Audio Technica ATH AWAS closed back headphone. Audiophile closed back design with Japanese Cherry wood ear cups, hand made in Japan, with a half gloss finish to bring out the beauty in the wood. AWAS feature Audio Technica's latest high end sleek, comfy magnesium headband and two 3m detachable cables.
The AWAS use unique DLC (diamond-like carbon) 53 mm drivers for optimal performance. Fairly easy to drive, with a tight seal around the ear and an ultra wide frequency response. A fantastic new flagship caliber closed back headphone - very comfy, beautifully built - the wood and headband are as nice as you can find - and a wonderful balance to the sound.
Headfonia.com : long 4 page review: Audio Technica has done a wonderful job of making a great-sounding and great-looking pair of closed-back headphones in the ATH-AWAS. They’re warm, inviting, and easy-to-love. Plus, they genuinely have the technical performance to back it up. If they were the same price as the ATH-AWKT I’d pick them in a heartbeat for both their sound quality and the bump-up in comfort. For $500 less than the ATH-AWKT, I’d do it even more quickly.