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Audio-Technica U.S. ATH-WS99

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Audio-Technica U.S. ATH-WS99. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and price. The bass quality and size also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability. There are some critical comments about the noise isolation and comfort.

sound, size, bass quality, price, usability

comfort, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Audio-Technica U.S. ATH-WS99 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Audio-Technica U.S. ATH-WS99 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the sound. The price is also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the comfort and noise isolation.

bass quality, price, sound

size, noise isolation, comfort

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Audio-Technica Solid Bass Portable Headphones with Apple In-Line Controller

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 review


The headphones are described as acoustically sealed, said to minimise bass sound leakage, although they're not really a closed-back design – some midrange energy did leak out of the ‘double air chamber system', making them less suitable as a headphone...

Well-balanced and versatile, the Audio-Technica headphones are revealing without becoming tiring – either sonically or in comfort terms. They deliver in sound quality but at the price we'd hope for more premium build quality and accessories.

Jul, 2013

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Audio Technica ATH-WS99


An inoffensive pair of cans that need to offer a touch more if they're to stand out from the crowd

Comfortable ; Sound has adequate detail

Unremarkable design ; Sound needs more subtlety and precision at this price

Overall, the ATH-WS99s are inoffensive, yet they’re largely content with just doing the job.


Consumer review by: Tyler Nicolo (

Lots of BASS without too many sacrifices.


First thing you're going to notice with these cans is, of course, the bass. When properly amp'd, these things almost pop off your head. I haven't heard the JVC sz2000 or the Sony XB1000, but these have the most bass I've experienced so far. Some cans...

Great low end, very punchy, crisp highs

Mids suffer a bit

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Mottom (

excellent phones


These phones have largely been ignored because AT did a lousy job of advertising and promoting them. I took a flyer on them hoping that they'd be a great portable for commmuting and use at work. After more than a year with them, I'd gladly make the...

great bass and better soundstage + midrange than people expect from a $170 phone

no carry case

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired