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JVC Adds To Bi-METAL Headphone Line

4/02/2008 10:26:00 AM Eastern

Wayne, N.J., — JVC today added a new high-end model to its line of Bi-Metal in-ear headphones.

The new HA-SX500 features a 16mm neodymium driver unit, offering greater power handling and sensitivity, the company said.

JVC's Bi-Metal structure is designed to enhance performance across the frequency range by housing the drive unit in a steel base wrapped in a high-specific-gravity brass ring to eliminate vibration and energy loss.

The HA-SX500 also combats friction noise by incorporating flexible rubber joints. Transmission loss is minimized by using oxygen-free copper in the 0.8-meter friction noise-reduction cord.

Ergonomic silicon rubber earpieces come in three sizes to provide customized sizing, supported by a cushioned metallic foldable headband for a secure fit.

A 0.7-meter extension cord, carrying case and a plug that is compatible with Apple's iPhone are included. The headphones will be available this month for $79.95.