Mackie introduced the MC-350 and MC-450 professional headphones, both offering full range 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response but in open and closed back designs.
Sennheiser has introduced HD 25 LIGHT headphones, a new lower cost model with the same sound as the HD 25 but with a minimalist headband design.
As broadcasters continue to differentiate themselves through live programing and events, intercom is gaining more influence now than ever. This is especially true for large arena events where mobile crews demand the freedom of wireless connectivity. But as RF technology grows, the 2.4GHz band is becoming saturated.
Shure has announced the Aonic 50 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones and the Aonic 215 Isolating Earphones with the same design as in-ear stage monitoring.
AKG has announced the AKG K361-BT and K371-BT professional studio headphones featuring Bluetooth connectivity. Both are said to deliver “the deepest bass and highest highs in their class.”
The year 2019 has been very good for professional audio. Technology is improving at a rapid rate, while costs continue to fall. With free distribution technology available throughout the world, more producers than ever are experimenting with new kinds of programming.
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