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TCL announces its first sets of headphones and soundbars

These are TCL's first headphones and soundbars.

Published onJanuary 7, 2019


Chinese manufacturer TCL is going all-out at CES 2019 with four new lines of headphones and two new soundbars. These are the first TCL-branded headphones and soundbars.

Starting with the headphones, the four new product lines are SOCL, MTRO, ACTV, and ELIT. The SOCL line includes six options: three wired earbuds and three Bluetooth variants. The MTRO line consists of a pair of earbuds and a pair of over-the-ear headphones.

As the name suggests, the ACTV line is for those who go to the gym and exercise. To that end, the ACTV line features wired and Bluetooth versions of the ACTV100. The headphones feature a hook design that wraps around your ears to prevent fall-outs during workouts.

Finally, the ELIT line is for those who emphasize sound quality. The three headphones that comprise the ELIT line feature Hi-Res audio, in-line controls, and TCL’s Comfort Fit earcaps.

TCL’s wired headphones will be available starting February 1, while the wireless options will ship by the summer. No word on pricing for the headphones, though we might learn more during CES 2019.

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In addition to headphones, TCL also announced two soundbars: the Alto 5 and 7.

Both soundbars feature three listening modes and Bluetooth for wireless streaming. They also feature IR pass-through cables, wall-mounting kits, and “Plus” versions that include wireless subwoofers.

Consider the size of your TV before you take out your card. The Alto 5 is 31.5 inches wide and is meant for TVs 43 inches or larger. Meanwhile, the Alto 7 is 36 inches wide and meant for TVs 55 inches or larger.

TCL will launch the soundbars sometime during the spring. There’s no word yet on pricing.

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