Audio-Technica shows off new headphones, a belt drive turn table, and more at CES

Today at CES in Las Vegas, Audio-Technica is premiering a slew of new products including its QuietPoint over-ear wireless active noise-cancelling headphones. They will be Audio-Technica’s first wireless over-ear headphones to feature the exclusive “Pure Digital Drive audio technology.” Plus, the company will also be showing off its new top of the line turntable, and much more.

Audio-Technica’s QuietPoint over-ear wireless active noise-cancelling headphones now feature the newly developed ANC technology that operates on a “wider frequency range in the low through midrange frequencies than typical designs.” It reportedly produces significantly better noise-cancelling performance and audio quality. The microphones are now mounted in a new spot where, unlike typical headphones, they won’t pick up some of the generated noise-cancelling signal. This should provide improved noise reduction performance.

The new headphones have large 40mm drivers for great hi-res audio frequency response. They also should provide up to 25 hours of battery life in Bluetooth mode and can also be used in wired mode as well.

They will be available this March for $199 and feature a new, “intuitive touch and swipe control system” for answering calls and controlling volume and playback.

“At CES 2018 we’re expanding our wireless headphone models across a wider range of product categories and price points than ever before,” noted Bob Peet, Audio-Technica U.S Marketing Manager. “In addition, we’re building upon our reputation for high-performance vinyl playback with the AT-LP7, our finest turntable ever.”

Also making its debut at CES today is the new belt drive turntable. It is the “culmination of more than 50 years of Audio-Technica vinyl-playback design expertise.” It will retail for $799 and be available in March of this year.

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