Laguna Hills, Calif. -
, the supplier of Strada car speakers, is bringing a line of over-the-ear audiophile-targeted headphones to the U.S. for distribution to 12-volt specialists looking for a new sales opportunity.
German Maestro also markets high-end home audio speakers in Europe.
Eight models in the Logic Headphone series, available at suggested retails from $119 to $349, are "over-the-ear, audio-quality-focused headphones," said Ray Windsor, German Maestro USA president, formerly with car audio suppliers Audiobahn and Eclipse.
The models, he said, are focused on sound quality and "the feature that matters most to casual, heavy-duty and professional listeners, exceptional comfort." For that reason, he said, the series does not include wireless or noise-cancellation models.
Other brands, he claimed, require a "painfully tight fit to the head in order to create low frequencies that their transducers are otherwise incapable of producing." The Maestro models, on the other hand, feature transducers and over-ear housings designed to reproduce low frequencies with less pressure against a wearer's head. As a result, he said, the headphones "seem to vanish after 20 minutes or so of wear time, leaving the listener with only an incredibly satisfying listening experience."