ANANDA-BT Features Bluetooth Bit Rates Up to 24Bit, 96kHz
BELLMORE, NY, October 3, 2019 –HIFIMAN, the leader in high fidelity personal audio, is shipping a new wireless version of its acclaimed Ananda open-back planar headphone, giving listeners the power to stream from phones, digital audio players, and other portable devices at true high-fidelity bit rates, up to 24Bit, 96kHz.
The rechargeable ANANDA-BT exposes the full spectrum of well recorded music, with high-fidelity bit rates up to 24Bit, 96kHz via high-resolution Bluetooth, and 24Bit, 192kHz when connected to the source via USB-C cable. The ANANDA-BT is available at a suggested retail price of $999.
Designed for compatibility with the new generation of high-resolution Bluetooth codecs – including HWA (Hi-Res Wireless Audio), LDAC (Lossless Digital-to-Analog Converter), aptX, and aptX HD – the ANANDA-BT produces audio from portable devices, tablets, and computers that is of dramatically higher quality than the most popular Bluetooth headphones currently in circulation. The ANANDA-BT employs the same filter and analog circuit developed for the company’s reference R2R2000 HD Bluetooth/USB DAC/Digital Audio Player.
“The original ANANDA is one of our most popular models to date,” said Dr. Fang Bian, Founder and CEO, HIFIMAN. “When it came time to develop a wireless model, we focused our attention on creating a Bluetooth version with identical sonic characteristics and physical comfort to the original. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
HIFIMAN’s ANANDA-BT is a specially designed headphone that features an on-board jitter-free USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and headphone amplifier. In addition to its superior performance when listening to music, the ANANDA-BT is voiced to take full advantage of online gaming simply by connecting the supplied plug & play microphone to the headphone, which in turn is attached to a computer or gaming console via USB connection.
With a playback time up to 10 hours, the ANANDA-BT is as comfortable to wear as it is sonically satisfying. A hybrid headband design ensures maximum comfort over extended listening sessions, and the asymmetrical ear cups emulate the shape of the human ear for a natural fit.
Frequency range is measured at 8Hz-55kHz, sensitivity is 103dB, and impedance is 35 ohms.
Added Dr. Bian: “The ANANDA-BT is an example of what can be accomplished with the right mix talent and commitment. For us, it’s only the beginning of a new era in high-fidelity wireless audio.”
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HIFIMAN was founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007 and, two years later, introduced the acclaimed HM-801, the first digital audio player to feature true audiophile-grade performance from a pocket-size form factor. Since then, HIFIMAN, under Dr. Bian’s guidance, has developed an extensive selection of no-holds-barred headphones, digital audio players, and headphone amplifiers that are consistently recognized as the best in class, offering performance that belies their price point, no matter the cost.
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