Ultra-compact, noise-cancelling wireless headphone is the traveller’s ultimate companion
CES – Las Vegas – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that the GRAMMY® award-winning AKG N60 NC headphone is now available as a Bluetooth wireless device, ideal for traveling light.
According to Futuresource, 83% of flights are short trips where many travellers only take carry-on luggage, making space a challenge. The next generation of the AKG N60 NC headphones, the N60 NC Wireless, gives new meaning to traveling light by eliminating the hassle of wires without sacrificing AKG’s renowned sound and best in class noise cancellation while keeping the same ultra-compact folding feature as in AKG N60 NC headphones. With its Active Noise Cancelling technology, travellers can actively minimise disruptive sounds on planes and trains by controlling the amount of outside noise they want to let in. Users can rely on this headphone for the entirety of their trip, allowing them to stay connected to their entertainment source continuously for up to 30 hours.
AKG Active Noise-Cancelling is the same first-class technology employed in the N60NC Wireless predecessor, the award winning N60NC, which was chosen by Lufthansa Airlines as official headphone for their business class cabins. The technology is specifically designed to balance-out lower-frequency ambient noise such as the plane hummer, thus providing quiet to travellers.
“As experienced travellers know, when packing a suitcase, every inch matters. The AKG N60 NC Wireless is a convenient travel companion due to its lightweight design-- and removes the hassle of wires for even more portability,” said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “The Active Noise Cancelling technology further enhances the traveling experience by helping mitigate the distracting noises we commonly hear while in-flight, on a train or as a passenger traveling by automobile.”
The AKG N60 NC Wireless is a product of the 60 years of expertise AKG has in the field working side by side with musicians and sound professionals. It is accented with premium materials, including leather, aluminium and memory foam for added comfort. The sophisticated, wireless design makes it easy for music lovers to have an enjoyable listening experience for long durations in the air or on the road, keeping them connected to their favourite music anywhere. Due to its size, this lightweight headphone is an extremely convenient travel companion and can easily fold into the accompanying carrying pouch for efficient portability and storage.
In addition to the AKG N60 NC Wireless, HARMAN recently announced another addition to its line of travel headphones, the in-ear AKG N20 NC. The new wired headphone delivers exceptional sound with best-in-class active noise cancellation technology. The headphone is also ideal for long hauls as it packs up to 20 hours of battery life. Built to withstand travel, the headphone is made with premium AKG materials and features a tangle-free fabric cable, carrying case and flight adaptor.
AKG N60 NC Wireless Features
- First class noise cancelling technology fine-tuned for flying
- Up to 30-hour battery life
- AKG’s award-winning sound quality
- Fully accessorised travelling package: flight adaptor and carrying pouch included
- One button universal remote/mic cable and bypass cable for continuous listening pleasure
- 3D-Axis folding mechanism for convenient storage
- USB cable for easy recharging
AKG N20 NC Features:
- AKG reference sound
- Best-in-class active noise cancellation technology fine-tuned for travelling
- Up to 20 hours of battery life
- Universal 3-button remote with compatibility switch
- Premium materials and accessories including tangle-free fabric cable, carrying case and flight adaptor
Pricing and Availability
The AKG N60 NC Wirelessis available for purchase in black for £249.95 at AKG.com and select retailers beginning April 2017.
The AKG N20 NC is available for purchase in black for £169.95 at AKG.com and select retailers Summer 2017.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $7.0 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.