IFA 2017: Cut the wires, not the sound with Audio-Technica’s new ATH-AR5BT premium wireless headphones

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IFA Show, Berlin, Germany, August 30th 2017, Audio-Technica’s new premium wireless Bluetooth® headphones, the ATH-AR5BT, combine a sleek, lightweight and ultra-portable design with a stunning audio performance so music fans can enjoy their favourite tunes on-the-move, in total comfort and without the tangle of wires. Opt for a wired connection and this over-ear model supports the playback of hi-res audio.

Engineered from the ground-up, the dynamic 45mm drivers deliver high-quality CD-like sound over a wireless connection from a Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop or audio device. The drivers are also specially-tuned for music lovers wanting to experience the detailed sounds of hi-res audio via a compatible smartphone or portable music player.

ATH-AR5BT_BK_04Boasting up to 30 hours battery life for continuous music playback from a single charge, the ATH-AR5BTs are set-up to enjoy music for longer, without the need to constantly worry about battery status. When power is low, a USB cable is supplied for recharging or alternatively users can connect the supplied detachable cable to go wired and keep the music playing.

For long listening sessions comfort is a priority with the soft memory foam ear cups and headband, featuring an adjustable slider, combining to deliver a secure but relaxed fit. Elsewhere, the over-ear design enables effective sound isolation for a more immersive listening experience.

Arriving in three stylish and eye-catching colours – red, black and silver – these headphones sport an elegant curved profile and a premium metallic finish. Whether on a daily commute or globe-trotting, the ATH-AR5BT’s foldable, lightweight  design is geared for easy storage in a bag or large coat pocket when travelling.

 

Supporting Bluetooth® 4.1 aptX, AAC, SBC codecs for the wireless streaming of audio, the ATH-AR5BT features NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy one-touch pairing with Bluetooth®-enabled devices. For easy access and control of Bluetooth® devices on-the-go a volume and mic switch is conveniently integrated into the ear cup.

The ATH-AR5BT also comes equipped with a 1.2 metre smartphone cable complete with in-line remote and a carry pouch for keeping the headphones immaculate in transit.

The Audio-Technica ATH-AR5BT will be available in November 2017, priced £169 (inc. VAT)/€199

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