Hands on: Audio-Technica ATH-AWAS (Asada Zakura) review

Audio-Technica’s latest model in its Wooden headphones range, the ATH-AWAS – or the Audio-Technica Asada Zakura, if you prefer – build on two decades of wooden-backed audiophile headphones, alongside the flagship ATH-AWKT.

Crafted using a rare Japanese wood, these over-ear headphones certainly look the part, but how do they sound? We had the chance to test them out briefly at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2020, and while they’re expensive, there’s no denying that the ATH-AWAS sound exceptionally good.

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