Audio-Technica has introduced what it’s calling the “world’s first streaming headsets” at CES 2023.
Japanese audio specialist Audio-Technica is extra generally related to critical audiophile headphones and turntables, so the information that it’s coming into the world of dwell streaming is especially fascinating.
This new streaming focus takes the type of two headset variants, the ATH-M50xSTS StreamSet for many who choose the basic 3.5mm analogue strategy, and the ATH-M50xSTS-USB StreamSet for many who choose the digital advantages of a direct USB-C connection.
The wired mannequin comes with a completely connected 2-metre cable with 3.5 mm headphone jack and XLR microphone connector for connection to an audio interface or mixer.
The wi-fi mannequin provides you a 2-metre USB-A connection (plus a USB-A to USB-C adapter), in addition to a top quality A/D converter with as much as 24-bit/96 kHz sampling charge, and sidetone circuitry that allows you to hear your individual voice.
Each have been “particularly developed to handle the wants of live-streaming content material creators”. Whereas they pack the identical identical 45mm large-aperture drivers because the basic Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, additionally they function earpads that improve audio high quality and sound isolation, in addition to mesh and leatherette earpads for breathability and luxury.
In different phrases, they’re designed to be worn for hours at a time, which needs to be ultimate for these epic dwell streams.
Past this added consolation, the ATH-M50xSTS and ATH-M50xSTS-USB function critical growth mics with a cardioid condenser capsule adopted from the model’s 20 Sequence microphone designs. Audio-Technica is promising “a wealthy, studio-quality vocal presence with out background noise and a constant stage of output.”
One other streamer-friendly function is that this growth mic could be rapidly muted by flipping it up out of the best way.
Each fashions shall be available for purchase from the Audio-Technica web site in February, with the ATH-M50xSTS costing £169 / €199 and the ATH-M50xSTS-USB setting you again £199 / €229 RRP.