Shure AONIC 50 Gen 2 ANC headphones with Spatial Audio and 45h Battery Life

Shure AONIC 50 noise cancelling headphones Gen 2 is now official, featuring improved noise cancellation, an integrated spatial system with three modes, support for low-latency lossless codecs, and 45-hour battery life. These new features put them on par with favorites from Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser.

Shure AONIC 50 noise cancelling headphones Gen 2

Three years back, Shure, renowned for its iconic professional microphones and studio/stage headphones, ventured into the realm of wireless noise-canceling headphones with the AONIC 50. Today marks the long-anticipated release of a substantial update, replete with key enhancements that catapult it into the echelons of high-end wireless headsets, rivaling the best in the business.

The standout feature of the Shure AONIC 50 noise cancelling headphones Gen 2 lies in its introduction of spatialized sound, achieved through an exclusive proprietary algorithm boasting three distinct modes: music, cinema, and podcast. These Shure noise cancelling earphones also incorporate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound and aptX Adaptive technology, ushering in crucial improvements, including lossless audio support and a robust, low-latency Bluetooth connection spanning up to 100 meters, ensuring uninterrupted, glitch-free performance even in bustling environments.

Further enhancing the AONIC 50 Gen 2 is its revamped ANC capability, aptly labeled “Advanced Hybrid Noise Cancellation.” Equipped with 50mm drivers, these headphones exude premium craftsmanship, featuring an aluminum frame, synthetic leather padding, and a flat-folding design, accompanied by a zippered hard case for protection.

The battery life receives a significant boost, doubling to an impressive 45 hours, with a mere 15-minute charge yielding up to five hours of uninterrupted usage. Shure also touts substantial enhancements in call quality, thanks to the incorporation of six built-in microphones.

Shure AONIC 50 noise cancelling headphones Gen 2

In this fiercely competitive category, Shure faces formidable rivals like Sennheiser’s Momentum 4 Wireless, Sony’s WH-1000XM5, and Bose’s QuietComfort 45 and Bose 700. Whether Shure’s decades-long expertise in professional audio will sway the discerning recreational consumer remains to be seen.

Shure AONIC 50 noise cancelling headphones Gen 2 price and availability

The second version of the AONIC 50 Gen 2 is now available for purchase on and, priced at $349 and £349, respectively.

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