ATH-AX1iS

SonicFuel® Over-ear Headphones for Smartphones

MSRP* US$29.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The ATH-AX1iS over-ear headphones feature 36 mm drivers for optimal sound, generously cushioned ear pads for comfort during extended wear, and a fold-flat design that allows for easy storage. In-line mic, volume and track controls let you answer/end calls, play/pause/control music & videos and adjust volume with compatible smartphones and listening devices, all at the touch of a button. Available in black (ATH-AX1iSBK), red (ATH-AX1iSRD), white (ATH-AX1iSWH), blue (ATH-AX1iSBL) and grey (ATH-AX1iSGY).

    Music is your energy for life – the fuel for your heart and soul. SonicFuel® headphones are made specifically for active, daily use, to power you forward by delivering extraordinary comfort, style and an immersive listening experience that never sounds artificial, processed or filtered. Just pure sonic goodness for the high-octane tempo of your life.
  • Features

    • Universal mic, volume & track control for Smartphones and other listening devices including Android phones, iPhone, iPad and iPod

    • Generously cushioned ear pads provide comfort for extended wear

    • 36 mm drivers produce optimal sound

    • Earcups fold flat for easy storage

    • Available in a variety of colors: black (ATH-AX1iSBK), red (ATH-AX1iSRD), white (ATH-AX1iSWH), blue (ATH-AX1iSBL) and grey (ATH-AX1iSGY)
  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter36 mm
    Frequency Response15 - 22,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance40 ohms
    Cable1.2 m (3.9')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated, L-type



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    Audio-TechnicaATH-AX1iS SonicFuel™ Over-ear Headphones for Smartphones
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

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    5.0

    Amazing and Durable

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    from las Vegas

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Headband

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AX1iS SonicFuel™ Over-ear Headphones for Smartphones:

      Love it, ive had it in white for maybe a little over 2 years. I have many ear piercings so It gets a bit painful but thats my own issue. I love it, very good quality for no money at all. Saved me hundreds of dollars. Would recomend for all.

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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      exceeded expectations

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      from modesto ca

      Pros

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

      Cons

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          exceeded expectations

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            4.0

            Excellent Sound Quality, Limited Comfort

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            from San Antonio, TX, USA

            Site Member

            Pros

            • compatible inline remote with ios and android
            • Light
            • Sound quality

            Cons

            • thin earpads
            • Too tight
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AX1iS SonicFuel™ Over-ear Headphones for Smartphones:

              I paid less than half price for these Audio-Technica headphones. I am very surprised with the sound quality. I tested the remote control with an iPod and with an Android device, and it works very well for pausing and skipping to the next song. The volume control is a slider button, which works well. I have been comparing the sound quality to around-ear SoundTrue Bose headphones, both connected to an iPod touch, and the sound resolution is about the same. I can hear well separated frequencies and very crisp sounds. The music is very enjoyable. The speakers appear high-end, although embedded in an inexpensive frame. The frame does not look cheap from a distance. I have the grey and green color, which combination is quite handsome.

              Now the negatives. The arch is very tight and presses hard the ears. The speakers are mounted on flat plates, only separated from the ears by the cushions. My ears still touch the plastic plates and I become uncomfortable after a little while.

              Given how little I paid, the sound quality, and the mic and inline control, I was determined to keep these headphones. I relaxed the arch tension by annealing. I extended the arch and used a hair dryer to heat up. Then I applied ice while still extended, and repeated the cycle of heating and cooling several times. I did manage to get the arch opened to the point that now I can wear the headphones for an hour or so. I still keep on relocating the headphones around my ears every so often. I do not like the ear biting. I bought alternative ear cushions online, slightly larger, and I hope they may address the comfort problem. I got to wait another month for the cushions to arrive from China. I will update the review if they happen to work. I tried inserting extra foam padding, and the cushions became more comfortable, but unbearable warm. I had to remove the extra foam. By the way, original replacement cushions do not appear available for this Audio-Technica model. Third-party alternatives are available, but only in black color.

