Audio-Technica ATH-AWAS Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones


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For the housings of the ATH-AWAS over-ear wooden headphones,
we’ve selected the rare Asada Zakura (Japanese cherry) wood. Renowned for its
use in high-end audio speakers due to its fine acoustic characteristics and
durability, the striking red Asada Zakura suppresses unwanted resonance inside
the earcups for clear, natural sound reproduction. The half-gloss finish,
applied by hand, accentuates the wood’s gentle grain and warm beauty.

The headphones are equipped with exclusive 53 mm drivers
with powerful magnetic circuitry, integrated pure-iron yoke, DLC (diamond-like
carbon) coating, and 6N-OFC (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coils for
exceptional full-range audio reproduction. Our exclusive D.A.D.S. (Double Air
Damping System), which divides the housing structure into two separate acoustic
chambers, ensures smooth, accurate bass response.

The arms that hold the housings are made from a lightweight,
highly rigid magnesium alloy. The arms are angled to provide the best possible
fit with excellent earcup seal. The comfortable fit is enhanced by smooth,
synthetic leather earpads and headband.

The headphones also feature A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable
Coaxial) jacks for secure connection to the two included 3.0 m (9.8′)
detachable cables. One cable has a 6.3 mm (1/4″) gold-plated stereo plug
for use with standard audio equipment. The other cable features a 4-pin XLRM
balanced connector for use with the latest high-fidelity equipment to achieve
better channel separation.

About High-Resolution Audio

In Brief: The Move to Hi-Res Audio

While many listeners may believe that high-resolution audio
came along with the introduction of the Compact Disc in 1982, constraints on
the disc’s storage space always prevented CD audio (standardized at 44.1
kHz/16-bit) from fully and completely reproducing the original recorded sound.
The advent and subsequent popularity of MP3s only made this problem more
pronounced – the necessary compression of these files causes audio information
to be lost, thus greatly reducing the audio quality. But with lossless audio
file formats, faster Internet speeds, and storage space increasingly easy to
come by (and in ever-smaller packages), the push is on to create audio
equipment capable of capturing and reproducing true Hi-Res Audio, generally
considered to be 96 kHz/24-bit or better. The Hi-Res Audio logo certifies that
a product meets the Hi-Res Audio standards. Per these standards, headphones
must have transducer frequency performance to at least 40 kHz. As a producer of
these types of audiophile headphones since 1972, Audio-Technica is
well-positioned to provide audio solutions that meet the demands of Hi-Res
Audio media formats, allowing for the full reproduction of their extended sonic


  • Asada
    Zakura (Japanese cherry) housings, hand-finished with half-gloss, suppress
    unwanted resonance for clear, natural sound reproduction
  • Exclusive
    53 mm drivers with powerful magnetic circuitry deliver exceptional
    full-range audio
  • Integrated
    pure-iron yoke improves transient response for accurate audio reproduction
  • DLC
    (diamond-like carbon) coating applied to diaphragms to improve
    high-frequency response
  • 6N-OFC
    (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coil provides ideal signal transfer
  • D.A.D.S.
    (Double Air Damping System) structure provides deep bass reproduction
  • Two
    detachable 3.0 m (9.8′) cables with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable
    Coaxial) connectors at the headphones: one with a 6.3 mm (1/4″)
    gold-plated stereo plug, the other with a 4-pin XLRM balanced connector
  • Magnesium
    alloy headphone arm is angled to provide the best possible fit with
    excellent earcup seal
  • Earpads
    and headband are made from smooth, synthetic leather for long-lasting
  • Japanese
    craftsmanship: all Audio-Technica wooden headphones are hand-assembled in





Closed-back dynamic

Driver Diameter

53 mm

Frequency Response

5 – 42,000 Hz

Maximum Input Power

2,000 mw


99 dB/mW


40 ohms


395 g (13.9 oz), without cable


Detachable 3.0 m (9.8′) cable (A2DC to 6.3 mm (1/4″)
gold-plated stereo plug; elastomer sheath, OFC); detachable 3.0 m (9.8′)
balanced cable (A2DC to 4-pin XLRM; elastomer sheath, OFC)


Asada Zakura

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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