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Shure AONIC 215: wireless earbuds that double as wired earphones

Shure AONIC 215
(Image credit: Future)

Shure has announced a new headphone range at CES 2020: Shure AONIC. There are two new products at launch, the company's first true wireless earbuds, the AONIC 215, and a pair of over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, the AONIC 50.

Leaning on the company's impressive pedigree in the pro audio market, the Shure AONIC 215 sport a similar design to that used by industry professionals, with Shure's trademark earbuds attaching to a wireless module that loops over your ear. This design delivers extra in-ear stability and allows you to easily switch to a wired cable should you run out of juice.

Shure AONIC 215

Shure AONIC 215 (Image credit: Future)

Talking of battery life, the Shure AONIC 215 earbuds promises 8 hours of life from one charge, with the carry case holding three more full charges for a maximum of 32 hours of battery. The wireless earbuds are due on sale in spring and will cost $279.

Also new are the Shure AONIC 50 wireless noise-cancelling headphones, an over-ear design with a premium look and a price tag to match – they'll cost $399 when they're released in spring 2020.

Shure AONIC 50

Shure AONIC 50 (Image credit: Future)

They promise a hefty 20 hours of battery life as well as a comfortable design so you can wear them for that length of time without issue. There's active noise-cancelling and an environment mode for letting in outside noise – you can even fine tune the level of ambient noise using the free ShurePlus PLAY app.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.