The ATH-A550Z Art Monitor closed-back dynamic headphones incorporate proprietary large-aperture 53 mm drivers with CCAW bobbin-wound voice coils to deliver audiophile-quality acoustic performance with linear frequency response.
The drivers also feature a top-mounted PCB, which contributes to smoother airflow for precise diaphragm movement. Audio-Technica’s improved 3D wing support system provides an excellent, comfortable fit, aided by the headphones’ soft, premium-grade earpads. The 3.0 m (9.8') tangle-free cable is cloth-wrapped for lasting durability.
Enhanced 3D Wing Support
Redesigned, self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Housing that perfectly adapts to the user’s head for a closer, more stable fit providing extra comfort for long listening periods.
Offering a comfortable fit for long listening periods, the A550Z headphones include premium, soft earpads.
Back to Black
The A550Z comes in a distinctive matte black finish.
Includes a 3.0m tangle-free cable.
Whether it’s on the boardroom table, the stage or in the studio, Audio-Technica products are trusted time and again by industry professionals looking for reliable, lovingly developed audio products for all budgets.
It’s Audio-Technica’s commitment to innovation, customer service and meticulous design that ensure professionals turn to us to provide solutions in conferencing, houses of worship, broadcasting, live sound, recording studios and beyond.
For over 50 years Audio-Technica has worked alongside leading figures in sports and music broadcast to develop and hone a range of products that deliver on the highest level.
Audio-Technica have developed and delivered products to power the Grammys, World Cup, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games as well as every Summer and Winter Games from Atlanta 1996 to Sochi 2014.
Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products. It’s expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.
A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.
Humility, passion, creativity and expertise in sound are the core values behind Audio-Technica’s legacy, greatly inspired by its founder - whose imprint on the company’s philosophy is still felt today. Audio-Technica’s passion for listening evolved in the 70’s, when it started designing headphones, building upon a legacy in innovation, meticulous engineering and artistic design.
Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.
|Type:||Closed-back Dynamic||Closed-back Dynamic|
|Driver Diameter:||53 mm||53 mm|
|Frequency Response:||5 – 35,000 Hz||5 – 42,000 Hz|
|Maximum Input Power:||500 mW||2,000 mW|
|Sensitivity:||100 dB/mW||100 dB/mW|
|Impedance:||40 ohms||44 ohms|
|Weight:||300 g||335 g|
|Cable:||3.0 m (9.8') cloth-wrapped cable||3.0 m (9.8') cloth-wrapped cable|
|Connector:||3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug||3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug|
|Accessory Included:||6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter||6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter|
|Product dimensions||11x5x9 inches|
|Item weight||10.6 ounces|
|Shipping weight||1.65 pounds|
|Item model number||ATH-A550Z|
|Date first listed on amazon||August 10, 2016|