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LAS VEGAS — Soul Electronics, the headphones manufacturer helmed by rapper Ludacris, used International CES to launch its Tim Tebow line and had Tebow himself unveil the line at a press conference on Thursday at the Venetian.
Tebow skillfully side-stepped questions about his current NFL status — one of the models is named the Jet, which, as Tebow pointed out, really refers to its designated audience, the business traveler.
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.
Mahwah, N.J. — Denon added six models to its budding headphones brand this week.
The new additions, all currently shipping, are designed as lower-priced options for the lifestyle brand, the company said. The additions include two Music Maniac models and four Urban Ravers.
The Music Maniac models include the on-ear AH-D340 ($299 suggested retail) and in-ear AH-C250 ($249). The new Urban Ravers will come in a choice of two new color designs for the on-ear versions ($199), and two new in-ear color designs ($99.99).
New York — 50 Cent’s SMS Audio headphones company announced Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley has joined as an investment partner and a member of the board of directors.
Timbaland, a rapper and music producer, will have “substantial involvement in the design and audio engineering process for new SMS Audio products,” the company said.
Old Lyme, Conn. — Sennheiser today promoted two key executives within its U.S. organization.
Keith Kranepool has been named sales and product marketing VP, consumer, replacing Bill Whearty who held the position since 2006. Whearty has been tapped to lead Sennheiser's fastest growing channel — telecommunications — and has been named sales and marketing VP, telecommunications.
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.
Port Washington, N.Y. — iLuv Creative Technology introduced new over-ear headphones as part of its Fashionology collection.
The ReF model, which features 40mm drivers, has a canvas-covered exterior and leather ear cups. It comes in red, navy, black or white for a $129 suggested retail.
Two versions are offered — one for Apple (iHP635), one for other smartphones (iHP636) — and both have in-line mics on the fabric-covered cables. The Apple version also adds track and volume controls.
New York — Monster is teaming up with Spike TV for a camouflage version of its DNA headphone.
The model will be sold exclusively through Best Buy beginning on Nov. 12 (Veterans Day), and is part of Spike TV’s “Hire A Vet” campaign, which encourages companies to hire veterans and provides resources to help to do so.
Lawrence, Kan. — MartinLogan added to its line of headphones with the introduction of the Mikros 90, its first on-ear model.
The Mikros 90 ($299 suggested retail) has 35mm drivers, a leather and aluminum construction, and ear pads that are said to isolate up to 92.05 percent of ambient noise. Features include a sound-dampening rubberized cord, folding design and in-line mic and controls. Frequency response is listed at 6Hz to 22kHz, with impedance of 26 ohms, sensitivity of 98dB and max power of 300mW.
Los Angeles – V-Moda today formally introduced a new flagship to its top-of-line Crossfade series headphones after months of online input from consumers and audiophiles.
San Francisco — SOL Republic has begun shipping its Collegiate line of Track on-ear headphones.
The interchangeable, modular headphones can be purchased with 24 different university styles, with more scheduled to come, and feature in-line mic and controls.