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Audio-Technica ATH-AWAS Asada Zakura Over-ear Japanese cherry wood headphones

Item # 901ASADAZK

These small batch headphones are handmade in Tokyo and deliver spacious sound with smooth highs.

These small batch headphones are handmade in Tokyo and deliver spacious sound with smooth highs.

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Item # 901ASADAZK

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Product highlights:

  • closed-back design blocks out external noise
  • designed and hand-crafted at Audio-Technica's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan
    • half-gloss finish brushed onto earcups by hand
  • a separate headphone amplifier is required to properly power these headphones for optimum sound quality
Build and construction:
  • asada zakura earcup housings provides natural acoustic dampening and smooth sound
    • rare Japanese cherry wood known for its warm tonality
    • high-density wood that suppresses unwanted resonances
  • strong, lightweight design with magnesium alloy frame
  • soft, stitched sheepskin leather ear pads
    • thin padding with relaxed fit for closer ear proximity to drivers
Driver details:
  • large-aperture 53mm drivers deliver large, spacious soundstage
  • drivers angled and positioned within the housing for optimal airflow and accurate imaging
  • diaphragms use a DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating for detailed sound and wide frequency response
  • powerful magnetic circuit ensures the diaphragms start and stop properly
    • delivers detailed sound with wide frequency response
  • high-purity, oxygen-free copper voice coil for precise signal transfer
  • Audio-Technica's Double Air Damping System provides realistic bass reproduction
General info, accessories, and specs:
  • two detachable oxygen-free copper cables:
    • 9.8-foot cable with balanced XLR4 connector
    • 9.8-foot cable with unbalanced 1/4" plug
  • wooden display case included
  • frequency response: 5-42,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 102 dB
  • impedance: 40 ohms
  • weight: 13.9 ounces
  • warranty: 2 year

Fit FactorsSM

  • Large/heavy
  • Relaxed fit
  • Good for focused listening

What's in the box:

  • Over-ear headphones
  • 128" Balanced audio cable (Dual A2DC connectors on one end and male XLR-4 plug on other end)
  • 128" Unbalanced audio cable (Dual A2DC connectors on one end and a 1/4" plug on other end)
  • User Manual
  • Environmental statement

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More details on the Audio-Technica ATH-AWAS Asada Zakura

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Features & specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 4.494" x 4.494"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Version N/A
Single-earbud Operation ---
Mic For Taking Calls No
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Siri No
3.5mm No
1/4" Yes
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced Yes
2.5mm No
Other None
Frequency Response 5-42k Hz
Sensitivity 99 dB
Impedance 40 Ohms
Weight 18.9 ounces
Cord Length 128" + 128"
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Overview: The Audio-Technica ATH-AWAS over-ear headphones let you enjoy your music like you've never heard it before. Beautifully hand-assembled in Tokyo, these headphones feature red wooden housings and large drivers that deliver the wide frequency range needed for your Hi-Res Audio tracks. The headphones come with both balanced and unbalanced OFC (oxygen-free copper) cables.

Asada Zakura Housings: The striking red wood housings of the ATH-AWAS are made of the rare Asada Zakura (Japanese Cherry) tree. Individually hand-crafted with a half-gloss finish to bring out the warmth of the woodgrain, the headphones look as good as they sound. The beauty, durability, and acoustic characteristics of the Asada Zakura make it desirable for high-end loudspeaker cabinets. For headphones, the wooden housings suppress unwanted resonance to deliver a natural sound. Audio-Technica's exclusive Double Air Damping System (D.A.D.S.) split the housing into two separate acoustic chambers for a smooth low-end response.

Construction: The wooden housings are held in place by rigid magnesium alloy arms that are strong and lightweight. The arms provide the precise angle to ensure you get a good seal with each ear cup. The ear pads and headband are covered with synthetic leather to provide comfort for those long listening sessions.

Drivers: The ATH-AWAS is equipped with large-aperture 53mm drivers with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating on the diaphragms to deliver exceptional High-Res Audio. The wide 5Hz - 42kHz frequency range lets you hear more of the details of the music, especially Hi-Res audio from the 96kHz/24-bit (and higher) music files and streaming services. The voice coils are made of high-purity, oxygen-free copper (6N-OFC) for ideal signal transfer.

Cables: The headphones come with two cable -- one balanced and one unbalanced -- with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors on each ear cup. Both cables are 10 feet in length, and feature oxygen-free copper and a braided elastomer sheath. The unbalanced cable terminates into a gold-plated 1/4" (6.3mm) stereo plug for use with standard audio equipment and sound consoles. The balanced cable features a male 4-pin XLR connector for use with high-end D/A converters and headphone amplifiers. The 4-conductor balanced cable has + and - leads for both the left and channels for better channel separation and sound quality.


  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 42 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 99dB/mW
  • Impedance: 40 ohms
  • Maximum Input Power: 2000 mW
  • Dimensions: Diameter 4.494", Depth 2.462"
  • Inside Ear Cup Dimensions: Diameter 2.281", Depth 0.75"
  • Included Cables:
    • Balanced: 10' OFC cable with A2DC to 4-pin male XLR
    • Unbalanced: 10' OFC cable with A2DC to 1/4" (6.3mm)
  • Weight: 13.95 ounces (w/o cable); 18.9 ounces (with cable)

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