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Should You Buy an Audio Technica Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 22 December 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 55,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 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 $130.

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. 51 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Audio Technica is the 51st best headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
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#2
JBL
95%
95%
1,993 reviews
#3
93%
93%
2,838 reviews
#4
AKG
88%
88%
219 reviews
#5
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
1,361 reviews
#6
88%
88%
3,079 reviews
#7
Beats
87%
87%
4,983 reviews
#8
Netherlands
85%
85%
94 reviews
#9
Jabra
85%
85%
1,111 reviews
#10
Bose
85%
85%
2,182 reviews
#11
JLab
85%
85%
1,641 reviews
#12
Plantronics
85%
85%
1,231 reviews
#13
JLab Audio
84%
84%
2 reviews
#14
JayBird
84%
84%
862 reviews
#15
Shure
83%
83%
896 reviews
#16
83%
83%
1,039 reviews
#17
Soundcore
83%
83%
570 reviews
#18
Koss
82%
82%
935 reviews
#19
Urbanista
81%
81%
103 reviews
#20
Razer
81%
81%
873 reviews
#21
Monster
80%
80%
441 reviews
#22
Urbanears
79%
79%
176 reviews
#23
78%
78%
479 reviews
#24
1More
78%
78%
161 reviews
#25
Bowers & Wilkins
78%
78%
568 reviews
#26
Audeze
78%
78%
79 reviews
#27
Apple
78%
78%
1,294 reviews
#28
Focal
77%
77%
79 reviews
#29
Yamaha
77%
77%
44 reviews
#30
RHA
77%
77%
67 reviews
#31
Beyerdynamic
76%
76%
104 reviews
#32
Bang & Olufsen
76%
76%
288 reviews
#33
Samsung
South Korea
76%
76%
787 reviews
#34
Japan
76%
76%
3 reviews
#35
Steelseries
75%
75%
814 reviews
#36
Marshall
75%
75%
19 reviews
#37
KRK
74%
74%
64 reviews
#38
Huawei
73%
73%
34 reviews
#39
Kingston
73%
73%
44 reviews
#40
Audiofly
73%
73%
49 reviews
#41
FiiO
72%
72%
31 reviews
#42
YURBUDS
72%
72%
476 reviews
#43
Veho
72%
72%
3 reviews
#44
Master & Dynamic
72%
72%
171 reviews
#45
Fitbit
72%
72%
26 reviews
#46
Plantronic
71%
71%
0 reviews
#47
Edifier
71%
71%
12 reviews
#48
Libratone
71%
71%
106 reviews
#49
71%
71%
10 reviews
#50
Logitech
Switzerland
70%
70%
191 reviews
#51
70%
70%
13 reviews
#52
LG
South Korea
70%
70%
3 reviews
#53
Aftershokz
70%
70%
102 reviews
#54
Turtle Beach
69%
69%
950 reviews
#55
OnePlus
69%
69%
87 reviews
#56
FIIL
68%
68%
31 reviews
#57
Braven
68%
68%
6 reviews
#58
HiFiMAN
68%
68%
17 reviews
#59
Sudio
68%
68%
42 reviews
#60
Betron
68%
68%
587 reviews
#61
JAM
68%
68%
2 reviews
#62
Denon
68%
68%
12 reviews
#63
ifrogz
68%
68%
25 reviews
#64
NAD
67%
67%
26 reviews
#65
Microsoft
67%
67%
35 reviews
#66
SOL REPUBLIC
67%
67%
10 reviews
#67
Accutone
67%
67%
6 reviews
#68
66%
66%
2 reviews
#69
Brainwavz
66%
66%
23 reviews
#70
Westone
66%
66%
3 reviews
#71
66%
66%
6 reviews
#72
HyperX
65%
65%
832 reviews
#73
Moki
65%
65%
19 reviews
#74
EARIN
65%
65%
17 reviews
#75
Coloud
64%
64%
2 reviews
#76
JAYS
64%
64%
57 reviews
#77
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#78
64%
64%
10 reviews
#79
Wicked Audio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#80
Definitive Technology
64%
64%
9 reviews
#81
Crazybaby
64%
64%
17 reviews
#82
Happy Plugs
64%
64%
3 reviews
#83
Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
#84
Harman Kardon
62%
62%
2 reviews
#85
Bragi
62%
62%
64 reviews
#86
Klipsch
62%
62%
0 reviews
#87
Corsair
61%
61%
969 reviews
#88
Cowin
61%
61%
5 reviews
#89
Anker
61%
61%
13 reviews
#90
DEFUNC
61%
61%
2 reviews
#91
Scosche
61%
61%
1 review
#92
iHip
60%
60%
0 reviews
#93
Ultrasone
60%
60%
3 reviews
#94
Sandberg
60%
60%
10 reviews
#95
Sephia
59%
59%
0 reviews
#96
Motorola
59%
59%
3 reviews
#97
Mackie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#98
Google
59%
59%
78 reviews
#99
Supersonic
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#100
CAD Audio
59%
59%
0 reviews
#101
Cyber Acoustics
59%
59%
0 reviews
#102
Cygnett
59%
59%
7 reviews
#103
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#104
Volkano
58%
58%
0 reviews
#105
DearEar
58%
58%
3 reviews
#106
Sentry
57%
57%
0 reviews
#107
Adesso
57%
57%
0 reviews
#108
Kensington
57%
57%
0 reviews
#109
Lenovo
China
57%
57%
4 reviews
#110
Tascam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#111
Adidas
56%
56%
0 reviews
#112
Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
#113
Rockville
56%
56%
0 reviews
#114
Reloop
55%
55%
0 reviews
#115
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#116
Direct Sound
54%
54%
0 reviews
#117
Power Acoustik
53%
53%
0 reviews
#118
iLuv
53%
53%
0 reviews
#119
AIAIAI
53%
53%
0 reviews
#120
Califone
53%
53%
0 reviews
#121
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#122
Numark
53%
53%
0 reviews
#123
Belkin
53%
53%
0 reviews
#124
Wraps
53%
53%
0 reviews
#125
Dynamode
53%
53%
0 reviews
#126
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#127
Verbatim
53%
53%
0 reviews
#128
VisionTek
52%
52%
0 reviews
#129
Blue Microphones
52%
52%
0 reviews
#130
Cord Cruncher
52%
52%
0 reviews
#131
HP
United States
52%
52%
0 reviews
#132
BuddyPhones
52%
52%
0 reviews
#133
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#134
Senso
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Hamilton Buhl
51%
51%
0 reviews
#136
Monoprice
51%
51%
0 reviews
#137
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#139
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#140
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#141
Groov-e
51%
51%
0 reviews
#142
Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
#143
SMS Audio
51%
51%
0 reviews
#144
Noontec
51%
51%
0 reviews
#145
Asus
Taiwan
50%
50%
1 review
#146
Vic Firth
50%
50%
0 reviews
#147
B&O
50%
50%
0 reviews
#148
Xqisit
50%
50%
0 reviews
#149
Puro Sound Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#150
PureGear
50%
50%
1 review
#151
Waverly Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#152
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

