Audio-Technica Is Now Shipping Its SonicFuel™ AX Over-Ear Headphones

Audio-Technica Is Now Shipping Its SonicFuel™ AX Over-Ear Headphones

STOW, OH, June 23, 2014 - Audio-Technica announced it is now shipping its SonicFuel AX over-ear headphones, which offer sleek, comfortable design, superior sound quality and three models with smartphone and iPhone® compatibility. Designed to fuel listeners' passion for enjoying their favorite music wherever they go, the new AX headphones include the ATH-AX5iS, ATH-AX3iS and ATH-AX1iS models with microphones, and ATH-AX5 and ATH-AX3 without microphones.


The ATH-AX5iS, ATH-AX3iS and ATH-AX1iS have universal smartphone compatibility; they're fully compatible with today's latest smartphone devices from companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC and more. These models have a built-in microphone and a cord-mounted remote, enabling users to answer calls and control music/video playback on compatible devices. Simply press the "Audio-Technica" logo/button to activate the mic or scroll through music tracks. The volume control is also easily accessible. All the headphones feature swiveling earcups for a perfect over-ear fit, and the ATH-AX5iS/ATH-AX5 and ATH-AX3iS/ATH-AX3 models have a padded headband for additional comfort.

The top-of-the-line ATH-AX5iS (SRP US$89.95) incorporates large 40mm drivers in a durable aluminum and ABS housing for impactful, immersive sound. It's available in two stylish finishes, black with blue accents and gun metal with red accents, and comes with a matching flat, tangle-free cord and a carrying pouch.

The ATH-AX3iS (SRP US$59.95) features a 40mm driver for powerful, expansive sound quality. It comes in black with white trim, blue with orange trim, and red with black trim, and has a flat, tangle-free cord.

The high-value ATH-AX1iS (SRP US$39.95) features a 36mm driver for clear, dynamic audio quality and comes in five eye-catching color combinations including black, white, red, blue with gray trim, and gray with green accents.

The ATH-AX5 and ATH-AX3 (SRP US$84.95 and US$54.95) offer all the features of their corresponding "iS" models, without the built-in microphone and smartphone functionality.

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Celebrating over 50 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.

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

- For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts@audio-technica.co.uk) or visit our media centre at www.starscreamcommunications.com; 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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