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— Available for the first time in the U.S., A-T’s Import Series ATH-EC7 GM ear-bud/clip-on hybrid headphones blend innovative design and outstanding acoustic performance —

Stow, OH 05-03-2006 Audio-Technica, a leader in the design and manufacturer of consumer and professional microphones, headphones, phono cartridges and accessories for over 40 years, has announced the availability of its ATH-EC7 GM ear-bud/clip-on hybrid headphones. The ATH-EC7 GM is part of Audio-Technica’s Import Series of headphones recently debuted in the U.S., at the Consumer Electronics Show.

For portable and active applications, the ATH-EC7 GM headphones feature an avant-garde ear-bud/clip-on design that combines the comfort of an ear-bud with the secure, adjustable fit of a clip-on. These extremely lightweight headphones have a three-position design for a custom fit, and employ 15.5 mm drivers with neodymium magnets to deliver deep bass with extended treble response (10-24,000 Hz).

Ideal for use with portable players, the ATH-EC7 GM headphones are equipped with an innovative 0.6 m asymmetrical cord (with included 1.0 m extension cord) designed for cable management/user comfort; the longer side of the cable wraps around the back of the neck so the cable drapes over one shoulder, minimizing cable interference. In addition, the ATH-EC7 GM headphones come with a gold-plated 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug and a protective wallet pouch for safe transport.

Main features of the ATH-EC7 GM ear-bud/clip-on hybrid headphones:
• 3-position adjustable design for a custom fit
• 15.5 mm drivers deliver deep bass, extended treble
• Neodymium magnet for maximum quality, minimum size
• Gold-plated mini-plug for exceptional corrosion resistance, superb conductivity, low noise
• Asymmetrical cable with extension cord and protective portable wallet pouch are included.

The Import Series ATH-EC7 GM ear-bud/clip-on hybrid headphones are available immediately with a U.S. MSRP of $249.00.

Previously available only in Japan, the Import Series includes 15 models designed for audiophiles, DJs and portable listening applications. Featuring the latest in transducer technology, neodymium magnet systems and rugged construction, each model delivers the highest level of sonic accuracy while providing maximum comfort for hours of listening. For more information on the new Audio-Technica Import Series, visit

Celebrating over four decades of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of professional and consumer audio products, including high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters and house-of-worship venues. Learn more at

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web:

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Burnage, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441,
Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836