Audio-Technica Consumer Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive

Audio-Technica Consumer Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive

Audio-Technica Consumer Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive

B&H # AUATHDSR9BT MFR # ATH-DSR9BT
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Product Highlights

  • 45mm Drivers
  • Bluetooth 4.2 with NFC
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 45 kHz
  • Up to 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio Playback
  • Eight-Device Memory
  • Built-In Microphone and Audio Controls
  • Up to 15-Hour Battery Life
  • Includes Audio/Charging Cable, Carry Bag
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Audio-Technica Consumer ATH-DSR9BT overview

  • 1Description

Go wireless with the Audio-Technica Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive. These on-ear headphones have 45mm drivers that deliver frequencies from 5 Hz to 40 kHz. They connect to your device with Bluetooth 4.2 and can remember up to eight devices, connecting automatically to the last one used. NFC is on-board for easy pairing, and LED indicators display connection and battery status.

The headphones have a microphone for calls as well as volume and playback controls. Heat-reactive, memory foam-padded earcups and headband improve comfort. The lithium-ion polymer battery lasts for up to 15 hours or up to 1000 hours on standby and takes approximately four hours to recharge with the included USB cable.

Pure Digital Drive
Pure Digital Drive allows these headphones to operate without using the digital/audio converter found in traditional wireless headphones. It uses Trigence Semiconductor's Dnote chipset to process wireless digital audio signals, relying on the chipset's digital pulses to move the voice coil and diaphragm.
True Motion Drivers
The 45mm True Motion Drivers use specially designed diaphragms with DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating and four-core twisted OFC-7N voice coils to reproduce sound. Acoustic resistors control airflow around the diaphragm for balanced sound. The assembly is housed in a layered aluminum chassis to reduce unwanted resonance and isolate the circuitry from the housing's acoustic space.
Codecs
Compatible with Qualcomm aptX HD, aptX, AAC, and SBC codecs for wireless transmission with a resolution up to 24-bit/48 kHz.
Hi-Resolution Audio
When connected to a computer or digital playback device with the included 6.6' audio/charging cable, the headphones can reproduce Hi-Res audio for a more detailed listening experience.
In the Box
Audio-Technica Consumer Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive
  • Micro-USB to USB Charging/Audio Cable
  • Hard Case
  • Cable Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica Consumer ATH-DSR9BT specs

    Headphone
    Driver Size 1.77" / 45 mm
    Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
    General
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (Wireless)
    4 Hz to 40 kHz (Wired)
    Sensitivity 97 dB
    Impedance 38 Ohms
    Microphone
    Type Condenser
    Pickup Pattern Omni-Directional
    Frequency Response 50 Hz to 4 kHz
    Sensitivity -44 dB at 1 kHz / 1 V
    Wireless Connectivity
    Audio Compatibility AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD
    Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
    AVRCP
    HFP
    HSP
    Bluetooth 4.2
    Bluetooth Power Class 2
    Wireless Range 32.8' / 10 m
    Frequency 2.4 GHz (2402 to 2480 MHz)
    Maximum Paired Devices 8
    NFC Yes
    Wired Connectivity
    Charging Port on Earpiece Micro-USB
    Battery
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
    Runtime 15 Hours
    1000 Hours (Standby)
    Recharge Time 4 Hours
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    Physical
    LED Indicator Yes
    Cable Length 6.6' / 2.0 m
    Weight 11.1 oz / 315.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 8.9 x 3.8"

