We see luxury headphones come out every other week nowadays, but Audio-Technica might set a new standard with this eye-catching pair. The Japanese audio manufacturer just unveiled a wooden pair of wireless over-ears as part of its ongoing 60th-anniversary jubilee.
The silhouette’s nature-inspired housing is composed of marbled maple, walnut, and mahogany wood. Further, Audio-Technica claims that this robust composition paves the way for an unrivaled listening experience thanks to the respective wood’s acoustic properties. While they look spectacular, the ATH-WB2022 are more than meets the eye, offering premier, audiophile-approved sound quality across the board. The headphones house an exclusively-designed 45mm HD driver with a magnetic circuit and carbon-coated diaphragm.
What’s more impressive is its advanced, balanced audio output system, which Audio-Technica touts as the first of its kind. This innovation boasts an independent DAC and amplifier that allow the headphones to support a 24-bit clip, whether streaming or listening via USB. Additionally, the commemorative over-ears support the AAC, SBC, and LDAC codecs, the latter of which promotes a sprawling soundscape. With a 9-hour battery life and a 2.5-hour charging session, you can bask in premium sound quality for nearly half a day. Lastly, the headphones are packaged in a sleek protective case designed in collaboration with ZERO HALIBURTON. The American gear brand knows what it takes to survive harsh environments, as its products have been used in situations as serious as bringing back moon rocks during the Apollo 11 mission.
The ATH-WB2022 will be available for $2,700 on Audio-Technica’s webshop.