For 2009, Audio-Technica offers on-ear and over-ear headphones for consumers. The headphones are all engineered for exceptional sound quality, and incorporate high-performance features.

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 8, 2009 - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES) - For 2009, Audio -Technica offers on -ear and over -ear headphones for consumers that deliver the clear and natural sound that is built into every Audio -Technica product. They are available in a wide variety of styles for everyone seeking the very best in personal music listening.

Recently announced and currently shipping, the company's newest headphones include the ATH -ES3A and ATH -FC700A on -ear headphones, and the ATH -SQ5A and ATH -ESW9A over -ear designs. They join the ATH -ON3A and ATH -ES7 on -ear and ATH -PRO5MSA and ATH -PRO5VA over -ear models to create a complete lineup of high -performance headphones for every listener and budget. Suggested retail prices range from $69.95 to $549.95 each.

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 impactful 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 Audio -Technica's on -ear and over -ear headphones at CES 2009.

ATH -ON3A (SRP: $69.95) - The new 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: $99.95) - Premium aluminum housings and headband give these new on -ear headphones great looks and durability, and large -diameter neodymium -magnet 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: $119.95) - 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 new ATH -FC700A incorporates 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 -PRO5MSA and ATH -PRO5VA (SRP: $119.95) - The ATH -PRO5MSA has an outrageous camouflage design that designed not to blend in with the crowd. It's perfect for the aspiring or working DJ, with rotating, closed -back earpieces that allow easy one -ear monitoring, and a rugged, flexible coiled cable. The silver -finish ATH -PRO5VA version, like the ATH -PRO5MSA, provides powerful bass with plenty of punch, along with clear midrange and treble.

ATH -SQ5A (SRP: $179.95) - These new, 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.

ATH -ES7 (SRP: $199.95) - 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 -ESW9A (SRP: $549.95) - The new ATH -ESW9A over -ear headphones combine ultra -high -end audio performance with stunning design. Its wooden ear housings are made of striking, exotic African paddock wood that also contributes to the headphones' superior acoustic reproduction. The ATH -ESW9A utilizes an advanced -technology neodymium driver that delivers extraordinary sonic accuracy and musical realism, and features generously padded ear pads for unmatched comfort.

Celebrating 47 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

- 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 the United Kingdom, please contact Denise Burnage (dburnage@audio; in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio; in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot@audio -technica

Audio -Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 2, Booth #26626 during CES 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.

Contact: Frank Doris
FM Public Relations
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