ATH-DSR7BT

Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive

MSRP* US$299.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview

    The ATH-DSR7BT over-ear wireless headphones gift your ears with Digital Sound Reality. These innovative headphones feature Audio-Technica’s new Pure Digital Drive system, allowing them to operate without the sound-degrading D/A converter found in conventional wireless headphones. By utilizing Trigence Semiconductor’s Dnote chipset, the ATH-DSR7BT headphones are capable of receiving a Bluetooth wireless transmission, processing the digital audio signal and transferring it to the drivers where the digital pulses of the chipset move the voice coil and diaphragm forward and backward to create the sound waves heard by the listener.

    The Pure Digital Drive system likewise depends on re-engineered 45 mm True Motion Drivers, which feature specially designed diaphragms and lightweight, bobbin-wound voice coils to deliver incredibly nuanced, high-resolution sound reproduction. A pair of acoustic resistors controls the airflow in front of and behind the diaphragm to ensure a natural, balanced sound, and the entire driver assembly is housed within a layered aluminum structure that minimizes unwanted resonance and isolates the electric circuitry from the housing’s acoustic space, resulting in optimal phase and transient response.

    The Pure Digital Drive system also enables the ATH-DSR7BT to overcome the sonic limitations of conventional Bluetooth wireless transmissions by supporting the 24-bit/48kHz Qualcomm® aptX™ HD codec. (aptX, AAC and SBC codecs are also supported.) The headphones can reproduce Hi-Res Audio when connected to a computer or other digital playback device via the included 2.0 m (6.6') USB cable.

    The ATH-DSR7BT is equipped with a microphone, volume control and simple tap control for answering/ending calls and playing/pausing music on a smartphone or other device. Three LED indicators allow you to easily monitor pairing and charging status, battery level, and the codec currently in use. The headphones’ internal lithium polymer battery provides approximately 15 hours of continuous use (up to 1000 hours in standby mode) and can be recharged using the included USB cable.

    About High-Resolution Audio
    In Brief: The Move to Hi-Res Audio
    While many listeners may believe that high-resolution audio came along with the introduction of the Compact Disc in 1982, constraints on the disc’s storage space always prevented CD audio (standardized at 44.1 kHz/16-bit) from fully and completely reproducing the original recorded sound. The advent and subsequent popularity of MP3s only made this problem more pronounced – the necessary compression of these files causes audio information to be lost, thus greatly reducing the audio quality. But with lossless audio file formats, faster Internet speeds, and storage space increasingly easy to come by (and in ever-smaller packages), the push is on to create audio equipment capable of capturing and reproducing true Hi-Res Audio, generally considered to be 96 kHz/24-bit or better. The Hi-Res Audio logo certifies that a product meets the Hi-Res Audio standards. Per these standards, headphones must have transducer frequency performance to at least 40 kHz. As a producer of these types of audiophile headphones since 1972, Audio-Technica is well-positioned to provide audio solutions that meet the demands of Hi-Res Audio media formats, allowing for the full reproduction of their extended sonic characteristics.
  • Features

    • Exclusive Pure Digital Drive system keeps audio signal completely digital from source to driver for exceptionally pure sound

    • Dnote chipset controls driver amplitude directly with digital signals – no D/A converter required

    • Compatible with Qualcomm aptX HD, aptX, AAC and SBC codecs, enabling wireless transmission with a resolution up to 24-bit/48kHz

    • Exclusive 45 mm True Motion Drivers, featuring bobbin-wound voice coil, top-mounted printed circuit board and specially designed diaphragm, provide rich, detailed audio reproduction

    • Housing’s dual-layer isolation structure keeps the electric circuitry separate from the acoustic space for optimal phase and transient response

    • Acoustic resistor controls airflow inside the diaphragm housing to yield a natural sound

    • Mic and volume/control switch are built into the earcup for convenient control of smartphones and other Bluetooth wireless devices

    • NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality enables touch pairing with NFC-compatible Bluetooth wireless technology devices

    • Remembers the last eight Bluetooth wireless devices paired

    • LED indicators in the earcup display pairing and charging status, battery level, and the codec currently in use

    • Ultra-comfortable, soft, memory foam earpads and headband

    • Internal battery provides approximately 15 hours of continuous use (1000 hours on standby) on a full charge

    • Includes a 2.0 m (6.6') USB cable, for charging and Hi-Res Audio playback, and a carrying pouch

