In celebration of the 60th anniversary of
Audio-Technica we present the ATH-WB2022, a groundbreaking pair of luxury
The housing of the ATH-WB2022 is carefully crafted from a
selection of intertwined marbled maple, walnut, and mahogany wood. Behind the
stunning exterior, the headphones house the world's first* completely balanced
audio output system. Equipped with an independent DAC and operational
amplifier, the headphones support up to 24-bit/96 kHz high-resolution sound
sources with both wireless and USB digital connections.
Only a limited number of this commemorative model are
available in the world.
*As headphones. As of September 2022, according to
Designed, Developed and Made in Japan
ATH-WB2022 is equipped with newly designed 45 mm HD drivers.
The drivers reproduce vivid and expressive sounds, for a rich, detailed
listening experience. An innovative LDAC codec provides high-resolution sound
with a wide range. The ATH-WB2022 also supports the AAC and SBC codecs.
World's First Fully Balanced Audio Output System
Independent L/R Balance
The world’s first fully balanced audio output system with
independent DACs, operational amplifiers, and batteries for each Lch/Rch. The
system provides sound with excellent channel separation, with no cross talk or
noise interference between the left and right channels.
Wired or Wireless Listening
Up to 9 Hours of Power
Enjoy up to 9 hours of hi-fi audio. If the battery runs out,
you can simply switch to a USB connection to continue using the headphones.
After 5 minutes without being connected to a device, the power will
automatically turn off to save battery life. Charging time is about 2.5 hours.
Audio-Technica’s First Wireless Wooden Headphones
Inspired by Nature
For more than 25 years we have experimented with the
benefits of wooden headphones. In addition to the striking aesthetics, this
combination of different woods has excellent acoustic properties, absorbing
vibrations for a purer audio performance.
Audio-Technica Connect App
Fine-Tune Your Listening
In the dedicated Audio-Technica Connect app you can find
five preset equalizers (including a default ‘flat’ setting) that can be
selected to experiment with the soundscapes generated by these premium
headphones. In addition, you can select between four volume levels: 16
(default), 32, 64 and 100.
Luxurious comfort made in Italy
A Sustainable Experience
Pairing practical durability with fashionable aesthetics,
Alcantara provides a premium tactile experience, with a soft texture and
elegant appearance. Alcantara is created with sustainable practices and is
Protecting Precious Cargo
We’re very proud to be partnered with ZERO HALLIBURTON for
the sleek and robust case for the ATH-WB2022. Founded in the USA in 1938, ZERO
HALLIBURTON was designed to survive harsh environments and to protect precious
cargo – including moon rocks from Apollo 11 – since then, it’s the bag of
choice for anyone with a desire for design and durability (plus cinema’s
greatest superheroes and spies).
・ZERO HALLIBURTON is a trademark of Zero Halliburton.
first pair of wireless wooden headphones – developed to commemorate our 60th anniversary
housings, made from a combination of solid flame maple, walnut, and
mahogany woods, have excellent acoustic properties and absorb vibrations
for a purer audio performance
have separate acoustic and electrical chambers to optimize the acoustic
properties of the wood
designed 45 mm HD driver, with high-performance magnetic circuit and DLC
(diamond-like carbon) coated diaphragm, provides a rich, detailed
headphones in the world with a fully balanced audio output system –
independent DACs, operational amplifiers, and batteries for left and right
channels – for excellent channel separation
with two (Lch/Rch) ESS DAC ES9038Q2M digital-to-analog converters, prized
by audiophiles for delivering truly immersive, high-resolution audio
Nisshinbo Micro Devices’ flagship MUSES05 chips for operational amplifiers
24-bit/96 kHz high-resolution sound source playback via wireless or USB
with high-quality LDAC and AAC codecs
diameter condenser microphone ensures crystal-clear audio for calls
nine hours of continuous use on a full charge
pairing function allows you to stay connected to two Bluetooth devices at
built into the earcups provide easy control of music playback, volume,
microphone muting, and voice assistant functions
Connect app gives you additional control: activate low latency mode,
adjust and save EQ to the headphones, select one of four optimized volume
levels, change codecs, and more
sustainable Alcantara earpads and headband provide luxurious comfort in
warm and cool environments*
two 1.5 m (4.9') 6N-OFC audio-grade cables: a USB-C to USB-A cable, and
a USB-C to USB-C cable
a sleek, robust carrying case made in partnership with Zero Halliburton
product: a limited number of units are available worldwide
* Audio-Technica will replace the built-in
battery and Alcantara earpads and headband free of charge