There's a smaller selection of Audio Technica headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with only 5 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 58%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,649
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$130
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,299
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 89% and 84% 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 Beats Jabra Audio Technica
CNET.com logo
77%
23 reviews
81%
24 reviews
76%
14 reviews
76%
25 reviews
75%
9 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
77%
24 reviews
83%
15 reviews
67%
9 reviews
79%
13 reviews
83%
9 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
80%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
75%
6 reviews
73%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
89%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
76%
8 reviews
71%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
88%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
84%
11 reviews
100%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
75%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
9 reviews
78%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
58%
3 reviews
35%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
75%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
83%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
85%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
88%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
78%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
84%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
72%
3 reviews
78%
3 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
3 reviews
81%
4 reviews
72%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
88%
5 reviews
91%
2 reviews
92%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
88%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
82%
5 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
77%
216 reviews
79%
202 reviews
74%
149 reviews
70%
119 reviews
70%
128 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Average
82%
358 reviews
85%
314 reviews
78%
229 reviews
76%
209 reviews
78%
178 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 Beats Jabra Audio Technica
Lydogbilde.no logo
10
7
3
7
5
altomdata.dk logo
3
3
3
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
Techradar logo
3
2
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
3
1
1
2
digitallife.se logo
2
2
2
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
avforums.com logo
5
1
innerfidelity.com logo
1
4
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
99mac.se logo
2
1
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
Other Expert Sites
49
34
26
12
26
1
Total
103
79
51
29
48
1

How Reliable Are Audio Technica Headphones?

We checked over 55,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Audio Technica headphones. 67% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Audio Technica headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

67% 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
Built in microphone so the cable just has to be an iPhone compatible trip section jackplug
amazon.co.uk
Good sturdy design
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

Not as robust as the Bose
amazon.co.uk
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