Audio-Technica Headphones for Back to School

Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel®, SonicSport® and QuietPoint® Headphones Make It Easy to Take Great Sound Back to School

STOW, OH, July 24, 2014 – Before you know it, students will be going back to school and gearing back up for all the studying, tests and homework. But when it’s time to unwind, they’ll be sure to appreciate a set of high-quality headphones that let them listen to favorite music and movies with involving, immersive sound.

Audio-Technica offers headphones in in-ear and over-ear styles to fit every student. The company’s SonicFuel® ATH-CKX5iS and ATH-AX1iS, SonicSport® ATH-CKP200iS and QuietPoint® ATH-ANC70 noise-cancelling headphones are smartphone-compatible and offer exceptional sound quality, comfort and value. All the models have a microphone and a cord-mounted remote that works with Apple® iPhone®, iPad®, iPod®, and other compatible smartphones and portable devices from companies like Samsung, HTC and more, letting wearers answer calls, control media and adjust volume.

The SonicFuel ATH-CKX5iS (SRP: US$49.95) in-ear headphones combine total comfort with outstanding sound quality and smartphone compatibility. It features Audio-Technica’s exclusive 360-degree rotating eartips that adjust to the angles of the listener’s ear canals, helping to create a comfortable, perfect seal for maximum bass impact and sound isolation. The ATH-CKX5iS comes with four sizes of eartips (XS, S, M and L) and three sizes of ergonomic C-tip earpieces that nestle in the ear for a stay-in-place fit. It’s available in black, white, red, blue and green and comes with a carrying pouch.

The over-ear SonicFuel ATH-AX1iS (SRP: US$39.95) combines colorful, contemporary design with 36 mm drivers for clear, dynamic audio quality and swiveling cushioned ear pads for a comfortable fit. The smartphone-compatible ATH-AX1iS comes in black, white, red with black trim, blue with black trim, and gray with green accents.

Audio-Technica’s SonicSport ATH-CKP200iS ear hook-style in-ear headphones are perfect for active people. The superior-sounding, smartphone-capable ATH-CKP200iS (SRP: US$44.95) has an IPX5-certified waterproof rating and is sweat-proof and washable. Its hinged ear hook adjusts around the ears for a perfect fit. Its handy, cord-mounted in-line remote control lets the wearer control music track selection and volume on the fly, without having to reach for their smartphone or portable music player.

Available in black, yellow, red and blue, the ATH-CKP200iS comes with both standard silicone XS/S/M/L and ridged S/M/L eartips to provide a choice of greater sound isolation or allowing in a low amount of ambient sound for greater safety outdoors.

Every student needs a little peace and quiet sometimes whether studying or just relaxing, and the QuietPoint ATH-ANC70 provides up to 90% noise cancellation. It includes a mic and controller for answering calls and controlling music, completely integrated electronics with all functionality built into the earcup, and a comfort-fit design.

The ATH-ANC70 offers superior noise-cancellation performance and audio quality. The headphones’ large 40 mm drivers deliver clear, detailed sound with impactful bass and precise imaging in an immersive sound field. The ATH-ANC70 (SRP: US$199.95) also works when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operates in passive mode without batteries. The detachable cord enables the ATH-ANC70 to be used as cordless noise-cancelling headphones – perfect for those long nights at the library or cracking the books. The ATH-ANC70 comes with a hard carrying case, a 1/4-inch adapter and airline adapter.


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