Audio Technica is pushing the competition with its bang for the buck. It recently released the ATH-S200BT, along with a few other reasonably priced headphones. Can Audio Technica compete with cheaper wireless headphone brands, like JBL? In this “Audio Technica ATH-S200BT Review” I’ll take a listen to these babies to see if they live up to the Audio Technica brand.
Audio Technica ATH-S200BT Review, Wireless and Under $100
Audio Technica ATH-S200BT Review – IN the BOX
Micro USB charging cable
Audio Technica ATH-S200BT Review – FIT
These cans are really light. They fit on the ear, and actually feel a little tight. My ears itched a bit under the leatherette padding. That being said, they do provide nice sound isolation. The ear cups swivel flat but the headphones themselves don’t fold; an inconvenience for on the go use.
Audio Technica ATH-S200BT Review – DESIGN and FEATURES
The S200BT allows for 40 hours of continuous use, which is impressive for wireless headphones, especially at this price point. Pairing with your device is very simple. Once the headphones are on, the device is automatically found in your Bluetooth settings. There are 4 easy buttons. One is the on/off switch, and the other 3 control volume, pause/play and skip. The range on these headphones is a standard 30 feet without obstructions. There’s no option for a wired connection, which is a bummer if you want a louder, more detailed sound when you’re not on the go.
Audio Technica ATH-S200BT Review – SOUND
The ATH S200BT has a nice poppy, playful sound that characterizes Audio Technica’s signature. The volume doesn’t get really high, but that’s a problem faced by all wireless brands. The bass is deep without causing any muddiness. If you’re a fan of Audio Technica’s knack for clarity, you won’t be disappointed by the S200BT. Hip-hop, pop and EDM are fun to listen to. The mids are full, so rock sounds great on these headphones too. Acoustic and electric guitars convey a nice timbre, and vocals have a pleasing presence. The highs aren’t very emphasized, but listening to classical music, I found a roundness in soprano vocals and high strings, which actually made the experience very enjoyable. None of that annoying sizzle that you hear in cheaper headphone products.
If you’re on a tight budget, the ATH SB200BT is probably the best deal you can find.
Audio Technica ATH-S200BT Review – SPECIFICATIONS
Driver: 40 mm
Frequency Response: 5-32,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW
Impedance: 32 Ohms
Battery Life: 40 hours
Weight: 190 g (6.7 oz)
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