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Should You Buy an Audio Technica Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 03 June 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 44,000 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 $214 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 $136.

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. 61 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Audio Technica is the 61st best headphones brand out there.

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95%
95%
2,957 reviews
#2
JBL
92%
92%
831 reviews
#3
92%
92%
2,784 reviews
#4
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
1,363 reviews
#5
87%
87%
2,596 reviews
#6
JayBird
86%
86%
862 reviews
#7
Netherlands
85%
85%
64 reviews
#8
Beats
85%
85%
3,302 reviews
#9
Bose
84%
84%
2,115 reviews
#10
AKG
84%
84%
171 reviews
#11
84%
84%
1,032 reviews
#12
JLab Audio
83%
83%
2 reviews
#13
Plantronics
83%
83%
1,088 reviews
#14
Jabra
82%
82%
1,093 reviews
#15
Urbanears
79%
79%
171 reviews
#16
Monster
79%
79%
441 reviews
#17
House Of Marley
78%
78%
478 reviews
#18
JLab
78%
78%
46 reviews
#19
Focal
78%
78%
79 reviews
#20
Steelseries
77%
77%
814 reviews
#21
Bowers & Wilkins
76%
76%
491 reviews
#22
Audeze
76%
76%
75 reviews
#23
Razer
76%
76%
869 reviews
#24
Apple
76%
76%
1,314 reviews
#25
Beyerdynamic
76%
76%
104 reviews
#26
RHA
75%
75%
67 reviews
#27
1More
75%
75%
82 reviews
#28
Bang & Olufsen
75%
75%
250 reviews
#29
Marshall
75%
75%
19 reviews
#30
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
1 review
#31
Shure
74%
74%
729 reviews
#32
Urbanista
74%
74%
64 reviews
#33
Audiofly
74%
74%
56 reviews
#34
Koss
74%
74%
100 reviews
#35
Logitech
Switzerland
74%
74%
191 reviews
#36
FiiO
73%
73%
31 reviews
#37
72%
72%
6 reviews
#38
Fitbit
72%
72%
26 reviews
#39
NAD
72%
72%
26 reviews
#40
Edifier
72%
72%
12 reviews
#41
Yamaha
71%
71%
4 reviews
#42
Master & Dynamic
71%
71%
171 reviews
#43
Denon
71%
71%
12 reviews
#44
SOL REPUBLIC
71%
71%
10 reviews
#45
Aftershokz
70%
70%
102 reviews
#46
HiFiMAN
70%
70%
17 reviews
#47
Libratone
70%
70%
116 reviews
#48
JAM
69%
69%
2 reviews
#49
OnePlus
69%
69%
86 reviews
#50
Brainwavz
69%
69%
23 reviews
#51
68%
68%
10 reviews
#52
Moki
68%
68%
19 reviews
#53
Betron
68%
68%
590 reviews
#54
Microsoft
68%
68%
36 reviews
#55
ifrogz
68%
68%
25 reviews
#56
Huawei
67%
67%
25 reviews
#57
Samsung
South Korea
67%
67%
790 reviews
#58
Westone
67%
67%
3 reviews
#59
Japan
67%
67%
3 reviews
#60
Anker
67%
67%
79 reviews
#61
67%
67%
13 reviews
#62
Turtle Beach
67%
67%
937 reviews
#63
Definitive Technology
67%
67%
9 reviews
#64
KRK
66%
66%
64 reviews
#65
Accutone
66%
66%
6 reviews
#66
KitSound
66%
66%
8 reviews
#67
YURBUDS
66%
66%
478 reviews
#68
Crazybaby
65%
65%
17 reviews
#69
Braven
65%
65%
6 reviews
#70
Cygnett
64%
64%
7 reviews
#71
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#72
EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#73
Teufel
64%
64%
41 reviews
#74
Coloud
63%
63%
2 reviews
#75
JAYS
63%
63%
54 reviews
#76
Bragi
62%
62%
50 reviews
#77
Happy Plugs
62%
62%
1 review
#78
Sudio
61%
61%
35 reviews
#79
Nokia
61%
61%
6 reviews
#80
Klipsch
61%
61%
0 reviews
#81
Cowin
61%
61%
5 reviews
#82
Scosche
60%
60%
1 review
#83
DEFUNC
60%
60%
2 reviews
#84
Motorola
60%
60%
5 reviews
#85
iHip
60%
60%
0 reviews
#86
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#87
Trust
60%
60%
38 reviews
#88
Supersonic
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#89
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#90
Veho
59%
59%
0 reviews
#91
LG
South Korea
59%
59%
0 reviews
#92
Ultrasone
58%
58%
3 reviews
#93
Stax
58%
58%
0 reviews
#94
PureGear
58%
58%
1 review
#95
Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
#96
Avid
58%
58%
0 reviews
#97
Adesso
57%
57%
0 reviews
#98
Sephia
56%
56%
0 reviews
#99
Adidas
56%
56%
0 reviews
#100
Cyber Acoustics
56%
56%
0 reviews
#101
Kensington
56%
56%
0 reviews
#102
Rockville
56%
56%
0 reviews
#103
Reloop
55%
55%
0 reviews
#104
Direct Sound
55%
55%
0 reviews
#105
Tascam
55%
55%
0 reviews
#106
DearEar
54%
54%
3 reviews
#107
Senso
54%
54%
0 reviews
#108
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#109
Califone
53%
53%
0 reviews
#110
Power Acoustik
53%
53%
0 reviews
#111
Numark
53%
53%
0 reviews
#112
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#113
AIAIAI
53%
53%
0 reviews
#114
Verbatim
52%
52%
0 reviews
#115
Wraps
52%
52%
0 reviews
#116
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#117
Puro Sound Labs
52%
52%
0 reviews
#118
Ergoguys
52%
52%
0 reviews
#119
Aluratek
52%
52%
0 reviews
#120
Xblitz
51%
51%
0 reviews
#121
Cord Cruncher
51%
51%
0 reviews
#122
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#123
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#124
Hamilton Buhl
51%
51%
0 reviews
#125
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#126
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#127
Kicker
51%
51%
0 reviews
#128
Blue Microphones
50%
50%
0 reviews
#129
Vivanco
50%
50%
0 reviews
#130
SMS Audio
50%
50%
0 reviews
#131
Noontec
50%
50%
0 reviews
#132
Groov-e
50%
50%
0 reviews
#133
VisionTek
50%
50%
0 reviews
#134
Asus
Taiwan
50%
50%
1 review
#135
iLuv
50%
50%
0 reviews
#136
Monoprice
50%
50%
0 reviews
#137
PRYMA
50%
50%
0 reviews
#138
Grado
50%
50%
0 reviews
#139
Quad
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

