Tuesday, 02 October 2018 15:16

Pretty Audiofly for a sound loving gal or guy is this new wireless headphone range

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Audiofly, which is "Australia’s home-grown headphone brand", has launched a new locally designed Bluetooth range of four wireless headphones, from $59.99 to $189.99, well in time for Christmas.

Locally designed and engineered in Perth, the Audiofly's new MK2 range consists of four new offerings that embrace the company's heritage in designing pro-musician stage and recording headphones, improving on the first-generation range through upgraded specs, updated designs and additional colour options.

The new MK2 range serves up what is billed as "the signature Audiofly sound quality, handy microphone and volume controls and tough CORDURA fibre technology" (on the AF45W, AF56W and AF100W models) delivering "tangle resistance and added durability".

We're told the range will "also deliver improvements in battery life, water resistance levels and Bluetooth functionality while its premium models, AF56W and AF100W, also feature the introduction of touch-cradle charging abilities".

Matt Rowett, international sales manager for Audiofly, said: "Ever since our debut into this fast-growing segment, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback and pointers about our wireless Bluetooth range.

“Receiving a number of accolades in recent months and seeing how well-received our debut range was locally and internationally, we’ve implemented the consumer feedback into this new range and are excited to provide music lovers with an even better listening experience!”

Audiofly also reports having refreshed its branding to further embrace its Australian heritage, with the new headphone designs and product packaging "incorporating more Australian tones, with a fresh air, open space inspired look and feel".

Founded in 2012, Audiofly reminds us that it is "best known for its heritage in designing pro-musician stage and recording headphones which deliver a superior listening experience. Since releasing its first wireless Bluetooth range mid last year, the Aussie brand has also expanded its reach off-shore, showcasing its range in China, the US and Japan earlier this year".

AF33W MK2 – RRP $59.99 (JB Hi-fi link, Audiofly online store link)

Audiofly’s AF33W MK2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones are billed as "perfect for cardio, ideal for hassle-free listening without compromise.

"Featuring Bluetooth 4.2, lightweight and durable, the sweat resistant headphones are perfect for anyone that likes to work out while listening to their favourite content. The AF33W MK2 also comes equipped with a microphone and volume control for calls and smart device functionality and up to 8 hours play time.

"Complete with 3 sets of silicone tips, users have access to different sizes to achieve the best fit, isolation and sound. An everyday essential, the stylish AF33W MK2 comes in three colourways of Eucalyptus Green, White & Rose-Gold and All-Black."

AF45W MK2 – RRP $89.99 (No JB Hi-Fi link yet, here the Audiofly link)

"Perfect for fitness and travel, the new and improved edition of Audiofly’s much-loved Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones are an everyday essential with more than just a pretty face!

"Combining a 11mm dynamic driver with wireless Bluetooth® 4.2 audio streaming, you can connect wirelessly to your smartphone and enjoy up to 8 hours play time whether you’re at the gym or on-the-go. Sweat resistant and featuring Audiofly’s signature Audioflex cable braided with CORDURA fibre technology, it helps with tangle resistance and adds market leading strength and durability to the headphones.

"Complete with 3 sets of silicone tips, users have access to different sizes to achieve the best fit, noise isolation and sound. Lightweight and built for life on the go, the AF45W MK2 is available in a stylish White & Rose-Gold and All-Black."

AF56W MK2 – RRP $139.99 - (JB Hi-Fi link, Audiofly link

"A crowd-pleaser with astonishing clarity and range, the AF56W MK2 steps it up and boasts Audiofly’s largest 13mm dynamic driver to achieve incredible detail. Equipped with a microphone and volume control for calls and smart device functionality, it is ideal for switching between music and phone calls.

"Allowing for up to eight hours play time (or nine hours talk time), the streamlined design allows for fuss-free magnetic touch-charging. Featuring Audiofly’s signature Audioflex cable braided with CORDURA fibre technology, it helps with tangle resistance and adds market leading strength and durability to the headphones.

"Perfect for those always on the move, the cable tightener allows users to wear the headphones loose or tighten them during active use. Including memory foam tips out of the box for superior noise isolation, the AF56W MK2 also comes with three sets of silicone tips to achieve the best fit, isolation and sound. With hassle-free wireless Bluetooth® technology and an evenly balanced, lightweight design, the AF56W MK2 is built for life on the go."

AF100W MK2 – RRP $179.99 (JB Hi-Fi link, Audiofly link

"Adapted from Audiofly’s range for pro-musicians, the AF100W MK2 Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Monitors is built for performance with all the makings of a studio level monitor. Complete with an over-ear hook design and a cable tightener, you can be sure the headphones will stay in place no matter how strenuous your workout!

"With sweat resistance, a 10-metre sync range and 8 hours of playtime, these headphones are ideal for even the most demanding of workouts. Allowing for fast and hassle-free charging, the AF100W MK2 offers magnetic touch-charging.

"Featuring a tough CORDURA fabric outer sheath typically used for climbing ropes along the cable, it adds another dimension of durability and tangle resistance.

"Equipped with a microphone and volume control for calls and smart device functionality, you can switch between music and phone calls with ease! Including memory foam tips out of the box for superior noise isolation, the AF100W MK2 also comes with three sets of silicone tips to achieve the best fit, isolation and sound."

They're available online and in JB Hi-Fi stores nationally now, with JB Hi-Fi's prices 99c cheaper than Audiofly's online store.


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