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Review: Technics EAH-AZ60

Fabulous Technics

Technics demonstrates tremendous confidence with the EAH-AZ60.

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Technics EAH-AZ60
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Published 2021-12-28 - 8:00 am
Our opinion
Really good sound and noise reduction. Also supports the excellent LDAC codec for even better sound.
The sound should be adjusted in the app.
Specifications
  • Type: Fully wireless earbuds
  • Bluetooth: 5.2
  • Active Noise Reduction (ANC): Yes
  • Resistance: IPX4
  • Codecs: AAC, LDAC, SBC
  • Battery life: 4.5-7 hours + 11.5-17 hours from case (without ANC), 5-7.5 hours + 12-17.5 hours from case (without ANC)
  • Weight: 14 g + 45 g case
  • Charging: USB-C
  • Web: technics.com

Technics EAH-AZ60 has a number of features, all of which are gathered in one well-designed app. Since not everyone hears the same, noise reduction can vary from ear to ear. Therefore, Technics allows you to test in the app when it is optimal and calibrate this point to the maximum. From there, the noise reduction can then be adjusted in levels with a swivel wheel in the app.

You can also select ambient sound to hear the outside world, and with Find Headphones you can search for lost earbuds – also far away – on a map.

The fit is good, and with as many as seven different tip sizes in the box, you should be able to find some that fit well in the ears.

Technics EAH-AZ60 black with case
(Photo: Technics)

The sound of the Technics EAH-AZ60

Right out of the box, the sound is good, but slightly flat and tame. In particular, the midrange could be n more persistent. You can use the Vocal setting, which pulls up the midrange, or you can fine-tune more in Custom mode with a five-band graphic equalizer. I rasising the midrange there too, but also a bit in the lower bass (100 Hz) and the upper treble (10 kHz).

The voices are now very clear and the dynamics of the music are palpable. It sounds really good. The acoustic guitars on Billie Eilish’s ballad “Your Power” sound lifelike and sonorous, and Billie’s voice is airy and nuanced. Nathaniel Rateliff’s vocals on “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” are also both crisp and full. It’s simply classy.

Technics EAH-AZ60 gold case Technics EAH-AZ60 silver case Technics EAH-AZ60 black
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(Photo: Technics)

Classical music, such as Karl Jenkins’ piece “The Armed Man” with soprano Lucy Kay, works fabulously, with the instruments well advanced, while the sound spreads outwards. Also electronic music excels, e.g. Bendik HK’s “Out of Sight, Never Out of Mind” with Ary on vocals.

The voice quality is good, especially if you activate the JustMyVoice function, which conjures more details out of the user’s voice.

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Max deWinter

Maybe review the features a little more than showboating your music choices? Anc, no wireless charging, no auto off when bud removed. Etc.

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