New York - Incase,
which announced it was entering the headphones category last month, held a
press preview here this week to show off its new wares.
The iPod accessory
manufacturer demonstrated two lines of on-ear headphones, a line of over-ear
headphones and a line of in-ears.
over-hear models, which are at the top of the line at a $199 suggested retail,
feature 40mm titanium drivers and fully articulating memory-foam ear cups. The
suede-covered headphones will come with two cables, each with an in-line mic
and volume control. One cable will come in black or gray while the second will
match the inner ear pads.
The Reflex on-ear
headphones ($79.95) have 40mm drivers, canvas-coated headbands and articulating
ear cups. They come with a single cable with in-line mic and volume controls.
The second on-ear
model, the Pivot headphones, retail for $59.95 and have 40mm drivers and ear
cups that fold flat. The ear cups will also detach to prevent breakage should a
user sit on them, a spokeswoman told TWICE.
Reflexes and Pivots each come in three colors.
The Capsule in-ear
headphones have 8.5mm drivers. Features include an oval design with a unibody
construction, three sizes of silicone ear tips, and an in-line mic and volume
control. Four colors are offered, each for a $49.99 suggested retail.
range for all of the headphones is 20Hz to 20,000Hz. They will be available in
For more new
headphones entrants, see the July 18 issue of TWICE.