Our Verdict An excellent pair of on-ears for the bass-loving iPhone-owner For Weighty, punchy and exciting bass Against Nothing Reviewed on 9th November 2011 It’s always refreshing when a manufacturer listens to criticism and sets out to fix things, which is what Audio-Technica has done with the ATH-WS55i headphones. The original ATH-WS55 model was designed to have lots of bass, but it was also rather overbearing and fat at the bottom. With the 55i model, though, Audio-Technica has really hit on a fine balance. The bass is still weighty, chunky and deep, but it is also more taut and less overbearing, which leads to a delivery that’s full-bodied and rich, but also punchy and exciting. True, there are some fine alternatives to these headphones, including Audio-Technica’s own ATH-ES55, that offer greater insight and timing, but these WS55is are an undeniably satisfying listen. The three-button, Apple-compatible remote, closed-back design and firm, noise-isolating fit add to the appeal of these fine ’phones. More after the break See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi on TwitterJoin whathifi on Facebook Where to buy View all » Audio Technica ATH-WS55i £78.99 New, used, refurbished and collectable products at great prices, safely and securely from third parties, at Amazon.co.uk. View Offer £81.80 View Offer Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the week Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 02:26pm Headphones catch fire mid-flight, injuring airline passenger Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 04:26pm The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 04:44pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 03:56pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am ATH-WS55i Audio Technica Headphones Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.