Today, Technics releases two new premium True Wireless Earbud models, the $199.99 ANC-Equipped EAH-AZ60 and the $129.99 EAH-AZ40. We loved the sound of the previous model, the EAH-AZ70 when we reviewed it, but these new earphones now boast Alexa Built-In and LDAC, a higher data rate Bluetooth codec for the equivalent of CD-quality audio.
Both models will be available next month via Amazon. See below for more pics and information.
The following press release is courtesy of Technics:
Technics Releases New Premium Headphones Designed for Work and Play
In or out of the office, Technics’s newest true wireless headphones–the EAH-AZ60 and the EAH-AZ40–keep up with you wherever you are
NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Technics announced two new models of the Technics true wireless headphones, the EAH-AZ60 and the EAH-AZ40. Equipped with premium audio quality and advanced technologies, these headphones are designed to provide a superior listening experience, whether you’re tuned in to a conference call or listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts.
When many people started working from home last year, kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms evolved into offices for the first time. Our needs and demands as a consumer changed when our altered environment posed new challenges such as kids, pets and household noises competing for our attention and impacting our ability to focus and be heard on meetings and conference calls. To address the need for distraction-proof sound, Technics implemented JustMyVoice™ Technology to its EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 true wireless headphones. This special voice detection technology uses mics and software to detect voices when speaking, while the two MEMS mics actively capture the sound and reduce surrounding noise with beamforming technology for a clear call, even in the noisiest environments.
With industry-leading noise cancellation and high-resolution audio quality with Bluetooth® and LDAC technology, the Technics true wireless headphones are designed to provide immersive sound in both work and play. Each listening experience is unique, so Technics equipped its headphones with two ambient sound modes, “Natural” and “Attention,” to give listeners control over how much background noise they can hear. The Natural Mode captures all surrounding noise, while Attention Mode only captures sounds in the human voice frequency range.
When the virtual meetings and conference calls are over, the Technics true wireless headphones can be easily used for recreation with wind noise reduction and IPX4 Water Resistance finish. Whether you’re going to the gym or unwinding after a long day with music or a podcast, these headphones are designed to go wherever life takes you.
“Our team of engineers has brought more than 55 years of sound engineering expertise to these new headphones. We are excited to add the EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 true wireless headphones to our suite of premium audio products,” said Ellison Ferdinand, Technics United States Product Manager. “As we’ve all adapted to new work and life routines, we hope that these headphones will help us focus on what matters most.”
A long-time leader in premium audio, Technics introduced its first pair of headphones in 1996, raising the bar and eventually establishing itself as the industry standard for audio enthusiasts around the world—including professional DJs. With a unique and emotive sound experience, every product is created with the uncompromising “Technics Sound” while staying true to the brand’s style that withstands the test of time.
Both models will be available on Amazon in October 2021. The EAH-AZ60 will be available in silver and black, and the EAH-AZ40 will be available in silver, black and rose gold.
Additionally, in early 2022, Technics will release the new EAH-A800 overhead wireless headphones.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is committed to creating a better life and a better world serving consumers and by enabling its business-to-business customers through innovations in Sustainable Energy, Immersive Entertainment, Integrated Supply Chain and Smart Mobility Solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation. One of Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2020, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at www.na.panasonic.com.
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