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Should You Buy an Audio Technica Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 27 February 2020
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should you buy an Audio Technica Headphones?

Audio Technica is one of the most popular headphones brands as well as being well known for its .

We've collated all the key information on Audio Technica headphones in this handy guide. We've analysed over 39,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,000 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 headphones to impartially compare each headphones brand.

Audio Technica are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular headphones and start at $59 for the ATH-CKR35BT which has a driver size of 9.8mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style and go up to $249 for the ATH-MSR7 which has a driver size of 45mm, is an over-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new Audio Technica headphones is $134.

Audio Technica are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular headphones.

Is Audio Technica the Best Headphones Brand?

So are Audio Technica headphones any good? We give every headphones a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all headphones we are able to impartially rank all the headphones brands.

Audio Technica is ranked the No. 48 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Audio Technica is the 48th best headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,962 reviews
#2
JBL
92%
92%
322 reviews
#3
91%
91%
2,985 reviews
#4
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
1,380 reviews
#5
87%
87%
2,529 reviews
#6
Netherlands
86%
86%
62 reviews
#7
Beats
85%
85%
2,377 reviews
#8
AKG
84%
84%
212 reviews
#9
JLab Audio
84%
84%
2 reviews
#10
Plantronics
84%
84%
1,155 reviews
#11
Bose
83%
83%
2,154 reviews
#12
JayBird
83%
83%
862 reviews
#13
Jabra
82%
82%
470 reviews
#14
82%
82%
1,032 reviews
#15
Focal
79%
79%
79 reviews
#16
Razer
79%
79%
869 reviews
#17
House Of Marley
79%
79%
476 reviews
#18
JLab
78%
78%
46 reviews
#19
Urbanears
78%
78%
166 reviews
#20
Monster
78%
78%
441 reviews
#21
Steelseries
77%
77%
814 reviews
#22
Bang & Olufsen
77%
77%
215 reviews
#23
1More
77%
77%
82 reviews
#24
Beyerdynamic
77%
77%
104 reviews
#25
Bowers & Wilkins
76%
76%
433 reviews
#26
Urbanista
76%
76%
64 reviews
#27
Audeze
76%
76%
75 reviews
#28
Logitech
Switzerland
76%
76%
191 reviews
#29
RHA
75%
75%
67 reviews
#30
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
1 review
#31
Aftershokz
75%
75%
102 reviews
#32
KRK
74%
74%
64 reviews
#33
Shure
73%
73%
728 reviews
#34
Marshall
73%
73%
34 reviews
#35
Apple
73%
73%
1,328 reviews
#36
Koss
73%
73%
100 reviews
#37
Audiofly
73%
73%
56 reviews
#38
73%
73%
6 reviews
#39
Libratone
73%
73%
115 reviews
#40
Master & Dynamic
72%
72%
98 reviews
#41
KitSound
72%
72%
8 reviews
#42
FiiO
72%
72%
31 reviews
#43
Fitbit
72%
72%
26 reviews
#44
Denon
72%
72%
12 reviews
#45
SOL REPUBLIC
70%
70%
10 reviews
#46
NAD
70%
70%
26 reviews
#47
70%
70%
10 reviews
#48
70%
70%
26 reviews
#49
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#50
Edifier
69%
69%
12 reviews
#51
ifrogz
69%
69%
25 reviews
#52
Anker
68%
68%
79 reviews
#53
Braven
68%
68%
5 reviews
#54
Betron
68%
68%
575 reviews
#55
Japan
67%
67%
3 reviews
#56
Samsung
South Korea
67%
67%
788 reviews
#57
Brainwavz
67%
67%
23 reviews
#58
Microsoft
66%
66%
34 reviews
#59
Huawei
66%
66%
25 reviews
#60
Definitive Technology
66%
66%
9 reviews
#61
JAM
66%
66%
1 review
#62
Accutone
66%
66%
6 reviews
#63
Westone
66%
66%
3 reviews
#64
Crazybaby
65%
65%
17 reviews
#65
Moki
65%
65%
19 reviews
#66
YURBUDS
65%
65%
60 reviews
#67
EARIN
65%
65%
17 reviews
#68
Turtle Beach
64%
64%
950 reviews
#69
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#70
Yamaha
64%
64%
4 reviews
#71
OnePlus
63%
63%
85 reviews
#72
Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
#73
JAYS
63%
63%
14 reviews
#74
Cygnett
63%
63%
7 reviews
#75
Coloud
63%
63%
2 reviews
#76
Bragi
62%
62%
50 reviews
#77
Plantronic
62%
62%
5 reviews
#78
Nokia
61%
61%
6 reviews
#79
Scosche
61%
61%
1 review
#80
Cyber Acoustics
60%
60%
0 reviews
#81
Sudio
60%
60%
35 reviews
#82
DEFUNC
60%
60%
2 reviews
#83
Klipsch
60%
60%
0 reviews
#84
Motorola
59%
59%
5 reviews
#85
Cowin
59%
59%
5 reviews
#86
Mackie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#87
Trust
59%
59%
38 reviews
#88
iHip
59%
59%
0 reviews
#89
Kensington
59%
59%
0 reviews
#90
SOUL
58%
58%
4 reviews
#91
Supersonic
United States
58%
58%
0 reviews
#92
Veho
58%
58%
0 reviews
#93
Adesso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#94
Ultrasone
58%
58%
3 reviews
#95
Happy Plugs
58%
58%
1 review
#96
LG
South Korea
58%
58%
0 reviews
#97
Power Acoustik
57%
57%
0 reviews
#98
Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
#99
Tascam
55%
55%
0 reviews
#100
Sentry
55%
55%
0 reviews
#101
AWEI
54%
54%
3 reviews
#102
Adidas
54%
54%
0 reviews
#103
DearEar
54%
54%
3 reviews
#104
PRYMA
54%
54%
0 reviews
#105
Senso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#106
Aluratek
53%
53%
0 reviews
#107
Tracer
53%
53%
0 reviews
#108
Califone
53%
53%
0 reviews
#109
Numark
53%
53%
0 reviews
#110
Verbatim
53%
53%
0 reviews
#111
Wraps
52%
52%
0 reviews
#112
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#113
AIAIAI
52%
52%
0 reviews
#114
Vivitar
52%
52%
0 reviews
#115
Avid
52%
52%
0 reviews
#116
Dynamode
52%
52%
0 reviews
#117
Grado
51%
51%
0 reviews
#118
Xblitz
51%
51%
0 reviews
#119
Inland
51%
51%
0 reviews
#120
Reloop
51%
51%
0 reviews
#121
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#122
Cord Cruncher
51%
51%
0 reviews
#123
Rockville
51%
51%
0 reviews
#124
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#125
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#126
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#127
Hamilton Buhl
51%
51%
0 reviews
#128
PureGear
50%
50%
1 review
#129
Samson
50%
50%
0 reviews
#130
Kicker
50%
50%
0 reviews
#131
Vivanco
50%
50%
0 reviews
#132
SMS Audio
50%
50%
0 reviews
#133
Noontec
50%
50%
0 reviews
#134
Groov-e
50%
50%
0 reviews
#135
VisionTek
50%
50%
0 reviews
#136
Sephia
50%
50%
0 reviews
#137
Lindy
50%
50%
0 reviews
#138
Quad
50%
50%
0 reviews
#139
Puro Sound Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Audio Technica headphones compare to the other headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All headphones Brands
Audio Technica Headphones

