Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Men's Hightops Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Fidlar $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Gear Up for Football Deal of the Day
Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Audio Technica ATH-A900 Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones (Old Version)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Audio Technica ATH-A900 Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones (Old Version)

53 customer reviews

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
  • High-quality headphones with aluminum housing
  • D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System) for bass reproduction
  • Large aperture 53mm drivers for high-fidelity playback
  • Superior, deep bass and vocal projection unmatched in its class
  • New 3D Wing Support Housing reduces vibration and gives comfortable support

Check Out Prime Music
Stream curated playlists, personalized stations, and more. Free with your Prime Membership. Learn more
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Technical Details

  • Noise-Isolation-Feature

Product Description

Product Description

The Audio-Technica ATH-A900 Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones offer unmatched listening pleasure in their class. These A900 headphones feature a Double Air Damping System (D.A.D.S). This system creates a deep resonating bass reproduction and the vocal projection is stunning. The A900 headphones are designed with a unique patented vibration-proof 3D Wing Support Housing to give comfortable support and an outstanding listening experience.

From the Manufacturer

The perfect blend of comfort and sonic quality. They deliver audiophile-quality sound, with large aperture 53mm drivers and 2,000mW max. power handling to give you volume and crystal clarity. AT's new 3D Wing Support Housing provides comfortable support to make your listening experience enjoyable in every aspect.

Features:

  • Perfect for classical and audiophile materials
  • Handsome aluminum matte cup housing with blue finish
  • New 3D Wing Support Housing reduces vibration and gives comfortable support
  • Total ear-fitting pad design
Specifications:
  • 5-40,000Hz frequency response
  • 40 ohm impedance
  • 53mm driver with OFC voice coil
  • 2,000mW max. input power
  • Sensitivity: 101dB
  • 10' Hi-OFC cord
  • 12 oz.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.8 x 11.3 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0006VT1TY
  • Item model number: ATH-A900
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 6, 2005

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Electric Eclectic on September 18, 2007
Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I purchased these from Audio Cubes through Amazon. I received them in about 5 days (USPS missed me the first time they tried to deliver). These are my 7th pair of relatively high quality earphones and earbuds.

Based on listening, I would give them 5 stars. I also have the Sennheiser HD 280 pros, an old set of Sony MVR 6s, a relatively new set of Beyerdynamic DT-880s, and both Etymotic ER-4p and ER-6 earbuds.

First, I think the A-T 900s are the most comfortable earphones I have worn. Sound is very good. Certainly better (to my taste) than either the Sony MVR 6 of the Sennheisers 280s, but of course the A-T's cost twice to three times as much. I think both the MVR 6 and the HD 280 are good phones for the money. However, the A-T 900 is just a better set of cans.

Compared to the DT 880s, I find them different but both are excellent. The Audio-Technica phones have more emphasis on bass but are not as crystal clear as the DT 880s. I listen to (in rank order) jazz, folk, classical, blues, and classic rock. Probably 70% or what I listen to is jazz.

My initial impression is that I will prefer the A-T 900s for jazz and the DT 880s for classic and folk.

Certainly for the price difference -- unless you are going to primarily listen to classical and have a headphone amp or are going to use the headphones only with a shelf system with a good headphone output circuit -- I would suggest the A-T A900s (which you can get for about $80 less through Audio Cubes if you don't mind delivery from Japan). I also considered the Sennheiser 595 and 600 phones but wanted something I could listen to in bed without keeping my wife awake. If being sealed is not an issue, the Sennheiser phones are rated as excellent and I hope to pick up a pair sometime.
Read more ›
8 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By DKDC on May 13, 2005
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Closed headphones keep sound out and in. Sound around you doesn't disturb you and sound from the headphones doesn't disturb those around you.

It is easier to make and therefore cheaper to buy open headphones. But the isolation can be real important.

The A900s have one of the best reputations of closed headphones. Slightly recessed midrange sound and very large size, but comfortable and good sound.

See head-fi.org and headphonereviews.org for more information and options.

BTW - I modified mine with some putty and cotton to tone down the bass some - my preference. I thought the bass was too overpowering. See headfi for the mod.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Monaco on June 2, 2009
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Well I'm not usually the reviewer type. I do often find myself trying many of the same type of thing. In this case, that happens to be high end headphones. Now I've never owned a $600+ headphone, but I will tell you what I have owned. Senns HD-280's (closed) Senns HD-595 (open) Logitech G5's (closed) A pair of everglides, many lower end logitech's, and probably every gaming headphone that ever existed (razor etc)

Most recently I have gone from Senns HD-280's > Audio technica A900's > Logitech G5 > Senns HD-595's.

Moving from the 280 to the A900's was definately an upgrade. Going from the A900's to the G5 and the HD-595's was a downgrade. I ended up returning both. The G5 (for what it is) sounds great and probably on par with some higher end headphones when your playing games, and taking advantage of Dolby 7.1. However after listening to music with a good set of cans, you will be madly disapointed. Also games that dont use 7.1 (unreal tournament 2004) sounded absolutely terrible.

As far as the comparison with the HD-595's. Well, I will give the 595's highs, they are slightly clearer, without a doubt. However, the 595's have no lower end base at all. It was painful to listen to it. Mids on both are about the same. The main reason I prefer the A900's is because of the closed design. I know alot of people say open headphones sound better. Well that definately wasnt the case witht he 595's. Maybe if your in a room with absolutely zero background noise. I have an A/C and PC in my room, and it was really easy to hear those things through the 595's, where with the A900's that is not a problem at all.

Comfort is a draw. The 595's are way smaller. They are comfortable, and they do not make your ears warm after excessive use.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Randy L. Nunnally Jr. on May 8, 2008
Package Type: Standard Packaging
I purchased my A900's over two years ago and am still impressed with their performance. I switch between my computer with a sound blaster sound card and an MCS Turntable (Technics) with a Stanton 681 EEE Mk2 cartidge for my source. Both utilize an MCS receiver which makes for a pretty decent headphone amplifier. I have also auditioned the 'phones through an Akai receiver + Technics SL-D202 with an older Audio-Technica cartridge and a higher-end Onkyo reciever with a CD transport.

Overall impressions are excellent. MP3's sound muddy through these headphones, even when encoded at high bit-rates. I don't understand why such a high bit-rate sounds substandard, but it does. The difference between 192 kbps encoding and 320 kbps is readily apparent and I have even A/B tested myself to prove that it was psychological. The difference is really there! Such excellent audio quality comes at a price - no longer will your MP3 collection pass muster nor will poorly mastered albums be tolerated, but the truly excellent albums sound truly amazing! Highs sparkle, lows are tightly controlled and detailed. The middle frequencies are a bit recessed leading to a non-fatiguing and "chilled out" tone. They are perfectly matched to ambient music, classic rock, alternative rock, etc. The Dark Side of the Moon simply sounds amazing! However, this is not to say they don't sound great reproducing other genres as well. I listen to fair bit of electronic music as well and they also sound great! Higher energy music does not have the life sucked out of it, but these headphones are not 'in your face' like Grados.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews