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Portable Wooden On-Ear Headphones

U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • in-ear headphones
  • included cables
  • carry pouch

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

  • Overview

    Featuring wood housings crafted from sycamore, a wood traditionally used in constructing high-grade string instruments, and 42 mm drivers with specially coated diaphragms, the ATH-ESW990H portable on-ear headphones deliver high-resolution audio with an amazing purity of sound in the mid to high frequencies.

    Contributing to that clarity, as well, is the unified yoke found in each of the drivers. Comprised of two magnetic circuit parts, the yoke boosts magnetic flux density for increased efficiency and better sound quality.

    The ATH-ESW990H headphones come with a detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with mic and controls to answer/end calls and control music on smartphones and other portable devices. The cable is outfitted with Audio-Technica’s unique A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors to ensure a signal transfer with a high level of noise immunity.

    With soft, durable leather earpads, these headphones are also lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear, allowing you to enjoy your Hi-Res Audio at length. And with a fold-flat, swivel design and protective velvet carrying pouch, they’re easy to take with you, wherever you go.
  • Features

    • Wood housings crafted from sycamore, a wood traditionally used for high-grade string instruments, to deliver pure mid-high frequencies

    • 42 mm drivers feature a unified yoke, comprised of two magnetic circuit components, that optimizes magnetic energy to create high-resolution audio.

    • Specially coated diaphragm creates clear mid-high frequency audio

    • Soft and durable leather earpads provide an extra-comfortable fit

    • Detachable 1.2 m (3.9') smartphone cable with mic & controls attach to headphones with newly developed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors

    • Fold-flat, swivel design and protective velvet carrying pouch for easy portability

  • Specifications

    Driver Diameter42 mm
    Frequency Response5 - 40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity103 dB/mW
    Impedance60 ohms
    Weight160 g (5.6 oz)
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with in-line controls and microphone for smartphones
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug
    Accessories IncludedPouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-42 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 – 10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional

  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    Is this a completely different product to ath esw 9. Or is it similar upgraded version to it?


    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.


    Do they have balanced cable, are they balanced headphones? Thanks


    Thank you for your inquiry. This product ships with an unbalanced cable, But since this headphone uses our A2DC connector, we will offer 2 balanced cables that will be sold separately. 2.5mm balanced will be the HDC-112A/1.2 4.4mm balanced will be the HDC114A/1.2


    the connect line is broken, where can i buy another one?


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.