Archive for the ‘earphone’ Category
You know what they say — if you can’t Beat ’em, undercut ’em. Signeo’s Soul by Ludacris headphone series — which made its debut a couple of months ago at CES — has just been priced, and sure enough, each pair is cheaper than what Dr. Dre and co. are charging for the HP Beats assortment. The top-end SL300 is set to sell for $299, while the similarly styled SL150 goes for $199. The more conventional SL100 will list for $149, and if it’s earbuds you’re craving, the SL99 will sport an MSRP of $99 while the low-end SL49 offers itself for just $69. Specifics on each one are hosted up after the break, and Americans can expect to see the whole crew this May. As for everyone else? There’s no time table yet, but we’ve been assured by the company that international distribution is being worked on as we speak. Word.
Okay, so maybe “border” is being generous. Wicked Audio is well known for its — shall we say, vivacious — line of earbuds and headphones, but none compare to the outfit’s new 3D series of cans. Set to officially debut at CES next week, this line actually has embossed logos on each ear cup, enabling you to “feel” the graphics on the side. Hard to say who exactly this benefits, but for those who love raised artwork upside their noggins, we suppose it’s perfect. As for specs? Keep dreaming — all we know is that you’ll be choosing the least offensive design from the three above next month when they go on sale for $29.99 at FYE.
We’ve always had pleasant aural experiences with Westone earphones, and it’s not hard to hazard a guess that the outfit’s latest will also impress. The W4 is being hailed as the planet’s first four-driver universal fit earphone, boasting a foursome of balanced armature drivers, a three-way crossover and a self-proclaimed EPIC cable, which is supposedly able to “guard against microphones.” Further details are expected to be spilled at CES in just a couple of weeks, and they’ll be loosed on the public in early Q1 2011 for $449. Yeah, not exactly cheap, but nothing fit for an audiophile ever is.