Meet the Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2, which has just been launched at the IFA 2023 event. As it’s a 2nd Gen product, it builds on a lot of things that we loved about the 1st Gen Aonic 50.
Engineered from decades of stage and studio experience, the second generation of the AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones deliver premium, high-fidelity audio with improved active noise cancelling technology.
Most importantly, it offers many improvements, making the headphones deliver a redefined audio listening experience.
When it comes to the improvements, the Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2 now comes with hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). This feature improves over the regular ANC found on the 1st gen Aonic 50.
Specifically, the Hybrid ANC of the Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2 can effectively reduce external noise. That’ll eventually let you get enhanced immersion while listening to music.
Moreover, the Hybrid ANC offers four selectable modes. They are MaxAware, Max, Moderate, and Light. So you can tune the noise cancellation according to your needs.
But the ANC isn’t the only thing that makes the Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2 so great. It offers improvements in other factors too. The headset features 50mm dynamic drivers that can deliver audio with high clarity and details.
In addition, the wireless headset comes with Snapdragon Sound Technology. This tech ensures “consistent, crystal clear, and captivating audio.”
Another big highlight of the Aonic 50 Gen 2 is that it comes with spatial audio. Shure’s proprietary algorithm powers this feature. It utilizes acoustic modeling to offer a highly immersive spatial experience.
What’s more important is that the tech enhances the immersive nature of the sound without sacrificing its original fidelity. Like the ANC, this new tech of Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2 has different modes, which lets you tune the spatial nature according to your preference.
You also get complete control over the audio output from the Aonic 50 Gen 2. With the ShurePlus Play app, you can access a fully customizable EQ that lets you tweak the audio to your liking.
The voice-calling performance of the wireless headphones is great too. It comes with beamforming microphone technology. This tech is boosted by six mics that minimize the surrounding noises and make the headset capture your voice with high clarity.
Besides, the Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2 brings improvement in the battery department. To be specific, Shure promises that the new headset offers 2 times more battery life than the predecessor.
For those wondering, you can get up to 45 hours of runtime with a single charge. As it comes with a quick charge feature, it’s possible to get up to 5 hours of runtime with just a 15-minute charging session.
Other notable features of the Shure Aonic 50 Gen 2 include Qualcomm aptX, LDAC, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB-C port for charging and audio.
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