              I prefer the around-the-ear SoundTrue Bose headphones, but only because of comfort, not because of sound quality. I wish Audio-Technica would change the design of the plates holding the speakers. Rather than flat plates, the contact to the skull should be through cups enclosing the ears. It looks like all of the Audio-Technica headphones are based on the same flat plate design, as well as most brands. Even when headphones look like cups, they are not cups, but solid horse nail shapes.

              Again, I am very pleased with the sound quality of these headphones connected to my iPod. These inexpensive Audio-Technica sound like big bucks, but comfort is lacking. The look and frame quality is decent. The arch can be permanently opened with a hair dryer. Nonetheless, I am keeping my headphones. I can always find use for them, especially with the inline remote and microphone. I will not use them for extended periods, unless alternative, third party, ear pads enhance the comfort.

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              • Less than a month
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            • Q & A

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              • Q:

                Are these stereo?
                Asked on 5/25/2016 by Sunshine99

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  The ATH-AX1iS are indeed stereo headphones.

                  If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                  audio-solutions@atus.com

                  Thanks!

                  Answered on 5/27/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                Does ath m50x ear pads fit with ath ax1is ?
                Asked on 5/14/2016 by sandeep from India

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. They do not fit these.

                  Answered on 5/16/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
              • Q:

                Those this headphones have a mic and if they have could they work for in game voice chat of the ps4?
                Asked on 1/11/2016 by CESAR from United States

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The ATH-AX1iS features an in-line microphone and CTIA/TRRS connector. The PS4 has the same type of connection, so the ATH-AX1iS should work well with the PS4. However, ATUS also offers dedicated Gaming Headsets that will work better for gaming applications.

                  If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                  audio-solutions@atus.com

                  Thanks!

                  Answered on 1/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                Will this headphone work with an android tablet?
                Asked on 12/27/2015 by Mills

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  These headphones will work with any headphone output connection.

                  Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • Q:

                Are these closed back or open air back headphones, I wish to use them at my office desk at work? Thanks
                Asked on 11/20/2015 by michael from United States

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                  A:

                  The ATH-AX1iS are closed back headphones.

                  Answered on 11/25/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • Q:

                does it contain a mic? is this also compatible with the computers and Laptops that have two different ports for headphones and mic?
                Asked on 10/28/2015 by gadha

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, the ATH-AX1iS has an inline microphone that may be compatible with communications ports in Smartphones and some computers.

                  Answered on 10/29/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • Q:

                My headphone Jack has snapped off and I'd like to fit another myself. I wanted to know the wiring color code please?
                Asked on 9/5/2015 by DaveF

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our service department at 330-686-2600, option 4. They can help.

                  Answered on 9/15/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
              • Q:

                it uses neodymium magnet?

                it uses neodymium magnet?
                Asked on 4/10/2015 by cesar99rasec

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Yes it does.

                  Answered on 4/27/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                will the jack fight into an iphone with an otter box case on it
                Asked on 12/6/2014 by melmel

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. It depends on the case being used. Some are fine while others may impede the fit.

                  Answered on 12/10/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                comparison to the ath dj pro 500mk2?

                Im just wondering which sounds better in comparison
                Asked on 7/7/2014 by chan from California, USA

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                • A:

                  What sounds "better" can be a quite subjective process, and is more-so determined by personal preference.

                  What I can tell you is that the PRO500MK2 spec better than the AX1iS. However, the AX1iS feature a universal mic, volume & track control for Smartphones and other listening devices including Android phones, iPhone, iPad and iPod. The PRO500MK2 are DJ Headphones, which feature a tighter fit, are "louder", and extended frequency/bass response.

                  If you have any further questions, or for any additional correspondence, please include your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                  audio-solutions@atus.com

                  Thanks!

                  Answered on 7/25/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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