There's a smaller selection of Audio Technica headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with only 4 Audio Technica headphones currently on the market in the US. Audio Technica headphones also tend to be more expensive than most other headphones brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Audio Technica have worse reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Audio Technica headphones being 68%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$96
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,699
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$134
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,099
Price Distribution of Audio Technica Headphones

What Do the Audio Technica Headphones Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Audio Technica headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for Audio Technica and then compared this to the other headphones brands.

Audio Technica logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
6
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Audio Technica logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
1
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
1
Audio Technica has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its headphones than most other brands.

Over 83% of expert reviews and 43% of user reviews for Audio Technica headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all Headphones brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Audio Technica headphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats Audio Technica
CNET.com logo
78%
21 reviews
82%
29 reviews
76%
10 reviews
75%
9 reviews
77%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
30 reviews
78%
17 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
8 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
85%
11 reviews
94%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
35%
1 review
58%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
Techradar logo
91%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
75%
7 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
84%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
5 reviews
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
83%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
88%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
95%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
92%
5 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
95%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
92%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
74%
221 reviews
79%
211 reviews
74%
109 reviews
71%
120 reviews
72%
90 reviews
70%
7 reviews
Average
83%
362 reviews
85%
333 reviews
79%
176 reviews
77%
173 reviews
76%
171 reviews
82%
12 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Audio Technica Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 6 industry awards for Audio Technica headphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by Audio Technica to other popular headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Audio Technica has won 6 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats Audio Technica
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
3
5
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
3
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
4
4
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
2
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
tek.no logo
2
2
2
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
1
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
avforums.com logo
4
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
51
33
20
26
9
1
Total
118
78
44
47
19
6

How Reliable Are Audio Technica Headphones?

We checked over 39,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Audio Technica headphones. 83% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Audio Technica headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% of reviewers think Audio Technica headphones are reliable.

So, most people think that Audio Technica headphones are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Audio Technica headphones that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

well built
innerfidelity.com
The construction is quite durable
Bcchardware.com
Can operate iPhone/iPad/iPod using built in remote
amazon.co.uk
Good sturdy design
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

Not as robust as the Bose
amazon.co.uk
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