CES 2017: Purity of Sound

We’ve closed the book on another amazing week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Our team took Las Vegas by storm to unveil the latest and greatest in audio gear, ranging from phono cartridges to headphones to turntables.

We’ve already taken a close look at our newest turntable and latest wireless headphones with Bluetooth® technology, read on as we explore the rest of our CES product announcements.

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Introducing Live Sound Series Headphones

Love live music? Our newest line of headphones are designed to bring the concert experience with you everywhere you go. These new high-quality in-ear models utilize newly developed multiple-driver designs and additional innovations to deliver clear, powerfully immersive sound.

Live Sound Series Headphones

The Live Sound Series features five models, each equipped with an inline microphone and controller, as well as detachable 3’ 9” cables featuring our new A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connector.

The ATH-LS400iS provides exceptionally detailed sound thanks to an innovative quad balanced armature driver design. The ATH-LS300iS features a triple balanced armature driver that provides powerful, efficient sound distribution and a smooth, even tonal balance across an extended frequency range. The ATH-LS200iS’ dual balanced armature design with a super-tweeter and a full-range driver delivers ultra high-frequency sounds. The ATH-LS70iS and ATH-LS50iS utilize our newly designed Dual Symphonic Driver, which aligns two full-range drivers in a single housing and powers them simultaneously, a configuration that yields a balanced sound with deep, articulate bass and clear midrange and high frequencies.

The Live Sound Series will be available in Spring 2017.

Unveiling Sound Reality Hi-Res Audio Headphones

Music lovers and audiophiles seeking top-quality reproduction of their favorite music are in for a treat. Our newest Sound Reality headphones were designed with the most critical listeners in mind. These new models allow listeners to fully enjoy the sonic benefits of high-resolution audio; it’s digital audio reproduction at its best.

The Sound Reality series features six new models: the in-ear ATH-CKR100iS, ATH-CKR90iS and ATH-CKR70iS, the over-ear wireless ATH-DSR9BT and ATH-DSR7BT and the over-ear ATH-SR9. With such a wide range of models there’s something for every type of listener to enjoy.

CES 2017 Editors’ Choice Award from Reviewed.com

The ATH-DSR9BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive made a splash at the show, receiving a CES 2017 Innovation Honoree Award from the CTA as well as a CES 2017 Editors’ Choice Award from Reviewed.com

The Sound Reality Series will be available in Spring 2017.

Meet the Next Generation of SonicFuel® Headphones

Our SonicFuel line was designed for active, daily use; providing ATH-AR3BTlisteners with outstanding value and an immersive listening experience they can take with them anywhere. At CES we were proud to introduce the next generation of SonicFuel headphones with four new models including the on-ear wireless ATH-AR3BT, on-ear ATH-AR3iS, in-ear ATH-CKR50iS and in-ear ATH-CKR30iS.

The ATH-AR3iS and ATH-AR3BT headphones feature a new dynamic driver with a powerful magnetic circuit to deliver impactful bass with extended frequency response. This new on-ear model is compact and foldable, making it perfect for life on the go. The ATH-CKR50iS in-ear headphones feature a redesigned shape that fits unobtrusively into the ear. The ATH-CKR30iS boasts a smaller-sized body and angled eartips, ensuring a comfortable fit for every listener.

Our newest SonicFuel headphones will be available in Spring 2017.

Get Spinning With VM-Type Phono Cartridges

Our new VM line of phono cartridges builds upon our history, dating back to the original A-T cartridges released in the 1960s. Nine new VM models include three different cartridges bodies and three different stylus shapes, to deliver optimized playback of all types of stereo, mono and 78 RPM records. Each model utilizes our patented V-shaped Dual Magnet design along with a host of modern improvements.

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The lineup is built around the 700 Series, 600 Series and 500 Series cartridge bodies, with various models utilizing one of three different types of styli – special line contact, elliptical or conical. The 700 Series delivers the highest levels of moving-magnet cartridge performance and includes three models: VM760SLC, VM750SH and VM740ML. The 600 Series features the VM610MONO and VM670SP cartridges, which are specially designed for the playback of mono and 78 RPM records, respectively. The 500 Series cartridges provide superior audio quality and outstanding value and includes four models: VM540ML, VM530EN, VM520EB and VM510CB.

The full line of VM-Type phono cartridges will be available in February 2017.

Which of these new products are you most excited to experience? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @USAudioTechnica.

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