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HIFIMAN debuts TWS800 True Wireless® Earbuds, with Onboard Amplifiers and Audiophile Grade Drivers

BELLMORE, NY (PTA) — At Canjam Socal 2019 in Invine, California, I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Adam Sohmer and a chance to preview the then new TWS600 ($199 USD) wireless earphones from HIFIMAN which featured a new True Wireless® technology. The excitement surrounding this new technology was that it finally allowed for better sound and greater distances between the earphones and music source. This was especially useful news for gym-rats like myself and stationary runners who preferred not to have their DAP or phone attached at the hip despite said competitors’  “wireless” earphones of the day still seeming to be still lacking in practical wireless range. The True Wireless® technology debuted by HIFIMAN then was a godsend for earbud users, and now with the new TWS800 ($299 USD) earbuds debuting this week, we’re even more excited as the extended range this series of earbuds is known for now receives a big dose of high-end audiophile sound to boot. More information on the TWS800’s newly designed drivers and electronics can be found in the enclosed press release below. Enjoy! HIFIMAN Debuts TWS800 True Wireless® Earbud, With Onboard Amplifier and Audiophile-grade Drivers New Bluetooth 5.0 Earbud Features High-end Output, Rugged [...]

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Bowers & Wilkins launches special PX7 Carbon Edition wireless headphones to celebrate a decade of headphone success

North Reading, MA – September 16, 2020: Over the past 12 months, Bowers & Wilkins has enjoyed outstanding success with its flagship PX7 over-ear wireless headphones. These adaptive noise-cancelling designs offer an unmatched combination of breathtaking sound quality, smart features and supreme comfort which together have helped them win countless awards and recommendations around the world.

2020 also marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Bowers & Wilkins first-ever headphone design, the iconic P5—a breakthrough model that would swiftly redefine customer expectations for build, design and sound quality in the premium performance headphone category.

Now it’s time to celebrate that success, with the launch of the PX7 Carbon Edition. Designed to highlight the PX7’s pioneering use of carbon-fiber composite reinforcement in its construction, the new Carbon Edition features a high- quality carbon black finish with diamond-cut detailing on each ear cup, creating an even more premium look that also evokes the illustrious heritage of Bowers & Wilkins headphones over the years, inspired by the original P5.

Smart design, smart features.

The PX7 Carbon Edition shares the same proven specification as the existing PX7 models. First and foremost, it delivers True Sound, offering maximum resolution while maintaining complete neutrality and tonal balance. The aim is to recreate your favorite music exactly as the artist intended – whether with or without noise-cancelling selected. The PX7 Carbon Edition’s immersive soundstage is the result of a specification that includes bespoke 43.6mm drivers, specially designed, developed and tuned by the world-renowned Bowers & Wilkins engineering

team responsible for the legendary 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers – as used in such world-famous professional environments as Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker Sound.

To maintain sound quality, the PX7 Carbon Edition also supports the latest wireless codecs including the recently launched Bluetooth aptX Adaptive technology, allowing the transfer of genuine high-resolution music wirelessly at 24-bit/48kHz streaming quality.

Much engineering effort was also spent on the design of the headband and earcup-supporting arms used in the PX7 Carbon Edition’s construction; as with all PX7s, these are made from a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer for an optimal combination of lightness and stiffness. Memory foam ear pads also ensure that the headset starts with market-leading passive noise isolation. As for active noise cancellation, PX7 Carbon Edition’s adaptive technology

is capable of intelligently sensing the background environment and automatically selecting the appropriate type and level of noise cancellation. Users can also use the companion App to select an Ambient-Pass-Through feature that allows certain external sounds to be heard without removing the headset.

The PX7 Carbon Edition isn’t just sophisticated, it’s intuitive to use. It features proximity sensors built into both ear cups, so your music is automatically paused when either ear cup is lifted and automatically resumes when placed back on your ear. At the same time, PX7 Carbon Edition also offers push-button access to Voice Assistant Support via either Siri or Google Assistant depending on the type of phone used.

Finally, the PX7 Carbon Edition’s long battery life of up to 30 hours from a single charge (with ANC activated) is backed by a 15min quick-charge facility that will enable five more hours of use.

The comfortable, musical and beautiful PX7 Carbon Edition will be available in October, priced at USD $399.99. For more information about our wireless headphones, visit bowerswilkins.com.

About Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins, founded in the UK in 1966, has been at the forefront of high-performance audio for more than 50 years. Bowers & Wilkins designs and manufactures precision home speakers, headphones, custom

installation and performance car audio products that set new standards for innovation and sound quality, earning countless awards and accolades from the world’s leading recording studios and musicians. Bowers & Wilkins’ reputation is based on the unwavering pursuit of the best possible sound and an unsurpassable music listening experience. Learn more at bowerswilkins.com

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Shure Debuts Axient AD3 Plug-On Transmitter

Shure Axient AD3 Plug-On Transmitter
Shure Axient AD3 Plug-On Transmitter

Chicago, IL (August 10, 2020)—Shure has introduced its new AD3 Plug-On Transmitter, which lets audio pros turn any XLR mic into an Axient Digital wireless source.

Intended for broadcast, film, and TV applications that require a flexible connection to a wired microphone, the new AD3 Plug-On Transmitter transforms a wired source into an Axient Digital wireless source. The transmitter can also connect to a shotgun microphone on a boom pole to up-level portability on film and TV sets. The AD3 is compatible with Axient Digital AD4D and AD4Q rack receivers in Standard or High Density modes.

Shure Launches SLX-D Digital Wireless System

“Broadcast networks, stadiums, conference centers, theaters, and performance halls depend on Axient Digital, and that capability is now expanded with the launch of AD3,” said Nick Wood, Senior Category Director of Wireless Products at Shure. “The plug-on transmitter enables field reporters, audio professionals, and on-set sound engineers access to a rock-solid portable audio solution that perfectly complements the power of Axient Digital. Audio professionals are going to want to have these transmitters in their kits.”

Out-of-the-box, the AD3 includes a “locked” XLR connector design, a user-friendly control menu, OLED display, and a sweat, moisture, and debris resistant build. The transmitter also includes a pouch, belt clip, USB-C cable, and supports both conventional AA and Shure SB900A rechargeable battery options.

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Bowers and Wilkins Formation Duo Loudspeakers | Review

The availability of streaming devices is endless, offering convenience and friction-free listening. We have become accustomed to a quick tap or voice command and the tunes start flowing. Although I am blessed with an incredible reference listening setup, it’s complicated. A mass of components, platforms, and cables working together to create a symphony. I’ve been on the hunt to find something simpler. Something that I could recommend to friends and family who are looking to build a small engaging setup that is available at a fraction of the cost of my reference room.  When Bowers & Wilkins announced the Formation Duo Bookshelf system (website) taking cues from the 705 D2 and 805 D3 series, it got my attention. B&W Formation Duo Series The Formation Series was the first major project after B&W was purchased by Eva Automation in 2016. As they embarked on the B&W Formation series, the Eva team focused on the wireless voodoo and the B&W crew in the UK focused on the speaker design. Crushing Wireless Latency The Formation Series products are completely wireless. No cables required outside of a power cable. When Eva got started on the development, the best wireless technology they could find was hindered by [...]

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