At an average purchase price of $136, Audio Technica headphones tend to be more expensive than most other headphones brands.

There's a smaller selection of Audio Technica headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with only 3 Audio Technica headphones currently on the market in the US. Audio Technica also have worse reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Audio Technica headphones being 59%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,999
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$136
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,199
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
1
4 stars
1
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 50% of expert reviews and 43% of user reviews for Audio Technica headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 83% 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
77%
20 reviews
82%
29 reviews
74%
11 reviews
75%
9 reviews
77%
23 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
80%
30 reviews
78%
17 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
82%
10 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
6 reviews
75%
4 reviews
73%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
91%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
72%
6 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
35%
1 review
58%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
85%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
83%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
72%
3 reviews
74%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 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
tomsguide.com logo
75%
2 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
7 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
90%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
226 reviews
79%
207 reviews
75%
115 reviews
71%
120 reviews
73%
90 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Average
84%
378 reviews
85%
328 reviews
78%
181 reviews
77%
173 reviews
75%
167 reviews
66%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Audio Technica Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for an 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 1 award 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
2
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
2
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
3
4
Techradar logo
3
2
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
tek.no logo
2
2
2
avforums.com logo
5
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
Other Expert Sites
52
31
18
27
7
1
Total
117
77
41
47
19
1

How Reliable Are Audio Technica Headphones?

We checked over 44,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Audio Technica headphones. 80% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Audio Technica headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% 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

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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