ATH-WS1100iS

Solid Bass® Over-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

MSRP* US$229.00
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



    With newly designed drivers and in-line mic and control, the ATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass over-ear headphones give you portable, smartphone-compatible headphones with Hi-Res Audio reproduction and truly deep bass. The 53 mm Deep Motion Drivers, designed exclusively for the ATH-WS1100iS, feature an ultra-powerful magnetic circuit that works to deliver highly accurate audio with a wide frequency response, while the large diaphragm surface area of the drivers causes considerable air movement, helping to produce a rich, textured bass sound.

    The rigid housings of the ATH-WS1100iS, which incorporate Audio-Technica’s new Extra Bass Venting System, also contribute to the headphones’ audio clarity. Each housing features an aluminum stabilizer ring that helps produce clear mid-to-high frequencies. Vents, including extra side vents not found in other models that utilize the Bass Venting System, are positioned for optimal control of air movement inside the housings, aiding in the reproduction of high-fidelity bass sound. Exclusive dual-layer earpads, comprised of a firm internal layer and a soft outer layer, provide excellent sound isolation with amazing comfort.

    The detachable 1.2 m (3. 9') cable includes an in-line mic and control that lets you answer calls and handle media playback on your smartphone or other portable device. A convenient carrying pouch is also included.
  • Features

    • Large 53 mm Deep Motion Hi-Res Audio Drivers with ultra-powerful magnetic circuit deliver incredibly accurate audio with deep bass

    • Bass Venting System with extra side vents optimize air damping for excellent bass reproduction

    • Rigid housings feature aluminum centerpiece and aluminum stabilizer ring that reduce unwanted vibration for excellent audio clarity

    • Exclusive dual-layer earpads (firm internal layer and soft outer layer) provide increased isolation

    • Detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with mic and control for answering calls and controlling media playback on smartphones and other portable devices

    • Includes carrying pouch

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight281 g (9.9 oz)
    Cable1.2 m (3. 9') with mic & control
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug, L-type
    Accessories IncludedPouch
    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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    Audio-TechnicaATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass® Over-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control
     
    5.0

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Comfortable (3)
    • Durable (3)
    • Good bass (3)
    • Great sound (3)

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    5.0

    EQ Needed but Great Sound

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    from PA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • EQ Needed

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass® Over-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control:

      I was concerned when I used them without an EQ because the highs were really loud and annoying and the lows weren't quite loud enough, but after 10 minutes, they sounded great. If you, for some reason, aren't able to use an equalizer with your headphones, I wouldn't suggest these, but I used the djay 2 app's equalizer for iphone and it actually worked very well. I had already played my music through this app and it worked perfectly with these headphones. It may be a simple EQ but that's all that I needed to make these headphones sound amazing.

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      • Home
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      • Up to a year
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      5.0

      Would definitely buy again; Completely satisfied

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      from Alvin, texas

      Pros

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

      Cons

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          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass® Over-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control:

          These headphones are stunning, the package alone was pretty incredible. So far as I am pushing a range of sound these babies are conquering everything I am throwing at them. They are well priced by comparison to there competition *looking at you Astro*

          The audio range is excellent, loud highs, defined mids and firm Bass. They don't rattle to much either.

          The faux leather may not be for everyone though, so far they are pretty comfy. They are also pretty good at staying on your head through bumping your head and jumping around, so I am very satisfied these so far :)

          Oh, and they shipped early, said 5 business days, got them early on the 3rd day. Thanks Audio Technica for the awesome product!

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          • Traveling
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          5.0

          I'm Looking Forward For Premium Designs

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          from Singapore

          Pros

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

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              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass® Over-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control:

              This was my first time using solid bass series. Design looks so premium, only it needs to design a bit of metallic premium finishing touch. Right after I've unboxing the package, I was really speechless.. everythings looks so classic and premium.

              For the sound, I've used ext amp Soundblaster E3 from Creative. I love loud muziks.. am a audiophile loud listener and sound producer. The sound.. its vibrations.. its eq etc. I'm so shocked and satisfied! The bass I would give a 9/10 and treb/mid 9/10

              Not much to say but the pricing, design and sound are worth it. Comfortable too.. I would deny for those who have said bad for this. I'm a muzik producer and I know the differences of sound. And I'm a fan for Audio Technica.

