Velodyne Provides a Feast for the Eyes and Ears with New Artistic Headphones at High End Munich Show

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In conjunction with Audio Reference, Velodyne will showcase an assortment of audio innovations in its participation at High End Munich Show.

Velodyne's sculptural headphones to be exhibited at High End Munich Show.

In our first High End Munich event, we will deliver an authentic experience for audiophiles as well as the general public to enjoy our high performance products in addition to the visual art.

After 30 years of providing customers with legendary, in-home theater sound, Velodyne Inc. is proud to announce its launch of sculptural headphones at High End Munch 2013. Velodyne provides a feast for the eyes and ears with artistic headphones, with an exhibition of hand-painted headphone skins and a unique listening experience in Atrium 3, C112 in MOC at High End Munich in conjunction with Audio Reference. High End marks Velodyne’s official European headphone launch.

High End Munich is a prestigious International Trade Fair featuring over 350 exhibitors representing 900 brands at the Munich Order Center MOC. “In our first High End Munich event, we will deliver an authentic experience for audiophiles as well as the general public to enjoy our high performance products in addition to the visual art,” said Velodyne President, Marta Hall. “Our distributor, Audio Reference, is a perfect partner for us in Europe’s largest consumer electronics show.”

Velodyne will launch and showcase its vFree, vTrue, and vLeve headphones, along with artistic skins, custom-designed to fit snuggly onto the headphones and snap effortlessly on and off for easy interchangeability. The headphone skins on display at High End Munich include designs by international artists Lucas de Alcantara, Francesco Orazzini, and Abel Del Rio. The President of Velodyne, Marta Thoma Hall is herself a recognized artist. “We bring the Fine Art experience into the public’s daily life and wardrobe,” Hall comments.

Marta Hall developed solid black and white headphone skins, which can be customized by artists and personalized by anyone. They are available on the company’s website, and soon to be through worldwide distribution. “Why shouldn’t our wardrobes and our cities be made of art? Art is about the soul and its expression reaches to the core of humanity,” says Marta Hall. “Artists need support during the ups and downs of the world economy. Velodyne collaborates with artists to make soulful skins which are a canvas for self-expression.”

So far, nearly 35 unique designs have been created for the headphones. Along with the one-of-a-kind art skins, Velodyne is exhibiting headphones and skins which are available to order.

To accompany the visual experience, attendees can also expect for their listening pleasure Velodyne’s live demonstration of their newest subwoofers. The WiQ, named after IQ for its smart technology, is a wireless subwoofer with a wave-like design and powerful sound. Velodyne will host an experiential listening station for visitors to experience the headphone and subwoofer’s full bass and overall “pure” sound for themselves. High End Munich 2013 runs through Sunday, May 12.

Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., founded in 1983, is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company's technically innovative audio products are available through a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers, and distributors worldwide. For more information visit

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