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


Original price was: $1,899.00.Current price is: $1,398.99.




The ATH-AWKT over-ear wooden headphones feature housings
made from the rare Japanese hardwood Kokutan (striped ebony). Long used for
woodwind instruments and pianos, this dense wood with the handsome black and
brown stripes suppresses unwanted resonance to deliver clear, natural sound
reproduction. The half-gloss finish, applied by hand, brings out the natural
beauty of the wood’s grain – a beauty that will only deepen with age.

The headphones are equipped with exclusive 53 mm drivers
with highly efficient German Permendur magnetic circuitry that deliver
exceptionally accurate audio with a wide sound field. Each driver’s
lightweight, durable titanium flange and 6N-OFC (high-purity, oxygen-free copper)
voice coil ensure precise diaphragm movement and signal transfer. Our exclusive
D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System), which divides the housing structure into
two separate acoustic chambers, provides 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 the smooth,
durable sheep skin 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


  • Kokutan
    (striped ebony) housings, hand-finished with half-gloss, suppress unwanted
    resonance for clear, natural sound reproduction
  • Exclusive
    53 mm driver units with highly efficient German Permendur magnetic
    circuitry deliver powerful audio with a wide sound field
  • Driver’s
    lightweight, durable titanium flange allows the diaphragm to react to the
    signal more accurately
  • 6N-OFC
    (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coil provides ideal signal
  • 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
  • Stitched
    ergonomic earpads and headband are made from smooth, high-durability sheep
    skin for long-lasting comfort
  • Japanese
    craftsmanship: all Audio-Technica wooden headphones are hand-assembled in






Closed-back dynamic

Driver Diameter

53 mm

Frequency Response

5 – 45,000 Hz

Maximum Input Power

2000 mw


102 dB/mW


48 ohms


405 g


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, 6N-OFC)


Kokutan (striped ebony)

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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