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Audio-Technica’s High-Res Wireless Headphones Now Available

Audio-Technica has begun shipping its ATH-DSR9BT wireless headphones, said to transmit a digital audio signal from source to driver.

The headphones are also able to play Hi-Res Audio content when used with the included USB cable.

With the company’s Pure Digital Drive system, the Bluetooth headphones employ a Trigence Semiconductor Dnote chipset rather than a traditional digital-to-analog converter and amplifier, said to keeps the audio signal entirely in the digital domain. It also reportedly removes any distortion occurring in the conversion stages.

See also: High-Res Audio Streaming Gets Underway

Features for the ATH-DSR9BT include a four-wire voice coil, 45mm drivers, an acoustic damper inside the housing, built-in mic, NFC pairing and ear cup controls. They support AptX, AptX HD and AAC codecs at up to 24-bit/96kHz and up to 24-bit/48kHz signals in Bluetooth mode.

A rechargeable battery is said to provide 15 hours continuous use and 1,000 hours standby.

Suggested retail is $549.