Audio-Technica ATH-AR5BTBK Wireless Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones – : Fantastic, may be too bright-sounding for most

Hi resolution makes the sound feel a lot better. But when walking with the headphones with or without the cable, it makes a tiny scratch sound in the left ear cup. Nothing is broken but is a nuisance.

As someone who prefers more well rounded sound when listening to my music. These headphones are amazing. Absolutely tons of detail in my music, not bottom heavy and muddy like some other brand bluetooth headphones i’ve used in the past (though apparently they’ve moved away from that now). Another thing i loved about the sound stage with these headphones is my music now sounds airy and spacious. Even when using bluetooth there is no noticeable hiss or noise. They come supplied with a cable and inline controls. The sound is a touch better when wired. They are also very light and comfortable. Looking forward to a trip i have coming up where i’ll get to use these on my journey. Oh and the battery life is insane.

I had been promising myself some better bluetooth phones for some time. The ones i had were ok but they did not support apt-x and were a little uncomfortable to wear for more than a couple of hours. I did consider some pricier alternatives, including some from audio technica, but most of these were £400 upwards and tempting though some of these were, i found it hard to justify spending so much and, after all, having just entered my seventies, i doubt that my hearing would do these full justice. I did try the very similar on-ear audio-technica ath-sr5btbk which sounded ok-ish but seemed a little too bright although, at £115 or so, they were a strong contender (as were the well reviewed akg yg50 bt phones). These were on-ear phones and i find these uncomfortable to wear for any length of time. I couldn’t find these to try anywhere but i did find a few independent reviews so decided to buy. They arrived neatly packed with a little carrying pouch, an instruction booklet, usb charging cable and an audio cable which can be used when the charge runs out of puff. As the phones arrived already charged i was able to use them in bluetooth mode immediately. I have an avantree transmitter than supports apt-x plugged into a marantz cr611. I paired the phones to the avontree device without any problems.

Disclaimer – i returned these because the sound signature wasn’t to my taste. Excellent in other regards though. These headphones sound very bright, there is bass but it’s dominated by the mids and especially highs. The clarity is excellent but i suspect for a lot of folks these won’t have the bass people are after. Having said that, they are extremely comfortable, have simple controls, are very easy to pair using bluetooth and very light & compact. The also fold up impressively small for a pair of around-ear headphones.

Sound is very clear, excepting the bass. Bluetooth range is verry short 3-4 meters. I was expecting more fore this price.

It has a very good sound quality but i expected a higher volume.

  • Very nice mid-price Bluetooth headphone.
  • Amazing headphones
  • Great headphones.but

Audio-Technica ATH-AR5BTBK Wireless Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones – Black

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  • Very nice mid-price Bluetooth headphone.
  • Amazing headphones
  • Great headphones.but

Audio-Technica ATH-AR5BTBK Wireless Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones – Black

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