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ATH-WS990BT

Solid Bass® Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Mic & Control


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  • Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
  • wireless headphone accessories, wireless headphone cables


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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The ATH-WS990BT wireless over-ear headphones combine exclusive 53 mm Deep Motion Drivers with large, high-flux magnetic circuitry and Bluetooth technology to deliver vibrant full-range wireless audio with invigorating bass. The powerful magnetic force of the circuitry results in dynamic, well-tailored diaphragm response to reproduce deep, clear low frequencies and detailed mid-to-high frequencies. The sound is further enhanced by the exclusive dual-layer, memory-foam earpads, comprised of a firm internal layer and a soft outer layer, that provide excellent sound isolation and comfort. The headphones can even reproduce Hi-Res Audio when used with the included 1.2 m (3. 9') audio cable.

    In addition to providing high-fidelity wireless audio, the ATH-WS990BT headphones also feature noise-cancelling and hear-through functionality that gives you greater control over your interaction with the outside world and its noise. The headphones’ selectable active noise-cancellation function dampens the ambient noise for greater enjoyment of the Solid Bass audio in loud environments. Conversely, the selectable hear-through function allows voices in the surrounding area to be heard through the headphones. This lets you listen for important announcements, say in a train station or airport, and hear the voice of anyone who might engage you in conversation.

    A mic and controls are built into the left earcup, giving you convenient control of calls and music playback on a wirelessly connected device. An audio cable is also included to let you use the headphones in areas where wireless operation is prohibited (e.g., in airplanes or hospitals), when battery power is low, or when you want to listen to Hi-Res Audio.

    The headphones’ internal lithium polymer battery provides up to 30 hours of continuous wireless use (up to 1,000 hours in standby mode) and can be recharged using the included 30 cm (1.0') USB charging cable.

    About High-Resolution Audio
    In Brief: The Move to Hi-Res Audio
    While many listeners may believe that high-resolution audio came along with the introduction of the Compact Disc in 1982, constraints on the disc’s storage space always prevented CD audio (standardized at 44.1 kHz/16-bit) from fully and completely reproducing the original recorded sound. The advent and subsequent popularity of MP3s only made this problem more pronounced – the necessary compression of these files causes audio information to be lost, thus greatly reducing the audio quality. But with lossless audio file formats, faster Internet speeds, and storage space increasingly easy to come by (and in ever-smaller packages), the push is on to create audio equipment capable of capturing and reproducing true Hi-Res Audio, generally considered to be 96 kHz/24-bit or better. The Hi-Res Audio logo certifies that a product meets the Hi-Res Audio standards. Per these standards, headphones must have transducer frequency performance to at least 40 kHz. As a producer of these types of audiophile headphones since 1972, Audio-Technica is well-positioned to provide audio solutions that meet the demands of Hi-Res Audio media formats, allowing for the full reproduction of their extended sonic characteristics.

    *The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audio-Technica Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

    Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.
  • Features


    • Bluetooth wireless technology with mic and controls built into the earcup for answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback and adjusting volume on connected devices

    • Supports aptX® sound-improvement technology for high-quality audio performance over a Bluetooth transmission

    • Active noise-cancelling technology reduces environmental noise

    • Hear-through function allows voices (e.g., announcements at train/bus stations and airports; conversations) to be heard through the headphones

    • Internal battery provides up to 30 hours of continuous wireless use (1,000 hours on standby) on a full charge

    • 53 mm Deep Motion Drivers provide extremely rich, high-fidelity bass sound

    • Exclusive dual-layer, memory-foam earpads, consisting of a firm internal layer and a soft outer layer, provide increased isolation

    • Large, high-flux magnetic circuit provides wireless audio reproduction with deep bass and amazing resolution.

    • Aluminum housings reduce unwanted resonance

    • Included 1.2 m (3.9') cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug provides a wired connection when wireless operation is prohibited (e.g., in airplanes or hospitals), when battery power is low, or when Hi-Res Audio is desired

    • Includes 30 cm (1.0') USB charging cable and carrying pouch

    • Fold-flat design for easy storage

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 40,000 Hz
    Sensitivity107 dB/mW, when using noise-cancelling*
    101 dB/mW, when not using noise-cancelling*
    Impedance150 ohms, when using noise-cancelling*
    30 ohms, when not using noise-cancelling*

    BatteryDC3.7 V lithium polymer rechargeable battery
    Battery LifeMax. 25 hours (when using Bluetooth and noise-cancellation)**
    Max. 30 hours (when using Bluetooth only)**
    Max. 35 hours (with using noise-cancelling only)**
    Max. 1,000 hours (standby)**
    Charging Time: Approx. 5 hours (for 0-100% charge)**
    Weight300 g (10.6 oz)
    Cable1.2 m (3.9')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug, L-type
    Accessories Included30 cm (1.0') USB charging cable, pouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 – 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



    Communication System: Bluetooth Version 4.1
    Output: Bluetooth Specification Power Class 2
    Maximum Communication Range: Line of sight - approx. 10 m (33')
    Compatible Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
    Support Codec: aptX, AAC, SBC

    *When using a wired connection.

    **The above figures depend on operating conditions.


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  • Downloads

    ATH-WS990BT User Manual (pdf 3.58 M)
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    Are recommended for gaming, ex. PUBG and how for soundstage and imaging?

    Dwi

    Thank you for your inquiry. This site is designed to answer questions for the Americas. Please see the below link to find the Audio-Technica office responsible for your part of the globe. They will be happy to help. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/8b3fe093f660836a/index.html

    Rick

    Why my ATH-WS990BT just need 1 hour to full charge from 0%-100% and the battery run out just for using 5-6 hours to 0% ( With NFC)

    sonzxoxo

    Thank you for your inquiry. This site is designed to answer questions for the Americas. Please see the below link to find the Audio-Technica office responsible for your part of the globe. They will be happy to help. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/8b3fe093f660836a/index.html

    Rick

    Hi why my ATH-WS990BT take 1 hour to charge from 0 - 100%, I only use it for 5-7 hours then the battery runs out

    sonzxoxo

    Thank you for your inquiry. This site is designed to answer questions for the Americas. Please see the below link to find the Audio-Technica office responsible for your part of the globe. They will be happy to help. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/8b3fe093f660836a/index.html

    Rick

    Do these fold in for easier travel?

    Aardvark

    The earcups swivel 90 degree for storage. Refer to page 8 of the manual for an illustration. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/resource_library/literature/4d74692035430d9b/ath_ws990bt_um_138901010_v1_en_web_180215.pdf

    Brent

    Do these headphones have stereo speakers?

    John

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes.

    Rick

    it support Multipoint Pairing?

    Tairo

    Thank you for your inquiry. No these headphones do not support multipoint pairing.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    Do the earmuff's on the headphones fold in for ease of carry

    Kevin Swayze

    Thank you for your inquiry. The earcups do not fold inward, but they do swivel and lay flat.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    DO these headphones come with some sort of case to protect them when traveling?

    Kevin Swayze

    Thank you for your inquiry. They will not come with a case, but rather a soft protective carrying pouch.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    I see that the specification is saying 150 ohms with noise cancelation and 30 ohms without noise cancelation. Does that mean I will lose power if I'm playing it with my cell phone device since the impedance will be much higher? I like a good bit of volume when im listening to music

    Antoine

    Thank you for your inquiry. No, because the audio is amplified when in noise cancellation mode.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    What type of drivers are used? It says Deep Motion Drivers, but more specfically what type are they?

    Headphone list wr

    53 mm Dynamic type drivers.

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