HiFiMan is helping consumers further untether with the launch of two new Bluetooth audio devices, including the company’s first wireless speaker: the $599 BA1000.
Compatible with such Bluetooth codecs as AptX, SBC (Subband Codec) and LHDC (Low Latency and High Definition Audio Codec), the 30-watt speaker measures 8.1 by 3.3 by 3.42 inches and weighs 3.7 pounds. Frequency response is listed at 65Hz to 35kHz and playtime at 72 hours.
A line-in input that lets users connect two speakers for stereo sound.
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The BA1000 will be available in March.
The company also announced a wireless version of its Ananda open-back planar headphones.
Priced at $1,199 and slated to ship in March, the Ananda-BT feature high-fidelity bit rates up to 24-bit, 96kHz via Bluetooth, and 24-bit, 192kHz when connected to the source with a USB-C cable.
Features include an onboard USB DAC and headphone amplifier; compatibility with AptX HD, SBC and LHDC codecs; frequency response of 8Hz to 55kHz; sensitivity of 103dB; and 13.5 hours of playtime.