ATH-SR5BTBK

Wireless On-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones

MSRP* US$199.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • On-ear Headphones
  • Hi-res On-ear Headphones
  • Headphones Accessories
  • Award winning
  • wireless headphones


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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview



    2016 TWICE PICKS AWARD WINNER
    TWICE Picks Awards honor some of the most innovative, ground-breaking, disruptive products introduced at CES 2016. TWICE chose the winners based on several criteria including innovation, marketability and wow factor.

    The ATH-SR5BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones give you phenomenal Hi-Res Audio with the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless technology operation. Up to eight devices (smartphones, tablets, music players, etc.) can be stored in the memory of the ATH-SR5BT for quick connection to your chosen devices. And adding or replacing devices is made even easier with the headphones’ NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality: just touch any NFC-compatible device with Bluetooth wireless technology to the N-Mark on the headphones and the device and headphones are automatically paired and connected.

    The ATH-SR5BT features powerful 45 mm drivers and comes equipped with a mic and volume/control switch built into the left earcup, making it easy to answer calls, adjust volume and handle playback (play, pause, fast-forward, reverse, next/previous track) of music and video on compatible smartphones and other portable devices. A 1.2 m (3.9') smartphone cable with mic and controls is also included to provide a standard wired connection in areas where use of Bluetooth wireless technology is prohibited, for when battery power is low, or when Hi-Res Audio (5 – 40,000 Hz frequency response) is desired.

    The internal lithium polymer battery provides 38 hours of continuous use (up to 1000 hours in standby mode) and can be recharged using the included 1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable.

    Available in black (ATH-SR5BTBK) and white (ATH-SR5BTWH).

    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.

    *The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audio-Technica Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Features

    • Bluetooth wireless technology with mic and volume/control switch 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 up to eight Bluetooth wireless devices

    • Large 45 mm drivers for outstanding sound quality

    • LED indicator in earcup displays status of pairing, Bluetooth wireless connection, battery level and charging

    • Soft, memory foam earpads and easily adjustable headband slider provide a comfortable on-ear fit

    • Internal battery provides 38 hours of continuous use (1000 hours on standby) on a full charge

    • 1.2 m (3.9') cable with mic/controls provides a wired connection for when wireless operation is prohibited (e.g., in airplanes or hospitals), when battery power is low, or when Hi-Res Audio is desired.

    • Includes 1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable and carrying pouch

    • Available in black (ATH-SR5BTBK) and white (ATH-SR5BTWH)

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic
    Driver Diameter45 mm
    Frequency Response5-40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,500 mW (for wired connection)
    Sensitivity103 dB/mW
    Impedance45 ohms
    BatteryDC 3.7V lithium polymer battery
    Battery Life38 hours continuous use (1000 hours standby)
    Charging Time: Approx. 4 hours (for 0-100% charge)
    Weight185 g (6.5 oz), without cable
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') with in-line control/microphone
    Connector3.5 mm (⅛") stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
    Accessories Included1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable, pouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-40 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 - 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



    Communication System: Bluetooth Version 4.1
    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: SBC, aptX, AAC



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    • Q:

      It has a battery, but i don't plan on using it wireless, does it require active power to function, or does it only need battery for wireless functionality?
      Asked on 11/28/2016 by JP from Kansas City

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The battery is internal and is needed to operate with Bluetooth wireless.

        Answered on 11/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Hi it says that these headphones are aptx compatible? Is this aptx hd or just aptx?
      Thanks Rich Grendell
      Asked on 11/14/2016 by Rich from Oakdale CT.

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. They are APTX.

        Answered on 11/23/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Do the ATH-SR5BTBK fold in like the ATH-M50x?
      Asked on 10/4/2016 by NB

      1 answer

    • Q:

      Hi - what is the distance range for the Bluetooth? Thanks!
      Asked on 8/20/2016 by Jilly

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry with Audio-Technica.
        Maximum distance you can go is 10 meters or 33 feet.

        Answered on 8/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Are the earpads replaceable?
      Asked on 7/30/2016 by Bart from Indianapolis

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes and replacement ear pads through our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com.

        Answered on 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Hi,

      I just got this headset and still learning on how to use it.
      I see that this headset supports up to 8 bluetooth devices.

      Here are my questions -

      1 - How can pair this with multiple devices, as I can't get it to work with both my laptop and phone at this point ?
      2- How can I switch between devices ?
      Asked on 6/10/2016 by Nadendla from San Francisco, CA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        To help you best, contact us directly at Audio-Solutions@atus.com or (330)-686-2600 ext. 5000

        Answered on 6/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
    • Q:

      How do these headphones compare to your ATH-ES55? I currently have these and am looking to upgrade to these.
      Do they have the same clarity?
      I have tried to find these in a store to try out but there are no stores near me that carry them.
      Asked on 5/12/2016 by LilyEmerald from San Francisco, CA

      1 answer

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        A:

        To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 5/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Is the mic built into the headphones or only comes with the external cable?
      Asked on 4/28/2016 by Athphile from San Francisco, CA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The microphone is built into the side of the headphones.

        Answered on 5/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Just wondering whether these will have the level of comfort as an on-ear model? I have the 50x and really love them. However, really looking forward to a Wireless model with a smaller footprint. Hoping sound quality will be a good or even better than the 50x. But more to the original questions, is the clapping force strong, medium or just right for most consumers?
      Asked on 3/17/2016 by Will the admirer of Audio Technica from Atlanta, GA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        I recommend you try them on for yourself and see if they will best suit your needs.

        Answered on 3/21/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      I know this says on ear, but does this surround your ear? I want to get a high quality headphone from you all and I am looking for, around ear fit, long battery life(which this provides vs the 129 dollar pair). Would prefer this pair over the cheaper because the quality looks much better among the other specifics just mentioned, but I would want it to surround my ear.
      Asked on 2/23/2016 by Chris from Mountain Home, Arkansas United States

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. These are on the ear and do not surround the ear. You may want to look at our ATH-S700BT for over the ear headphones.

        Answered on 3/10/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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