#Beyerdynamic’s New Blue Byrd ANC: Enhanced Wireless Earbuds
**The Exciting Features of Beyerdynamic’s Blue Byrd ANC In-Ear Headphones**
Beyerdynamic, the renowned audio equipment manufacturer, has unveiled its latest offering in the world of wireless earbuds – the Blue Byrd ANC in-ear headphones. While true wireless earbuds have dominated the market, Beyerdynamic hasn’t forgotten about the other kind of wireless earbuds. These neckband earbuds come with a wire connecting your ears, making them technically “wireless” as they are not physically connected to your phone.
**Improved Version with Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode**
The Blue Byrd ANC in-ear headphones are an upgraded version of the second-generation model released in 2021. The new model includes active noise cancellation (ANC) technology and a transparency mode. Activating the ANC feature reduces the battery life from 14 hours to a little over eight hours. Charging is done via USB-C, with just a 10-minute charge providing two hours of listening time.
**Advantages of Neckband Earbuds**
Although neckband earbuds may appear less cutting edge compared to true wireless earbuds, they offer several advantages. With eight hours and 15 minutes of continuous listening with ANC on, their battery life surpasses many true wireless earbuds. Sony’s WF-1000XM4 comes close with eight hours of playback. Furthermore, charging neckband earbuds is hassle-free, as you simply need to plug in a physical USB cable. No more worrying about earbuds not charging properly in their cases. Additionally, the neckband design reduces the risk of dropping them into dishes while doing household chores.
**Similar Specs to the Non-ANC Model**
The Blue Byrd ANC shares most of its specifications with the non-ANC model. It supports Qualcomm’s AptX Adaptive codec and AAC. Beyerdynamic has also incorporated Qualcomm’s cVc technology for noise and echo cancellation during calls. These earbuds have an IPX4 rating, offering protection against light splashes of water. They also feature support for Alexa Built-in, Google Fast Pair, and Apple’s Siri voice assistant.
*Disclaimer: This article has been written based on information sourced from official Beyerdynamic communications and non-The Verge sources.*
Beyerdynamic. (n.d.). Blue Byrd ANC. Retrieved from [beyerdynamic.com](https://www.beyerdynamic.com/blue-byrd-anc.html)