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ATH-DSR7BT

Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive


U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Features
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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

    THANK YOU SP MUCH AUDIO TECHNICA.

    5

    Wow....where do I start. I guess it's important that you know where I have been before you know how I got here. I have had some of the most interesting music aids from Weststone, Ultimate ears, beats, Bose, and Sony's. I love sound and music. Until now, music has always been about base balance for me. I use to seek out the best bass headphone or earphones out there when I was younger and didn't really understand quality but the older I got I started to look for precise sound and balance. Yes I wanted bass but only clear and exact bass would work for me. These headphones nailed this. The clarity I get with these headphones were a complete game changer for me. The bad thing about getting these headphones is that after listening to them you will not find anything else worth listening to. No other headphone I have tested creates the balance I have with these. Either they are horribly muddy sounding with too much base and not enough mids or they are completely void of bass and too high. I just don't think I can find a better pair right now for me and my ears. Most headphones on the market have adapted the thought pattern that headphones should be Noise canceling. I completely disagree and want nothing to do with noise canceling again . It completely made me sick with headaches and took away from the overall sound quality whenever I would listen to any pair of headphones that had them. These headphone, thank goodness, don't have such features and I love it for it.

    Memphis

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    Great headphones, to me they're the Bluetooth MTH-70X

    4

    Great headphones. Sonically, these are Bluetooth versions of the ATH-M70X. They sound exactly the same to me in a quick A/B. Would've preferred an option for a wired connection, but other than that I like them. Not a fan of the volume switch, the call audio isn't as loud as I would want my calls to be, but other than that these headphones are great. Just like the 70X, which I use for music production, you hear everything in the mix. Nothing exaggerated, no inflated bass, cheat mids and crisp highs. If you enjoy clarity in your music or whatever you listen to, these are for you.

    NYC

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    Excellentent...

    5

    I've owned these since Oct. 2017 and I'm very pleased with them. For me they just let the music come through. Very clean and dynamic sound. Works well with my iPhone X and Pixel 2, also worked with my old Note8 and Samsung S8. I really like these. I also own the Plantronics Back Beat Pro 2, Bowers & Wilkens PX. These easily fit into my headphone rotation. I just wish it had voice prompts and a better pause and play mechanism, although the controls it does have work well, actually flawlessly, kind of like the music presentation...

    Bridgeport, CT

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    The best headphones ever, crystal clear sound and ssound sep

    5

    Everything about these headphones is exceptional, beautiful crisp sound straight out the box and despite people saying they are light on bass, I have found the bass to be a true replication and not overemphasised like most headphone manufacturers tend to make theirs. Overall, just brilliant and a pleasure to listen too.

    Stevenage, England.

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    Waste of money!

    1

    These headphones only have about a six foot range.

    Six SC

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    Finally the BT headphone I was waiting for.

    5

    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.

    Houston, Tx

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    Glad I went with DSR7BT

    5

    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

    Miami

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    ATH-DSR7BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive

    4.3 7

    85.7

  • Q & A

    Where can I purchase a replacement Cable?

    Julio

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

    Rick

    I pared with IPhone but having trouble with iPad

    Steve

    Thank you for your inquiry. If it pairs with the iPhone it should pair with the iPad. You may need to turn Bluetooth off on other devices when pairing.

    Rick

    Are they noice canceling

    Leadingnewt

    The ATH-DSR7BT do not have active noise cancelling circuitry. You may find our line of QuietPoint Active Noise Cancelling Headphones here: https://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/headphones/headphones_cat.pl?select_multiple_3=QuietPoint%20Noise%20Cancelling&lang=eng

    Brent

    I have an iPhone 8 Plus and when using my word headphones I usually use a DAC. The cable I use is lightning to micro USB. Will it work with the ATH-DSR7BT or is the included cable the only compatible cable?

    Jon

    Thank you for your inquiry. The included cable is the only compatible cable we are aware of and is to be used when charging or plugging into a computer. Although it's certainly possible that there may be other micro USB cables that will work. This headphone was designed with the intent to be used with a wireless connection to a Bluetooth device.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    EARPADN REPLACEMENT /

    sam blacck

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Where can I get a replacement proprietary USB cable for ATH-DSR7BT?

    Dennis

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Is there any way to see the battery level without plugging in the USB cable?

    Ryan

    Yes, the lights on the side of the headphones will reveal the battery status. You may find detailed information on page 5 of the manual (English section.) http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/resource_library/literature/e5a35b28cac90f48/ath_dsr7bt_um_v2_161214.pdf

    ATUS_Specialist3

    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?

    Richard

    Yes.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    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)?

    Sinn

    No, the ATH-DSR7BT does not have MultiPoint pairing. The only current product that has that is the ATH-ANC40BT. http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/23a327b5fbcd28ab/index.html

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Can these headphones connect with the AT-LP60-BT record player?

    Whatever

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, they can.

    AudioSolutionsManager