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Audio-Technica expands its Hi-res audio lineup with ATH-SR5 headphones priced at Rs. 12,990

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Joining the older ATH-MSR7, this new model in the series promises music like never before

While we’re not exactly sure how exactly the “Hi-Res” tag can be applied to headphones, Audio-Technica is busy expanding its “Hi-Res Certified Audio Headphones” lineup. The latest entrant in Audio-Technica’s Hi-Res lineup is the ATH-SR5 On-Ear headphone, which it has just launched in India. The headphones were first seen at CES 2016 earlier this year and have finally made their way to India with a price tag of Rs.12,990. Hitting the shelves this July, the ATH-SR5 headphones will be available in three colours – Black (ATH-SR5BK), White (ATH-SR5WH) and a blend of Navy and Brown (ATH-SR5NBW).

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The Audio Technica ATH-SR5 feature 45-mm drivers for Hi-Res audio reproduction that operate between the frequency ranges of 5 – 40,000 Hz. Weighing close to 165g, these closed-back dynamic on-ear headphones are quite lightweight and come with flexible swivel design. They also feature soft memory foam ear pads for comfortable long listening hours along with easily adjustable headband slider.

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The headphones do not come with any active noise cancellation but going by the kind of isolation provided by its older sibling – the ATH MSR7 – you can expect the passive noise cancellation provided by the memory foam to be quite good. It also comes with a 1.2-meter detachable cable along with an omnidirectional condenser microphone with a frequency response of 50 – 4,000 Hz and inline primary controls such as play, pause, fast-forward, reverse, next/previous track that are compatible with smartphones and portable music devices.