January 9thConsumer Electronics Show 2018Las Vegas Fuel your workout with Audio-Technica’s new Bluetooth® sports headphones, the ATH-SPORT70BT and ATH- SPORT50BT. Audio-Technica’s signature audio quality delivers motivational music on the move, while the lightweight, weather and sweat resistant design ensures the headphones can handle the toughest workouts.

Both models feature an ear-hook design, which offers a secure and comfortable fit, and hold an IPX5 certified rating, protecting the headphones from rain and sweat (they can also be washed under a running tap after each session). A single charge via the supplied USB cable delivers six hours of battery life, providing enough time for several sustained workouts. For easy handling of your music and calls on-the-run, a three button volume and music controller is built into the left housing, alongside a built-in microphone.

Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT70BT

Arriving in both stylish diamond black and rose gold finishes, this flagship model features rigid carbon-coated 9mm drivers to deliver a crystal clear, more accurate and responsive audio to help drive and inspire your active life. For improved awareness and safety while running outdoors, the ATH-SPORT70BT harbours a switchable ambient noise hear-through function – a simple tap of the left housing and you can hear the sounds around you.

ATH-SPORT70BT

The ATH-SPORT70BT in rose gold (left) and black (right)

Alongside an assortment of various-sized silicone eartips, Comply™ foam eartips are also supplied. Featuring SweatGuard™ technology, these tips offer further options for a comfortable and secure in-ear fit and are protected from encroaching body sweat to minimise any discomfort.

The ATH-SPORT70BT supports Bluetooth® 4.1, SBC codec and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), which provides superior audio, compared to MP3 at similar bit rates, and is supported by iOS devices.

ATHSPORT70BT Technical specification:

Driver: 9mm Dynamic

Sensitivity: 93 dB/mW

Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Impedance: 16 ohms

Charging Time: Approx. 3 hours*

Operating Time:

• Continuous transmission time (music playback): Max. approx. 6 hours
• Continuous standby time: Max. approx. 14 hours

Compatible Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

SupportCodec: AAC, SBC

Weight: 28.5 g (1.01 oz)

Accessories:

• USB Charging Cable (30 cm (1′) USB Type A / Micro USB Type B)
• Eartips (XS, S, M, L)
• COMPLYTM Foam Eartips (M)* The above figures depend on operating conditions.

Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT50BT

For those looking to standout from the crowd, the ATH-SPORT50BT come in an array of eye-catching colours – choose from coral pink, turquoise blue, butterfly yellow and graphite black – with 9mm drivers to produce dynamic clear fidelity over a wireless Bluetooth® connection.

In addition to an assortment of different sized silicone eartips, providing effective sound isolation, ridged eartips are also supplied, with these buds allowing some ambient noise to seep in for safer use outdoors. The ATH-SPORT50BT supports Bluetooth® 4.1 and SBC codec for the wireless streaming of audio.

 

ATH-SPORT50BT Black

ATH-SPORT50BT Blue

ATH-SPORT50BT Pink

ATH-SPORT50BT Yellow

 

ATHSPORT50BT Technical specification

Driver: 9mm Dynamic

Sensitivity: 93 dB/mW

Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Impedance: 16 ohms

Charging Time: Approx. 3 hours*

Operating Time:

• Continuous transmission time (music playback): Max. approx. 6 hours
• Continuous standby time: Max. approx. 14 hours

Compatible Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

SupportCodec: SBC

Weight: 25.8 g (0.91 oz)

Accessories:

• USB Charging Cable (30 cm (1′) USB Type A / Micro USB Type B)
• Eartips (XS, S, M, L)
• Active Fit Eartips (S, M, L)
• Pouch

 

The Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT70BT will be available in Spring 2018, priced £119 (inc. VAT)/€129

The Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT50BT will be available in Spring 2018, priced £69 (inc.VAT)/€79

Reviews samples are available from Spring 2018

To see and hear these new products please visit Audio-Technica at CES: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1-2 Ground Level, Booth #20854 and at The Venetian, Floor 29, Suite 29-336.