Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS and ATH-LS300iS In-Ear Headphones – Two Different Worlds

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Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS and ATH-LS300iS In-Ear Headphones – Two Different Worlds

The headphone gurus at Audio Technica have a new line of in-ear headphones featuring multiple drivers. This has audiophiles and music lovers asking what the difference is between the ATH-LS200iS (2-drivers) and the ATH-LS300iS (3-drivers). Well the headphone experts at Audio46 have the inside scoop on the difference in sound on these two IEMs. Let’s take an in-depth look.

Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS and ATH-LS300iS In-Ear Headphones Comparison

The Similarities

Both the ATH-LS200iS and ATH-LS300iS share the same housing design and come with the same accessories.

In the box you’ll find the following:

  • ATH-LS200iS or ATH-LS300iS earphones
  • Detachable A2DC 3.9 ft cable with 1/8″ jack
  • Heavy duty carrying case
  • 6 pairs of eartips

The earphone housing is crafted from aluminum and Tritan resin and the A2DC cable is a durable wire with customizable over-ear hooks to keep the IEM in place.

The Big Difference

The differences come when you take a look at the specs and listen to these very different in-ear headphones. We’ll start first with the ATH-LS200iS dual driver IEM and talk about the sound signature.

ATH-LS200iS

Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS Dual Driver IEM
Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS Dual Driver IEM

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Specifications
Frequency Response: 20 – 16,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 3 mW
Sensitivity: 110 dB/mW
Impedance: 47 ohms
Weight: 6.0 g (0.2 oz) (without cable)
Cable: Detachable 1.2 m (3.9′) with A2DC connectors
Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8″) gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
Accessories Included: Silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), carrying case

Sound Signature
As you can see in the specs, the ATH-LS200iS has a frequency range of 20Hz to 16,000Hz and has an impedance of 47 Ohms. After listening to this dual balanced armature IEM you’ll discover it has a balanced frequency response. This kind of sound signature works exceedingly well when listening to classical, jazz, symphonic and certain sub-genres of rock music.

Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS with A2DC cable
Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS with A2DC cable

 

ATH-LS300iS

Audio Technica ATH-LS300iS
Audio Technica ATH-LS300iS

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Specifications
Frequency Response: 18 – 18,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 3 mW
Sensitivity: 106 dB/mW
Impedance: 15 ohms
Weight: 11.0 g (0.4 oz) (without cable)
Cable: Detachable 1.2 m (3.9′) with A2DC connectors
Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8″) gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
Accessories Included: Silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), hard carrying case

Sound Signature
The Audio Technica ATH-LS300iS features a slightly wider frequency range at 18Hz to 18,000Hz and has an impedance of only 15 Ohms. Mix this with the triple balanced armatures and you’ll discover a more robust sound with a nice boost in the bass. This sound signature sounds excellent when listening to dance, electronic, pop and rock music genres.

Audio Technica ATH-LS300iS with A2DC Cable
Audio Technica ATH-LS300iS with A2DC Cable

Summary

Summing it all up, the Audio Technica ATH-LS200iS and ATH-LS300iS have similarities is body style and accessories but it’s the frequency response, impedance and number of drivers that really make the big difference.

If you’re a big fan of classical, jazz, chamber or symphonic music you’re going to love the ATH-LS200iS IEM. The clean balanced sound is incredible and will have you rediscovering your music library all over again.

On the other hand the ATH-LS300iS IEM will wow music listeners who like a good kick in the low frequencies. The bass is phenomenal and suited perfectly for EDM, pop and rock music.

Stop by Audio46 in person or shop the Audio Technica headphone store at Audio46 online to check out the full line of Audio Technica headphones.

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below or call us during the store hours to talk to one of our headphone experts.

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