Audio-Technica Features New QuietPoint® Noise-Cancelling Headphones at CES 2016, Including a Model With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

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Stow, OH 01-06-2016 At CES 2016 Audio-Technica is exhibiting an expanded QuietPoint active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones lineup, featuring its recently introduced ATH-ANC40BT in-ear model with Bluetooth wireless, and new high-value ATH-ANC50iS over-ear headphones. Both smartphone-compatible headphones combine outstanding noise-cancelling performance with high-fidelity sound and user-friendly features.

The ATH-ANC40BT noise-cancelling in-ear headphones (SRP: US$179.95) combine Bluetooth wireless convenience with up to 90% noise-cancellation, 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. The ATH-ANC40BT can be connected to two sources simultaneously and remembers the last eight wireless devices for ready pairing with the listener’s favorite audio sources. The headphones are rechargeable via the supplied USB cable.

The ATH-ANC40BT includes a mic and controller for answering calls, controlling music and adjusting volume. Its convenient neckband design loops the cable around the back of the wearer’s neck. It 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. The ATH-ANC40BT is currently available and 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.

The new value-priced over-ear ATH-ANC50iS (SRP: US$99.95) provides up to 87% noise cancellation and features an in-line microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music. Its high-quality omnidirectional mic ensures clear voice transmission without requiring the user to speak directly into the mic and its large 40 mm drivers deliver detailed, impactful sound with exceptional imaging in an immersive sound field. Like all Audio-Technica QuietPoint headphones, the ATH-ANC50iS will continue to work even if the battery runs out.

The ATH-ANC50iS has heavily padded earcups that fit snugly yet comfortably over the ears and further enhance isolation from environmental noise. The ATH-ANC50iS is supplied with a detachable 3.9-foot (1.2 m) cable with in-line control and microphone, a zippered protective pouch, an airline adapter and an AAA battery and will be available in April 2016.

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

— 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, NV.