On-Ear High-Resolution Headphones

MSRP* US$119.95
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
  • Hi-res On-ear Headphones

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    With powerful 45 mm high-resolution audio drivers (5 – 40,000 Hz frequency range), the ATH-SR5 On-Ear Headphones let you hear your music like never before, with all its strength and detail, while also giving you the comfort and convenience of a lightweight, portable design.

    The ATH-SR5 comes with a detachable 1.2 m (3.9') smartphone cable with in-line mic and controls to make it easy to answer calls and handle playback (play, pause, fast-forward, reverse, next/previous track) of music and video on compatible smartphones and other portable devices. The flexible swivel design and soft memory foam earpads and headband allow these lightweight headphones to fit comfortably and securely on the ears for many hours of listening enjoyment.

    Available in black (ATH-SR5BK), white (ATH-SR5WH) and navy/brown (ATH-SR5NBW).

    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

    • Large 45 mm drivers for outstanding Hi-Res Audio reproduction

    • Lightweight headphones with flexible swivel design

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

    • 1.2 m (3.9') detachable cable with mic/controls for use with smartphones and other portable devices

    • Includes carrying pouch

    • Available in black (ATH-SR5BK), white (ATH-SR5WH) and navy/brown (ATH-SR5NBW)

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic
    Driver Diameter45 mm
    Frequency Response5-40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,500 mW
    Sensitivity103 dB/mW
    Impedance45 ohms
    Weight165 g (5.8 oz), without cable
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') smartphone cable with in-line control/microphone
    Connector3.5 mm (¨û") stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
    Accessories IncludedPouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-40 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 - 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional

  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Is there any difference between the wired and bluetooth headphones in terms of sound-quality?

      I'm curious as I'm wondering if the price difference is purely from a feature standpoint i.e; bluetooth/wireless and not that the Wireless ones sound better. (or both)

      Thanks in advance,
      Asked on 10/19/2016 by Tsacrey from Toronto

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        Yes, Bluetooth is not High Resolution and the Hi-Res audio is available via a cable.

        Answered on 10/20/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Despite ATH-SR5NBW has 45 mm driver, it is stated that on ear headphones. Could it be over ear headphone?
      Thank you
      Asked on 9/22/2016 by Jason from Turkey

      1 answer



        Thank you for your inquiry. No these headphones are only available as on-ear.

        Answered on 9/22/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
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