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Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Wooden Headphones
Our Wooden Headphones series has been delivering natural, acoustic sound with rich overtones for more than 20 years. The ATH-AWKT Kokutan headphone extends this tradition. Employing striped ebony housing to suppress unwanted resonance inside the earcups, the Kokutan headphone elevates the hi-fi listening experience with a rare visual and sonic elegance. Since our first model of wooden headphones, the ATH-W10VTG in 1996, we have developed a variety of different woods for use in our headphones. With unique, natural beauty and superb tonal qualities, our wooden headphones provide a clear, warm, wide-open sound. The ATH-AWKT adopts striped ebony (Kokutan), a wood renowned for its excellent acoustic properties.
Ebony: high-density for efficient acoustic damping
Ebony is a valuable hardwood acquired from trees that can take more than 200 years to reach maturity. Through this long life, the tree creates a beautiful striped grain pattern of black and brown. This rare material is used for woodwind instruments and pianos keys because of its clear sound characteristics that suppress unwanted resonance. Our ebony housings are hand-finished with half-gloss to bring out the unique, natural beauty of the wood’s grain. The wood’s appearance will continue to change over time – a development you can enjoy along with your music.
D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System) (PAT.)
Audio-Technica’s unique technology, employed throughout our range of hi-fi closed-back headphones, divides the housing structure into two separate acoustic chambers for smooth bass reproduction.
Detachable A2DC connectors
The detachable connectors have been designed for exceptional audio quality and durability. They provide a secure connection for stable signal transmission and are built to handle long listening sessions.
Balanced connection-compatible (for better channel separation)
In addition to a 3.0m detachable cable with 6.3mm plug, a 3.0m detachable balanced cable with XLR connector is included to provide compatibility with the latest hi-fi listening technology. 6N-OFC wire, a high-purity, oxygen-free copper, is used for the balanced cable to a high-quality sound transmission.
Magnesium alloy arm
The lightweight and highly rigid headphone housing arm is made of magnesium alloy. The angle of the arm has been designed to provide the best fit for these closed-back headphones, improving the earcup seal so that all reproduced sound can be heard.
Sheepskin earpads and headband
Smooth, high-durability sheepskin is used for the stitched, ergonomic earpads and the headband, providing a comfortable fit for long listening sessions.
These headphones are hand-assembled at our factory in Naruse, Tokyo, where all of our wooden headphones are produced. The wooden housings’ natural half-gloss finish is carefully hand-polished and painted, one by one.
Type: Closed-back dynamic
Driver Diameter: 53 mm
Housing: Kokutan (striped ebony)
Frequency Response: 5 – 45,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 2000 mw
Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW
Impedance: 48 ohms
Weight: 405 g
Cable: Detachable 3.0 m (9.8') cable (A2DC to 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo plug; elastomer sheath, OFC); detachable 3.0 m (9.8') balanced cable (A2DC to 4-pin XLRM; elastomer sheath, 6N-OFC)
Trusted by industry professionals
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.
50 Years of Devotion to music
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.
A Legacy in Innovation
Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products.
Its 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.
A Passion for Listening
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.
One Year Limited Warranty
All Audio-Technica products come with a one year warranty as standard meaning you can enjoy your product safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.
All Audio-Technica products purchased from Audio-Technica (S.E.A.) Pte Ltd are guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In the event of such defect, the product will be repaired or replaced without charge*.
(* T&Cs apply)