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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    ATH-DSR7BT Manual (pdf 16.32 M)
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    • Q:

      what is the sound response like? is it similar to the m50x or more like the m70x?
      Asked on 3/2/2017 by headphone nerd from wisconsin

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. I would say neither.

        Answered on 3/22/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      could they be connected in any way to a smartphone via a cable?
      Asked on 3/2/2017 by headphone nerd from Wisconsin

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. It is not designed for use in this way.

        Answered on 3/22/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Will it work with my Pioneer XDP-100R via USB. I have micro USB on device side. I know it will work via bluetooth, but I'm interested in wired connection. And is there any chance to connect it to audio-out port. My concern is - my devise is not supporting AptX HD (only AptX), and I will not get Hi-Res quality via bluetooth.
      Asked on 2/26/2017 by Ashot from Frisco, TX

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        This headphone comes with a standards USB connector. You will have to obtain a USB to Micro USB adapter and then yes, the headphone will work with that player.

        Answered on 3/6/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Am I allowed to use them on the plane due to the BT?

      Thank you
      Asked on 2/19/2017 by Rick from Leiria, PT

      1 answer

    • Q:

      Are the ear cups and the battery removable?
      Asked on 2/16/2017 by Gawk

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The ear cups can be replaced, but the battery cannot be replaced by the customer.

        Answered on 2/22/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Can the product be connected via a jack (with an adapter) to another device (MP3, MP4, etc)?
      Asked on 2/4/2017 by Erick G from Boston

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. No, it is designed for either Bluetooth or connection to a computer via USB.

        Answered on 2/14/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Do they have ANC?
      Asked on 2/1/2017 by RandomCustomer

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. No they do not have ANC.

        Answered on 2/2/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      What is the max distance this headphone can be used at?
      Asked on 1/31/2017 by menno

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The ATH-DSR7BT use Bluetooth Specification Power Class 2 which is Line of sight - approx. 10 m (33')

        Answered on 2/3/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Can I connect wirily these to my iPhone 7?
      Asked on 1/14/2017 by Kfir

      1 answer

    • Q:

      Where can I buy these!? I want some!
      Asked on 1/12/2017 by P money

      1 answer

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