Shure has expanded its headphone lineup with the discharge of the brand new Aonic 40. The Aonic 40 are a set of wi-fi over-ear headphones with adjustable energetic noise cancellation, Atmosphere Mode, 40mm composite drivers, USB-C fast charging, and an estimated 25 hours of battery life with ANC turned on. Priced at $249, this new mannequin sits beneath the present $299 Aonic 50 in Shure’s lineup — which earned a nod in The Verge’s greatest noise-canceling headphones of 2021 — and shares some options like a user-customizable EQ by means of the ShurePlus Play app.
Whereas the Aonic 40 have a barely revised look taken from their older sibling, with an aluminum construct and a collapsible design, 2020’s Aonic 50 stay on the prime of Shure’s wi-fi headphone line with bigger 50mm drivers and 32-bit audio with LDAC help. The cheaper Aonic 40 have three ranges of noise cancellation, with an Atmosphere Mode to let in ambient sound — all accessible through bodily controls. Shure’s declare of as much as 25 hours of battery life is greater than the Aonic 50’s estimated 20, placing them nearer to common rivals just like the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones and their estimated 30 hours of battery. The brand new headphones can be used for telephone calls and videoconferencing, using twin beamforming microphones.
The Aonic 40 can be found now in black and white / tan colorways and include a carrying case, 3.5mm cable, USB-C cable, and a two-year producer’s guarantee.
Shure Aonic 40 vs Aonic 50
|AONIC 40||AONIC 50|
|AONIC 40||AONIC 50|
|Driver||40mm composite driver||50mm composite driver|
|Design / dimension||Double-hinge design
folds flat and collapses
|ANC||Adjustable digital hybrid||Adjustable analog hybrid|
|Atmosphere Mode||Sure, adjustable||Sure, adjustable|
|USB audio||Music Mode: 16-bit / 48kHz
Convention Mode: 16-bit / 16kHz
|Music Mode: 32-bit / 384-kHz|
|Fast cost||Sure: quarter-hour for 5 hours||No|
|Codecs||SBC, AAC, AptX, AptX-HD||Identical, plus AptX-LL and LDAC|
|Equipment||Case / USB cable / analog cable||Case / USB cable / analog cable|