Technics is releasing two new noise-cancelling wireless in-ear earbuds, the EAH-AZ80 and the EAH-AZ60M2, designed with superb audio, style and comfort at the forefront. The flagship EAH-AZ80 features a new 10mm free-edge aluminium diaphragm, delivering the highest sound quality ever achieved from Technics’ true wireless earbuds.

The EAH-AZ80 and EAH-AZ60M2 support High-Resolution Audio Quality with Bluetooth and Lossless Digital to Analogue Control (LDAC) technology, delivering a wide dynamic range with fast response and high definition.

The unique acoustic box design houses an acoustic control chamber to optimise airflow for natural-sounding vocals and other mid-ranges, as well as powerful bass. A harmoniser smooths out trebles and creates a dynamic range of sound while minimising distortion.

Both the EAH-AZ80 and EAH-AZ60M2 feature Technics Dual Hybrid Noise Cancelling. A digital software filter and feedforward microphone work together to suppress noise from outside the earbuds, while a feedback microphone paired with an analogue hardware filter, inhibits noise from inside the earbud.

Both models also support Multipoint connection for up to three Bluetooth devices simultaneously to switch between sources seamlessly. JustMyVoice technology utilises Technics’ unique signal processing technology to analyse the voice signal and suppress surrounding noise. Voice detection microphones are partnered with two Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) microphones that actively isolate voice and reduce surrounding noise with beamforming technology.

Users can operate controls using only the left or the right earbud, and even assign specific actions to each earbud. Within the Technics Audio Connect app, users can adjust the touch and hold; and single, double and triple tap actions.

The EAH-AZ80 and EAH-AZ60M2 have two unique ambient sound modes. Natural Ambient Mode captures surrounding noise, allowing users to listen to music or talk on the phone while paying attention to their surroundings. Attention Mode captures sounds in the human voice frequency range, ensuring that voices nearby are heard.

Both models boast seven and a half hours of music playback without noise cancellation (25 hours with the cradle) or seven hours of music playback in active noise-cancelling mode (24 hours with the cradle). Users can get up to four hours of call time with both active noise-cancelling and JustMyVoice turned on (13.5 hours with the cradle). The earbuds are equipped with a wear sensor that pauses playback when it detects the earbuds have been removed from the ear, and automatically resumes audio when they are back in. 

With newly added Qi Wireless Charge support, the earbuds can be charged using a wireless charger. New app features include a check battery function, a super bass equaliser, and the ability to toggle between voice and sound effect guidance. Both models also include Alexa built-in and an IPX4 water-resistance rating.

The EAH-AZ80 is available in deep pure black and silver, priced at $499, and the EAH-AZ60M2 is available in black, silver, and midnight blue, priced at $399. Both models will be available in Australia in July from selected Technics audio specialist retailers.