The very best of Audio-Technica

The very best of Audio-Technica

We’re all about audio technology here at Forte, so for us, it comes as no surprise that many spend their life devoted to designing and building the ultimate equipment to help us relive our favourite music memories in their purest form.
One of these devotees and simultaneous heroes includes Audio-Technica, worldwide group of companies creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home, travel and professional use. From high-quality earbuds to wireless headphones and gaming headsets, Audio-Technica will have you hear sound in a whole new way by experiencing huge ranges of frequencies through powerful driver diameters and connectivity. Here we’ve narrowed down a few of our favourites.
For the travellers
Freshly added to the Audio-Technica lineup, The ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint® wireless over-ear headphones combine Audio-Technica’s proprietary active noise-cancelling technology with Bluetooth® wireless technology and convenient touch and swipe controls built into the earcup – absolutely perfect for those on the move. Simply tap earcup to answer calls, play/pause music, and increase and decrease volume; swipe to skip to the next or previous music track. The headphones’ noise-cancelling functionality is driven by a four-microphone (two in each earcup) multi-feedback system for wide-range performance that greatly reduces environmental noise. You bloody beauty!
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For the gamers
Designed for the serious gamer who values the natural sound and feel of open-air headphones, the ATH-PDG1 headset delivers powerful, detailed audio and long-lasting comfort. This one isn’t for the amateurs, designed with large 40 mm drivers with CCAW voice coils and equipped with a flexible, 6″ boom microphone with 1.2 m cable(which can be detached and replaced) for crystal-clear in-game voice communication with other gamers. This is capped off with a lightweight, honeycomb aluminium casing to create a natural, spacious sound that keeps your ears cool even under the most intense gaming fire. Plus, with super soft velour earpads and headband, you’ll stay comfortable no matter how long you play. You can’t get much better than that. Oh wait, yes you can. The 1.2 m smartphone cable lets you transform this gaming headset into any everyday pair of on-the-go headphones, perfect for answering calls and controlling audio and video on smartphones and other portable devices. Win win!
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For the vinyl connoisseurs
Get your classic albums off the shelf and onto your smartphones with this beauty. The AT-LP60-USB stereo turntable comes equipped with a USB output that allows direct connection to your computer and it features a built-in switchable phono preamp that enables it to be connected directly to a computer, home stereo, powered speakers and other components that have no dedicated turntable input. With its impressive performance, easy operation, and unbeatable price, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 is the ideal turntable for anyone looking to get into vinyl.
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For the professionals
When it comes to raw sound quality, nothing beats the sense of scale a pair of decent over-ear headphones can provide. Audio-Technica excel here, with headphones specifically made for audio engineers, guaranteeing the most ‘accurate’ sounds in terms of mixing – for both hi’s and lows. It’s pure, it’s professional and it’s all about performance. The ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Find out why online reviewers, top audio engineers, and cult followers agree, M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year. These are also available in two limited editions, one with rich red earcups and a touch of gold – an instant classic, or the bright blue earcups with a dark ring for those who like to make a statement.
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For those on the run
Music without the restraints, these wireless babies are perfect for the serious athlete who demands prolonged comfort and a high level audio performance to soundtrack their intense workouts. The ATH-SPORT3 are THE ultimate in-ear sport headphones. Featuring a flexible but secure ear hanger design and soft silicone housing for added comfort, these in-ear headphones sport 10mm drivers that deliver dynamic and detailed fidelity. To control the air flow and produce rich bass sounds when out running, a waterproof IXP5-certified duct has been fitted along with integrated stabilisers to minimise any sonic distortion. Yep that means they can withstand exercise in the rain or during an intense workout AND they can also be washed under a running tap after a long workout or run. All that’s left to do is hustle for the muscle.
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For the musician
Audio-Technica’s new AT2020 is unashamedly a ‘no frills’ mic, with basic standmount and a soft zip-up vinyl case. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. Ultimately, it’s a great first choice for somebody setting up their first home recording studio. It naturally adds some spark and air to your signal path which is the ideal tool for producing quality demo’s on a budget. Available in Black (AT2020-BK) and White (AT2020-WH).
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