First up are the two headphone additions: the ATH-WS77 and the ATH-WS99. Both the WS77 and WS99 use aluminum housings and AT's "dual air chambers" for enhanced bass response. The WS77 utilizes a 40mm driver, while the WS99 has a newly developed 53mm driver. The WS99 also uses a two-piece modular cable design and come with two 0.8m extension cables, one with a mic and one without, to add to the fixed 0.4m length. The WS77 will retail for ¥12600 (~ $162 US), while the WS99's MSRP is ¥25200 (~ $323). As always, prices will likely come down within months of release, typically at online retailers like Amazon Japan.
The ATH-WS99 is equipped with a 53mm driver and comes with two 80cm extension cables.
Next we have the new SOLID BASS earphones: the ATH-CKS1000 and limited edition ATH-CKS1000LTD, and the ATH-CKS99 and its mic-equipped variant, the ATH-CKS99i. The CKS1000/1000LTD and the CKS99/99i all use the new "dual chamber mechanism AR," which combines the dual chambers of the CKS90 with aluminum acoustic resistors. Both use 13mm drivers. Like the WS99, the CKS1000 and CKS1000LTD both have modular cables, with the same 0.4m fixed length and two extension cables, one with and one without the mic. The CKS99 will retail for ¥12600 (~ $162 US), while the CKS99i for ¥13650 (~ $175). The CKS1000 and CKS1000LTD will retail for ¥25200 (~ $323).
The ATH-CKS99 (A pic of the CKS99i can be seen here.)
The ATH-CKS1000LTD comes in a red/black two-tone color, while the "vanilla" CKS1000 comes in black.
Each come with two extension cables.
An illustration of the dual chambers and acoustic resistors, as well as the two-position ear tip mounting system
オーテク、切削アルミハウジングの重低音ヘッドフォン -AV Watch
オーテク、SOLID BASSのカナル型最上位「ATH-CKS1000」 -AV Watch
ATH-WS77 | ヘッドホン | 一般製品 | オーディオテクニカ
ATH-WS99 | ヘッドホン | 一般製品 | オーディオテクニカ
ATH-CKS99 | ヘッドホン | 一般製品 | オーディオテクニカ
ATH-CKS99i | ヘッドホン | 一般製品 | オーディオテクニカ
ATH-CKS1000 | ヘッドホン | 一般製品 | オーディオテクニカ
ATH-CKS1000LTD | ヘッドホン | 一般製品 | オーディオテクニカ
Edited by kjk1281 - 9/24/12 at 3:00pm