Len Klie

Alexa Goes Wireless in New Headphones

As if Amazon’s Alexa wasn’t already ubiquitous, now she’s gone wireless.

66 Audio this week unveiled PRO Voice wireless headphones with Alexa voice recognition, allowing users to take Alexa outside the home to deliver a fluid voice experience anywhere there is an internet connection.

With these headphones, users can access tens of millions of songs through Amazon Prime Music, play games, and even order a pizza, simply by voice command. PRO Voice features 66 Audio’s new ActiveVoice recognition technology along with the MotionControl smart app for iOS and Android, where users can customize numerous headphone features.

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Alexa can play tracks from Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn, with Spotify integration to be available soon. PRO Voice also features voice-control technology such as play, pause, next track, and volume up and down.

“Tens of millions of tracks at the sound of your voice is really a new era in how we experience our music,” said 66 Audio Founder and CEO Kristian Kay. “Amazon opened the door with Alexa to empower millions of customers to interact with the future of voice technology, we’re here to make it portable.”

PRO Voice also empowers users to activate Alexa for setting timers, checking the weather, listening to news and traffic reports, and controlling their entire world of connected smart-home devices, wherever they are, on the go.

The ActiveVoice technology that powers PRO Voice was developed over the course of two years to enable a fluid on-the-go user experience, even during music playback. Multiple systems work in parallel to provide an always-on voice recognition experience, algorithmically designed for ambient noise environments and music playback while seamlessly interfacing with AVS and the MotionControl app. A precisely tuned microphone also enables crystal clear voice calls with CVC active noise cancellation. And the headphones even feature all of Alexa’s privacy controls and localization.

PRO Voice also features 66 Audio’s proprietary 66 SoundEngine DSP technology leveraging codecs from Qualcomm aptX and AAC.