LEEDS, England, October 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio-Technica has Christmas wrapped up this year, with a list of fabulous headphone models for each family member. From cool kids to hi-fi lovers, there's something for everyone to ensure a little extra peace on Earth this Christmas Day.

Young Disco Divas

Audio-Technica's stylish ATH-CKF500 earphones (GBP25 RRP) are perfect for today's music-loving young ladies. Embellished with rhinestone detailing and elegant calligraphy, the ATH-CKF500 comes with a chic key-shaped cable wrap in a choice of black, ivory and pink/gold finishes.

Budding DJs

Wannabe Pete Tongs need look no further than the ATH-SJ3 headphones (GBP35 RRP) with their swiveling earpieces for one-ear DJ-style monitoring and deep bass response. Available in black or white finishes, the ATH-SJ3 features superclub-style looks that belie its price.

Teen Tastemakers

Fashion-conscious teens will love Audio-Technica's retro-styled ATH-RE70 headphones (GBP79 RRP) finished in white with complementary dark tan leather earpads and headband. Universal swiveling connection makes for the perfect fit and 40mm drivers ensure the headphones sound as good as they look.

Urban Cool Kids

Hip-hop and r'n'b lovers are perfectly catered for with the ATH-WS50 earphones (GBP69) from Audio-Technica's Solid Bass Series. With a special Dual Chamber mechanism and 40mm drivers, the headphones deliver rich, deep bass response and crystal clarity.

iPhone Addicts

iPhone users will find Audio-Technica's ATH-CK400i (GBP35 RRP) the ideal partner for their Apple device. The ATH-CK400i is a wired stereo headset with microphone and comes with an Apple in-line controller unit to control volume, select music tracks or video, record voice and answer calls.

Groovy Dads

Audio-Technica's Solid Bass Series is perfect for Dads with attitude. The super-portable ATH-CKS90 earphones (GBP120 RRP) feature a special Dual Chamber design for full-bodied bass response and also benefit from two-position post earpieces to tailor the fit.

Frequent Flyers

Business travellers will appreciate the excellent noise-cancelling properties of Audio-Technica's ATH-ANC7b headphones (GBP189 RRP). Plane and train journeys are made a pleasure by the model's clever electronics, which eliminate external noise by up to 90% while 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets deliver stunning high-fidelity sound.

Hi-fi Guys

The classic open-backed ATH-AD700 headphones (GBP139 RRP) have a magnesium wing design and velvet earpads for supremely comfortable long listening sessions, and an expansive tonal range due to their open back design.

Hi-fi Connoisseurs

For the hi-fi guy, Audio-Technica's new and improved ATH-W1000X (GBP649 RRP) represents pure indulgence with its hand-finished American black cherry wood housings and stunning sounding 53mm OFC drivers. An advanced redesigned 3D wing support system ensures luxurious listening comfort, while the new floating mount system enhances the natural qualities of the wooden housings and a special 'dual air dampening' system delivers more linear response. The ATH-W1000X won 'Best Home On-Ear Headphones GBP500-GBP800' at this year's prestigious What Hi-Fi magazine awards.

Making it easy for the whole family to get what they want in their Christmas stockings this year, the above Audio-Technica headphone models are available directly from http://www.audiotechnicashop.com

About Audio-Technica

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry. Users of Audio-Technica microphones and headphones include Katherine Jenkins, Metallica, Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, The Pigeon Detectives, Ben Mynott and Eddie Halliwell.

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