Audio-Technica has specialized in audio since 1962, originally the leading manufacturer of phonograph cartridges. Audio-Technica made up for half of the world market share during this time. It was the era when such cartridges were a symbol of technological strength for audio manufacturers. The cartridges were essential for reproducing sound from analogue records. It was not until 1969 that Audio-Technica started to develop headphones. After four intense years of development, 1974 gave birth to three signature models. These models represented the origin of Audio-Technica headphones design, sound quality and supreme build structure which literally put Audio-Technica on the map as a major headphone manufacturer and developer overnight.
For the next 33 years, our headphones have been developed consistently to a point where they compete with the world’s best in terms of technical achievement, quality and comfort. Currently, Audio-Technica is the number one seller of headphones in Japan with the largest selection of headphones and microphones in the world. You will see Audio-Technica used around the world for a variety of different world class events including the Olympic Games, the US Presidential debate, The Grammy Awards, the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and some of the largest international festivals in the world. A-T is used globally by professional musicians, studio and live engineers, in film and television, radio and broadcasting, parliament and speaker houses, and so much more…
Audio-Technica has been winning audio awards since the ’70’s, and continue to develop the world’s best headphones. No other electronic device is so integrated with your body like AT headphones. They have gone from a listening device to a statement of who you are, what you like and how you like you to listen to music. They have become an essential element for communication and all smart phones/tablets and continue to be developed every day. With so many different options and new headphone brands popping up all over the world, we thank you for your devotion and enthusiasm to our brand. Those who use it know of its quality. Those of you who are new to the brand, welcome and enjoy!. We will continue to do all we can to make to make the world’s best in Audio.
2012 welcomed a number of model upgrades and technological improvements within existing headphone range, microphones turntables and cartridges. Improvements in the Ax, ADx, Solid Bass, Earsuit and WM77 were among some of the ranges that were upgraded and expanded in 2012. The ANC9 and ANC23, officially launched globally received high reviews globally. These new noise cancelling models were a clear and loud statement that Audio-Technica makes some of the finest travel headphones in the world. The 50th anniversary celebration carried over from 2011 to 2012 with a wide range of microphones and headphones re-branded to support the celebration. Later in the year the Lp1240 was officially launched as Audio-Technician’s premium DJ turntable with a DJ cartridge to follow this year. Please stay tuned for more information as we have a very big announcement and new path to take this October 2013.