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Solid Bass® Over-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

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

  • Overview

    With newly designed drivers and in-line mic and control, the ATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass over-ear headphones give you portable, smartphone-compatible headphones with Hi-Res Audio reproduction and truly deep bass. The 53 mm Deep Motion Drivers, designed exclusively for the ATH-WS1100iS, feature an ultra-powerful magnetic circuit that works to deliver highly accurate audio with a wide frequency response, while the large diaphragm surface area of the drivers causes considerable air movement, helping to produce a rich, textured bass sound.

    The rigid housings of the ATH-WS1100iS, which incorporate Audio-Technica’s new Extra Bass Venting System, also contribute to the headphones’ audio clarity. Each housing features an aluminum stabilizer ring that helps produce clear mid-to-high frequencies. Vents, including extra side vents not found in other models that utilize the Bass Venting System, are positioned for optimal control of air movement inside the housings, aiding in the reproduction of high-fidelity bass sound. Exclusive dual-layer earpads, comprised of a firm internal layer and a soft outer layer, provide excellent sound isolation with amazing comfort.

    The detachable 1.2 m (3. 9') cable includes an in-line mic and control that lets you answer calls and handle media playback on your smartphone or other portable device. A convenient carrying pouch is also included.
  • Features

    • Large 53 mm Deep Motion Hi-Res Audio Drivers with ultra-powerful magnetic circuit deliver incredibly accurate audio with deep bass

    • Bass Venting System with extra side vents optimize air damping for excellent bass reproduction

    • Rigid housings feature aluminum centerpiece and aluminum stabilizer ring that reduce unwanted vibration for excellent audio clarity

    • Exclusive dual-layer earpads (firm internal layer and soft outer layer) provide increased isolation

    • Detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with mic and control for answering calls and controlling media playback on smartphones and other portable devices

    • Includes carrying pouch

  • Specifications

    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight281 g (9.9 oz)
    Cable1.2 m (3. 9') with mic & control
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug, L-type
    Accessories IncludedPouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44dB (0dB = 1V/Pa, 1kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 - 10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional

  • Reviews

    Headphone Bliss!


    I really like these headphones, i use them with my cell phone and a fiio a3 headphone amp, its like bringing my home system with me where ever i go. Very comfortable for long listening sessions, everyone that i have let trythem has been really impressed as well.

    montreal canada


    I just got them yesterday. So right now, I'll say maybe so!


    I just got them yesterday. So these comments are without burn-in time. They are attractive looking and comes with a nice [black pleather--fake leather]carrying pouch. They are quite comfortable to wear for extended periods without sweating out your ears. The sound is very good. However mids could be a lot stronger. So a decent EQ app makes sound much more to my liking. Remarkably, with minor EQ adjustments, they sound good even with my old iPod classic. The only big disappointment for me is that I want to have a volume control on the inline remote.

    Sacramento, CA


    Great headphone with affordable price


    One of the best headphone I've ever tried and have until now. It's sound great regardless of whatever the source I use. Only one disadvantage for me is it doesn't support balanced connector because it use 3 pin 3.5mm female connector rather than 4 pin.



    EQ Needed but Great Sound


    I was concerned when I used them without an EQ because the highs were really loud and annoying and the lows weren't quite loud enough, but after 10 minutes, they sounded great. If you, for some reason, aren't able to use an equalizer with your headphones, I wouldn't suggest these, but I used the djay 2 app's equalizer for iphone and it actually worked very well. I had already played my music through this app and it worked perfectly with these headphones. It may be a simple EQ but that's all that I needed to make these headphones sound amazing.



    Would definitely buy again; Completely satisfied


    These headphones are stunning, the package alone was pretty incredible. So far as I am pushing a range of sound these babies are conquering everything I am throwing at them. They are well priced by comparison to there competition *looking at you Astro* The audio range is excellent, loud highs, defined mids and firm Bass. They don't rattle to much either. The faux leather may not be for everyone though, so far they are pretty comfy. They are also pretty good at staying on your head through bumping your head and jumping around, so I am very satisfied these so far :) Oh, and they shipped early, said 5 business days, got them early on the 3rd day. Thanks Audio Technica for the awesome product!

    Alvin, texas


    I'm Looking Forward For Premium Designs


    This was my first time using solid bass series. Design looks so premium, only it needs to design a bit of metallic premium finishing touch. Right after I've unboxing the package, I was really speechless.. everythings looks so classic and premium. For the sound, I've used ext amp Soundblaster E3 from Creative. I love loud muziks.. am a audiophile loud listener and sound producer. The sound.. its vibrations.. its eq etc. I'm so shocked and satisfied! The bass I would give a 9/10 and treb/mid 9/10 Not much to say but the pricing, design and sound are worth it. Comfortable too.. I would deny for those who have said bad for this. I'm a muzik producer and I know the differences of sound. And I'm a fan for Audio Technica.



    ATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass® Over-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

    4.7 6


  • Q & A

    Was curious as to if you sell replacement earpads for these, as i absolutely love the pads on mine and want a pair for my m40x


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


    Hi, I would like to know the pinout of the TRRS plug. Is it wired to CTIA or OMPT standard?


    The pinout is CTIA standard.


    I listen to a lot of rap that contains a good amount of bass. Would these be ideal for that type of music/bass?


    Thank you for inquiry. Yes, this would work well for that. Lots of bass.


    Are these headphones compatible 100% with moto g5?


    Thank you for your inquiry. They should work, although there are several customers on the internet that are having issues with other headphones on this device. No way to give you a 100% guarantee that they will work.


    Are the ws1100is headphones have too much bass? Will I hear the high end normally? I'd just love to purchase these for music listening.


    As each set of headphones has a different sound signature, you may try them out for yourself and see if they will best suit your needs.


    Hello, Which have better sound quality - these or the ATH-MSR7? And is the difference in bass very significant between them? I don't have a chance to listen to both for comparison, so I have to ask before I make an online purchase. Thank you.


    The WS1100iS have more bass but not by a significant margin. The MSR7 have more detail overall, but depending on the source material and the characteristics of the playback device, can sound too detailed (harsh) at times.


    Are these more bassier than ATH-WS99BT? By how much?


    Each set of headphones have a different sound signature and I always recommend trying them out for yourself and see which will best suit your needs. To me, the WS99BT have a fuller bass.


    Do they turn 90 degrees like DJ headphones? I know they are not DJ headphones but so is ATH-WS99BT and it turns 90 degrees.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the earcups swivel 90 degrees like the WS99BT.


    I currently have a pair of WS-1100's, without the in-line mic and volume control. Is there anywhere I can buy the cable with the controls?


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


    I have managed to damage the input on one end my cable for these amazing headphones, who do I contact to get a replacement cable? I checked around the site but I don't see any similar cables. Thanks!


    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.