I’m hearing a lot of buzz about these cans…
That’s because they’re the first Audio-Technica wireless headphones to use Pure Digital Drive technology, built around the Trigence Semiconductor Dnote chipset.
And, er, what does that mean exactly?
In simple terms, that tech keeps the original audio signal completely digital from source to driver. Dnote has been used in the automotive market before, but never in headphones. The snazzily named ATH-DSR9BTs also employ four-core voice coils, rather than the standard single core. Each voice coil receives a particular frequency range for enhanced precision and clarity.
Are they high-res audio compatible?
Naturally! You can listen to high-res audio tracks via a USB connection to your PC. The headphones also support wide frequency range aptX HD, as well as aptX, AAC and SBC codecs up to 24-bit/48kHz. These cans will always look for the highest level of codec available.
They certainly look fancy.
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Yes, the build quality is beautiful.
Their over-the-ear cups are supremely comfortable, and memory foam helps personalize the fit. Usability is great, too: touch controls handle all the usual stuff, such as playback, pause, volume and answering/ ending voice calls. NFC makes pairing these with compatible devices a snap, too.
These sound ace. When can I buy them?
The Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT headphones, packaged with a two-meter USB cable for charging and PC hook-up, plus a hard carry case, will come out soon.
To minimize vibration and improve mid- to low-freguency performance, the Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BTs use an ingenious dual-layer aluminium isolation structure that’s light but rigid
Bright LEDs indicate when the headphones are paired, which codec is in use, and how much battery life you have left