Audio-Technica has been producing beautiful picket substantial-conclude headphones for a quarter of a century – its initial were being the ATH-W10VTG in 1996 – and thankfully (since we’re still to listen to a bad pair), it won’t seem to be calling it a working day on that unique production line. The Japanese audio model has just announced the European availability of the new ATH-WP900 portable headphones with flame maple housings.
The enterprise has utilized many varieties of woods for its extra property-helpful over-ears in the previous, such as the Japanese striped ebony hardwood Kokutan for the ATH-AWKT and Asada Zakura birch for the ATH-AWAS, and now maple has been chosen for its mixture of stiffness and density, features that make them good candidates for string devices these types of as guitars and violins. Speaking of string devices, each and every distinctive flame maple-completed housing is created by Japanese guitar manufacturer Fujigen.
The ATH-WP900 promise to accompany their interesting aesthetics with the sonic items far too, with their 53mm big diameter driver, coated in diamond-like carbon. A superior-ability magnet is developed to provide “superlative minimal-assortment audio”, although the foam-packed, artificial leather-finished ear pads and swivel ear cup style and design have been designed with extended listening classes and portability in thoughts.
Removable A2DC connectors offer significant seem top quality and durability, as well, and integrated in the box, in addition to a carrying pouch, are detachable 3.5mm (3-pole stereo mini-plug) and balanced 4.4mm (5-pole balanced mini-plug) cables.
The Audio-Technica ATH-WP900 headphones are offered in the British isles and Europe from March, priced £599 (€699).