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Wireless On-Ear High-Resolution Headphones

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

  • Overview

    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 on-ear headphones 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 (¨û") 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

  • Downloads

    ATH-SR5BT Manual (pdf 1.46 M)
  • Reviews

    More Trebble than Bass


    Well they are the standard Bluetooth headset with the on/off button and skip/forward button. The ear cups are small. The headset does not collapse any further into itself like other ones that make them easier to carry. The treble is great on them but the sound is to crisp. Sounds like someone crunching chips in your ears. But they do work with all good functionality.

    Arlington Tx


    Perfect wireless headphones for anyone


    These headphones were are very reliable and the battery life is AMAZING. I can listen to these for about 3-4 hours a day, without powering them off all day, and go over a month without having to charge them. The standby time on the battery is unbeatable and these headphones are a true value. The leather has deteriorated a noticeable amount, but that is due to my exercise in them which they are not rated for, they also feel lightweight and borderline flimsy, but have never broken or snapped and the flimsiness seems to be purely cosmetic. Nevertheless, the headphones have no faults and are a tremendous value.



    ATH-SR5BTWH Wireless On-Ear High-Resolution Headphones

    3.5 2


  • Q & A

    Can not get my ATH-SR5BT wireless headphones to pair with my Windows 8.1 Aver predator computer. Followed many online suggestions unfortunately none worked.


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


    My product which I've been using for several months after my last charge just began speaking In a language unfamiliar to me. How do I get back to English?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Team at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000, They can help with this.


    Any plans to release a cable with Apple lightning connector? Would be nice to be able to purchase it as an option to avoid using the Apple adapter (when Bluetooth is not an option or desired).


    thank you for your inquiry. We are looking into solutions and considering our options at this time for future cable configurations.


    will this headphones block some of the noise? or do you recommend noise cancelling headphones instead?


    All headphones block some noise due to the fact that there is a physical barrier between the outside sounds and your ears. However, these are not "active" noise-cancelling headphones. If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!