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In celebration of their 60th anniversary, Audio-Technica presents the ATH-WB2022, a groundbreaking pair of luxury headphones. Only a limited number of this commemorative model are available in the world.
The housing is carefully crafted from a selection of intertwined marbled maple, walnut, and mahogany wood. Behind the stunning exterior, the headphones house the world's first (as headphones as of September 2022) completely balanced audio output system. Equipped with an independent DAC and operational amplifier, the headphones support up to 24-bit/96 kHz high-resolution sound sources with both wireless and USB digital connections.
Designed, developed, and made in Japan, the ATH-WB2022 is equipped with newly designed 45mm HD drivers. The drivers reproduce vivid and expressive sounds for a rich, detailed listening experience. An innovative LDAC codec provides high-resolution sound with a wide range. The ATH-WB2022 also supports AAC and SBC codecs.
The WB2022 heralds the world’s first fully balanced audio output system with independent DACs, operational amplifiers, and batteries for each Lch/Rch. The system provides sound with excellent channel separation, with no cross talk or noise interference between the left and right channels.
Enjoy up to 9 hours of hi-fi audio. If the battery runs out, you can simply switch to a USB connection to continue using the headphones. After 5 minutes without being connected to a device, the power will automatically turn off to save battery life. Charging time is about 2.5 hours.
For more than 25 years, AT has experimented with the benefits of wooden headphones. In addition to the striking aesthetics, this combination of different woods has excellent acoustic properties, absorbing vibrations for a purer audio performance. They are proud to achieve their first wireless wooden headphones with the WB2022!
Pairing practical durability with fashionable aesthetics, Italian made Alcantara provides a premium tactile experience with a soft texture and elegant appearance. Alcantara is created with sustainable practices and is carbon-neutral.
In the dedicated Audio-Technica Connect app, you can find five preset equalizers (including a default ‘flat’ setting) that can be selected to experiment with the soundscapes generated by these premium headphones. In addition, you can select between four volume levels: 16 (default), 32, 64 and 100.
AT is proud to partner with Zero Halliburton for the sleek and robust case for the ATH-WB2022. Founded in the USA in 1938, Zero Halliburton was designed to survive harsh environments and to protect precious cargo – including moon rocks from Apollo 11 – since then, it’s the bag of choice for anyone with a desire for design and durability (plus cinema’s greatest superheroes and spies.)
The ATH-WB2022 commemorates Audio-Technica's 60th anniversary celebration along with other unique products such as the beautiful, limited ATH-W2022 flagship, hand-painted closed back.
Audio-Technica is donating a percentage of all 60th Anniversary hi-fi sales to the Playing For Change Foundation established to create positive change through music and arts education for marginalized and at-risk youth in the developing world. Audio-Technica is proud to support both the Playing For Change movement dedicated to inspiring and connecting the world through music, and its partner organization The Playing For Change Foundation with a shared vision for musical accessibility to all.