Audio Technica - Official Thread

Audio-Technica Corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha Ōdio Tekunika) is a Japanese company that designs and manufactures professional microphones, headphones, turntables, phonographic magnetic cartridges, and other audio equipment. It was established in 1962 in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, by Hideo Matsushita as a phonograph cartridge manufacturer. In 1974, the company developed its first headphones, the AT-700 series. Interesting modern models include the audiophile ATH-AD series and professional ATH-M/R series.


This may be vintage gear by now, but I still use my ATH-ES7 once in a while. Just bought some new pads as the old ones were dissolving. Still sound nice, and are compact enough for travels. They were also my very first venture in expensive headphones (at least for me in 2009).