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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z

Art Monitor® over-ear headphone

3 Reviews

Item # 901ATHA550

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Overview

Our take on the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z

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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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

General
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 4.329" x 4.329"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 5-35k Hz
Sensitivity 100 dB
Impedance 40 Ohms
Weight 12.7 ounces
Cord Length 120"
1/4-inch Adapter Included Yes
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research

Features

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.

Specifications:

  • 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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