For Immediate Release
Left to right: ATH-ANC40BT, ATH-CKS55XBT, ATH-WS99BT and ATH-S700BT
Stow, OH 01-06-2016
At CES 2016 Audio-Technica is showcasing its headphones featuring Bluetooth wireless technology including the QuietPoint ATH-ANC40BT, Solid Bass ATH-CKS55XBT and ATH-WS99BT, and SonicFuel ATH-S700BT headphones. With these high-performance, currently available models Audio-Technica now offers a complete range of in-ear and over-ear rechargeable headphones with integrated control for answering/ending phone calls, and for controlling music and volume.
“Although wireless headphones are undeniably about convenience, it was equally essential that our new headphones with Bluetooth technology delivered the best-in-class sound that listeners expect from Audio-Technica,” said Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Marketing Manager. “Our five new models offer the perfect combination of wireless listening freedom and superior audio quality.”
The ATH-ANC40BT QuietPoint wireless noise-cancelling in-ear headphones (SRP: US$179.95) combine up to 90% noise-cancellation with outstanding sound quality and smartphone connectivity. The ATH-ANC40BT employs aptX® sound-improvement technology, specifically created to yield the best-possible audio performance over Bluetooth transmission, and large 13.5 mm drivers to deliver clear, high-quality wireless audio from up to two sources simultaneously. Like all Audio-Technica headphones featuring Bluetooth wireless technology, the ATH-ANC40BT remembers the last eight wireless devices for ready pairing with the listener’s favorite audio sources, and is rechargeable via its supplied USB cable.
The ATH-ANC40BT includes a mic and controller for answering calls and controlling music. Its convenient neckband design loops the cable around the back of the wearer’s neck. The ATH-ANC40BT offers up to eight hours of playing time and will operate even if the battery runs out using its included 3.9-foot (1.2 m) cable. It comes with four sizes of eartips (XS/S/M/L), a protective pouch, a 3.3-foot (1.0 m) USB charging cable and an airplane adapter.
Audio-Technica’s Solid Bass ATH-CKS55XBT in-ear and ATH-WS99BT over-ear wireless headphones are for listeners who want impactful bass, along with smooth, accurate midrange and treble. These headphones with Bluetooth technology have built-in amplifiers and utilize an exclusive Double Air Chamber System. They are made for those who want to hear rock, hip-hop, electronica and other bass-driven music the way they were meant to be heard.
The ATH-CKS55XBT earpieces have an additional chamber that operates in conjunction with a specially shaped housing to focus the drivers’ airflow and expand their bass output. In addition, the ATH-CKS55XBT eartips are designed for maximum bass response, with a moveable two-position post that lets wearers adjust the eartips for the best fit, sound isolation and low-frequency performance. The ATH-CKS55XBT (SRP: US$79.95) is supplied with XS/S/M/L eartips and a 3.3-foot (1.0 m) USB charging cable.
The Audio-Technica ATH-WS99BT (SRP: US$249.95) employs aptX technology and large 53 mm drivers for powerful bass, presence and impact without sacrificing midrange and treble response. For maximum clarity, undesired vibrations are eliminated by direct-mounting the high-rigidity aluminum housing to the driver. The memory foam earpads on the ATH-WS99BT further enhance bass response by providing an acoustic seal. The ATH-WS99BT comes with a protective pouch, a 3.3-foot (1.0 m) USB charging cable and 3.9-foot (1.2 m) cable with an inline mic and controller for usage when Bluetooth may not be allowed or when battery runs out.
The SonicFuel ATH-S700BT over-ear wireless headphones combine exceptional audio quality with Bluetooth wireless listening flexibility. The built-in amplifier provides clear, powerful full-bodied sound, and a multi-function button mounted on the earcup allows the listener to answer calls and control music. The ATH-S700BT (SRP: US$129.95) employs 40 mm drivers for impactful audio quality and its large memory foam earpads offer long-wearing listening comfort. It’s supplied with a 3.3-foot (1.0 m) USB charging cable and an alternate 3.9-foot (1.2 m) cable that allows the wearer to continue to listen to audio should the battery wear down after six hours of listening.
Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.
A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today’s top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.
— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson or Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224.Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752.
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Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Ground Level, Booth #20656 during CES 2016 in Las Vegas,