Audio

Sony's new headphones MDR-1ABT is compatible with their newly-developed codec, LDAC, which can transmit information volume 3 times greater than regular SBC/A2DP codecs via Bluetooth. MDR-1ABT will be released for approximately ¥40,000 yen on March 21.

Editor - January 15, 2015

Sony is releasing the new flagship model of its Hi-Res Walkman ZX series (NW-ZX2) on February 14. It has great capability but the price is high - ¥120,000 (about US$1,000)!
Listen to music with Elecom's new musical note-shaped Bluetooth speaker called "Note". It will be released in early January♪

Yoriko Takahashi - December 26, 2014

Thanko started selling new simple earphones with tiny earbuds that don't give you pesky earaches.
Earphones that comes with Game Boy-like remote-control microphone will be released for ¥2,138 on December 19 by Datel Japan.
Cowon Japan is going to release premium gold and silver colored Hi-Res portable audio player models for ¥128,000 on December 19.
Yamaha is going to release a Bluetooth speaker set that comes with 2 satellite speakers and a woofer. They all are designed in the motif of a spotlight.
From Pioneer's flagship headphone Superior Club Sound series, new premium red color model (SE-MX9-R) will be released in late January.
Thanko has released a portable device that combines a 5,000mAh mobile battery and 680mw+680mw high-power headphone amplifier. While charging your smart phone, you can use the headphone amplifier with the smartphone as well.
Pioneer is going to release new stylish audio system - Stellanova - in late December. Stellanova is able to play back Hi-Res audio files (DSD 5.6MHz, PCM 192kHz/24bit) saved on iPhone, iPad and HDD wirelessly through the dedicated iPhone/iPad application.

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