Manufacturers Focal and Audio Technica both have brand new wireless over-ear headphones out on the market which begs the question… which one is better? The headphone experts at Audio46 are always on the case and we’re definitely up to the challenge of putting these two high-quality wireless headphones up for comparison to see which is the better buy.
Tech Specs Comparison Chart
Considering these are both wireless over-ear headphones at the same price point we should begin by looking at the specifications on a side by side comparison chart. This can help us narrow down which headphones might have better features and options for the same price. Let’s take a look.
|Focal Listen Wireless||Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT|
|Headphone Type||closed-back / over-ear||closed-back / over-ear|
|Frequency Response||15Hz – 22kHz||5Hz – 40kHz|
|Impedance||32 Ohms||35 Ohms|
|Sensitivity||122dB SPL||100 dB/mW|
|Battery Life||up to 20hrs||up to 15hrs|
|Aux Input||Analog 3.5mm Included||Digital USB Type B Inlcuded|
|Microphone||Yes / 2 Built-In||Yes / 1 Built-In|
|Bluetooth Version||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.2|
|NFC Wireless Connect||N/A||YES|
|Wireless Range||Approx 50 feet||Approx 33 feet|
|Supported Codecs||aptX||aptX HD, aptX, AAC, SBC|
|Carrying Case||Soft Case||Soft Case|
Focal Listen Wireless – Features and Sound
As you can see, the Focal Listen Wireless headphone has some great specs. The frequency range tops out at 22kHz, has a range of up to 50 feet and lasts up to 20 hours on a charge. The Listen Wireless uses a 40mm titanium/mylar driver and features 2 built-in microphones. The double microphone system, called “Clear Voice Capture” is designed to improve voice reception during phone calls.
The sound of the Focal Listen Wireless is engineered for many different types of music but works best with pop, rock, electronic and hip-hop. The combination of the 22kHz top-end and punchy bass makes for an exciting music experience. In addition to the pleasant multi-genre friendly sound signature you’ll find that the Listen Wireless headphone gets quite good volume for a Bluetooth headphone.
Audio Technica – Features and Sound
The Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT on the other hand has a very wide frequency range. Designed for audiophile listening on the go, the ATH-DSR7BT is a premium over-ear, closed-back headphone with a frequency range of 5Hz to 40,000Hz. The ATH-DSR7BT is unique in that it can only connect to sources via digital wireless or USB wired connection. This headphone does not have an analog aux cable option as it would reduce the overall quality of the sound.
The ATH-DSR7BT uses exclusive 45mm True Motion Drivers that bring the digital signal directly from the source without adding an analog conversion. The result is a crisp, clear reproduction of the original source material. The ATH-DSR7BT wireless headphone also works well with many genres but has the benefit of sounding great with symphonic and jazz genres as well. Any type of music recorded digitally will sound exceptional too. The digital nature of the ATH-DSR7BT allow incredible detail and accurate reproduction of any track you listen to.
The Focal Listen Wireless and Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT both have their pros and cons. Based on features alone you might find the ATH-DSR7BT to be the better of the two. But the Listen Wireless has a fun sound signature and style that many music fans are going to love. Whether you’re a choosy audiophile looking for the best sound possible or an everyday listener either headphone will definitely please your sonic hunger. Priced at just under $300, the ATH-DSR7BT and the Listen Wireless are the best wireless, over-ear headphones in that price range. If you’re looking for the latest in Bluetooth headphones for not too much money stop by Audio46 Headphone Store and compare these two amazing headphones and decide for yourself.
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Get the best price for the Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT at Audio46 Headphone Store