Seeking beta testers for the Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones

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  1. Zapp_Fan
    Update 6/25/18: Hey everyone, thanks to everyone who applied and everyone who is interested in these headphones. We've closed the application for beta testing in this round, but if you want to stay at the forefront of our product announcements and testing opportunities, you can join the Aiwa Labs email list or Facebook group.

    Hello everyone! I am proud to be making our first product announcement as a sponsor of Head-Fi.

    We're about a month away from releasing our first over-ear headphone since the US re-launch of Aiwa, and we'd like some Head-fiers to put them through their paces.

    Our main objectives are to get feedback on the sound, and to identify any firmware glitches that our internal testing may not have found yet.

    Please note that although the headphones are not final retail units, but are almost identical except that they won't come with the manual, carrying case, or final packaging.

    Apply to beta-test the headphones here.


    Here are some of the basics - more details to be announced soon:
    • Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX / aptX LL
    • Over-ear, closed back design
    • Biocellulose-based driver cone with flexible surround
    • Aluminum, leather, plastic construction
    • Selling price $199
    • Estimated Release date: July 2018
    Thanks for reading, and I'll be happy to answer any questions.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
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  2. Sonic Defender Contributor
    I would like to throw my hat in as I am very interested in Bluetooth and I have a fair amount of experience having owned quite a few very nice Bluetooth headphones. I hope that you will consider me as a beta tester. By the way, I am a big fan of Aiwa having been into audio since the 1980s I have over the years owned a few Aiwa components and I am really happy to see that Aiwa is trying to establish themselves in this market sector. Cheers.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  3. Zapp_Fan
    Awesome, thanks! We are doing our best to deliver on what people see as the best aspects of past Aiwa products. Make sure to apply via the link. We'll be notifying people within a week or so, depending on the shipping time of the incoming samples.
    Aiwa Aiwa Corporation Stay updated on Aiwa at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.

  4. Soundsgoodtome
    I've put my registration in. Bluetooth has become a staple in headphone use out of the house for me.
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  5. Zapp_Fan
    Cool, thanks! You definitely can't beat the convenience. I'm personally even a bit surprised at how much I enjoy not having a cord to deal with.
    Aiwa Aiwa Corporation Stay updated on Aiwa at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.

  6. Sonic Defender Contributor
    Ditto, used the link.
  7. Rodmunch
    Submitted. Thanks for the opportunity.
  8. Zapp_Fan
    Thanks guys I appreciate the quick response from everyone here!
    Aiwa Aiwa Corporation Stay updated on Aiwa at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.

  9. rr12267
    Submitted request and would like to test these out :smile_phones:
  10. ranterbach
    Would love to try 'em out. I'm currently narrowing down potential wireless solutions, actually. Was a QC35 user in the past, WH1000XM2 will probably be joining in the near future.
  11. Zelda
    I'm in. interested in something new from Aiwa
  12. Phuca
    Is this beta only for people in the US ?

    I would like to apply if its also open to people from the UK.
  13. avraham
    In my application I forgot to mention that my B&W P7 is the wireless bluetooth model.
  14. DiazRicardo
    I'm glad that the company returned to Aiwa's second logo.
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