As part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebration, Audio-Technica has introduced its new, limited-edition ATH-WB2022 headphones.
The new wireless headphones feature a balanced output system, and Audio-Technica emphasizes the ATH-WB2022 headphones employ layered woods for a unique construction and appearance. Audio-Technica says the use of flame maple, walnut and mahogany, which were provided by the guitar company Fujigen deliver aesthetic and performance benefits that includes a high level of dampening for more pure, natural sound reproduction.
Explaining the ATH-WB2022’s balanced audio output, the company states the headphones employ a pair of ESS ES9038Q2M DACs (one per channel), as well as Nisshinbo Micro Devices’ MUSES05 op-amps for each channel for the input and for the output stage of the headphones.
Audio-Technica points out the headphones’ 45mm drivers feature a powerful magnetic circuit and diamond-like carbon coated diaphragm, and the ATH-WB2022s are compatible with the LDAC and AAC codecs, while supporting resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz.
Some of the other features of the headphones include a built-in condenser microphone to support phone calls, and the ability to deliver up to nine hours of continuous use on a full battery charge.
Additionally, the ATH-WB2022s offer a multipoint pairing function that allows uses to connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, and the headphones can be used with Audio-Technica’s Connect app, which provides options such as a low-latency mode and equalization.
Audio-Technica ships the headphones with two 6N-OFC cables, a USB-C to USB-A cable, as well as a USB-C to USB-C cable, and a Zero Halliburton case.