I know I’ve said this before, but I really like the Audio-Technica ATH-SR50BT’s. I think they don’t get nearly as much love as they deserve and if it weren’t for their crapy touch pads I think they’d be the best $200 headphones on the market right now. So out of sheer curiosity I thought I should also check out the SR50BT’s little brothers, the ATH-SR30BT’s. And over all, I think Audio-Technica has another winner right here.
Im going to start off this video by saying that I really like Audio-Technica’s $200 ATH-SR50BT headphones… And if it weren’t for their crappy touch pad, I think they would be the best $200 headphones on the market right now. So when Audio-Technica announced their new ATH-ANC900BT Quietpoint headphones at CES 2019, admittedly I was pretty excited. But after getting my hands on them… its just pretty hard to recommend these headphones in today’s super competitive Premium ANC Headphone market.
Im going to start off this video by saying that I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by Audio-Technica’s $200 ATH-SR50BT headphones… and if it weren’t for their crappy touchpad they’d be the best $200 ANC headphones on the market right now. But sadly, the same cant be said about Audio-Technica’s new truly wireless earbuds, the ATH-CKR7TW’s… I just don’t think they hold up to the rest of the competition.
As the premium ANC headphone market heats up, cheaper ANC headphones are getting better and better cause of the trickle down effect. And a good example of this are the new Audio-Technica ATH-SR50BT’s. I think these are a pair of very well rounded headphones that perform great and have some very welcomed features. And if it wasn’t for their touch pad, I think these headphones would be perfect.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x have the been the go to headphones for both normal consumers and professionals just looking for well built, and good sounding headphones. But now we have the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT… they have the same styling as before but now they’re wireless, they have a touch pad, and they have on board media controls. And these headphones are so good that they’ve joined the Sony WH-CH700N in my most recommended $200 headphones club. But I like these for a whole other set of reasons and would recommend them to a very different type of person than I would recommend these to.