Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z
Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z
Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z

Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z: Closed full-size headphones of a new generation

Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z are closed full-size headphones of a new generation, occupying a pre-top position in the proprietary Art Monitor series, second only to the flagship ATH-A2000Z . The company positions this model as Hi-Fi stereo phones that can unlock the potential of high-resolution audio recordings. The stated frequency range is from 5 Hz to 43 kHz.


The lightweight, elegant earcups of the Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z headphones are made of high-strength aluminum and have a metallic red color. The model uses updated 53mm drivers with voice coils, the wires of which are made of OFC-7N purified copper. The self-adjusting headband mount (3D Wing) with soft “paws” is adjustable in three planes and guarantees all the necessary comfort for long listening sessions. Comfortable listening is also facilitated by soft, ergonomic ear pads of sufficient thickness that guarantee excellent sound insulation. The design uses the proprietary Double Air Damping System (DADS) – double damping of secondary sound vibrations. This technology helps expand the frequency range and allows you to get deeper and more natural bass. The headphones also use a lightweight, rigid magnesium baffle to reduce unwanted vibrations.

The Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z headphones feature a straight, two-way, non-detachable four-conductor cable with separate grounding for the left and right channels. The cord is 3 meters long and its conductors are made of highly purified oxygen-free copper (OFC-6N + OFC). A gold-plated mini-jack is used as a plug, and a screw-on adapter is used to connect to standard connectors of larger diameter (6.3 mm).


The Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z model is designed for a maximum input power of 2 W, has a sensitivity of 101 dB and has a low impedance of 44 ohms. The sound of the model is distinguished by crystal purity and transparency, smooth tonal balance, natural musical presentation, as well as fairly deep articulated bass. According to the information presented on the official website of the Audio-Technica company, these stereo phones are assembled in Japan.

Characteristics of Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z

Type closed full-size headphones
Category wired
Emitters 2 x 53 mm, broadband drivers, coils wound with wires made of OFC-7N copper
Frequency range 5–43000 Hz
Impedance 44 Ohm
Sensitivity 101 dB/mW
Maximum power 2000 mW
Cup material aluminum
Cable straight, double-sided, 4-wire; material: copper OFC-6N + OFC
Cable length 3 m
Plug gold-plated connector 3.5 mm; adapter for 6.3 mm jack
Weight 265 g