Ausounds has launched its second major earphone product category into the UK with the AU-Flex ANC, a wireless noise-cancelling neckband model, focused on audiophile sound quality.
LA-based Ausounds has brought its flagship audiophile earphone model, the AU-Flex ANC, to the UK. Fresh from scooping a prestigious CES Innovations Award in the US, the AU-Flex’s innovative noise-cancelling system and planar magnetic drivers is now available in the UK.
AU-Hybrid Planar Magnetic Drivers
Ausounds’ bespoke Planar Magnetic Drivers deliver exceptional resolution through mid and high frequencies thanks to their relatively large (8mm) membrane driver surface suspended between a dual magnet opposing motor system. This creates a superbly accurate and articulate musical reproduction in the critical vocal frequency range, extending up to deliver remarkably realistic instrument performance, whether that is a high-hat or violin. The Planar Magnetic Driver crosses over to a traditional 10mm dynamic driver for low frequencies that, freed from the requirement to handle HF, has been explicitly designed to deliver outstanding bass richness and depth.
Noise Cancelling Tech For Music Lovers
Ausounds’ advanced ANC system has been designed to have the minimum impact on music reproduction and sound quality. While many ANC systems have a marked influence on the headphone/earphone’s frequency response, the AU-Flex remains faithful to the source music whether the ANC is switched on or off.
Bluetooth LDAC High-Resolution Wireless Connectivity
The AA-Flex ANC offers the cleanest uncompressed wireless connectivity by using Sony’s LDAC audio technology. With up to three times the data transmission rate of basic Bluetooth wireless technology (990kbps vs 328kbps) LDAC operates without any down-conversion of Hi-Res Audio content up to a maximum bit depth and frequency range of 96 kHz/24 bit. The result is unprecedented sound quality whether listening to low-bit streaming from a phone or Hi-Res Audio from a dedicated audiophile player.
Premium Audio Comfort & Convenience
Catering for a wide range of ear shapes and sizes, the AU-Flex comes supplied with silicone ear tips come in three sizes to create a comfortable seal. The standard tip fitting on the metal-bodied earpiece opens up the option of third-party tips, should users prefer the extra sound-isolation of Comply tips for example, and the Flex’s soft rubber ear hooks remain comfortable even after hours of listening. The AU-Flex ANC is IPX5 waterproof so you can sweat worry-free and rinse off additional dust with a gentle water spray.
Extended Battery Life & HQ Mic for Calls
These earphones come equipped with intelligent magnetic clasps with an auto-pause function to stop and start your music with ease. These magnetic clasps are also perfect for answering phone calls hands-free and save battery life when connected in standby mode. With the neckband design offering space for higher capacity batteries than Ausounds’ True Wireless earphones, the AU-Flex offers a substantial 10 hours playback from a single charge with ANC switched on, extending to an ‘all-night-long’ 15 hours with ANC off.
UK Availability, Pricing
The Ausounds AU-Flex is available now, priced around £229.95.
Available from Richer Sounds, Currys, iamaudio.co.uk, audioemotion.co.uk and many good independent Hi-Fi retailers across the UK.