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Technics by Panasonic launches two new true wireless earbuds for 2021

By Liu Hongzuo - on 29 Sep 2021, 7:20pm

Technics by Panasonic launches two new true wireless earbuds for 2021

Technics EAH-AZ60.

Technics (the Hi-Fi business unit of Panasonic) announced its new EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 true wireless earbuds today. Together, these buds promise superior sound engineering, high-performance, and call qualities befitting remote working environments.

The Technics EAH-AZ60 uses an acoustic chamber design paired with 8mm drivers to deliver richness and detail. To provide a natural sound that reproduces lows and highs clearly, the TWS uses a supple bio-cellulose diaphragm.

The buds support regular Blueooth (SBC), AAC, and LDAC (Sony’s made-for-Bluetooth streaming at up to 990 kbps, 32-bit/96 kHz) codecs. What makes it a cut above is its unique Dual Hybrid Noise Cancelling Technology that employs both feedforward and feedback noise cancellation. It captures noise found outside and inside the earbuds, combines that with digital and analogous noise-cancellation processing, offering ANC (active noise cancellation) that removes audio distraction from music and calls.

The TWS also packs in two transparency modes - Natural Ambient for situational awareness, and Attention mode for focusing on human voice frequency range that only captures voices in your vicinity. 

With noise cancellation (NC) and LDAC playback, EAH-AZ60 lasts up to 4.5 hours on a single charge (longer without and if on other file formats). With its charging case, it offers a total of 16 hours with NC. The device takes 3.5 hours to charge both case and buds, but 15 minutes of quick-charging grants 45 minutes of use with NC (70 minutes if on AAC format).

The buds are further fitted with a drop shape design for extended and secure wear, and IPX4 water resistance for light splashes. EAH-AZ60 comes in Black and Silver.

Technics EAH-AZ40.

Technics EAH-AZ40 is identical in build, but it comes with a few differences. One, it doesn’t have Dual Hybrid Noise Cancelling. Two, it uses 6mm drivers instead of 8mm. Finally, it doesn’t support LDAC like its peer. This model comes in Rose Gold, Black, and Silver, and has up to 7.5 hours playback from the buds alone.

Technics EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 are slated for an October 2021 release in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, with more pricing and availability details to follow closer to retail date. According to Engadget, it has a global retail price of S$229 (AZ60) and S$149 (AZ40).

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