Thursday, May 24, 2012

Usain Bolt Partners with SOUL Electronics

Track and field star, Usain Bolt, has partnered with SOUL Electronics. Although at this point not much is known what this collaboration will mean to the superstar Olympian's fans, we do know that SOUL is planning on manufacturing a line of Bolt Headphones that will be available in the next few months. The Bolt line of Headphones will include a Bluetooth ear bud model with removable safety hooks, as well as a version of Soul's SL300 Headphones (see picture below). The line will most likely be available by the start of the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Interestingly, many of Beats by Dre's competitors have recently been signing athletes and celebrities to further emphasize the celebrity brand and bring in a new demographic. Earlier this year, SMS Audio signed Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D, SkullCandy partnered with supermodel Kate Upton in addition to their growing list of NBA player endorsers, and now SOUL has Olympic Superstar, Usain Bolt. Each company has decided to go in different directions, and it will be interesting to see which is the most successful.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Munitio NINES 9mm Headphones

Munitio products have always been known for their sleek and stylish headphones, and the NINES 9mm Earphones are no exception. Encased in a bullet-like casing, the headphones are quite durable. The NINES are the premium version of the Billets model that I reviewed earlier, with a flashier, more eye-catching design. For our full review of the Munitio Billets model, Click Here.The sound quality of these headphones is outstanding. While the average listener would be satisfied with the sound quality of the cheaper Billets, music buffs will want to spend the extra money for the flagship model. Muntio describes the bass as "low and thundering without distortion" and that's exactly right. The bass, while not aggressive, as with most expensive earbuds, also caters to those bass enthusiasts out there. The cord is reinforced with Kevlar, which augments the durability of the earbuds that much more. The biggest problem I found was with the weight. Since the earbuds are on the heavy side, they tended to fall out of my ears when running. At $159, the Munitio NINES are not the cheapest, but you do get a durable great sounding headphone that will surely last.

Price: $159
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  • Style
  • Durability
  • Accurate Sound Quality
  • Heavy
  • Fall Out Easily
  • Price

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tim McGraw Launches New Line of Headphones

Country music star Tim McGraw has worked with JBL and Harman to create his own line of headphones. They will be available in both on-ear and in-ear styles. Tim McGraw is the first country music star to join the growing number of musicians in the lucrative headphone market. At $49.99 for the earbuds, and $129.99 for the on-ear model, the headphones are much more affordable than most celebrity endorsed headphones. As soon as they become available, I will post a full review. Enjoy the pics!