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BALTIMORE — Polk Audio is expanding its headphone selection to 10 models with the brand’s first three headphones designed for use with Android smartphones and with a new noise-canceling headphone that adds hands-free microphone and in-line Apple controls.
Each model is available in multiple colors.
The noise-canceling headphones are the $149-suggested in-ear 6000i, which offer the same features as the noisecancelling 6000 but add microphone and in-line Apple control of such iPhone and iPod features as play/pause, fast-forward/ rewind, stop, and answer/hang up.
Like the 6000, which remains in the line at $149, the 6000i features an in-ear design to work in conjunction with active noise cancellation to reduce external noise levels. Both also offer a talk-through feature that lets users mute the music, defeat noise cancellation, and amplify external sounds to make it easier to hear someone’s voice without taking the earphones off.
On the new model, noise cancellation remains active while a user talks on the phone to reduce external noise levels.
The 6000I is shipping.
To reach the growing base of Android phone users, Polk said it will soon ship Android versions of three UltraFit headphones designed for Apple’s mobile devices.
The headphones control calling and music listening functions via in-line or on-ear remote control and microphone. The suggested retails are the same as their Apple counterparts.
At a suggested $69, the UltraFit 1000a in-ear headphone features in-line threebutton remote control and microphone, two tangle-free planar audio cables and 3.5mm connector. It’s available in black/ red and white/gray with zippered, vented protective case, 14-inch cable and three pairs of StayFit silicone tips.
The $69 UltraFit 2000a on-ear headphone features built-in three-button remote and microphone, tangle-free planar audio cable, airframe design, reflective wraparound headband and 3.5mm connector. It’s available in black/red and white/orange with zippered protective case, one pair of silicone ear pads, two pair foam ear pads, and one pair of coldweather shearling ear pads.
The $99 UltraFit 3000a in-ear headphone features in-line three-button remote control and microphone, two tangle-free planar audio cables, and 3.5mm connector. It’s available in black/red, white/gray and white/orange with zippered, vented protective case, 41-inch cable, 14-inch cable, three pairs of StayFit silicone tips, two pairs of StayFit three-flange silicone tips and three pairs of memory-foam tips.
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