ATH-WS99BT

Solid Bass® Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Mic & Control

MSRP* US$249.95
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • Bluetooth wireless headphones, solid bass wireless headphones
  • over-ear headphones, wireless headphones
  • wireless headphone accessories, wireless headphone cables


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  • Overview

    The ATH-WS99BT wireless headphones combines powerful Solid Bass reproduction with Bluetooth® wireless operation. The headphones are equipped with a mic, and music playback and volume controls, allowing you to easily answer calls, adjust volume and handle playback (play, pause, fast-forward and rewind) of music and video on compatible smartphones and other portable devices. The headphones remember up to eight devices and automatically connect with the last paired device. A 1.2 m (3.9') smartphone cable with mic and controls is also included to provide a standard wired connection that can be used in areas where Bluetooth wireless use is prohibited or when battery power is low. The ATH-WS99BT headphones also employ aptX® sound-improvement technology, specifically created to yield the best-possible audio performance over Bluetooth transmission.

    Like all Solid Bass headphone models, the ATH-WS99BT delivers incredibly full and textured bass, along with the astonishing clarity and fidelity. The headphones feature 53 mm drivers for powerful sound and efficient signal transfer. The audio is given an additional boost from the high-quality, built-in headphone amplifier. The precision-machined aluminum housings eliminate vibration for extremely accurate sound reproduction, while the innovative Double Air Chamber System naturally extends bass response without compromising mid- and high-frequency content.

    The ATH-WS99BT wireless headphones are equipped with an internal lithium polymer rechargeable battery that provides six hours of continuous use and up to 200 hours in standby mode. A 1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable is included.

    *The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audio-Technica Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

    *aptX is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  • Features

    • Bluetooth wireless technology with mic and music and volume controls built into the earcup for answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback and controlling volume on Bluetooth wireless devices

    • Remembers up to eight devices and automatically connects with the last paired device

    • Employs aptX® sound-improvement technology, specifically created to yield the best-possible audio performance over Bluetooth transmission

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

    • Large 53 mm drivers for outstanding sound quality

    • Built-in, high-quality headphone amplifier ensures clear and accurate sound reproduction from the wireless signal

    • Precision-machined aluminum housings eliminate vibration for extremely accurate sound reproduction

    • Soft, memory foam earpads provide a comfortable fit with outstanding sound isolation

    • Smooth, easily adjustable headband slider ensures a comfortable fit

    • Internal battery provides six hours of continuous use (200 hours on standby) on a full charge

    • 1.2 m (3.9') cable with mic/controls provides a wired connection for when wireless operation is prohibited (e.g., in airplanes or hospitals) or when battery power is low

    • Includes 1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response8 – 26,000 Hz
    Sensitivity105 dB/mW
    Impedance37 ohms
    BatteryDC3.7 V lithium polymer rechargeable battery
    Battery Life6 hours continuous use (200 hours standby)
    Charging Time: Approx. 3 hours (for 0-100% charge)
    Weight275 g (without cord)
    Cable1.2 m (3.9') with 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug
    Connector3.5 mm (⅛") stereo mini-plug
    Accessories Included1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable, pouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 – 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



    Communication System: Bluetooth Version 3.0+EDR
    Output: Bluetooth Specification Power Class 2
    Maximum Communication Range: Line of sight - approx. 10 m (30')
    Compatible Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
    Support Codec: SBC, aptX, AAC



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  • Downloads

    ATH-WS99BT Manual (pdf 2.73 M)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-WS99BT Solid Bass® Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Mic & Control
     
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    4.0

    Great Sounding BT Headphones

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    from Louisville, KY

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

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        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-WS99BT Solid Bass® Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Mic & Control:

        I just received these headphones after spending a lot of time researching whether I really wanted them over other brands. I have used Audio Technica products in the past and have been really pleased with the quality of their products. While not an audiophile, I think this set of headphones sounds very good. I was looking for some headphones which produced a deep and wide sound stage for a reasonable price. I believe these hit the mark. To a true audiophile there may be a better set of BT headphones out there, but I don't believe you can get them at a reasonable price. Thank you Audio Technica.

