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