Audio -Technica Introduces High -Performance On -Ear and Over -Ear Headphones With Exceptional Sound Quality, Style and Value

Audio-Technica announced the introduction of a new lineup of on-ear and over-ear headphones for the consumer market.

STOW, OH, September 22, 2008 -Audio -Technica today announced the introduction of a new lineup of on -ear and over -ear headphones for the consumer market. The headphones offer the clear and natural sound that is built into every Audio -Technica product, and are available in a wide variety of styles for everyone seeking the very best in personal music listening.


The new models include the ATH -ON3A, ATH -ES3A, ATH -FC700A and ATH -ES7 on -ear headphones, and the ATH -SQ5A over -ear designs. Suggested retail prices range from $59.99 to $169.99 each, and all models are currently available.

The headphones are all engineered for exceptional sound quality, and incorporate high -performance features such as high -efficiency drivers and premium -quality internal components and wiring to deliver deeper bass, a detailed, accurate midrange, clear, extended treble, and outstanding dynamic range and impact.

The headphones are designed for maximum comfort and easy portability, featuring soft, padded ear cushions that provide long -wearing comfort, along with maximum acoustic isolation. The headbands are made with lightweight, flexible material that adjusts to provide a secure, comfortable fit.

Following is an overview of the new on -ear and over -ear Audio -Technica headphones.

ATH -ON3A (SRP: $59.99) - The ATH -ON3A delivers expansive sound from a unique and stylish design. Slim and ultralight, it utilizes rare -earth magnet drivers to deliver dynamic and natural sound from any music source. The on -ear headphones fold flat for easy storage, and are available in black.

ATH -ES3A (SRP: $79.99) - Premium aluminum housings and headband give these on -ear headphones great looks and durability, and its large -diameter neodymium -magnet speaker drivers provide exceptional sound. Available in black or silver, the fold -flat ATH -ES3A comes with a durable travel bag for easy portability.

ATH -FC700A (SRP: $99.99) - These lightweight, ultraportable on -ear headphones deliver the full spectrum of high -fidelity sound - and they're available in a variety of appealing colors including red, purple, white and black. Designed to deliver superior audio quality, the ATH -FC700A's incorporate powerful drivers and neodymium magnets for rich, pure sound with outstanding clarity and full -range frequency response. They are supplied with a durable travel pouch, a 1.6 -foot cable and a 3 -foot extension cable.

ATH -ES7 (SRP: $169.99) - Featuring a sleek, stainless steel design, these on -ear headphones are perfect for audiophiles. Available in black or white, they feature 42 mm drivers with high -efficiency neodymium magnet systems and copper -clad aluminum -wire (CCAW) voice coils, to deliver high -resolution sound with extraordinary bass, midrange and treble reproduction, imaging, and dynamic impact. Their padded ear cushions provide unmatched comfort and maximum acoustic isolation.

ATH -SQ5A (SRP: $149.99) - These uniquely designed headphones feature rectangular -shaped earpads with advanced -technology drivers that deliver clear and natural, true studio -quality sound with extended frequency response. They combine exceptional performance with total comfort, thanks to their generously cushioned earpads, and a headband that extends and contracts for a customized fit. The ATH -SQ5A includes a 1.6 -foot cord with a three -foot extension cord.

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence, Audio -Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high -performance headphones, microphones, 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, house -of -worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at www.audio -technica.com.

- 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: www.audio -technica.com

- For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Denise Burnage (dburnage@audio -technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio -technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangeline Pirot (epirot@audio -technica -europe.com).

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