Find Your Fit: Headphone Buying Guide

We know the struggle of hunting for the perfect pair of headphones. With so many different varieties it can be difficult to pick which pair is best for your specific needs. Luckily our team of experts is here to help! We’ve compiled this informative guide to help you on your quest to find the perfect cans.

Audio-Technica Headphone Buying Guide


Audio-Technica headphones for producersOur line of Professional Headphones were specially designed for use in the studio and on the road. Producers and engineers looking for a natural open-back sound will enjoy the ATH-R70x, our first ever open-back reference professional headphones. Also ideal for those behind the mixing board are the ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones, from our critically acclaimed M-Series. These studio headphones are tuned to accurately reproduce extreme low and high frequencies while maintaining perfect balance.


Audio-Technica Gaming HeadsetsDeveloped with serious gamers in mind, our gaming headsets provide an immersive experience no matter what you’re playing. Our open-back model, the ATH-ADG1x, provides gamers with an open and natural sound. With all-metal honeycomb housings this headset is light and cool enough to wear during marathon gaming sessions. The ATH-AG1x is a closed-back model, providing detailed audio and booming bass. Each model is equipped with a microphone for in-game communication.


Audio-Technica Headphones for MusiciansWhether they’re in the recording booth or hitting the stage, musicians need headphones that provide them with sonic performance they can trust. One of our most acclaimed models, the ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones, features 45 mm large-aperture drivers and sound isolating earcups, perfect for use in the studio. The ATH-E70 Professional In-Ear Monitor Headphones are ideal for onstage monitoring thanks to their extended frequency response and accurate soundstage.


Audio-Technica Audiophile HeadphonesOur High-Fidelity line of premium headphones was created for the most discriminating listeners – audiophiles. High-quality materials and precision engineering combine for headphones that look as good as they sound. The ATH-W1000Z Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones are exquisitely designed, with grained wood housings crafted of pure teak. The large 53 mm aperture drivers feature a specially built two-part magnetic circuit, which produces high-speed magnetic streams resulting in improved audio quality. Those who prefer open-back headphones will enjoy the ATH-AD1000X Audiophile Open-Air Dynamic Headphones, which feature 53 mm drivers designed exclusively for this model.


Audio-Technica Headphones for TravelersWhether you’re on a plane traveling across the world or onboard a train for your daily commute, noise-cancelling headphones are a must. Our QuietPoint® line features a variety of active noise-cancelling models, including some with wireless functionality. ATH-ANC70 Active Noise-cancelling Headphones are lightweight enough to take on trips and reduce background noise by up to 90%, all while providing premium-quality audio. The ATH-ANC40BT Wireless In-Ear Headphones provide listeners with the freedom to operate hands-free, as they answer calls and control music from their Bluetooth® device.


Audio-Technica Headphones for DJsOne of a DJ’s most important tools is the right pair of headphones. Our line of DJ includes the ATH-PRO700MK2 Professional DJ Monitor Headphones. This models features characteristics DJs value most, including durability, portability, and pivoting earpieces and are designed for ultimate comfort, so DJs can keep the party going all night in the booth.

To explore our extensive line of headphones, ranging from professional, to noise-cancelling, to sports models and beyond, click here.

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  1. can you use the ATH-ANC 7B QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Closed-Back wireless headphone for noise cancellation only for blocking out noises while resting? Don’t want any music playing.

    • Hey Jan! This guide only includes a few of our wide variety of headphones. The ATH-MSR7 is critically acclaimed, having won the title of 2015’s Headphones of the Year from and USA Today. We also introduced a noise-cancelling model last year. – A-T USA

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