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.
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.