ATH-WS1100iS

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

MSRP* US$229.95
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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  • Specifications
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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

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Good bass (4)
    • Great sound (4)
    • Good value (3)

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    5.0

    Great headphone with affordable price

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    from Thailand

    Pros

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

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

        One of the best headphone I've ever tried and have until now.

        It's sound great regardless of whatever the source I use.

        Only one disadvantage for me is it doesn't support balanced connector because it use 3 pin 3.5mm female connector rather than 4 pin.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • On Computer
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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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.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Home
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • 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:

                    Hello,
                    Which have better sound quality - these or the ATH-MSR7? And is the difference in bass very significant between them? I don't have a chance to listen to both for comparison, so I have to ask before I make an online purchase.
                    Thank you.
                    Asked on 6/8/2017 by Dmitry from California

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The WS1100iS have more bass but not by a significant margin. The MSR7 have more detail overall, but depending on the source material and the characteristics of the playback device, can sound too detailed (harsh) at times.

                      Answered on 8/1/2017 by audio-solutionsSpec1 from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    Are these more bassier than ATH-WS99BT? By how much?
                    Asked on 6/6/2017 by N8 from Montreal, Canada

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                      A:

                      Each set of headphones have a different sound signature and I always recommend trying them out for yourself and see which will best suit your needs. To me, the WS99BT have a fuller bass.

                      Answered on 6/8/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                  • Q:

                    Do they turn 90 degrees like DJ headphones? I know they are not DJ headphones but so is ATH-WS99BT and it turns 90 degrees.
                    Asked on 5/25/2017 by audioholic from Ottawa,ON,Canada

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                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the earcups swivel 90 degrees like the WS99BT.

                      Answered on 5/30/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                  • Q:

                    I currently have a pair of WS-1100's, without the in-line mic and volume control. Is there anywhere I can buy the cable with the controls?
                    Asked on 5/9/2017 by naz from VA

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                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                      Answered on 5/10/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                  • Q:

                    I have managed to damage the input on one end my cable for these amazing headphones, who do I contact to get a replacement cable? I checked around the site but I don't see any similar cables. Thanks!
                    Asked on 2/13/2017 by Josh from Alvin, Tx

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                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.

                      Answered on 2/14/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                  • Q:

                    i'm really interested in these headphones but they are not listed on the european site, is there any possibility to shop these to Belgium?
                    Asked on 1/13/2017 by ZoidiX from Maasmechelen, Limburg

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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

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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

                    1 answer

                  • 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
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