At CES 2013, Audio-Technica Debuts Headphones: New Noise-Cancelling, High-Value In-Ear, Sports, DJ, and Audiophile; and Shows Innovations Award-Winning ATH-ANC9

Jan 08, 2013, 09:00 ET from Audio-Technica

STOW, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At CES 2013 Audio-Technica is introducing headphones in a broad range of categories including noise-cancelling, under-$20, fitness-oriented, audiophile models and more.

The new QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling (ANC) models include the ATH-ANC29 over-ear and ATH-ANC33iS in-ear with smartphone answering, music playback and volume control capabilities. The ATH-ANC29 (SRP: US$99.95) and ATH-ANC33iS (SRP: US$79.95) offer up to 90% noise-cancellation (up to 87% for ATH-ANC29; up to 90% for ATH-ANC23iS) and work even if the batteries run out. The ATH-ANC33iS comes with Comply™ Foam Tips and silicone eartips in three sizes and its communications capabilities work with all smartphones. Both models join Audio-Technica's QuietPoint ANC headphones lineup that includes the top-of-the-line ATH-ANC9 (SRP: US$349.95), winner of an Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering award.

Audio-Technica's three new SonicSport in-ear headphones are designed for stay-in-place fit while jogging, sports and active use. All have an IPX5-certified waterproof rating and are sweat-proof and washable. The ATH-CP700 (SRP: US$99.95) model has an in-line volume and music playback functions for compatible Apple® devices, and features a headband that wraps around the back of the head. It also has a flexible pivot ear-fit design that directs clear audio and impactful bass toward the ear canal, while allowing awareness of outside sounds. The ATH-CKP500 headphones (SRP: US$74.95) feature secure-hold C-tip earpieces that nestle in the outer ear, while the ATH-CKP200 (SRP: US$49.95) has a hinged ear hook that adjusts around the ears. The ATH-CKP500 and ATH-CKP200 are available in a variety of colors and have SX/S/M/L choice of sound isolating eartips, and ridged eartips to allow a low amount of ambient sound for great safety outdoors.

The new Core Bass ATH-COR150 and Clear ATH-CLR100 in-ear headphones bring superior sound quality to extremely attractive price points at US$19.95 and US$14.95 SRP respectively. The ATH-COR150 features snap-on/snap-off oval ear hangers and the ATH-CLR100 is an in-ear canal-style. Both come in a variety of vibrant colors with a cord wrap that encloses the headphones for carrying convenience.

The ATH-PRO500MK2 DJ monitor-style headphones (SRP: US$179.95) bring professional-style durability, functionality and audio quality to consumers. Available in black and a striking red and black version, the ATH-PRO500MK2 headphones come with two detachable cords (one coiled and one straight). This model also features swiveling earpieces for every DJ and consumer monitoring and listening preference and large-diameter drivers that deliver wide 10 – 30,000 Hz frequency response and powerful sound.

Audio-Technica has more than 50 years of expertise in offering audiophile-quality headphones, and the four models making their CES debut continue this heritage. The ATH-AD900x, ATH-AD700x and ATH-AD500x open-air headphones incorporate refinements including newly developed 53 mm drivers, copper-clad aluminum-wire (CCAW) voice-coils and a self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Housing for spacious, musically involving sound and total comfort.

The new ATH-A500x are perfect for listeners who prefer the sound isolation and tight response of closed-back headphones, and offer powerful, articulate bass, thanks to Audio-Technica's exclusive Double Air Damping System, large 53 mm drivers and other refinements. Their 3D Wing Support Housing and comfortable, generously padded earpieces provide comfortable listening. SRP pricing for the Audio-Technica audiophile models is as follows: ATH-AD900x US$299.95; ATH-AD700x US$199.95; ATH-AD500x US$169.95; ATH-A500x US$169.95.)

Click here for ATH-ANC29, ATH-ANC33iS, ATH-ANC9, ATH-CP700, ATH-CKP500, ATH-CKP200, ATH-COR150, ATH-CLR100, ATH-PRO500MK2BK, ATH-PRO500MK2RD, ATH-AD900x, ATH-AD700x, ATH-AD500x, and ATH-A500x product profiles and downloadable high-res photos.

Audio-Technica's new QuietPoint® "Silence Redesigned" video was recently featured on major TV networks including BBC America, CNBC, Discovery Channel, ESPN2, National Geographic Channel, Spike, The Weather Channel and more.

Also see more here:

  • QuietPoint® Silence Redesigned Video
  • Lighthearted Company Tour of Audio-Technica USA Video
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Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.

— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson or Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com.

For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts@audio-technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio-technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangeline Pirot (epirot@audio-technica-europe.com).

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Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Lower Level, Booth #21138 during CES 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.

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