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SonicFuel® Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Mic & Control

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

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

  • Overview

    The ATH-AR3BT SonicFuel® wireless on-ear headphones enhance your everyday listening experience with rich, full-range audio and the convenience of Bluetooth® and NFC wireless technologies. The headphones are equipped with newly designed 40 mm drivers that reproduce clear mid- and high-frequencies as well as full, expressive bass.

    The Bluetooth® and NFC technologies allow you to quickly pair with compatible devices. A mic and volume/control switch are 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 your devices. A detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with mic and controls is also included to provide a standard wired connection usable in areas where wireless technology is prohibited or when the headphones’ battery power is low.

    The internal lithium polymer battery provides 30 hours of continuous use (up to 1,000 hours in standby mode) and can be recharged using the included 1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable.

    Available in black (ATH-AR3BTBK) and white (ATH-AR3BTWH).

    *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 music/volume control built into the earcup for convenient control of devices

    • Internal battery provides 30 hours of continuous use (1,000 hours on standby) on a full charge

    • Supports aptX and AAC codecs, ensuring high-quality wireless transmission

    • NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality enables touch pairing with NFC-compatible Bluetooth wireless technology devices

    • Newly designed 40 mm drivers provide rich, full-range sound reproduction with crystal-clear mid and high frequencies and powerful, detailed bass

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

    • Top-mounted PCB design enables smoother airflow for precise diaphragm movement and reduced distortion

    • Stylish round housing design

    • Soft earpads and easily adjustable, padded headband provide a comfortable fit

    • 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) or when battery power is low

    • Foldable for space-saving portability

    • Remembers up to eight previously paired devices and automatically connects with last paired device

    • Includes 1.0 m (3.3') USB charging cable

    • Available in black (ATH-AR3BTBK) and white (ATH-AR3BTWH)

  • Specifications

    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 35,000 Hz
    Sensitivity97 dB/mW
    Impedance41 ohms
    BatteryDC3.7 V lithium polymer rechargeable battery
    Battery Life30 hours continuous use (1,000 hours standby)
    Charging Time: Approx. 5 hours
    Weight190 g (6.7 oz)
    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
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44 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: aptX, AAC, SBC

  • Downloads

    ATH-AR3BT Manual (pdf 8.66 M)
  • Reviews

    Battery stopped taking a charge after a few months


    Headphones were great until the battery stopped taking a charge. No troubleshooting docs, firmware updates or support to resolve the issue.

    New York


    not worth for the price


    The ONLY feature that I like with ATH ar3bt headphones is the sound that it delivers. I really love the ATH sound signature. However, the build of this model seems not right, considering its price. I hate to think that it's not well thought. Specifically speaking, the small plastic piece that holds the adjuster together is not durable and by its design it will SURELY break. A metal holder should have been used for that part, since it is a stress point. My unit only took less than 4 months for the said plastic part to break. Another sad part is the poor aftersales service here in the Philippines. I received no helpful advice from the service center staff.

    manila philippines

    Great pair of headphones


    Overall love these. Had them since the day they came out internationally and the only issue ive had is the occasional disconnect and reconnect that I personally have with most wireless headphones. They have the signature AT sound profile, and while being slightly quieter than my M50x's I use for production, they are wonderful for on the go listening. Something I have found is that the sound isolation isnt as good as other headphones, but its honestly a minor detail.

    Columbus, OH


    Great build quality and sound!


    Great build quality and sound. Deep bass along with crystal-clear reproduction in the mid-to-high frequencies.

    Bulgaria, Europe


    One of the best so far


    Best looking headphones I've seen so far. Sound quality is great, bass is expressive and punchy. Overall worth the price.



    If i lost this today, would i buy another one asap? Yes!!!


    The unboxing was great. I notice how well it was packaged. It came with the cords and also pre-charged. Afterwards without instructions, the device was easy to sync/link via Bluetooth. I got to hear it without a cord and it sounds great. I also got to hear it with a cord and it made my ears +wet. The design is great and is my daily driver.

    Pittsburg, CA


    I would suggest these for a value pair of headphones


    Great value! Good quality and can't find a complaint on ease of use or sound quality. The only comment I would make is comfort of wear. These have been an outstanding purchase, I am impressed with the sound quality of these Bluetooth headphones and would recommend them in a heart beat.


    ATH-AR3BT SonicFuel® Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Mic & Control

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  • Q & A

    Are the earpads real leather or synthetic?


    The Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT Headphones are not made with any animal byproducts; the earpads are not leather. The earpads we use are made with a vinyl-based or polyurethane-based material that we refer to as leatherette. Please note that we no longer use protein leather in any of our products. This was a company wide directive issued by Headquarters Quality Assurance Department in 2010.


    How long does it take for the headphones to charge fully?


    The approximate charging time is 5 hours.


    Is it possible to use a standard wired, male to male stereo lead instand of the supposedly lead. This would be for use on normal stereo headphone Output, without the microphone wiring.


    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance.


    How do I turn off the confirmation beep while changing the volume while on Bluetooth mode?

    Nilay the Noob

    You may contact Audio-Technica India for further assistance.


    Hi, Can i charge these headphones using my Android phone charger or another USB charger? Are there any issues with using these chargers (as they have higher amperage 1-2A v 250mA for a computer)? If i can use a USB charger, does that mean they will charge at the higher rate? Thanks.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes you may use the USB charger that came with your smartphone to charge the headphones.


    How long will the battery last


    Thank you for your inquiry. The battery life of the ATH-AR3BT is approx 30 hours of continuous use.


    I know the headphone doesn't comes with case, but is there a specific case for ATH-AR3BT?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Not that we manufacture.


    Can these headphones connect to 2 devices via Bluetooth simultaneously? If not, are there any AT headphones that do?


    Thank you for your inquiry. No unfortunately this model does not have Multipoint pairing. The only model we currently offer that has Multipoint pairing is the ATH-ANC40BT:


    About the frequency response, do they stay within the same 5hz-35khz range when in wireless mode? Or is it just only when you have the wired connection on?


    That specification is for wired and wireless.


    Hi do you ship to Canada and if so what would be the process and fees?


    Thank you for your inquiry. No we do not ship to Canada.