Art Monitor® over-ear headphone
Item # 901ATHA550 | MFR # ATH-A550Z
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Our take on the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Audio-Technica makes some of the best-reviewed headphones we carry. I haven't gotten tried the ATH-A550Z headphones, but I've heard from customers who have. They report exactly what I would expect from this company: detailed sound across a wide-frequency range, and super-accurate imaging. And the 53mm drivers help produce a larger soundstage than you find in most closed-back headphones. I'm familiar with the 3D wing system headband, and I personally like it a lot — it doesn't require a lot of adjusting, and it almost feels like the headphones are floating on your head.
- over-the-ear, closed-back design
- large-aperture 53mm dynamic drivers deliver exceptional clarity and accuracy
- bobbin-wound voice coil design provides accurate sound across a wide frequency range
- diaphragm design offers better airflow for smoother sound
- headset with 3D wing system for a comfortable, fuss-free fit
- soft, oversized earpads
- 118" cloth-covered cable with miniplug connector
- 1/4" adapter included
- frequency response: 5-35,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 100 dB
- impedance: 40 ohms
- weight: 10.5 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Over-ear headphones (black) with attached 10' cable (3.5mm plug)
- Snap-on 3.5mm-to-1/4" Plug adapter (installed)
- Instruction booklet
- Environmental declaration
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||4.329" x 4.329"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||5-35k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The ATH-A550Z is part of the Art Monitor-series of Audio-Technica's high fidelity headphones. These over-ear headphones have large drivers that are tuned to accurately reproduce extreme low and high frequencies. They have an attached 10' cable with a 3.5mm plug and a 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter. The A550Z headphones are ideal for studio and live work, or personal listening.
Drivers: The large 53mm large-aperture drivers feature bobbin-wound voice coils with copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) for superior performance and wide frequency response. The top-mounted PCB gives you smoother airflow and precise diaphragm movement, while the Double Air Damping system (DADS) augments the deep bass.
Comfort Features: The headphones feature Audio-Technica's proprietary 3D wing support system, which provides an improved fit and greater comfort for long listening sessions. The closed-back design helps keep out unwanted ambient noise, while the premium, soft earpads gently surround your ear to provide the proper seal.
Cable: The ATH-A550Z has a 10' attached straight cable with a smooth, tangle free jacket that dampens contact noise into the headphones. The cable terminates into a gold-plated 3.5mm plug with a snap-on 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter, so you can listen to your smartphone, tablet, and portable devices, as well as studio mixers, sound boards, and home audio components.
- Frequency Response: 5Hz - 35kHz
- Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
- Maximum Input Power: 500mW
- Impedance: 40 ohms
- Dimensions: Diameter: 4.329", Depth: 2.122"
- Cable Length: 10' (straight)
- Weight: 12.7 ounces (with 1/4" adapter)
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The good reviews [ Aaron May 21, 2018 ]
Brand reputation [ Ian Oct 09, 2016 ]