Audio Technica made no mistake this year about their intentions to rock the headphone market as they announced several new impressive headphone models at CES. One of the most promising new models is the ATH-SR9 over-ear headphone. It’s due out in Spring of 2017 so let’s take a closer look at the specs and features of this cool looking headphone. Read my Full Review of the Audio Technica ATH-SR9 Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones.
Audio Technica ATH-SR9 Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones
The first notable feature of the ATH-SR9 is the look. It’s somewhat similar to the ATH-MSR7 but with a bit of a futuristic look of silver and black. The SR9 comes with 2 detachable cables: one with the inline control consumers have come to expect and one standard without controls. Both cables have Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial for premium sound and performance. The ATH-SR9 is also sporting 45mm True Motion Drivers with bobbin-wound OFC-7N voice coils. Audio Technica definitely set the bar higher with the SR9 in hopes to wow consumers once again with an amazing sounding headphone.
By using High-Resolution in the name of the ATH-SR9, Audio Technica is hinting at a new era in the quality of audio sources as well as the listening devices. With more serious listeners moving to high-quality lossless digital files, the overall result is going to be a big step up from the last couple of decades of listening to CD’s and compressed mp3’s which in truth are less than high-fidelity formats. With the ATH-SR9 the frequency range is 5Hz to 45kHz. Considerably more than what you can expect out of most headphone models. But this frequency range is in anticipation of higher quality digital recordings and playback files. And they’re probably right on point with that thought.
The Audio Technica ATH-SR9 Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones are indeed a very exciting and promising headphone for 2017 that I’m betting many audiophiles are just dying to get. With the release due in the next few months we’ll definitely see whether the SR9 lives up to the hype but I’m willing to bet it’s going to be another award winning and hot selling headphone.
Exclusive 45 mm True Motion Drivers, each featuring a bobbin-wound OFC-7N voice coil and diaphragm with DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating, provide extremely accurate audio reproduction with extended high frequencies
Midpoint Mount Technology provides a uniform space in front of and behind the diaphragm to ensure the full performance of the driver inside the limited space of the housing
Acoustic resistor controls airflow inside the diaphragm housing to yield a natural sound
High-rigidity aluminum housings reduce unwanted resonance
Includes two 1.2 m (3.9′) detachable cables (one standard, one with mic & controls) with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors
Ultra-comfortable, soft foam earpads and headband
Fold-flat, swivel design and hard carrying case for easy portability
Driver Type Dynamic
Driver Diameter 45 mm
Voice Coil OFC-7N
Frequency Response 5 – 45,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 1,500 mW
Sensitivity 97 dB/mW
Impedance 47 ohms
Weight 270 g (9.5 oz.), without cable
Cable Detachable 1.2 m (3.9′) standard cable with A2DC connectors, detachable 1.2 m (3.9′) cable with A2DC connectors and in-line control and microphone
Connector 3.5 mm gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
Accessories Included Hard carrying case
Type (Microphone) Condenser
Sensitivity (Microphone) -40 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)
Frequency Response (Microphone) 50 – 4,000 Hz
Polar Pattern (Microphone) Omnidirectional