Audio-Technica Debuts Its In-Ear High-Quality Live Sound Series Headphones at CES 2017


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Left to Right: ATH-LS400iS, ATH-LS300iS, ATH-LS200iS, ATH-LS70iS and ATH-LS50isYL

Stow, OH 01-03-2017 At CES 2017 Audio-Technica is introducing its Live Sound series in-ear headphones, which utilize newly developed multiple-driver designs and additional innovations to deliver clear, powerfully immersive sound. The all-new ATH-LS400iS, ATH-LS300iS, ATH- LS200iS, ATH-LS70iS and ATH-LS50iS combine true high-performance audio quality with sleek, ultra-compact styling.

“Our new Live Sound headphones are created to bring the impact and excitement of the live concert experience to everyday listening,” said Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S. Marketing Manager. “They’re designed to bring the feeling of sonic realism heard at a live concert to listeners everywhere.”

All Audio-Technica Live Sound headphones employ multiple drivers to deliver clearer, more natural sound with lower distortion and stronger bass than conventional designs. The drivers operate in conjunction with specially designed acoustic sound pipes made from hybrid stainless steel/resin material. The sound pipes focus and tune the audio output, minimize unwanted resonance and provide improved high-frequency reproduction. The eartips are angled to provide a comfortable, sound-isolating fit.

All Live Sound models are equipped with an inline mic and controller for handling phone calls and music and video playback on portable devices. All come with detachable 3-foot 9-inch cables with Audio-Technica’s new A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connector, an all-new feature for 2017. The flexible, adjustable memory cable loops around the ears for a custom fit.

The top of the line Audio-Technica Live Sound ATH-LS400iS (US$579.00) features an innovative quad balanced armature driver design that combines two low-frequency drivers with a mid-frequency and a high-frequency driver within a single earpiece to deliver exceptionally detailed, dynamic, well-balanced sound. The drivers are aimed to deliver low, midrange and high frequencies to the ear with maximum clarity. The driver housings are constructed of titanium and clear Tritan™ copolymer resin to reduce unwanted resonance while also providing distinctive, see-through styling. The ATH-LS400iS comes with four sizes of XS, S, M and L eartips and a hard carrying case.

The ATH-LS300iS (US$389.00) in-ear headphones employ a triple balanced armature driver with separate low-, mid- and high-frequency drivers for powerful, efficient sound distribution and a smooth, even tonal balance across an extended frequency range. The ATH-LS200iS (US$249.00) utilizes a dual balanced armature design with a super-tweeter and a full-range driver, a configuration that delivers ultra high-frequency sounds in seamless balance with the rest of the headphones’ immersive soundscape. Both models feature aluminum and Tritan clear resin housings and hybrid stainless steel/high-durability resin sound pipes for enhanced sound, and come with in-line mic and controls, XS, S, M and L eartips and a carrying case.

The Live Sound ATH-LS70iS and ATH-LS50iS bring the company’s innovative multiple-driver technology to high-performance/high-value price points at US$129.00 and US$79.00 respectively. Both models utilize Audio-Technica’s newly-designed Dual Symphonic Driver, which aligns two full-range drivers in a single housing and powers them simultaneously, a configuration that yields a balanced sound with deep, articulate bass and clear midrange and high frequencies. The ATH-LS70iS (US$129.00) employs carbon-coated 8.8 mm diaphragms and long voice coils for enhanced sonic realism while the ATH-LS50iS features high-quality 8.8 mm drivers that deliver best-in-class audio in the under-$100 price category. It’s available in black, navy, red and yellow. In-line mic and controls, XS, S, M and L eartips and a carrying pouch are included with both headphones.

Audio-Technica’s Live Sound headphones will be available in Spring 2017.

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.

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, contact Tom Harrold (tharrold@audio-technica-europe.com) or visit our media centre at www.starscreamcommunications.com.

Tritan is a trademark of Eastman Chemical Company.

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Ground Level, Booth #20918 and at The Venetian, Suite 29-236 during CES 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.