ATH-WS55iBK

Solid Bassģ Over-Ear Headphones for iPod/iPhone/iPad

MSRP* US$119.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

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  • Overview

    The ATH-WS55i Solid Bass headphones feature an in-line three-button remote that provides the ability to control volume, play, pause, fast forward and rewind music playback functions on compatible Apple devices. The remote also lets iPhone users answer calls over the headphones, or while talking via Skype or VoIP on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touchģ. The microphone has an omnidirectional pickup pattern (it picks up sound from all directions) and is designed for high-quality, intelligible response, enabling the wearer's voice to be clearly transmitted without having to speak directly into the mic.

    The Double Air Chamber System delivers incredibly full and textured bass without sacrificing the astonishing clarity and fidelity for which Audio-Technica is renowned. Audio-Technicaís sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling, maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range. The headphones feature 40 mm drivers for powerful sound and efficient signal transfer.
  • Features


    • Newly developed Double Air Chamber System expands bass output for powerful bass without sacrificing audio clarity

    • Acoustically sealed oval earpads help prevent sound leakage

    • Smooth, easily adjustable headband slider ensures a comfortable fit

    • 40 mm drivers reproduce powerful sound

    • Foldable headphones are easy to store and carry

    • Answer/end calls, control music & video playback & control volume on iPod, iPhone & iPad

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response10 - 24,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance40 ohms
    Weight165 g
    Cable1.2 m (3.9'), Y-type
    Connector3.5mm (1/8") L-type, mini-stereo, gold-plated
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44dB (0dB = 1V/Pa, 1kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 - 10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



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    are these available? where cani buy?

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    Answer: 
    These are now available at Staples, shopaudiotechnica.com and other authorized online dealers.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. These should be available toward the end of May. You can search the internet for dealers that are selling them.
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    How do these compare to the m50?

    I'm looking for a good closed set of headphones. iPhone compatibility is a huge bonus for me, as is the removable cable but I'm not willing to sacrifice significant sound quality for them. I listen to mostly chill music like fleet foxes, bon iver, jesse woods, iron and wine, etc. but occasionally will listen to some house, dubstep or metal.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. This is hard to answer because headphone preferences are very subjective. Also, they are designed for different uses. The ATH-M50's are designed for studio use, so the frequencies are somewhat flat (not over emphasized). As a recording engineer the ATH-M50's are my favorite headphones. The ATH-W55ibk will have an enhanced low end.
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    Will it work for non-Apple phones?

    I'm looking for a top headset/mic for my cell phone. I use a Samsung Epic Touch.
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    These are designed for Apple products. Some or all functions may or may not work with other phones.
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