The Audio-Technica Sound Reality ATH-SR50 over-ear headphones feature 45 mm True Motion Drivers that are capable of reproducing Hi-Res Audio, allowing you to enjoy your music in all its high-fidelity glory. The audio clarity is further enhanced through the use of Multi-layer Air Damping Technology in the construction of the headphone housings to reduce unwanted vibration and control airflow.
Audiophiles will welcome the option of a balanced connection for use with the latest high-spec audio players. The headphones come with two detachable 1.2 m (3.5') straight cables: one with a 4.4 mm 5-pole balanced mini-plug, the other with a 3.5 mm 3-pole stereo mini-plug. The earpads and headband are made of soft memory foam for ultimate comfort, and the headphones fold flat for easy storage in the included pouch.
About High-Resolution Audio
While many listeners may believe that high-resolution audio came along with the introduction of the Compact Disc in 1982, constraints on the disc's storage space always prevented CD audio (standardized at 44.1 kHz/16-bit) from fully and completely reproducing the original recorded sound. The advent and subsequent popularity of MP3s only made this problem more pronounced -- the necessary compression of these files causes audio information to be lost, thus greatly reducing the audio quality. But with lossless audio file formats, faster Internet speeds, and storage space increasingly easy to come by (and in ever-smaller packages), the…
push is on to create audio equipment capable of capturing and reproducing true Hi-Res Audio, generally considered to be 96 kHz/24-bit or better. The Hi-Res Audio logo certifies that a product meets the Hi-Res Audio standards. Per these standards, headphones must have transducer frequency performance to at least 40 kHz. As a producer of these types of audiophile headphones since 1972, Audio-Technica is well-positioned to provide audio solutions that meet the demands of Hi-Res Audio media formats, allowing for the full reproduction of their extended sonic characteristics.
Features:- Exceptionally pure audio of Sound Reality with the audiophile option of a balanced connection
- Exclusively designed 45 mm True Motion Drivers are capable of Hi-Res Audio reproduction
- Multi-layer Air Damping Technology, comprised of a layered housing and triple-vent system, controls the airflow for superior audio clarity
- Fold-flat design for easy portability in the included carrying pouch
- Soft memory foam earpads and headband for ultimate comfort
- Two detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cables: one with a 4.4 mm 5-pole balanced mini-plug, the other with a 3.5 mm 3-pole stereo mini-plug