San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
New York — Several companies announced new headphones this week, with some using the IFA show in Berlin as a platform for their launches.
Sennheiser launched at the show its Momentum headphones as part of the company’s Style Selection line. These have what the company described as a “minimalist design,” with leather ear pads and a leather and stainless-steel headband. They also have circumaural ear cups and come with a second cable with in-line mic and controls for use with iOS devices.
Buena Park, Calif. — Yamaha’s A/V division introduced the three-model Pro line of headphones, scheduled to be available next month.
The Pro 300 on-ear headphones have 40mm drivers with impedance listed at 53 ohms at 1kHz and max power of 300mW. They come black, white or blue for a $199 suggested retail. The 4-foot flat cable features an in-line mic and controls.
Salt Lake City — Mozaex, a manufacturer of multi-room Blu-ray entertainment servers and peripherals, launched a line home-theater headphones.
The 7.1 BluWavs include a BluWav Blender audio console and feature the company’s Personally Leveled Ultimate Surround Headphones (PLUSH) technology, designed to let users fine-tune the volume and EQ of 10 discrete speakers.
The Image X7i in-ear headphones feature the company’s proprietary balanced armature drivers and signature oval ear tips, as well as flat cables with in-line mic and controls. Frequency range is listed at 10Hz to 19kHz. A carry case and clothing clip are included. They will be available in September, in black or white, for a $199 suggested retail.