EAH-AZ60 is the latest flagship wireless headphone product from Panasonic Hi-Fi Audio Technics arm.
The headphones provide supreme audio quality in a comfortable package, at an extremely competitive price.
They’re packed with high-end features, including impressive audio architecture, totally silent active noise cancellation, and voice assistant integration.
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The earphones are designed in an ergonomic way that you can hardly feel them in your ears after a while, which is the best sign of a great pair of earphones for me.
Other headphone manufacturers sometimes sacrifice comfort for sound quality, and it’s really encouraging to see a healthy mix of these areas included in the EAH-AZ60.
The interactive buttons on the side of each earbud are well-designed and do not activate when you fit the earbuds in your ear, and can be programmed to operate phone calls, play and skip songs, as well as toggle noise cancellation and ambient modes. .
Various touch commands are easily recognized even with multiple touches, work as intended, and make controlling media an easy process.
Technic’s companion app is easy to operate, with a wide range of customization options regarding sound quality and phone calls.
There are seven additional rubber tips included in the package that vary in various sizes to ensure a perfect fit for anyone.
The headphones are available in a satin silver finish as well as a matte black finish.
Technics has really gone the extra mile by including extra features like location services and sound streaming from each earbud if you ever lose them.
Another feature that really caught my eye was the headphones’ Bluetooth range – you can comfortably leave your phone in a gym locker when working out or walking around the house without your phone on your person as they won’t lose connection.
The headphones provide supreme audio quality with the option for further customization of a five-band equalizer included in the companion app.
The headphones’ depth of dynamic range allows you to hear the intricacies of music, and I’d compare the spacious sound to what you’d expect from a high-end pair of over-ear headphones.
Each earphone contains an 8mm audio driver, and together with Sony’s LDAC, you can enjoy music in lossless quality and greater detail, though it will reduce battery life.
When you wear noise-canceling in-ear headphones while exercising, you can often hear wind sounds or other ambient noises – the EAH-AZ60 does a fantastic job of combating this with high-caliber noise cancellation.
The headset uses custom JustMyVoice technology to recognize and amplify your voice in noisy call environments, along with eight individual high-quality microphones to deliver crystal-clear phone calls.
I found call quality to be decent in quiet environments. I could clearly understand what the other person was saying, and my voice was heard without interruption.
When you converse in louder settings, your voice becomes a bit more muffled, and despite custom voice amplification technology, other sounds sometimes seep into the call.
The headphone case boasts a 24-hour battery life, with individual earbuds having a battery life of around 7.5 hours with noise cancellation enabled.
The EAH-AZ60s include ultra-fast charging, via USB-C, which will shorten the time between uses with 15 minutes of charge time equaling 70 minutes of use, so you can be sure they’ll last all day.
With all these high-tech features, I would have loved to see wireless charging capabilities, but for me personally, this isn’t a deal breaker.
Technics EAH-AZ60 is available from JB Hi-Fi for $269.
They are very competitive at this price when you consider their high quality and the number of innovative features included.
What do you like?
- great sound quality
- comfortable design
- Exceptional Active Noise Cancellation
What’s not to like?
- no wireless charging
- Call quality decreases at higher settings
What we think
Overall, it’s hard to fault the EAH-A70, as there has been a far-reaching focus on ensuring high-quality components and features across the board.
EAH–A70 offers an exceptional audio experience, with the ability to wear them for longer periods given their comfort and battery life.
The Technic companion app is innovative and there has been a conscious effort for extensive customization and ease of use.
I had a great time with the EAH-A70s and would recommend them to anyone given how user friendly they are.
Technics provided this publisher with a device for testing purposes. This did not affect our opinion of the device, and our review remains independent of the manufacturer.