensure comfort during long hours of use.