Today, Audio-Technica announces the latest limited-edition model in its striking portfolio of wooden headphones: the ATH-WBLTD. With just 300 pairs available worldwide, the ATH-WBLTD portable wooden headphones are expertly crafted from the same wood species used to build rare, high-end stringed instruments, delivering a superior sound quality alongside an exceptionally beautiful design.  

The ATH-WBLTD build upon the award-winning ATH-WB2022 wireless wooden headphones, launched in celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary in 2022. Satisfying calls for analogue connectivity, the ATH-WBLTD bring the high-definition performance of wired listening to an instantly iconic Audio-Technica design.  

Tuned specifically for analogue connections, the ATH-WBLTD’s new 45mm HD drivers draw upon decades spent in the pursuit of true, accurate sound reproduction. The result is an impressively responsive and expressive soundscape, enhanced by a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated diaphragm that reveals the subtlest tones in audio from the lowest frequencies to the highest.  

The housings of the ATH-WBLTD are meticulously constructed from three layers of solid flame maple, walnut, and mahogany. Chosen for a beautiful grain finish and superior acoustic and vibration-damping properties, the housings are hand polished by skilled artisans at Fujigen Inc., a leading Japanese manufacturer of guitars. 

Built to last, the wood will mature alongside the headphones, making for a truly unique possession that can be carefully nurtured over generations. Meanwhile, the stitched ergonomic earpads and headband are made from smooth, highly durable sheepskin for long-lasting comfort. Finally, a lightweight, high-strength aluminium alloy frame helps to provide superior acoustics.  

Product features 

  • Housings crafted from hand-finished maple, walnut, and mahogany, harnessing the wood’s unique physical properties to deliver a clear sound field with rich, extended tones
  • New 45mm driver units produced in-house and tuned specifically for analogue connections for an exceptionally expressive performance
  • A DLC-coated diaphragm for high-resolution lows and clearer highs, plus a high-performance magnetic circuit with integrated pure-iron yoke for powerful sound
  • High-purity 7N-OFC (99.999997% high-purity oxygen-free copper) voice coils for impressive power and accurate audio signal transmission
  • Ergonomic sheepskin earpads and headband with lightweight aluminium headphone frame for a comfortable fit and superior acoustics
  • Swivel fold-flat design for convenient carrying 


  • Two detachable 1.2m (3.9’) cables with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connector at the headphones: one dual-sided balanced cable with 4.4mm (0.17”) 5-pole plugs, the other with 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo mini-plugs
  • 6.3 mm (1/4″) adapter for connection to a wide variety of audio devices