Audio Technica launch 2nd gen ATH-M50xBT2 wi-fi headphones

Audio Technica’s M50 headphone collection is again within the type of the ATH-M50xBT2.

As you possibly can guess, it is a sequel to the well-regarded ATH-M50xBT, which we have now 4.5 stars too all the way in which again in 2018.

The M50xBT collection is the Bluetooth model of the legendary ATH-M50x studio mannequin, and this second gen mannequin options a lot of enhancements by way of efficiency and value.

These enhancements prolong to the inclusion of an AK4331 superior audio DAC and devoted inside headphone amp, for clearer, “high-fidelity sound.”

The extra superior DAC might be of use, as together with help for the SBC Bluetooth codec, the ATH-M50xBT2 help AAC and LDAC for larger high quality audio. There’s additionally a low-latency mode (accessible within the app) to scale back delays and maintain audio and video in sync when streaming or gaming on the go.

The M50xBT2 intention to deliver all of that to its function set whereas sustaining the identical sound the collection has grow to be recognized for. The proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers ship in Audio Technica’s phrases, “distinctive readability and deep, correct bass response”. There’s additionally the flexibility to tune that sound extra to your tastes with the EQ setting within the app.

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With the A-T Join app, the consumer can change L/R quantity steadiness, discover the place you final positioned your headphones, swap codecs and extra.

Name high quality is a precedence with the addition of twin mics and beamforming microphone know-how. The facet tone circuitry of the headphones means you possibly can hear your individual voice throughout calls, whereas the mute button has been made simpler to function with a easy press of a button.

There are smarts built-in into the M50xBT2 with the presence of built-in Alexa voice help. For those who don’t fancy Alexa, then Google and Siri are additionally supported

Bluetooth connectivity permits for multipoint pairing, so the headphone might be related to 2 sources directly, whereas there’s Google Quick Pair for Android gadgets.

Battery is 50 hours with 10-minute pit cease sufficient for one more three hours of use. For those who want wired listening, that’s additionally attainable with a 1.2m cable included.

The Audio-Technica aTH-M50xBT2 can be found now from the Audio Technica web site for £179.99 / €199.