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CES 2014: Audio-Technica Releases Nine New Headphones

         

Chris Thomas, Reviewed.com / USA TODAY four:23 p.m. EST January 7, 2014

Kicking off the Global CES 2014 with a bang, Audio-Technica has taken the wraps off of a brand new line of gaming headsets, a brand new addition to its QuietPoint line of energetic noise-cancelers, 5 additions to its SonicFuel line, and a collection of activity-oriented in-ears. The place final year the Eastern audio firm was once enthusiastic about the fanatic crowd, this year Audio-Technica is dating extra shoppers with its new headphones.

Audio-Technica’s bulletins embrace open and closed again versions of its new gaming headsets (the ATH-ADG1, ATH-AG1). 5 over-ear choices from the SonicFuel take the stage for the primary time, together with the ATH-AX5iS, ATH-AX3iS, ATH-AX1iS, ATH-AX5, and ATH-AX3. The in-ear ATH-CKP200iS additionally made it can be debut with a number of colour choices, and talking of in-ears, the SonicFuel headphones ATH-CKX9iS, ATH-CKX9, ATH-CKX7iS, ATH-CKX7, ATH-CKX5iS and ATH-CKX5 are additionally transport as of these days.

Cans for players – ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1

Audio-Technica gaming headset

The brand new gaming headsets from Audio-Technica mix remedy and performance.(Picture: Audio-Technica)

Dating avid gamers, Audio-Technica is swinging for the fences with top of the range elements and contours with two new gaming headsets. Each the open-backed ATH-ADG1 and the closed-again ATH-AG1 have Audio-Technica’s proprietary 3D-wing band design, constructed-in microphones, and a removable USB digital/analog converter to squeeze probably the most out of your video games. No arduous date for liberate has been set.

Players are a tricky crowd to delight as their calls for on cans varies from sport to recreation. To accommodate this, Audio-Technica has loaded the brand new gaming headsets with sport-particular options to take advantage of out of their hardware.

New QuietPoint cans – ATH-ANC70

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 headphones

The brand new ATH-ANC70 is clad in a slick steel exterior.(Photograph: Audio-Technica)

Designed for prolonged listening periods, the reminiscence foam-clad ATH-ANC70 headphones boasts as much as ninety% noise cancellation. Moreover, this pair comes decked out with the identical smartphone-explicit options to keep watch over monitor altering, in-name controls, and quantity because the over-ear SonicFuel headphones. Must the AAA battery run out, the one factor that stops working is the noise-cancellation unit—now not the headphones. The ATH-ANC70’s additionally fold up for straightforward storage.

Sonicfuel line – A massive, moveable domestic

First for the over-ears: the ATH-AX5iS, ATH-AX3iS, ATH-AX1iS all include a microphone same old of their design, in addition to smartphone controls—the ATH-AX5, and ATH-AX3 come with out. Whereas simplest the ATH-AX5iS, ATH-AX3iS, ATH-AX5, and ATH-AX3 include padded bands, the actual big name of the exhibit is the ATH-AX5iS: With 40mm drivers and an aluminum housing, these cans seem slick in each their black/blue and gunmetal/pink shade schemes.

For the in-ear fan, Audio-Technica is now transport its in-ear phase of the SonicFuel line, the ATH-CKX9iS, ATH-CKX9, ATH-CKX7iS, ATH-CKX7, ATH-CKX5iS and ATH-CKX5. These have slightly distinctive options, like 360° rotating tips, smartphone compatibility with name answering, and a number of daring colours. All headphones with the —iS designation have Audio-Technica’s proprietary in-line faraway. For extra small print, undercover agent on the Audio-Technica website online.

Costs:

  • ATH-AX5iS ($89.ninety five), ATH-AX5 ($eighty four.ninety five)
  • ATH-AX3iS ($fifty nine.ninety five), ATH-AX3 ($fifty four.ninety five)
  • ATH-AX1iS ($39.ninety five)

Water-proof recreation headset – ATH-CKP200iS

Audio-Technica ATH-CKP200iS headphones

The ATH-CKP200iS is available in a few shade choices.(Photograph: Audio-Technica)

Rounding off this lengthy record of releases is the ATH-CKP200iS: A worth set of water-proof and sweat-proof in-ears with an over-the-ear ear hook design. Integrated with each and every set will probably be 4 sizes of silicone ear tips, and a 2-foot extension cable. The ATH-CKP200iS will retail for $forty four.ninety five at launch, to be had in black, pink, yellow, and blue fashions.

Availability of all these headphones varies, however they must hit the cabinets quickly in the event that they have not already. The in-ear SonicFuels are at present transport, whereas the over-ear fashions are set to hit retailers in Spring 2014.

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