The Audio-Technica ATH-WS55 undoubtedly lives up to its being as a solid bass headphone. With this baby, listening to my favorite dubstep songs on my iPhone is even more engaging. Thanks to the textured bass this headphone gives off.


The ATH-WS55 Solid Bass headphones deliver incredibly full and textured bass, along with the astonishing clarity and fidelity for which Audio-Technica is renowned. Audio-Technica’s sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling, maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range. The headphones feature 40 mm drivers for powerful sound and efficient signal transfer.

    • Solid Bass System with new double air chamber reproduces richer and deeper bass
    • Acoustically sealed oval earpads help prevent sound leakage
    • Smooth, easily adjustable headband slider ensures a comfortable fit
    • 40 mm drivers reproduce powerful sound
    • Foldable headphones are easy to store and carry
  • Available in black (ATH-WS55BK) and red/black (ATH-WS55BRD)

Sound Quality

Audio-Technica is renowned for producing headphones that give off amazingly clear, rich and “oomphy” bassline. The headphone though does not completely surround my ear (yes, I have really big ears) thus external noise still pass through. My experience is, of course, very relative. If you’re looking for an affordable headphone with almost similar caliber that can outperform other expensive headphones, consider the Audio-Technica ATH-WS55.



If you’re an aspiring DJ or a casual listener, the ATH-WS55 is perfect for you. The synthetic leather-covered ear cushions provides additional comfort; while the head band gives additional head support. The cable is tangle-free, thereby making it less annoying.

The ear cushion can also be twisted back so you can easily keep it without occupying too much space.

Design & Durability

At this point, I cannot separate design and durability. Over-all, the ATH-WS55 looks very sturdy and durable. The metal finish of the plate where the logo of Audio-Technica is placed adds glamor and luxury to this headphone.

Although some find this kind of headphone look dorky for the average Filipino, I still believe that function and necessity should always be utmost priorities when purchasing and using a headphone.

The Audio-Technica ATH-WS55 is available for PhP3,799. You can visit Astrovision/Plus stores and Egghead in Robinson if you wish to try it out..

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