Category Archives: Headphones

A-T at InfoComm 2014

InfoComm is the largest professional AV industry trade show and A-T was part of all the action.

From June 18–20 in Las Vegas, more than 950 AV companies showcased more than 10,000 products for the 36,000-plus people in attendance. The desert heat was oppressive, with the temperature breaking 100 degrees on Friday, but it was no match for the cutting-edge AV technology inside the convention center.

We added five new products to our expansive line of innovative, professional audio gear, and all this cool tech was more than enough to combat the summer heat. Here’s what we rolled out:

audio-technica headphonesATND971 Network Microphone

This ATND971 condenser boundary microphone features a Dante™ network output and user programmable switch. Use the switch to trigger a camera, dim the lights, or control some other device on the network, all while keeping your presentation rolling with clear audio.

Here’s a brief explanation of what you can do with the ATND971:

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The M-Series Selector | Find Your Studio Monitor Headphones

Audio-Technica M-Series headphones have enlightened experienced engineers and critical listeners alike since the original ATH-M50 headphones first hit the scene.

Today, the M-Series boasts a remastered version of the original M50, plus three other pro-grade headphones to choose from. If you’re thinking about jumping into the world of serious studio monitor headphones, we encourage you to take the plunge with one of our new M-Series models. Below we reveal what sets our M-Series apart.

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Introducing Our New Gaming Headsets: ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1

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Audio-Technica is very excited to announce its foray into the world of gaming headsets. We’ve funneled more than 50 years of expert sound research into these headphones for the gamer who cares about quality sound.

With the release of the ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 Gaming Headsets, we bring the concept of virtual reality home. The immersive sound quality of these headsets has a transporting effect, allowing users to slip away from their surroundings and experience the action of the game as if they were actually living it. Let’s take a look at the features.

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Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014

Since its inception in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) has rapidly grown into one of the biggest multimedia events in the world. People from far corners of the world flock to SXSW in greater numbers each year to share in the excitement.

In March, Audio-Technica was fortunate to have a booth during the festival. We brought some A-T gear along with us and we also worked with the Austin Music Foundation (AMF) to spread the word about local music. We dove headlong into Austin’s dizzying, amorphous SXSW culture.

In short, we had a blast. What follows is a roundup of our favorite moments at this year’s SXSW.
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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM

We love talking about our friends at The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus who are traveling the globe to provide students with free studio time.

The Lennon Bus is committed to providing these students and their schools with personalized, customized studio sessions where they get a crash course in writing, recording and producing music. The portable studio is equipped with all the best accoutrements, including Audio-Technica pro mics & headphones.


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The Big Show: NAMM 2014

namm pic 1Every year, there’s one event for us that is bigger than Christmas – the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show.

At the 2014 NAMM Show, we unveiled a few big products that our team is really proud of. Big show, big ideas.

Amid the throngs of colorful characters, famous singers, and legendary producers, we at A-T focused this year on listening to what you wanted. When the people speak, we listen. Here are the products we unveiled at NAMM 2014 to keep you always listening.

 

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Looking Back on the SonicFuel™ Experiences at CES 2014

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcased a variety of innovative technologies, from 4K televisions and 3D printers to cutting-edge audio equipment – and Audio-Technica was at the forefront of the action with our SonicFuel Experience.

We invited audio dealers and members of the press to experience our new SonicFuel ATH-CKX line of headphones during 20-minute sessions – which included a demonstration, fitting and photo op with a complimentary pair of ATH-CKX5iS headphones – and the response was overwhelmingly positive.

 

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The A-T Holiday Gift Guide

audio technicaThe holidays have arrived again. It’s strange how the season always seems to sneak up on us! Though the season brings the joys of family, friends, and carefree, reminiscent evenings, it also brings the stress of planning and execution.

Audio-Technica has simplified at least one aspect of your holiday hustle – gifts, with a Holiday Gift Guide where you’ll find some of our best microphones and headphones in tailored suggestions for the different types of people in your life.

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Live in the Music (or the Silence) with QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

qpointWhen you pop on your headphones, you want to hear your music (or podcast or audiobook or DVD audio … ) and not the noise rumbling around you. Unfortunately, in our highly mechanized world, this can be difficult. What with traffic noise, machinery hum, the blowing of temperature-control and ventilation systems, plus other ubiquitous sound generators, you may need to crank the volume—even with headphones—just to focus on your chosen audio. This is where our QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones can help.

The QuietPoint line also employs active noise-cancelling technology, which uses electronics to further combat unwanted sound. Here’s how it works: A miniature microphone in each earpiece picks up ambient noise. Then, the headphones’ noise-cancelling circuitry creates a sound wave that is 180° out of phase with this ambient noise, effectively erasing it, without diminishing the audio you want to hear. So you get to hear what you intend to hear. And, since you’re no longer battling all those unwanted decibels, you can also do your ears the favor of listening to your audio at a lower volume.

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