    Audio-Technica Consumer ATH-DSR9BT reviews

    Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great audio characteristics, not so great build quality I can clearly see where the budget went in the development of these headphones. What you are paying for here is the technology in the headphones, and I'm definitely very pleased by how effective the DACless process is at creating clean sound with a relatively wide and deep soundstage. The problem here is that much less attention was paid to the fit and finish, and it's very obvious when in active use. The plastic creaks at every movement of your head, the buttons rattle in the sliding mechanism, the pads don't seal very well against ambient noise. It's a little disappointing, but understandable. I'm not sure just how liable to breakage these headphones will be over daily use, I suppose I'll have to find out.
    Date published: 2018-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Cans Got these while in Japan last month while looking for wireless headphones that could replace my B&W P7s that I lost (but were too small for my ears) and the B&O H9s that I had just returned since they hurt so much to wear (the headband KILLS!). All in all, love these cans, they're the best I've had so far. Sound is crisp, deep, and powerful. Isolation is nice, even though there's no active noise cancellation. They're also super comfortable. What I don't like: - Why use a standard USB port but make the entrance so small that none but the supplied cable fits? I have a bunch of Anker kevlar cables throughout my house and office (both USB and lightning) so that I can plug in my devices wherever and not worry, but these cans don't work with them (or any of my other cables for that matter). So yet another cable that I have to manage :( - Walking with the cans makes rattling noises since lots of the outer materials are chintzy. Specifically, the volume button rattles. - The cans make squeaky noises from plastic rubbing on plastic when you move the ear cups. - The controls are terrible. It's really hard to find the pause / unpause button since it's just a plastic window that responds to touch. The placement is super awkward. The cans have their own volume, separate from your device. Adjusting the volume on the cans does not adjust the volume on your device, so you have two places to turn up / down potentially. Pressing and holding volume up / down goes to previous / next track. No, I want to make it louder, not go to the next track, ugh! - 0/5 calls were successful with the cans since the mics are terrible...thankfully I don't make many calls! Overall, since for me comfort & sound quality are the most important thing, these are a total win. I can live with the other parts and realize that folks haven't made a perfect device yet. I wish that AT checked out the B&W P7 for example of how to do buttons...
    Date published: 2017-03-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from For the money, they are not that great Cannot paired to multiple devices, i have to disconect the other, my monster roc and bose quiet comfort 35 have a big lead over these headphones, cannot used my own micro usb cables, the one provided is cheap, long waiting for these to buy, to only be dissapointed and these are going back and get my money back, i'll stick with my monster roc and bose. First time and sure last time i buy an audio technica product
    Date published: 2017-05-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So close I'm so conflicted with these headphones. The sound is extraordinarily sweet and clean. Stereo separation accurately reflects the mix with no weird enhancements. Instrument and voice definition is is very good - enough to clearly discern individual parts in complex vocal layering. Bass response is great, because it's real. These do not boost bass - they accurately reproduce it with excellent balance without muddying up the mids. If your personal style is heavy bass no worries, you can bump it up with your EQ (that's what it's for) and these will perform well. With no EQ though, my ear interprets them as nicely transparent. Over the last 45 days I've done very active 2-week trials on ATH-DSR9BT, B&O BeoPlay H8, Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2, Sennheiser Momentum 2 and Bowers & Wilkins P7. These ATH's are the most well-balanced, realistic, true tone and are the most Bluetooth-stable headphones I've tried. But then there's the microphone. The vast majority of folks who buy BT headphones use them if not exclusively, then more often than not with phones and tablets and as such, realistically expect to take periodic if not frequent phone calls. Unfortunately for them, the microphone on the DSR9BT's is -- and I do not say this lightly -- unusable in any way. The gain is so weak that even with mic gain cranked on max on my 2016 MacBook Pro, no one can hear a fraction of what I say. In this way they're the worst by a broad margin of all the phones I've tried out. I may keep these just because they sound so nice. So nice. But if you need make phone calls with them, spare yourself the pain. I can't even say that they'll disappoint you. They won't even show up for the race. Annoying flaws that aren't show stoppers: Touch-sensitive play/pause/call button is right under your finger when you use the mechanical volume control. Pairing is weird. You can only connect them to one device at a time (BUT if this is the price for BT stability, it's OK by me)
    Date published: 2017-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first use of this technology Fantastic DAC free sound. I've used many high end headphones and these have great detail, soundstage and separation. Flat with just the right amount of bass and realistic treble. I use a USB to C adaptor into my MacBook, BitPerfect with iTunes and upscale to 24/96. Great AAC sound over bluetooth with iPhone too. Controls could be better, as could the cable connection to the headphones - waiting for the flexible cover to fall off.
    Date published: 2017-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You bet I would. GREAT headphones! Ok, this is my VERY FIRST Audio Technica review of their product. Plus, I think it also sets a personal record for me as the most expensive set of headphones I have ever bought. First off, let me say. I LOVE Audio Technica. You guys put out quality product. Now, for my review. When, I first seen these I thought "Who would spend this kind of money on headphones" then, I found myself doing just that. I anticipated its arrival. Then, it came. The money I spent on these things also included the wonderful feeling of opening it brand new. Its packaging is extremely attractive. Layers of beauty, until you finally get to the glorious silverish gray climax that is the headphones themselves. Pairing: The Pairing to my PC was rather simple. I was excited to see how they would do with the bluetooth. USB Cable: Before I did that, I was anxious to hear how they sounded with the USB cable hooked up to my computer. The set up was easy, and when I heard the music. I was blown away. I LOVE these headphones for this alone. Bluetooth Connection: Here is where we start to see a bit of a downfall. I do not own a cell phone. So, nearly all of my music listening will be on my PC. there are times when I will prefer the wireless option. Now, I am not all that familiar with bluetooth honestly. Only about the codecs. My computer is a few years old, so I suppose I have a lesser codec then what these headphones are designed for. Honestly, it sounds like an AM radio station coming in. Now, I could be doing something wrong, I don't know. It could just be me. I am chalking it up to my hardware being outdated as compared to the fiercely modern DSR9BT. But, incase I am wrong If a tech support person is reading this. Can you give me some pointers please to help fix this? Besides that. These headphones lived up to what I read about them, and Audio Technica for me is a great company, with find good products. :)
    Date published: 2018-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love to hear them and I don't want to stop I love them since I first hear them. The sound quality is so, so good and they are very comfortable to wear. Those are main reason to buy them. BUT if You are looking for everyday (a lot of commute) headphones those are NOT the one's that You are looking for. DSR9BT are for office/home use (more static than travel and commute). You can connect them to computer or iPhone using USB cable (for iPhone I use "Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter") but it is so uncomfortable... cable is very stiff and long and heavy.... terrible. You can not use them for calls (mic is terrible) and they are quite heavy (so they are impossible to wear during work-outs). But.... this is all no big deal if You love the sound they produce. I try convince myself to DSR7BT (cheaper and smaller), Sony MDR-ZX770bn, Bowers&Wilkins PX, Marshall Major II as a alternative, but every time I sendup with DSR9BT on my head... again. So If You do not won't to buy them, don't try to listen to them at all. Avoid them while you can... ;-)
    Date published: 2018-01-28
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