Archive for the ‘headphones’ 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.
If you’re into high-end audio gear and especially custom solutions, you’ve probably heard of a company called Westone. In operation since 1959, the firm has decades of experience crafting in-ear headphones and audio gear, and it doesn’t look like they’re stopping any time soon. We had a chance to get our ears molded back at CES so we could check out the company’s top-of-the-line model, the ES5, and now we’ve had some proper time to put them through the paces and see whether they live up to the hype — head past the break for the nitty gritty.
Gallery: Westone ES5 custom in-ear monitors