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audio-technica ATH-SR5BT

Headphones | On-Ear | Closed-Back | Wireless | Microphone |

  • Wireless
  • Microphone
  • Friendly Lifetime Chat / Email / Phone Support
  • 30 Day Returns
  • FREE UK Mainland delivery
  • Condition = New
£149.00 our price, inc vat
was £160.00 save £11


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audio-technica ATH-SR5BT Description

The SR5BT is a Wireless On-Ear Closed-Back headphone packed with the latest features and technology. They look great due to it's premium materials, and they sound sublime thanks to their 45mm driver and supporting technology.

SR5BT Bluetooth / Wireless Technology & NFC Functionality

As the 'BT' name suggests, the ATH-SR5BT comes with the ability to connect your headphones via Bluetooth 4.1. It also comes with aptX technology which allows for greater data transfer, enabling better audio quality via the wireless / Bluetooth technology.

The headphones have a 10m (line of site) distance from its data source, however we would normally consider that to be around 5m inside with walls and the likes of getting in the way.

In addition to the wireless functionality, it also has a headphone jack for wired use. This is great if on an aeroplane (where wireless is sometimes banned) or in case the battery runs out. On that note, the SR5BT boasts a massive 38 hours play time and 1,000 hours on standby. Charging only takes 5 hours but can still be used via wired if battery is low. This should allow for massive listening sessions between charging.

On the left headphone you will notice the NFC logo. This enables you to pair the headphones with other NFC compatible devices just by touching the headphones on the sound source device. This makes pairing that much easier. It also makes it much easier to change the device you wish to receive the source from too.

Comfort and Portability

Both the black (ATH-SR5BTBK) and white (ATH-SR5BTWH) come with soft memory foam ear pads. This not only helps cancel out some outside noise, but they also prove to be an extremely comfortable for long listening sessions.

Earlier in the week I was moving some stock around and managed to wear these for hours without any signs of discomfort. Sometimes on-ear headphones can become uncomfortable due to excess pressure on the ear, but these managed to stay comfortable for the whole period I was working. Also during this time they hardly heated my ears, which is quite impressive considering I was moving boxes around.

In addition to their comfort, the headphones also fold allowing for them to fit into a bag more easily. A soft case also comes with them to help protect their fine finish.

What do the SR5BT sound like?

The SR5 range benefits from a new 45mm driver. This is quite a large driver considering the overall size of the headphones as a whole and as a result kicks out 5 to 40,000hz.

Some may argue, but we find the SR5BT to be an extraordinary headphone. They provide ample amounts of tight bass, without being overpowering. The mids are crisp and controlled. Highs never become shrill but stand out enough to give music real life and energy.

Despite being closed-back on-ear headphones, they have a considerably large sound stage which at times feels 3D. As a result they really encapsulates you into the music.

Considering the price range, these really are great headphones. Given that they also have the Bluetooth / Wireless functionality, this has to make these headphones one of the best on-ear + wireless headphones in this price bracket.

Features Overview

  • Bluetooth / Wireless functionality running on Bluetooth 4.1 / aptX for high quality listening at low latency.
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) which enables you to pair with your device quickly.
  • Up to 10m (line of site) range from source, more like 5m inside.
  • 38hours playing time, 1,000 hours on standby.
  • Comfy memory foam ear pads for long listening sessions.
  • 45mm driver which produces exceptional audio throughout all the ranges.
  • In-line and inbuilt microphone for phone calls and the likes of. Both Android and ISO compatible.
  • Controls on the headphone allow you to control the track, volume, accept / end calls and pause music.
  • Soft carrying pouch to keep the headphones nice and shiny.
  • Stunning build quality which will put a smile on your face!

audio-technica ATH-SR5BT Specs

Frequency Response 5-40,000 Hz
Sensitivity 103dB/mW
Impedance 45ohms
Maximum Input Power 1,500mW
Driver Diameter 45mm
Weight (Individual) 185g, without cable
Cable 1.2m with mic and control for smartphones
Connector 3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini-plug
Accessories Included 1.2m with mic and control for smartphones, USB charging cable, carrying pouch

 

Microphone

Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response -40dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz)
Open Circuit Sensitivity 50 – 4,000Hz

 

Bluetooth®

Bluetooth® Version Bluetooth® version 4.1
Output Power class 2
Compatible Bluetooth® Profiles A2DP / AVRCP / HFP / HSP
Support Codec SBC / aptX / AAC
Transmission Band 20 – 20,000Hz

audio-technica ATH-SR5BT Professional Reviews

Please note that professional reviews for headphones are much more varied than traditional Hi-Fi. With Bookshelf Speakers and the likes, it's quite often to get 5 stars straight across the board. With Headphones, it's very rare that everyone agrees on the quality of the product, therefore straight 5 star reviews are very rare. Critically acclaimed headphones will generally average around 4 stars regardless of performance, so don't be put off by this.

That being said, we always prefer to show each review where possible, even if the review isn't so flattering. It is after all a very subjective opinion as everyone has different hearing abilities and preferred styles. Think of it like wine, you can buy a £100 bottle, but prefer a £6. At the end of the day it's down to taste and taste alone.

Let us know if you find any good professional reviews and we will add them to the site!

techradar 4.5 stars

The Audio-Technica ATH-SR5BT is a stellar sounding Bluetooth headphone that sounds even better wired. If you're looking for a well balanced pair of wireless headphones that plays nicely with all types of music, it's hard to do better than the ATH-SR5BT.

Pros
  • Stellar battery life
  • Balanced sound
  • Wired mode sounds even better
Cons
  • Highs can be too energetic
  • No noise cancellation
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