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Denon Targets Travelers With New Headphones

Hi-Res-certified cans come with noise canceling

Denon unveiled a trio of new headphones on Wednesday, all designed with travelers in mind.

Featuring 40mm drivers that employ the company’s FreeEdge floating-diaphragm design, the AH-GC30 come with built-in active noise-canceling technology. They are also wireless — with Bluetooth AptX HD technology — or can be connected via USB. They will ship this month with a $399 suggested retail.

The AH-GC25W, another wireless model, feature Bluetooth AptX HD but lack noise canceling. The AH-GC25NC, meanwhile, feature noise canceling and the FreeEdge driver design but are wired. These are priced at $249 and $299, respectively, and will ship in May.

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The noise-canceling models use dual mics on each ear cup to block ambient noise in three modes: air travel, commuting and office. An Ambient Monitor lets users tap an ear cup in order to hear a flight attendant without needing to remove the headphones.

All three are Hi-Res Audio certified. The designs are similar, each one with memory-foam ear pads wrapped in synthetic leather and offered in a choice of black or white. 

Battery life is as follows:

AH-GC30: 20 hours
AH-GC25W: 30 hours
AH-GC25NC: 40 hours

Denon is a Sound United brand, which is a division of DEI Holdings.