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Adjustable Wooden Clip-on Headphones

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    With wooden housing made of Japan's finest Hokkaido cherry, the ATH-EW9 clip-on headphones are show-stoppers. The sound is amazing, too: 28 mm neodymium magnets project powerfully. These dynamic headphones offer a secure, comfortable ear-fitting design and an innovative sliding axis for easy adjustment and a truly custom fit. Soft rubber support loops and large, lightweight ear hangers are engineered for hours of listening without fatigue.
  • Features

    • Wooden housing made of Japan's finest Hokkaido cherry; superior build quality and finish

    • Comfortable clip-on design with soft rubber support loops and large ear hangers enables long hours of listening without fatigue

    • Earphones swivel open and click into ideal listening position on a sleek vertical hinge

    • Each earphone slides into position on a vertical axis for easy adjustment and a truly custom fit

    • Lightweight ear-fitting headphones offer both style and powerful sound

    • Impressive 28 mm neodymium magnets project powerful sound

    • Includes 0.6 m asymmetrical cable with 1.0 m extension cord and a protective carrying pouch

  • Specifications

    Driver Diameter28 mm
    Frequency Response14 24,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power100 mW
    Sensitivity105 dB/mW at 1 kHz
    Impedance29 ohms
    Weight33 g
    Cable0.6 m asymmetrical
    Connector1/8" (3.5 mm) mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessories Included1.0 m extension cord, protective pouch

    The asymmetrical cord is designed for cable management/user comfort. Wear the longer (right) side of the cable around the back of the neck so that the cable drapes over the left shoulder.

  • Reviews

    MAJOR sound in a mini headphone


    This is a fine musical instument that reproduces music much better than "buds" but it is NOT a "throw around plug-n-play" item. If you take the time for burn-in and precisely adjust your hangers for optimum fit you will be rewarded with clean,strong distortion free sound that will entice you to build your MP3 library in many musical genres. I matched this unit with a Sandisk clip+ and it reproduced the uncompressed data with superb results. Will it reproduce good bass since it's an "on-ear" design? Yes, but you must have a distortion free sound source and adjust the positioning on your ear just right#these are adjustable#. If you have some tunes that are "bass dependent" #hip-hop#add a FiiO E6 min-amp and you will be happy. Since these are not buds you need to take due care when putting them on and taking them off and storing them. I wouldn't recommend them for a jogger or extreme aerobics but they work fine for walking and slow basic workout exercise in a/c. These mini-headphones are a work of art that will please the beholder with beauty to be seen and heard. Don't buy them if you don't know how to take care of them.




    Great sound quality, you are able to here the different textures and layers. They are also fashionable and casual and not to showy for casual events or work. The first time I listened to my favorite song with the ATH-EW9 I knew that they were the best I could get for a reasonible price. Overall they were created with excellence in mind.

    Victor, Montana

    ATH-EW9 Adjustable Wooden Clip-on Headphones

    5.0 2


  • Q & A

    Can I order replacement rubber supports? These things have been running strong since '07 except the rubber supports are starting to deteriorate.. would prefer not to resort to diy


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Parts Department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They will be happy to help with this.


    I cannot find ATH-EM7x


    The ATH-EM7x are not available through Audio-Technica United States (ATUS). The ATH-EW9 have also recently been discontinued. Although there is currently no direct replacement, the most comparable current models are the ATH-SR5 or ATH-SR5BT. Both of which, I would consider a significant upgrade. If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    Is there a model like this with Bluetooth and control?


    There is not.


    What's the difference between ATH-EW9 and ATH-EM9r in terms of build and sound?


    The ATH-EW9 have greater sensitivity than the EM9r. The EW9 are made with Hokkaido cherry wood, the EM9r have aluminum housing. Both are currently discontinued with ATUS. If you are located outside of the United States, then to provide you with the best possible answer/support, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area: If you are located within the United States and have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    are the silver aluminum ones discontinued? i had a pair of aluminum ones that were color silver they were very nice until they stopped working properly . ive been looking everywhere for a new pair but they seem to have gone missing so i wanted to know if they got discontinued


    If you are speaking of the ATH-EM9r or the ATH-EM7 GM, then yes; they have both been discontinued. The ATH-EW9 are the most current and comparable, in terms of a replacement. Thanks!


    are these discontinued? trying to tell if these are discontinued or not. I have a pair of ATH-EM7s and the rubber ear band things are breaking. I would prefer to replace the bands, but might think about upgrading to these if they're still being made.


    No they are not. I know an Audio Technica worker and he told me that this product is still in production.