New heapdheons use different wireless tech
Harman has been in the audio business for a long time and has some great speakers for all sorts of needs from computer users to home audio and home theater. The company has announced a couple of new headphones that are AKG branded called the K 830 BT and the K 840 KL. Both of the headphones are on-ear designs and they promise impressive sound quality.
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The K 830 BT headphones are wireless and use Bluetooth connectivity to stream tracks from your MP3 player and for other uses. The BT headphones sell for $249.95 and will work with your iPhone or iPod and other gear. The headphones have enough range that you can listen from across the room and they use 2.4GHz technology. The wireless range is up to 25-feet and the battery inside the headphones is good for ten hours of continuous use.
The 830 headphones can be used to make and receive calls with buttons for call controls and an integrated mic that needs no boom to clearly pick up your voice. The headphones fold for storage when they aren’t in use and they help to block ambient noise as well.
If you don’t want Bluetooth wireless capability, the higher-end K840L headphones are also being unveiled. This set of headphones supports 16-bit CD quality sound and has a special wireless transmitter that uses Kleer sound and it will work with your iPhone, iPod, and other devices. The headphones have a wireless transmitter that plugs into your device using a 3.5mm headphones port. The sound is sent to the headphones with 2.4GHz tech to give you the same sort of sound quality you generally only get in a wired headphone.
The 840 headphones fold for portability and storage and should be comfortable to wear and block external sounds. The headphones come with a hard carry case to protect them from the road. The battery inside the headphones is good for 28 hours of use per charge. The frequency response is 10.5Hz - 31kHz with 32ohms impedance and 25mW input signal.
Both headphones are available right now. “Phone charger, laptop AC adapter, iPod headphones – we have too many cords in our lives,” said David Slump, president, HARMAN Consumer Division. “AKG is proud to introduce innovative products that continue to bring studio-quality sound to every ear for a portable and more seamless experience in our everyday lives.”