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Brisbane, Calif. — Monster has teamed with several retailers for a series of promotions on a variety of its headphones.
The company said it is working with retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Apple Stores, P.C. Richard & Son, BrandSmart and Fry’s, among others.
The Cyberweek Promotion, which will run Dec. 3-7, includes the NCredible NTune Candy on‐ear headphones by Monster for $119, down from their regular price of $149, and the NTune on-ear headphones for $79 vs. their regular $129.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Old Lyme, Conn. — Despite all the attention being paid to the current console wars, Sennheiser addressed the PC gamers with the unveiling of two new gaming headsets: the G4me Zero and G4me One.
It also announced a partnership with Io-Interactive that has the game developer using Sennheiser’s equipment when developing and recording game sound. This will result in gamers experiencing sound the way the developers intended, the companies said.
Orlando, Fla. — Soul Electronics announced it has signed mixed martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Brendan Schaub as its newest brand ambassador.
Soul said the partnership showcases its “commitment to inspiring peak performance with athletic-driven, high-quality audio equipment.”
Los Angeles — Beats Electronics added a wireless version of its recently updated Studio headphones, updated its Pill wireless speaker, and introduced an enlarged version of the Pill, known as the Pill XL.
It also debuted several accessories for the Pill, a first for the company.
Old Lyme, Conn. — Sennheiser launched a high-end Bluetooth headset on Thursday, meant for wireless and Unified Communications users.
The Presence headset, which uses Bluetooth 4.0 and has an 82-foot range, features Sennheiser’s SpeakFocus and WindSafe sound technologies. The former detects the user’s voice while filtering out background noise, and the latter reduces wind noise by choosing the best mix of the headset’s three microphones and processing the sound.
San Diego — JLab will begin shipping its Epic ear buds on Nov. 12.
The ear buds feature 13mm drivers, in-line mic and controls, a tangle-free flat cable and four sizes of the company’s rotating Cush Fins, meant to stay in place regardless of the user’s ear shape and size. Six gel tips are also included, as is a travel case.
Oxnard, Calif. — Scosche expanded its headphones offering with the addition of the LobeDope model, available in six colors.
The on-ear headphones have 40mm drivers and a polymer construction with a flexible headband. They’re priced at $34.99 with an in-line remote and mic, or $29.99 without.
The design is meant to invoke Scosche’s hometown Southern California culture. Colors include Surf, Bubble Gum, Sundown, Envy, Brush Fire, gray and black. They’re currently available.
San Francisco — SOL Republic furthered its partnership with Motorola on Tuesday with the launch of SOL’s first wireless headphones.
As with other SOL headphones, the drivers for the Tracks Air can be detached from the headband, enabling users to swap headbands in different colors. The Tracks Air will feature specially designed headbands and won’t be operable with SOL’s non-Air headbands.
Morgan Hill, Calif. — Om Audio launched its brand and its first product this week, the Inearpeace in-ear monitor.
The Inearpeace features the company’s two-way driver technology, which has a balanced-armature driver and a 10mm coiled bass driver. The pressure-relief design of the monitors is meant to reduce wearing “fatigue.” Frequency response is listed at 20Hz to 20kHz, with impedance of 118dB and sensitivity of 101dB at 1kHz.
Denver — Auralic will turn up Friday at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest to launch the first-of-their-kind Gemini 1000 and 2000 headphone docks.
The docks combine Class A headphone amp, multi-format USB DAC, music-file decoding and solid-state music storage in a compact tabletop form that also stores a person’s headphones.
They will be available at retail in November at a suggested $995 and $1,995, respectively.