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter45 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 40,000 Hz
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance35 ohms
    Battery3.7V rechargeable lithium polymer battery
    Battery LifeApprox. 15 hours continuous use (1,000 hours standby)
    Charging Time: Approx. 4 hours (for 0-100% charge)
    Depending on environmental conditions
    Weight300 g (10.6 oz), without cable
    Accessories Included2.0 m (6.6') USB charging cable, carrying pouch
    Type (Microphone)condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44 dB (1V/Pa a 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 – 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)omnidirectional



    Input jack: Micro USB Type B
    Communication System: Bluetooth Version 4.2
    Output: Bluetooth Specification Power Class 2
    Maximum Communication Range: Line of sight - approx. 10 m (33')
    Compatible Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
    Support Codec: aptX HD, aptX, AAC, SBC



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  • Downloads

    ATH-DSR7BT Manual (pdf 16.32 M)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-DSR7BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    1.0

    Waste of money!

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    from Six SC

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Sound
      • Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive:

        These headphones only have about a six foot range.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Home
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        • Less than a month
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        5.0

        Finally the BT headphone I was waiting for.

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        from Houston, Tx

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive:

            Initial impressions: The build quality is quite good. No creaking and these has to be the most comfortable headphones I've gotten so far without having to upgrade the earpads. This headphone has no option for regular headphone cables and will only connect to a laptop with the micro USB cable that comes with.

            Pairing: One of the easiest headphones to pair with an iPhone. Turn it on and go to your BT devices on your iPhone and you should see ATH-DSR7BT. Hit connect and you're done. It can be paired to at least 9 devices too if you are so inclined.

            Sound: Sound signature is typical Audio Technica which is very neutral and bass is very tight without the boost you typically hear from Beats headphones. Midrange is very nice which makes voices sound very clear and good without any pronounced sibilance. (meaning words starting with S, T and Z don't sound harsh or your don't hear any hissing) It doesn't have noise cancelling on it so it remains how it will fair in noisy environments. At maximum volume setting without any music signal it's also very quiet which is a good thing. I think I'll be very happy with this headphone for portable and daily use and leave my wired headphones for home use.

            Using it with the supplied USB cable and plugging into my Macbook it is recognized immediately. Sound through the USB wired connection opens up the music even more but the USB cable supplied with it is quite stiff.

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            • Working
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            • Less than a month
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            5.0

            Glad I went with DSR7BT

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            from Miami

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            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Stylish

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                Head sets are on point. the are great over Bluetooth, but you will want to connect them to your PC for a pure listening experience

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                • Q:

                  Is there any way to see the battery level without plugging in the USB cable?
                  Asked on 12/12/2017 by Ryan from Ohio

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I have an Android smartphone with a USB Type C connector. Is it possible to get a wired connection for music by connecting this product via a Micro USB Type B to USB Type C cable to my phone?
                  Asked on 12/12/2017 by Richard from undisclosed

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                  Would these devices automatically connect to multiple (2) paired devices simultaneously? Let's say I've paired my phone and laptop, and both are within proximity. When you turn on the headphone does it automatically connect to both devices, or only connects to the last used ones (like some other bt headphones)?
                  Asked on 12/1/2017 by Sinn from CA

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                • Q:

                  Hi, I plugged in my headphone via usb and my computer is not detecting it. I am using window's 10 os.
                  Asked on 11/27/2017 by Johnny from undisclosed

                  2 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Try using another USB port on the computer. Also, try on another computer. If it is still not detected, please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5003. They would be happy to help you.

                    Answered on 12/5/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 12/5/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Can these headphones connect with the
                  AT-LP60-BT record player?
                  Asked on 11/27/2017 by Whatever from Oceanside, CA

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, they can.

                    Answered on 12/1/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Is there supposed to be a soft buzz right after you press play the 1 second delay before music is played and while music is playing? But then I pause the music and it goes away till I press play again?
                  Asked on 11/20/2017 by Jr. from undisclosed

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                  • Staff Reviewer

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                    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5003. They would be happy to help you.

                    Answered on 12/6/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Do you sell replacement ear cups for the dsr7bt? I only see m series ones on the website.
                  Asked on 11/14/2017 by Chap from undisclosed

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 11/17/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  So are these closed or open back headphones? I can't really tell from looking.
                  Asked on 9/17/2017 by Elise from AR

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                • Q:

                  with these ATH-DSR7BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive will I be able to use with my new LG 60" 60UH6035 4K UHD TV without an additionally "Digital to Analog converter?
                  Asked on 9/4/2017 by zippo37 from Dublin, CA

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                  how to change the batteries??
                  Asked on 8/27/2017 by clos from RPV CA

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