“Working with Apple and Google on USB-C projects over the past few years has given us an engineering headstart when it comes to USB-C audio,” explains Spencer Pangborn, Director of Product Marketing at Moshi. “Now that major phone makers like Apple, Google, Samsung and others are completely removing the headphone jack, it’s only a matter of time before USB-C headphones become commonplace.”
“Wireless audio solutions will remain popular, but true aficionados will continue using wired headsets since there’s no bandwidth limitation or charging required. USB-C audio also offers superior sound quality because the analog cable runs are shorter thanks to the digital-to-analog converter (DAC) being located near the drivers.”
Moshi’s Avanti C is equipped with a DAC and offers high-resolution audio (24-bit/96 kHz) with a Class G amplifier. It features a rotatable stainless steel headband and angled earcups for added comfort. The on-ear headset is built with high-resolution 40 mm neodymium drivers for a full-bodied sound signature and excellent noise isolation.
The Avanti C headphones ($199.95) are available now in three different colors on moshi.com and include a custom carrying case and a USB-C and 3.5 mm connector for ultimate compatibility.
Founded in 2005, Moshi designs accessories and electronics, combining in-house design, minimalist aesthetics and Silicon Valley roots in material sciences to create products that fit seamlessly into users life. With offices located in San Francisco, Taipei, Shanghai, Rotterdam, and Dubai, Moshi products are sold in retailers globally.