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        • Q:

          Do these work with the iPhone7?
          Asked on 10/7/2016 by Kurt No from Seattle, WA

          1 answer

        • Q:

          Good morning.
          I'm camera operator, I would like a comfortable headphones that can be used for many hours of use, as a monitor while shooting and in post-production in the mixing phase.
          I would like a bluetooth, the best that can be used both at work just to listen to music.
          What would you recommend? Could you explain to me, if it is possible, the differences between them?
          Thank you.
          Asked on 10/7/2016 by Antonio from São Paulo - Brazil

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. If you would like to use Bluetooth headphones to monitor/mix audio and also listen to music for fun, I would recommend the ATH-WS99BT. They are the most comfortable set of Bluetooth headphones we offer and they do sound awesome. My only concern would be that these may have too much bass for you to properly mix your audio in post-production. You may want to consider a set from our Professional Monitor Headphone Series. I would recommend the ATH-M50x. These do provide some nice deep bass without being overpowering as well as some highs for more clarity in your mix. They are super comfortable so you will be able to wear them for a long time. They fold up nice and compact for easy storage, and come with two cables as well. Only thing is they are not Bluetooth which you mentioned you would prefer, however you may be happier with the results you get from the M50x's than the WS99BT. Either way I'm sure you will be happy with whichever you choose.

            Answered on 10/7/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          Okay I have a few questions

          1) how are they for working out/ can they be used with an excess amount of sweat or rain?

          2) do they come withe an inline cable or just the usb charger?

          3) how is the fit on the head? Say I was laying on my back or running would they stay on well?
          Asked on 9/12/2016 by Keyshawn from Minnesota USA

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            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry.
            1) Do not use these in the rain they will get ruined. Keep them away from high temperatures and excess humidity and moisture. Sweat could possibly damage these headphones as well.
            2) They come with an inline cable and USB cable.
            3)They do fit pretty snug on your head.

            Answered on 9/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          Do these headphones come with a carrying case/pouch?
          Asked on 7/22/2016 by Shaylon

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, they include a pouch.

            Answered on 7/26/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Is this model coming with any noise cancellation features? Like ACTIVE or PASSIVE
          Asked on 7/3/2016 by Champak from Bhubaneswar

          1 answer

        • Q:

          New ATH-WS99BT headphone pairs with iPad 3, Blackberry Q10 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet. However, 2011 and 2013 HP Business Class laptops running Win Pro 7 are not able to discover device and thus not pair. HP laptop placed in Bluetooth scan mode, then headphones placed in pairing mode (Blue-Red lights alternately flashing quickly). But after multiple attempts, headphones remain "Un-Discoverable". Other HP laptop went through the same procedure. No success. Confirmed via msconfig > Services, "Bluetooth Service" and "Bluetooth Support Service" were running and set to Automatic. How can I get laptops to pair with the headphones. Thanks!
          Asked on 6/23/2016 by DF from California

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            For technical support, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: audio-solutions@atus.com

            Are you sure your computer is able to receive a Bluetooth Signal? Typically, you need some type of Bluetooth transmitter that plugs into your computer in order to do what you want to do.

            Answered on 6/23/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
        • Q:

          Do these headphones support active noise cancellation? Thanks!
          Asked on 5/23/2016 by Link266

          1 answer

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            A:

            They do not.

            Answered on 5/25/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          The charging flap won't close anymore. I purchased these at the end of January 2016. How do I go about forcing it to close again and if it doesn't work, what is the warranty?
          Asked on 4/26/2016 by sabby from United States

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at Service@atus.com for assistance with this.

            Answered on 4/27/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Can the WS99BT be used WHILE charging? Example: listen in passive/wired mode with audio cable WHILE the headphones are charging via USB?
          Asked on 4/11/2016 by Trellus from United States

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. No, they cannot be used while charging.

            Answered on 4/15/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          will this work with the xbox one console for sound and voice communication while playing video games? I know the wireless won't work but will it if you plug the 3.5 mm cable into the xbox one controller?
          Asked on 2/29/2016 by Rick

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            A:

            To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 3/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
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