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SonicFuel® Over-ear Headphones for Smartphones

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

  • Overview

    The ATH-AX1iS over-ear headphones feature 36 mm drivers for optimal sound, generously cushioned ear pads for comfort during extended wear, and a fold-flat design that allows for easy storage. In-line mic, volume and track controls let you answer/end calls, play/pause/control music & videos and adjust volume with compatible smartphones and listening devices, all at the touch of a button. Available in black (ATH-AX1iSBK), red (ATH-AX1iSRD), white (ATH-AX1iSWH), blue (ATH-AX1iSBL) and grey (ATH-AX1iSGY).

    Music is your energy for life – the fuel for your heart and soul. SonicFuel® headphones are made specifically for active, daily use, to power you forward by delivering extraordinary comfort, style and an immersive listening experience that never sounds artificial, processed or filtered. Just pure sonic goodness for the high-octane tempo of your life.
  • Features

    • Universal mic, volume & track control for Smartphones and other listening devices including Android phones, iPhone, iPad and iPod

    • Generously cushioned ear pads provide comfort for extended wear

    • 36 mm drivers produce optimal sound

    • Earcups fold flat for easy storage

    • Available in a variety of colors: black (ATH-AX1iSBK), red (ATH-AX1iSRD), white (ATH-AX1iSWH), blue (ATH-AX1iSBL) and grey (ATH-AX1iSGY)
  • Specifications

    Driver Diameter36 mm
    Frequency Response15 - 22,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance40 ohms
    Cable1.2 m (3.9')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated, L-type

  • Reviews

    Great for the price.


    I bought these to use as an xbox one headset but will be using them for my smartphone a lot too since they sound so great and are so comfortable.

    Springfield, MO


    Awesome for the price! I have Bose. This model sound better!


    Totally recommended! Price Vs. sound is excellent!! Are awesome. Ideal for iPhones or any smartphone. I never thought that the sound were so fantastic!!

    Viña Del Mar Chile.


    Amazing and Durable


    Love it, ive had it in white for maybe a little over 2 years. I have many ear piercings so It gets a bit painful but thats my own issue. I love it, very good quality for no money at all. Saved me hundreds of dollars. Would recomend for all.

    las Vegas


    exceeded expectations


    exceeded expectations

    modesto ca


    Excellent Sound Quality, Limited Comfort


    I paid less than half price for these Audio-Technica headphones. I am very surprised with the sound quality. I tested the remote control with an iPod and with an Android device, and it works very well for pausing and skipping to the next song. The volume control is a slider button, which works well. I have been comparing the sound quality to around-ear SoundTrue Bose headphones, both connected to an iPod touch, and the sound resolution is about the same. I can hear well separated frequencies and very crisp sounds. The music is very enjoyable. The speakers appear high-end, although embedded in an inexpensive frame. The frame does not look cheap from a distance. I have the grey and green color, which combination is quite handsome. Now the negatives. The arch is very tight and presses hard the ears. The speakers are mounted on flat plates, only separated from the ears by the cushions. My ears still touch the plastic plates and I become uncomfortable after a little while. Given how little I paid, the sound quality, and the mic and inline control, I was determined to keep these headphones. I relaxed the arch tension by annealing. I extended the arch and used a hair dryer to heat up. Then I applied ice while still extended, and repeated the cycle of heating and cooling several times. I did manage to get the arch opened to the point that now I can wear the headphones for an hour or so. I still keep on relocating the headphones around my ears every so often. I do not like the ear biting. I bought alternative ear cushions online, slightly larger, and I hope they may address the comfort problem. I got to wait another month for the cushions to arrive from China. I will update the review if they happen to work. I tried inserting extra foam padding, and the cushions became more comfortable, but unbearable warm. I had to remove the extra foam. By the way, original replacement cushions do not appear available for this Audio-Technica model. Third-party alternatives are available, but only in black color. I prefer the around-the-ear SoundTrue Bose headphones, but only because of comfort, not because of sound quality. I wish Audio-Technica would change the design of the plates holding the speakers. Rather than flat plates, the contact to the skull should be through cups enclosing the ears. It looks like all of the Audio-Technica headphones are based on the same flat plate design, as well as most brands. Even when headphones look like cups, they are not cups, but solid horse nail shapes. Again, I am very pleased with the sound quality of these headphones connected to my iPod. These inexpensive Audio-Technica sound like big bucks, but comfort is lacking. The look and frame quality is decent. The arch can be permanently opened with a hair dryer. Nonetheless, I am keeping my headphones. I can always find use for them, especially with the inline remote and microphone. I will not use them for extended periods, unless alternative, third party, ear pads enhance the comfort.

    San Antonio, TX, USA

    ATH-AX1iS SonicFuelâ„¢ Over-ear Headphones for Smartphones

    4.6 5


  • Q & A

    Hi,is this headset can use for android and iPhone?calling,adjusting the volume,play pause and skip the sing or just for listening to the music only?


    You may contact your local Audio-Technica offices for further assistance.


    Hello, Can you recommend replacement ear cushions and instructions on how to replace the cushions? Ideally I would prefer the largest cushions possible to accommodate larger ears. Thank you.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.


    does this headphone support hi res audio???


    Thank you for your inquiry. No, they are not.


    Are these headphones' mic and volume controls compatible with Android phones, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note 4? That is, will I be able to use the controls to control volume and song playback, as well as phone calls using these headphones with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Or are these headphone controls only compatible with Apple products (iPhones, iPads, iPods)?


    The volume control with the ATH-AX1iS is a mechanical volume attenuator and will work for any sound source.


    Are the ear pads made of real leather or synthetic material. Thanks!


    Thank you for your inquiry. They are composed of a synthetic material.


    Is this product need any battery?

    Pedro Príncipe

    Thank you for your inquiry. No, they do not.


    Is this product Audio Technica Ath-AX1is good for Dj? Will it provide a good sound quality when compared to Sennheiser HD 202?


    Thank you for your inquiry. This set is recommended for casual listening use with a smartphone. For DJ use I would recommend a set from our DJ line or our M series headphones such as the ATH-M50x.


    Will this headset work for gaming on a PC? Thanks :P


    Thank you for your inquiry. These will work for listening to audio on your PC however the mic may not work as the mic was designed for use with an iphone, ipad, or other smartphone devices. We do offer a great line of Gaming Headsets which you can find here:


    Is the microphone cord compatible with ATH-M40x? Is there any cord with microphone that is compatible with ATH-M40x headphones?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    any of these work with Bluetooth?


    Thank you for your inquiry. None of these are Bluetooth enabled. Please the below link for a list of our Bluetooth enable headphones.