At CanJam 2019, HiFiMan brings Hi-Res audio into Bluetooth territory
February 20, 2019
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The Ananda goes Bluetooth too

Gone are the days when the mention of wireless audio had audiophiles up in arms. Tech like aptX HD-enabled Bluetooth have truly bridged the quality frontier. Take HiFiMan’s BA1000 portable speaker that supports high-resolution streaming, which was announced at CanJam in NYC. The battery-powered BA1000 is based on aptX HD-enabled Bluetooth, which supports 24-bit/96 kHz wireless streaming, and packs a 30-watt amplifier. The BA1000 has a line input and is rated for up to 72 hours of play time, with a line-in input for two speakers.

The 30-watt speaker device is also compatible with codecs like SBC (Subband Codec) and LHDC (Low Latency and High Definition Audio Codec). Frequency response is listed at 65Hz to 35kHz.

HiFiMan also announced that the flagship Ananda headphones have gone wireless. The Ananda-BT headphones also incorporates aptX HD-enabled Bluetooth for high-resolution streaming, and are compatible with portable devices like smartphones and tablets thanks to a rated sensitivity of 103 dB.

The BA-1000 speaker will retail at $599 and the Ananda-BT headphones at $1,199 and are slated to ship in late March

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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