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              • Traveling
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              • Less than a month
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            • Q & A

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              • Q:

                Are these headphones available in india. I live in new delhi. Please tell me from where i can buy these headphones in new delhi.
                Asked on 12/20/2016 by Yash from India, new delhi

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Yes we actually have a Marketing and Distribution office in Singapore that distributes products to India. We recommend if you live in India to purchase AT products from here and not the US. The Audio-Technica website for all products distributed in your region can be viewed here: http://sea.audio-technica.com/
                  The WS1100iS headphones are here on their website: http://sea.audio-technica.com/products/headphones/hi-res-audio/ath-ws1100is
                  You may contact someone at the office to assist you in finding a retailer near you:
                  Audio-Technica (S.E.A.) Pte Ltd
                  1 Ubi View,
                  # 01-14 Focus One,
                  Singapore 408555
                  Tel.: (+65) 6749 5686
                  Fax: (+65) 6749 5689
                  sales@audio-technica.com.sg

                  Answered on 12/20/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                I bought the WS1100 version while in Japan last year. These do not have the cable with the in-line mic and control. Is it possible to just buy the cable for these additional controls?
                Asked on 11/26/2016 by Andrew from Philadelphia

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              • Q:

                I cant find someone that is shipping these headphones to Germany.
                Are they only available for the USA?
                Asked on 11/11/2016 by Tim from Deutschland

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                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact Audio-Technica Germany for further assistance with this:
                  Audio-Technica Niederlassung Deutschland
                  Lorenz Schott Strasse 5
                  55252 Mainz-Kastel
                  Germany
                  Tel: +49 (0) 6134 – 25734-0
                  Fax +49 (0) 6134 – 25734-50
                  E-mail: info@audio-technica.de

                  Answered on 11/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                Would this work for a Blackberry phone? (Yes we still exist lol)
                Asked on 11/2/2016 by Bugzie from NYC, NY

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                  A:

                  The ATH-WS1100iS will work with all 3.5mm headphone connections for passing audio. The controls are determined by the app if they have the same control protocol.

                  Answered on 11/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • Q:

                The microphone works on Android smartphones? or it is for iPhone only?
                It works on Xbox One too?
                Asked on 8/21/2016 by Vinnie

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                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry.
                  This set of headphones will work with any Android smartphones or iPhones. It is possible that it could work on the xbox one however this is not a set of gaming headphones so it is hard to say. It really depends on what Xbox would consider to be compatible.

                  Answered on 8/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                Is the cord detachable? I thought it was but I saw something on a comparison to the m50x's that made it seem like the cord for these wasn't detachable.
                Asked on 8/14/2016 by CheezBallzFTW

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                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the cable is detachable.

                  Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
              • Q:

                Are these headphones closed back, or open back? I was confused because the description said they had vents.
                Asked on 7/23/2016 by Jack from United States

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                  A:

                  Closed back with some slight venting for low frequencies.

                  Answered on 8/1/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from S
              • Q:

                where can i find replacement earpads for this model? My dog chewed on my originals
                Asked on 7/3/2016 by Ernie from United States

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                  A:

                  Replacement pads can be purchased through our Parts department by contacting them at Parts@atus.com

                  Answered on 7/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
              • Q:

                Do they have good noise-cancelation?
                Asked on 3/23/2016 by HeadphoneExplorer from Youngstown,OH

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                  A:

                  The ATH-WS1100iS are not "active" noise-cancelling headphones. However, any headphone is a "passive" noise-cancelling headphone, by virtue that a physical object is preventing some external sounds from getting to your ears. Unfortunately, there is currently no standard for measuring passive noise-cancellation, so there is no specification stating what the passive noise-cancelling is.

                  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 3/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                Where can you order these on the internet? Links?
                Asked on 3/23/2016 by HeadphoneExplorer from Youngstown,OH

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                  A:

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

                  Thanks!

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