Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 at 03:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The new headphones are designed for rock and metal fans.
Onkyo has announced the release of their new ED-PH0N3S On-Ear Headphones. Created in partnership with Iron Maiden bassist, founder member, and co-producer, Steve Harris, the headphones have been designed to meet the needs of rock and heavy metal music.
"I knew that I would need some really good headphones to use for playback of the mixes of ‘The Book Of Souls’, our new Maiden studio album. I'd actually started looking into this about 18 months prior to when we started recording because I'd been struggling to find a design which came even remotely close to what I felt was an acceptable sonic standard for rock/metal. My main objective was for a balance that wasn't just top and bottom heavy with hardly any mid-range like a lot of headphones these days that are basically designed for dance music. I wanted a good balance across the widest bandwidth incorporating a lot more mid-range frequencies, something I strongly feel is vital to appreciate the complexities of our music and rock/metal in general. A friend at ONKYO suggested I get in touch with the company to create a design that could meet my specifications. We started collaborating and have been working on them ever since, endlessly evaluating frequencies and modifying drive units, materials, cables and connectors until we achieved my ideal balance. I am now really happy with the final result," said Steve Harris.
The ED-PH0N3S headphones promise even-handed power and detail at all frequencies. They feature two customized 40mm titanium drivers with unique ported bass sub-chambers for clear mid and high-frequency ranges along with deep bass. Likewise, the headphones have been rated for a frequency response of 10Hz – 27kHz and a max input power of 800mW.
Onkyo's ED-PH0N3S On-Ear Headphones are now available for a suggested retail price of $299.
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