Audio-Technica’s new ATH-S600 headphones don’t break much new ground when it comes to sound quality, but that’s not why consumers might be interested in the new cans. What makes the headphones interesting is their over-ear design with a headband that wraps around the back of the wearer’s head to protect their well-coiffed hairstyle.
Even though extra tension is required to keep the ATH-S600 headphones secured to one’s head, Audio-Technica claims they’re just as comfortable to wear as over-the-head designs. And because the band is shorter overall, the behind-the-head design makes these headphones slightly more compact and portable. Pricing info hasn’t been announced just yet, but the ATH-S600s are expected to go on sale in Japan in just a few weeks, and then hopefully they will be available in other parts of the world too, eventually. [Audio Technica Japan via Akihabara News]