Audio-Technica is celebrating its 50th anniversary on April 17, 2012. To mark this important event, Japanese leader in manufacturing audio equipment is introducing the limited edition ATH-W3000ANV Wood Headphones.
The ATH-W3000ANV over-ear headphones are made with Asada Hokkaido cherry wood housing with Echizen traditional Japanese lacquer finish. The wooden housing is optimized to suppress unwanted vibration due to combination of wood and titanium. Both of these are rated to a frequency response way beyond your average products—and way beyond what most of us could hear anyway.
The headphones sport 53mm driver with OFC7N voice coil. Special Lambskin Headphone earpads are hand crafted in Spain for unequal comfort, another one of the first beyond the Sony MDR-R10 that was no longer used by the audio industry due to expensive product development. The internally wiring is also separated between left & right wiring.
Limited Edition with only 2000 manufacutred worldwide,this Wood and Plug comes decorated with 50th Anniversary Logo. The in-ears will run you $649, the headphones $1400, and the amp $2900. If these are a little pricey for your budget, Audio-Technica makes a ton of excellent cans for under $100—that’s something really worth celebrating. [Luxury Launches]