Audio-Technica showed a breadth of headphone choices at the recent CanJam NYC 2019 exhibition that are due out in March. They included three premium audiophile models: the over-ear ATH-AP2000Ti, the flagship in-ear ATH-CK2000Ti and the in-ear ATH-CM2000Ti. Also on demo there: the company’s QuietPoint wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones lineup including the top-of-the-line wireless over-ear ATH-ANC900BT, plus the over-ear ATH-ANC500BT and in-ear ATH-ANC100BT.
The closed-back ATH-AP2000Ti ($1,250) carries 53mm drivers and are designed, says the company, for a Hi-Res Audio listening experience, with a 5Hz to 50,000Hz frequency response. Their Core Mount Technology (CMT) positions the driver’s voice coil in the middle of its housing so that the acoustic space is balanced in both the front and the back of the driver, explains Audio-Technica, providing efficient airflow and facilitating transparent midrange and high-frequency reproduction. The driver housings also use the company’s Double Air Damping System (D.A.D.S.) for improved bass extension and detail. Leather earpads are part of the design, and the headphones come with three detachable cables, a hard carrying case, a 1/4-inch stereo adapter and cleaning cloth.