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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.
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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.
Brisbane, Calif. — Monster announced it has teamed with Grammy Award-winner Emilio Estefan for its latest headphones line.
Two models make up the Sound Machine line: an on-ear ($149) and an over-ear ($249). The former has 30mm drivers while the latter has 40mm drivers and DJ-inspired swivel hinges.
Wayne, N.J. — JVC has begun shipping the three newest additions to its Xtreme Xplosives series of headphones.
All of the headphones were first shown during International CES in January.
The on-ear headphones, model HA-S44X, have 40mm drivers and an oxygen-free copper cable. Suggested retail is $39.95. A version with an in-line mic and one-button remote is available (model HA-SR44X, $49.95). The controls are said to be compatible with most smartphones.
New York -- Sony today began taking preorders for the latest addition to its flagship X headphones line.
The X05 on-ear model features 40mm drivers and neodymium magnets to produce a frequency response of 4 to 24 kHz.
Pressure-relieving urethane foam earpads and a tightly sealed acoustic design offe passive noise cancellation and improved extended bass, the company said.