Technics leverages its premium sound engineering expertise to develop high-performance true wireless earbuds with superior call quality for new ‘work from anywhere’ routines
September 29th, 2021 – Today, Technics is proud to announce the release of the brand’s two new true wireless earbuds models, the EAH-AZ60 and the EAH-AZ40 which will be made available October 2021 onwards in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. These two new models cater to consumers’ new ‘work from anywhere’ lifestyle. Subsequently, in early 2022, Technics will release its new EAH-A800 overhead wireless headphones. With more than 50 years of Hi-Fi audio engineering experience and presence across Eastern South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East regions, the all new EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 earbuds models are designed with Technics’ premium sound quality that consumers have come to love and appreciate. Equipped with an impressive acoustic housing design and advanced digital technologies, these earbuds offer a pure, immersive sound experience within a compact design.
“When people across the globe started working remotely more than a year ago, we quickly discovered that a reliable, high-quality set of earbuds was an essential item for maintaining productivity during video conferences and calls,” says Koji Kuwahara, Product Planning Manager of Smart Life Network Business Division, Panasonic Appliances. “At Technics, we’re especially excited about the new JustMyVoiceTM Technology*1, available in both the EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 models. This technology will actively detect and capture your voice, while analyzing and isolating surrounding noise allowing for crystal clear voice communication.”
Both earbuds’ models deliver excellent sound and call quality, perfectly suited for any lifestyle, especially for those who have adapted to a new ‘work from anywhere’ routine. For the EAH-AZ60, it is also equipped with Industry-Leading*2 Noise Cancelling Technology, and High-Resolution Audio Quality with Bluetooth® and LDAC technology*3.
“Earlier this year, Panasonic introduced its ‘Wellness for Life’ concept, which focuses on enriching people’s wellbeing. Conveying the same concept with our Technics brand, our mission is to always improve people’s life through the goods we create; and this is why we’ve leveraged on Technics’ heritage in sound philosophies and engineering expertise to produce these new earbuds with superior sound quality, for our consumers,” said Alex Chong, Associate Director of AV Products Regional Marketing for Panasonic Appliance Marketing in Asia Pacific.
“These new earbuds are a testament of our commitment towards enhancing our consumers evolving lifestyles, whatever they may be. We will continue to develop exciting products in the future for our consumers’ enjoyment that meets Technics sound quality,” he added.
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Premium Technics Sound Quality
Taking advantage of its Hi-Fi sound engineering philosophy and expertise cultivated over a 55-year history, Technics’ premium sound is now available in the palm of your hand.
The EAH-AZ60 model
The unique design of the Technics acoustic chamber, harmonizer and 8mm drivers delivers rich, expansive sound with smooth and detailed highlights allowing listeners to hear every detail. The Acoustic Control Chamber optimizes air flow to create a powerful bass and enhances sounds in the mid-ranges. The newly adapted harmonizer generates smooth treble, enabling an unprecedented range of natural sounds. Inside the advanced 8mm dynamic driver is a biocellulose diaphragm that is both strong and flexible allowing for pure, authentic sound, from clear lows to fluid highs.
Additionally, the EAH-AZ60 supports High-Resolution Audio Quality with Bluetooth® and LDAC technology*4, delivers a wide dynamic range of sound with fast response and high definition.
The EAH-AZ40 model
With a slightly smaller, yet advanced 6mm dynamic driver, this newly developed model has been integrated with an Acoustic Control Chamber and Harmonizer to offer clear sound with a sense of range and depth while maintaining a small compact design.
Speak with Clarity
Superior Call Quality
Both the EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 models are equipped with JustMyVoiceTM Technology which provides listeners with excellent call quality. The voice detection microphones detect your voice when speaking, while the two MEMS microphones actively capture your voice and reduce surrounding noise with beamforming technology for a clear call, even in noisy environments or while working from home. In the EAH-AZ60 model, a total of eight microphones on both ears play a significant role in supporting more comfortable and natural conversations over the phone.
Wind Noise Reduction
Wind is one of the primary factors affecting call quality, so to ensure high audio performance in any environment, Technics equipped its new true wireless models with wind noise reduction technology. The EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 use microphones with small holes that are installed deep inside the headphones to minimize vibrations caused by air and facilitate wind-free conversation.
Immerse Yourself in Sound
Industry-leading Noise Cancelling (EAH-AZ60)
Available only in the EAH-AZ60 model, Technics’ Dual Hybrid Noise Cancelling Technology, composed of Feedforward and Feedback Noise Cancelling, captures both the noise outside and inside the earbuds. When paired with the digital and analogue processing, this combination creates best-in-class*2 noise cancelling performance perfect for blocking out the distractions, whether at home or outside.
Control the Sound Around You
Natural Ambient/Attention Mode
Both models are equipped with unique ambient sound modes which can be set to either ‘Natural Ambient’ or ‘Attention’ mode. The Natural Ambient Mode captures all surrounding noise, allowing the user to listen to music or talk on the telephone while paying attention to their surroundings. Attention Mode, captures sounds in the human voice frequency range, ensuring the listener can hear human voices nearby, such as announcements at the airport or a family member’s voice at home.
Designed for Every Lifestyle
All-Day Comfort Fit Design
The new drop shape of the earbuds is designed to maximize contact with the user’s ear canal for an optimal fit, while the outer portion of the earbud is thinner than previous models, preventing it from falling out of place.
IPX4 Water Resistance Finish
Listeners can take the new Technics true wireless earbuds virtually anywhere. Both the EAH-AZ60 and EAH-AZ40 models boast water resistant performance in line with the IPX4 standard and are unharmed when splashed with water from any direction.
Color Choices for Every Style
True wireless earbuds have become a staple accessory from work to workouts to travel and relaxation. Users can choose from a variety of colours from both models. The EAH-AZ60 model is available in black and silver, while the EAH-AZ40 is available in rose gold, black and silver.
*1: Feature under continuous development; varying environmental conditions may affect performance.
*2: As of August 14, 2021; According to research by Panasonic Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines in the true wireless noise cancelling headphones market.
*3: Effective with High-Resolution content transmitted with LDAC codec at a max. transfer rate of 990 kbps.
*4: When connected via Bluetooth®, LDAC supports up to 96 kHz/24 bits.
・Specifications are subject to change without notice. All numbers given here are approximate.
・Water resistance specifications are equivalent to IPX4 of IEC 60529.