Pictured: ATH-LS70iS (left) and ATH-LS50iS in red (right)
January 5th, Consumer Electronics Show 2017, Las Vegas – Music fans can now experience the excitement and dynamics of a live concert sound on-the-go with Audio-Technica’s new LS ‘Live Sound’ series of high performance in-ear headphones. The company has utilised its rich heritage and expertise in professional on-stage and studio monitoring sound, working alongside world renowned producers and musicians, to fashion the ATH-LS70iS and ATH-LS50iS. Both models feature a new innovative multiple-driver design, a customisable fitted-design, effective in-ear isolation and a signature live sound associated with pro-grade concert monitoring headphones.
To recreate the energy and impact of a live concert, Audio-Technica has developed a ‘live-tuned’ dual symphonic driver, comprising of two serially aligned tuning drivers within a single housing. Powered simultaneously, this configuration effectively reduces diaphragm distortion for a more natural and balanced audio, with refined detail in the mid and high frequencies and powerful but coherent bass. The higher-end ATH-LS70iS model boasts an 8.8mm carbon-coated diaphragm and long voice coils that deliver enhanced clarity and detailed audio across a wide frequency range. Elsewhere, the ATH-LS50iS also harbours class leading 8.8mm drivers.
For superior left/right channel separation and reduced crosstalk both models employ new detachable cables featuring A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors while an in-line remote has a built-in microphone and controls for answering/ending calls and music & video playback.
A flexible memory cable provides a customisable around-the-ear design for a comfortable and secure fit during long listening sessions. The sleek ergonomically shaped housing design also offers a snug in-ear fit with angled ear tips enabling superior isolation for an immersive audio experience.
The ATH-LS70iS comes in a stylish silver finish while for the more fashion conscious, the ATH-LS50iS arrives in a series of eye-catching colours including black, navy, red and yellow.
Introducing the new-look CKR series
Alongside its LS ‘Live Sound’ headphone duo, Audio-Technica is also introducing second generation models to its in-ear CKR series. This new-look series, comprised of the ATH–CKR100iS, ATH-CKR70iS and ATH-CKR30iS, deliver high-performance audio across all genres of music with the ATH-CKR100iS and ATH-CKR70iS providing the perfect soundstage for music-lovers to enjoy high-resolution audio’s studio-grade detail and clarity on-the-go.
Following on from the award-winning ATH-CKR10, the flagship, audiophile-grade ATH-CKR100iS employs dual phase push-pull drivers – technology normally associated with loudspeakers. This design places two high quality 13mm dynamic drivers facing each other and moving together in the opposite direction to reduce harmonic distortion. The result is improved timing and an extended frequency response to produce an expansive soundstage full of detail.
Also featured on the ATH-CKR100iS are aluminium stabilisers ensuring fluent diaphragm movement for precise playback of high-resolution audio while highly rigid titanium housing eliminates any unwanted resonance that can tarnish audio reproduction.
Lastly, detachable left and right channel 1.2m cables featuring newly developed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors and internal star-quad cabling deliver exceptional durability and optimised audio performance, improving isolation from external noise and minimising channel crosstalk.
The ATH-CKR70iS boasts powerful 11.8mm dynamic drivers and vibration-eliminating aluminium housing with the ATH-CKR30iS featuring high quality 9.8mm dynamic drivers for a rich, wide-ranging audio performance. All models come with an in-line remote for answering/ending calls and control ling music playback.
The Audio-Technica ATH-LS70iS will be available in March 2017, priced £125.00 (inc. VAT)
The Audio-Technica ATH-LS50iS will be available in March 2017, priced £79.00 (inc. VAT)
The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR100iS will be available in March 2017, priced £399.00 (inc. VAT)
The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR70iS will be available in March 2017, priced £79.00 (inc. VAT)
The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR30iS will be available in March 2017, priced £35.00 (inc. VAT)
Reviews samples are available from February 2017.
To see and hear these new products please visit Audio-Technica at CES: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Ground Level, Booth #20918