San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Solon, Ohio –– CAD Audio is rolling out new custom color options for its flagship Sessions MH510 headphones.
The company said the new line is in response to "numerous requests from artists, producers and users."
The new Sessions MH510GD headphones in gold/white are now available, and will be followed to market by chrome/white, high-tech gray/white and pink/white color options.
Sessions headphones are currently available in black, white/red, black chrome and black/orange designs.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Beats by Dr. Dre has expanded its Beats Mixr line to include new colors.
The five new neon colors will be available exclusively through Target and the company’s website until June 2 and will roll out to other retailers thereafter, a Beats spokeswoman told TWICE. They became available on Target.com today and will be sold in Target’s brick-and-mortar stores starting May 19.
Los Angeles – Audyssey has developed audio technologies that headphone suppliers can use to optimize the sound output of specific headphone models connected to smartphones and tablets.
The technologies also maintain perceived bass response that would normally be lost at lower listening levels.
Milwaukee — Koss has teamed with Olympian swimmer Dara Torres for a line of woman-themed fitness headphones.
The Fit series is currently offered in two configurations: the in-ear FitClips with sweat-resistant over-ear clips, and the FitBuds ear buds.
The FitClips feature 9mm drivers, a frequency response of 15Hz to 20kHz, and impedance of 16 ohms. Suggested retail is $29.99. Five colors choices are available, and each one comes with three sizes of silicone tips.
Old Lyme, Conn. — Sennheiser updated three of its headphones to be compatible with most popular smartphones.
The HD 219s on-the-ear headset, HD 429s around-the-ear headset and the MM 70s in-ear headset are based on the HD 219, HD 429 and MM 70 models, respectively. The new versions feature in-line mic and controls that are reportedly compatible with BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and HTC devices.
Suggested retail is $79.95 for the HD 219s, $99.95 for the HD 429s, and $99.95 for the MM 70s.
All three are currently available.
Secaucus, N.J. – Panasonic has begun shipping five new models of headphones.
The new Iconics series features two styles of over-the-ear cups, the RP-HXD5C and the RP-HXD3W.
The 5C is finished two ways, in black with red trim and a chrome finish on the ear cup, and white, which gives the headphones the look of a glass finish on the ear cup, with a freen accent. Panasonic said the accent colors are intended to mimic the look of illumination.
Old Lyme, Conn. — Sennheiser is teaming up with fashion label Drykorn for a Pinterest-centered contest.
Consumers can win a pair of Sennheiser’s Momentum headphones and a $650 Drycorn clothing voucher.
Los Angeles — Monster used the 2013 MTV Movie Awards last night to unveil an addition to its Viacom-partnered line of DNA headphones.
The White Tuxedo headphones will become available tomorrow for a $229 suggested retail.
Like the other DNA headphones, the White Tuxedo model features a dual-port input so users can share music with friends. They also have in-line mic and controls, and the ear cushions are designed to be noise-isolating.
Old Lyme, Conn. — Sennheiser announced it has been named the official audio supplier for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
As a result of the partnership, Sennheiser is launching a new edition of its Momentum headphones, and it will supply audio solutions for the factory debriefs, driver interviews and the DJ booth in the Paddock Club. The company will also display its flagship products at races.