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Audio-Technica A & AD Headphone Series

Audio-Technica A & AD Headphone Series

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Headphones by Audio-Technica

Established in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan, Audio-Technica is known around the world for its lineup of headphones, microphones, and turntables. In the US, the company has gained particular acclaim for its classic M50X studio headphones, along with its audiophile-grade A and AD Series. This special promotion includes a range of models within these series. While the A Series features closed-back headphones and the AD Series is all open-back models, you’ll find many similarities between the two. Every pair of headphones is built with large 53-millimeter drivers and Audio-Technica’s signature 3D Wing Support Housing, which adjusts to the wearer to ensure a perfect fit. A vibration-proof mechanism provides comfortable support for a better listening experience.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of headphones: ATH-AD500X (base price), ATH-AD700X (+ $20), ATH-AD1000X (+ $200), ATH-A550Z (+ $30), ATH-A990Z (+ $90), ATH-A1000Z (+ $240), or ATH-A2000Z (+ $390).

The AD Series: Open-Back Models

These premium open-back headphones are well liked for their spacious, airy sound. Along with being great for music purposes, the AD500X and AD700X are regarded as top-notch gaming headphones because of their wide soundstages and affordable prices. The higher-end entry in the series, the AD1000X boasts an increased frequency response and a greater input power.

The A Series: Closed-Back Models

Looking for the noise isolation of a closed-back headphone? Audio-Technica has you covered with the A Series. The A550Z is a particularly good value for a high-fidelity closed-back model, and the A1000Z and A2000Z represent the flagships of the line. While the A1000Z features high-rigidity aluminum with a red finish, the A2000Z’s housings use rigid, pure titanium with a polished aluminum finish. Additionally, the A2000Z’s drivers include a top-quality German Permendur magnetic circuit with significant magnetic flux density. A material offering excellent magnetic characteristics, Permendur is used for some compression drivers and other highly efficient magnetic products.

Community Reviews

  • Comparing the AD700X to another model in the series, the AD900X, Home Studio Basics says, “The AD700X by contrast gives you better clarity with less impact. The 700X actually may be better for gaming specifically...”
  • Of the AD1000X, Head-Fi user a_recordingsays, “Its soundstage actually sounds a little more intimate compared to the atmospherics of the AD900X … the AD1000X easily sounds more defined and has a much, much better sense of instrument placement compared to the AD900X.”
  • Head-Fi user Army-Firedawg says, “To sum up the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z, they’re an absurdly good price/quality neutral headphone. The amount of detail that they retrieve, the comfort they provide, and the sound quality they reproduce baffles me for them to only be $120. I couldn’t help but think of the Sennheiser HD 650 the entire time I reviewed these.”
  • Reddit user kubbiember praises the A990Z’s “punchy mid-bass” and “upper-mid clarity.” Check out the entire review.

Specs

ATH-AD500X

  • Type: Open-air dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency response: 5–25,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 500 mW
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 48 ohms
  • Cable: 3 m (9.8') 
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug
  • Weight: 235 g (8.3 oz)
  • Included accessories: 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo adapter 

ATH-AD700X

  • Type: Open-air dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency response: 5–30,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 700 mW
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Cable: 3 m (9.8') 
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug
  • Weight: 265 g (9.4 oz)
  • Included accessories: 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo adapter 

ATH-AD1000X

  • Type: Open-air dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency response: 5–40,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 2,000 mW
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 40 ohms
  • Cable: 3 m (9.8') 
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug
  • Weight: 265 g (9.4 oz)
  • Included accessories: 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo adapter 

ATH-A550Z

  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency response: 5–35,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 500 mW
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 40 ohms
  • Cable: 3 m (9.8'), cloth-wrapped
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug
  • Weight: 300 g (10.6 oz)
  • Included accessories: 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo adapter 

ATH-A990Z

  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency response: 5–42,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 2,000 mW
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 44 ohms
  • Cable: 3 m (9.8'), cloth-wrapped
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug
  • Weight: 335 g (11.8 oz)
  • Included accessories: 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo adapter 

ATH-A1000Z

  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency response: 5–43,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 2,000 mW
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 44 ohms
  • Cable: 3 m (9.8') OFC-6N dual-sided, four-core cable with elastomer sheath
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug
  • Weight: 265 g (9.4 oz)
  • Included accessories: 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo adapter 

TH-A2000Z

  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency response: 5–45,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 2,000 mW
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 44 ohms
  • Cable: 3 m (9.8') OFC-6N dual-sided, four-core cable with elastomer sheath
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug
  • Weight: 294 g (10.4 oz)
  • Included accessories: 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo adapter 

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 13, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.