Harman Kardon’s pioneering range of headphones hits the Middle East
Added: (Tue Sep 25 2012)
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Five new models combine modern design with sophisticated acoustic performance to offer superior sound, comfort and audio innovation
‘harman house,’ the leading retail chain in home, professional and car infotainment in the Middle East, has announced the launch of a whole new level of audio listening with the Middle East release of harman/kardon’s first ever line of headphones. The five new pioneering models have been designed to deliver a performance destined to impress music lovers and long time fans of the innovative and legendary audio brand. The new headphones feature optimized drivers that produce accurate bass even at low volumes, whereas many competing models today artificially exaggerate bass or treble.
The new models feature an exciting breakthrough design that integrates the latest in audio innovations. The new line includes two in-ear models, three on-ear and over-ear styles, which is composed of wireless Bluetooth and noise-cancelling features. The distinctive rectangular shape of the headphones range complements the back case of an iPhone, which highlighting a design meant to pair with an iPhone, iPad or iPod, and is highly recommended for music lovers seeking a refined industrial design true to the company’s rich acoustical heritage.
“We are pleased to announce the availability of harman/kardon’s pioneering range of headphones in the Middle East, which offers the finest features that harman/kardon is renowned for combining modern design with sophisticated acoustic performance to offer superior sound, comfort and audio innovation at the best price. These qualities alone will make you want to rush down to the nearest ‘harman house’ store to check it out,” said Amit Malani, President, Harman Middle East. “These new products reflect the brand’s commitment to innovative industrial design and are best for people who truly appreciate beautiful sound; be it on the go or in the comfort of their homes. Rest assured that the refined and distinctive headphones that we are offering have been built with the precision that has always defined harman/kardon’s high-fidelity products.”
The three on-ear/over-ear models are framed by a lightweight sand-blasted steel outer band and are being offered in two sizes so users can swap for the correct fit, while a leather inner band rests on the wearer’s head for comfort. Steel hinges accentuate the rugged feel of the headphone frame, which does not include plastic. Leather ear pads float in an enclosed steel frame with only soft leather touching the listener’s ears. The detachable ear pads are connected by industrial-strength magnets to remove for cleaning or replacement. The headphones, which includes 40mm drivers detachable cables, fold flat to slip easily into a briefcase or bag--a storage feature that will appeal to travellers. Each model also comes with a premium carrying case. In addition, both in-ear styles have been designed for passive noise cancellation to give users the advantage of clearly hearing music and other audio content at lower volume levels. Multiple earphone sleeve options allow users to find the right fit while blocking exterior noise from disturbing the clarity of the audio content. Each model is also being offered with a three-button Apple-specified remote to make and receive phone calls while controlling volume and playback features.
The harman/kardon headphones are priced from AED 399 to AED 1499 and are now available at all ‘harman house’ stores and other premium retail stores across the Middle East.