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ACOUSTIC RESEARCH ARW300 2.1 Stereo Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • Dual Speaker Design Delivers Full-Range Accurate Sound With Superior Bass Performance
  • Over-The-Ear Design For Maximum Outside Noise Reduction
  • Ergonomically Designed Head Band & Soft Padded Leather Ear Cushions For Long Playing Comfort
  • Gold-Plated 3.5Mm Plug With Full-Size Adapter

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Technical Details

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 3.5 x 8 inches ; 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001UAB0I0
  • Item model number: ARW300
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

2.1 Stereo headphones deliver a full-range accurate sound with superior bass performance.

From the Manufacturer

ARW300 2.1 On-Ear Wired Stereo Headphones

High-performance audio never sounded so good. Whether you're listening to music, watching a movie or gaming, the AR 2.1 stereo headphones deliver unsurpassed audio depth and clarity. The softly padded, multi-chamber earcups and personal subwoofers comfortably translate every note with detail and precision. Our dual-speaker design provides the sound you want without the worry of disturbing anyone around you.

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Acoustic Research Quality

Legendary innovation. Uncommon intuition. It's what sets Acoustic Research apart. Acoustic Research headphones are designed for optimal performance. Delivering clear, crisp sound the way it was intended to be heard; with no interference or artificial enhancements. Whether wired or wireless, over-ear, on-ear or in-ear, we personalize your listening experience with unequaled style and comfort.

It connects to smart phones and more!

The ARW300 headphones are compatible with your iPhone and iPod so you can count on them for playing your favorite music, movies and more in crystal-clear quality.

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Technical Details:
  • Dual-speaker design in each earcup (23 mm Neodymium drivers for left/right channels, 40 mm Neodymium drivers for subwoofers)
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • 20Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • Less than or equal to only one percent distortion (THD)
Compatibility
  • Stereo receiver
  • Shelf stereo system
  • PC
  • MP3 players (like iPhone and iPod)
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Wireless-digital broadcast   X X X    
Wired X       X X
USB connectivity   X        
Effective transmitting range   150 feet 150 feet 100 feet    
On-ear   X X      
Over-ear X     X    
In-ear         X X
Noise-isolating         X X
Microphone           X
2.1 stereo X     X    
5.1 surround sound stereo            
iPod/ iPhone compatible X X X X X X
Foldable   X X      
Wireless transmitter   Omni-directional Omni-directional Omni-directional    
Driver size Neodymium: 23mm for left/right channels, 40mm for subwoofers Neodymium: 30mm Neodymium: 30mm Neodymium: 30mm for left/right channels, 40mm for subwoofers Neodymium: 8mm Neodymium: 8mm
Audio input 3.5mm stereo jack 3.5mm stereo jack 3.5mm stereo jack 3.5mm stereo jack 3.5mm stereo jack 3.5mm stereo jack
Changeable eartips         X X
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz 20Hz-20kHz 20Hz-20kHz 20Hz-20kHz 20Hz-20kHz 20Hz-20kHz
Distortion (THD) Less than or equal to 1 percent Less than or equal to 1 percent Less than or equal to 1 percent Less than or equal to 1 percent Less than or equal to 1 percent Less than or equal to 1 percent
Battery type   2 AAA rechargeable 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable Lithium polymer    
Battery life between charges   Up to 6 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 12 hours    

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous VINE VOICE on October 2, 2012
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The ARW300s are a nice set of dual-driver over-the-ear headphones for users on a budget, pleasant-sounding for some kinds of music but not extraordinary. They're certainly worth a listen if you're shopping for headphones, but they wouldn't be my first recommendation.

They're advertised rather strangely, with a box covered in nonsense claims like "2.1 sound" and "uncompressed CD quality" -- but there's no reason to hold that against the headphones themselves, which are very nice-sounding for the price. The build quality and materials are not so impressive, with cheap-feeling foam and plastic cups, and a very flimsy cord. But they're still quite comfortable and should be fine for long-term listening, even for users with glasses, with their over-the-ear fit.

And the sound is pretty good for the money. Music sounds spacious and all-encompassing in these big earcups, which block a fair amount of outside sound. There's a pronounced hole in the lower midrange, presumably between the larger woofer and smaller mid-high drivers, which can be bothersome when listening to some kinds of music. And the low-range feels good but not as strong as you'd expect for a "2.1" (whatever) set of phones. In fact, the sound balance can tend toward a rather chilly brightness, despite the bass-heavy advertising. The bass can also be quite muddy-sounding; I found the bass line sounded looser and could hear less of the instrument than I wanted in rock and jazz recordings, particularly at louder volumes.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By gardenguy on November 22, 2010
These cans should be considered by anyone looking for a good headphone for under $100. They deliver a tight, articulate and accurate sound that is hard if not impossible to find at this price. I rate the sound quality 5 stars, based on the price/performance ratio.

At the sale price of well under $50 they approach the quality of my $100 Grado phones, and in fact I prefer the ARs with symphonic music. Just listened to Dvorak's 2d symphony and these phones did a very good job. They have a more laid back, nuanced and delicate high end than the Grados, which I like. The lower bass is less defined than with the Grados, which I don't like. Upper bass and lower mids are more pronounced, giving them a slightly warmer sound. At reasonable volume levels they recreate complex passages without congestion and are amenable to long term listening without fatigue. At higher volumes they exhibit some limitations, these are best for moderate volume levels.

They actually do well with pop and rock music; I just listened to David Bowie's Aladdin Sane and they did a good job of conveying the acoustic piano thread that makes the song, without it getting lost when the song gets loud and more complex. The bass line was not as clear and distinct as I've heard it on more expensive headphones.

If you are considering the Sennheiser offerings in this price range, such as the HD 202, you may want to take a listen to these. Unless you are listening to bass heavy content, you might prefer the ARs, especially if you want a smooth, nuanced high end. These are good for acoustic and jazz, and great for classical music. However, the Sennheisers are probably a better choice if you listen to bass heavy content.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Merry Reader on May 21, 2013
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excellent range-deep bass-sounded like high price pair of speakers.locks out other sounds.they sound somewhat like a loud pipe organ. stereo imaging was great.fantastic sound for a small price.a second pair would not be bad idea.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Kelley TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 8, 2013
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I'm a headphone junkie. I've tried so many headphones over the last few years. I currently own about 8 sets I use on a regular basis depending on the situtation. The ARW300's are probably the chepaest set of headphones that I do use out of the group. First off, these are not exactly audiophile headphones, however, the sound they produce in my ears is pretty close to some of the headphones I have that cost 3 times as much.

These were apparently made for portable devices because the sensitivity is so high that these are some of the loudest headphones I've used with my Iphone and Ipod. There is zero need for a portable amp. Some of my other headphones require the use of a portable amp to get enough sound since most Iphone/mp3 players use rather crappy built in amps.

Comfort wise these are very light and can be worn for hours. I have used them on a 6 hour flight from Boston to Seattle and never felt like I needed to take them off. However, due to how light they are, they feel "cheap" compared to my other headphones. If I compre them to a few of my staples like my Audio Technica M50's or VModa LP's, these feel like a toy compared to those. I can pretty much beat the living crap out of the other two sets and not worry about them breaking. The ARW300's require a bit more care.

Sound wise these are pretty much up front and loud. I don't hear much of a soundstage which is good for the type of rock music I listen to. I've read reviews of other people saying they have good soundstage but I don't hear it when I compare it to other cans I have. The sound is pretty well balanced but it does fall a tiny bit short of the "full" effect that I get with my M50's. using one of the built in EQ's in an mp3 player will benefit these headphones.
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