Closed-back Dynamic Headphones

MSRP* US$249.95
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-ES88 closed-back dynamic headphones offer high-quality features that result in an elevated combination of detailed audio playback, portability, comfort and styling. CCAW bobbin-wound voice coils, high-density aluminum housings and an integrated high-rigidity baffle produce crisp, detailed sound, with a wider frequency response. Designed for added comfort and convenience, the earcups swivel for a custom fit, and you’ll appreciate the flat, tangle-free cable.
  • Features

    • Large aperture 40mm drivers with CCAW bobbin-wound voice coils
    • Integrated high-rigidity baffle with glass fiber for clearer midrange and treble reproduction
    • High density aluminum housings, featuring a sleek hairline finish
    • Swing-adjust design with an aluminum swivel mechanism for a custom fit
    • Sleek, modern design aesthetics
    • Tangle-free flat cable
    • Foldable, portable design and protective carrying pouch

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Voice CoilCCAW
    Frequency Response9 - 26,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity103 dB/mW
    Impedance34 ohms
    Weight130 g
    Cable1.2 m Y-type
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini-stereo, gold-plated (L-type)
    Accessory IncludedProtective carrying pouch

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    • Q:

      Looking for headphones w/clear, crisp speaking voices

      I'm having a hard time finding headphones for watching TV. I have some hearing problems, and am looking for headphones that will deliver crisp, clear voices without the rumbling and mushy sound I seem to be getting from all other headphones. Do you have any recommendations?
      Asked on 6/4/2013 by anet54

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      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Your questions is very hard to answer. We make so many headphones and what I like may not suit your needs or taste. The old adage "You get what you pay for" may come into play here. Less expensive usually means less quality either in sound, build or both. There are also so many styles: over the ear, on the ear, in the ear, closed back and open back. You may just want to find a dealer that is will to take headphones back and try several until you find one you like.

        Answered on 6/10/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Where can I buy this product?

      I live in Canada, Toronto and I can't find any audio technica stores in Toronto.
      Asked on 5/12/2013 by JojoAnelis from Toronto, ON, Canada

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our distributor in Canada.

        Erikson Consumer
        Head Office
        21000 Transcanada
        Baie D’Urfé, Québec
        Tel: 514-457-2555 Toll Free: 800-567-3275
        Fax: 514-457-0055 Toll Free: 866-450-5507
        Web site:

        Answered on 5/17/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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