By Lisa Johnston
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Bowers & Wilkins announced it would be entering the headphones market with the introduction of the P5.
The headphones are said to feature specially developed ultra-linear neodymium magnets and highly optimized Mylar diaphragms. The construction is meant to isolate noise for users who don't need full electronic noise cancellation; this is achieved through a combination of the closed-back design featuring a rigid metal faceplate, and the sealed-leather ear pads, Bowers & Wilkins said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Panasonic introduced several new headphones at International CES, held earlier this month, including what its calling the world's first high-fidelity in-ear headphones made of Zirconia.
The RP-HJE900 are engineered with Zirconia, making them increasingly durable, Martha Whiteley, a Panasonic spokeswoman, told TWICE, and providing less resonance than materials like plastic or aluminum. They are meant for long-term use and come with detachable wires to allow for this.
Style, comfort and performance highlight new product introductions in the ubiquitous portable audio headphones business.
By extending lines to include fashion-driven color and design with ease of wear and stellar sound, makers are offering one of the most diversified selections of headphones to hit the market in years.
Sennheiser is introducing HD 280 Pro headphones, which are engineered to deliver exceptional isolation from ambient noise, with precise and linear sound reproduction at high SPLs, coupled with innovative, fold-up design for compact portability.
LTB (Listen To Believe) Audio Systems, a manufacturer of 5.1 headphone technology, is making available a new line of True Digital 2.4GHz wireless headphones, including the True 5.1 version, said to be the “world's first true six-channel wireless headphone system. The headphones utilize a non-compressed audio/video system said to be ideal for home theater and console gaming.
New wireless headphones, called the Cinema 1, are available from LTB (Listen To Believe) Audio Systems.
The headphones, said to focus on leading edge digital audio and multimedia — namely games, movies and HD radio — join a lineup that already includes models LTB-USB-M and LTB-AC97 that interface six-channel 5.1 surround sound into lightweight and comfortable headsets.
Stow, Ohio - Audio-Technica introduced its ATH-ANC7b headphones today, featuring 85 percent noise cancellation.
The over-the-ear headphones reportedly provide smoother, richer and more natural tonal balance; clear, high-resolution sound, with impactful bass; a detailed midrange; and extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield.
Sennheiser’s HD 800 headphones boast new transducer technology from the company.
Measuring 56 mm, the transducer in the HD 800 is the largest that can currently be found in a dynamic headphone, according to the company. The more transducer surface area that vibrates, the purer the headphone sounds at low frequencies, Sennheiser said.