ATH-AX1iS

SonicFuel® Over-ear Headphones for Smartphones

MSRP* US$39.95
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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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • 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.


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    Available in the following colors:
    Black (ATH-AX1iSBK)
    Blue (ATH-AX1iSBL)
    Grey (ATH-AX1iSGY)
    Red (ATH-AX1iSRD)
    White (ATH-AX1iSWH)
  • 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
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Excellent Sound Quality, Limited Comfort

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    from San Antonio, TX, USA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • thin earpads
    • Too tight
    • Uncomfortable

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      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:

        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

        1 answer

        • 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
      • Q:

        Is the cord detachable from the headset itself (easily replaceable), and how long is the cord?

        I'm looking for great headphones for practicing guitar for less than $60. I want detailed sound, a good legthened cord that is replaceable in case torn during practice sessions, and just curious as to how long the cord is. Thanks!
        Asked on 2/17/2014 by Bdawg from Pennsylvania, USA

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        • A:

          http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/ad71369a850ea024/index.html#goto2

          Answered on 10/15/2014 by martinkng
        • A:

          Correction: (Ugh I need more sleep lol)

          Only the M40x and M50x offers detaching cables on the new M series.

          Audio-Technica only has a handful of headphone models with detachable cables. I would still consider the M series for your practice sessions and budget points.

          All in all, feel free to shop around!

          Answered on 2/21/2014 by SMD301 from Silver Spring, MD, USA
        • A:

          Hello Bdawg!

          The ATH-AX1iS does not have a detachable cable. The length of the cord is 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).

          I would recommend you take a look at either the ATH-M20x or the ATH-M30x from Audio-Technica's Remastered M Series. They cater much better for your needs and are good tools to practice with your instrument. They both will fit your budget and offer multiple detachable cables with a screw-on phono adapter if you plan to hook them up to an amp.

          They'll be available at many authorized retailers for a good price by the end of February, 2014.

          Answered on 2/21/2014 by SMD301 from Silver Spring, MD, USA
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