Audio-Technica ATH-WS990BT Solid Bass Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Mic & Control


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The ATH-WS990BT wireless over-ear headphones combine
exclusive 53 mm Deep Motion Drivers with large, high-flux magnetic circuitry
and Bluetooth technology to deliver vibrant full-range wireless audio with
invigorating bass. The powerful magnetic force of the circuitry results in
dynamic, well-tailored diaphragm response to reproduce deep, clear low
frequencies and detailed mid-to-high frequencies. The sound is further enhanced
by the exclusive dual-layer, memory-foam earpads, comprised of a firm internal
layer and a soft outer layer, that provide excellent sound isolation and
comfort. The headphones can even reproduce Hi-Res Audio when used with the included
1.2 m (3. 9′) audio cable. 

In addition to providing high-fidelity wireless audio, the
ATH-WS990BT headphones also feature noise-cancelling and hear-through
functionality that gives you greater control over your interaction with the
outside world and its noise. The headphones’ selectable active
noise-cancellation function dampens the ambient noise for greater enjoyment of
the Solid Bass audio in loud environments. Conversely, the selectable
hear-through function allows voices in the surrounding area to be heard through
the headphones. This lets you listen for important announcements, say in a
train station or airport, and hear the voice of anyone who might engage you in

A mic and controls are built into the left earcup, giving
you convenient control of calls and music playback on a wirelessly connected
device. An audio cable is also included to let you use the headphones in areas
where wireless operation is prohibited (e.g., in airplanes or hospitals), when
battery power is low, or when you want to listen to Hi-Res Audio. 

The headphones’ internal lithium polymer battery provides up
to 30 hours of continuous wireless use (up to 1,000 hours in standby mode) and
can be recharged using the included 30 cm (1.0′) USB charging cable.

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 characteristics. 

*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audio-Technica Corporation is under
license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Bluetooth
    wireless technology with mic and controls built into the earcup for
    answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback and
    adjusting volume on connected devices
  • Supports
    aptX® sound-improvement technology for high-quality audio performance over
    a Bluetooth transmission
  • Active
    noise-cancelling technology reduces environmental noise
  • Hear-through
    function allows voices (e.g., announcements at train/bus stations and
    airports; conversations) to be heard through the headphones
  • Internal
    battery provides up to 30 hours of continuous wireless use (1,000 hours on
    standby) on a full charge
  • 53 mm
    Deep Motion Drivers provide extremely rich, high-fidelity bass sound
  • Exclusive
    dual-layer, memory-foam earpads, consisting of a firm internal layer and a
    soft outer layer, provide increased isolation
  • Large,
    high-flux magnetic circuit provides wireless audio reproduction with deep
    bass and amazing resolution.
  • Aluminum
    housings reduce unwanted resonance
  • Included
    1.2 m (3.9′) cable with 3.5 mm (1/8″) stereo mini-plug provides a
    wired connection when wireless operation is prohibited (e.g., in airplanes
    or hospitals), when battery power is low, or when Hi-Res Audio is desired
  • Includes
    30 cm (1.0′) USB charging cable and carrying pouch
  • Fold-flat
    design for easy storage



Driver Diameter

53 mm

Frequency Response

5 – 40,000 Hz


107 dB/mW, when using noise-cancelling*
101 dB/mW, when not using noise-cancelling* 


150 ohms, when using noise-cancelling*
30 ohms, when not using noise-cancelling* 


DC3.7 V lithium polymer rechargeable battery

Battery Life

Max. 25 hours (when using Bluetooth and
Max. 30 hours (when using Bluetooth only)**
Max. 35 hours (with using noise-cancelling only)**
Max. 1,000 hours (standby)**
Charging Time: Approx. 5 hours (for 0-100% charge)**


300 g (10.6 oz)


1.2 m (3.9′)


3.5 mm (1/8″) stereo mini-plug, L-type

Accessories Included

30 cm (1.0′) USB charging cable, pouch

Type (Microphone)


Sensitivity (Microphone)

-44 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)

Frequency Response (Microphone)

50 – 4,000 Hz

Polar Pattern (Microphone)


Communication System: Bluetooth Version
Output: Bluetooth Specification Power Class 2
Maximum Communication Range: Line of sight – approx. 10 m
Compatible Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Support Codec: aptX, AAC, SBC 

*When using a wired connection. 

**The above figures depend on operating

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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