NAMM06: Audio-Technica Introduce New Headphones Into USA
Import Series were previously available only in Japan 28/01/06
Audio-Technica has announced the U.S. introduction of its Import Series headphones. Previously available only in Japan, the Import Series is comprised of 15 different models specifically designed for DJs, portable listening applications or audiophiles. A-T tell us that each model features the latest in transducer technology, a Neodymium magnet system, rugged construction and delivers the highest level of sonic accuracy while providing maximum comfort for hours of listening.
Here's A-T's summary of the range in their own words... DJ
Audio-Technica has three new Import Series professional monitor headphones created for the working DJ. Featuring a low-profile, closed-back dynamic (circumaural isolation) design for excellent isolation in loud listening environments, the new DJ headphones have the ability to handle extremely high SPLs, and employ large-aperture drivers, CCAW voice coils, rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring, and OFC oxygen-free copper cable with gold-plated stereo 1/8" connector and 1/4" adaptor. The DJ range includes the:
ATHPRO700 SV, ATH-PRO5 V and ATH-PRO5 MS Professional Monitor Headphones. Portable
For portable and active applications, Audio-Technica has seven styles that include: three extremely comfortable and adjustable clip-on models featuring an avant-garde design, which are available in either a machined aluminum housing or a wooden housing made from Japanâ€™s finest Hokkaido cherry wood; two lightweight and powerful superior-sounding ear buds made from either brushed titanium or aluminum; a lightweight ear-bud/clip-on hybrid headphone with three-position design for custom fit; and a sleek, innovative folding headphone designed for comfort, quality and portability. All models are designed to work with todayâ€™s portable players and are perfect for people on the go. Models include the:
ATH-EW9, ATH-EM9r and ATH-EM7 GM Adjustable Clip-On Headphones
ATH-CM7 SV and ATH-CM7Ti Ear-Bud Headphones
ATH-EC7 GM Ear-Bud/Clip-On Hybrid Headphones
ATH-ES5 SV Portable Folding Headphones Audiophile
For the audiophile, Audio-Technica has developed a full-range of circumaural headphones consisting of three open-air and two closed-back models. These reference-quality headphones deliver natural high quality sound with deep resonating bass and vocal projection. Key features include large-aperture drivers, double air damping system, copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coils, a self-adjusting 3D wing support housing, velvet or leather ear-fitting pads, high quality titanium alloy cable or OFC oxygen-free copper cable with a gold-plated stereo 1/8" connector and 1/4" adaptor. Audiophile models include the:
ATH-AD700, ATH-AD500 and ATH-AD300 Open-Air Dynamic Headphones
ATH-A700 and ATH-A55 Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones Price and Availability
The Import Series is available immediately with pricing that ranges from $119.00 through $329.00 MSRP.