Stow, OH (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
It seems like almost everyone is wearing in-ear headphones these days. Small wonder – they’re the perfect companion to portable music players, smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices. They can also sound fantastic – and a big part of ensuring they do is to make sure they fit properly.
“If your in-ear headphones aren’t fitting properly, aside from not being as comfortable as they could be, you won’t hear them at their best,” noted Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Consumer Marketing Manager. “They need to have a tight seal to deliver enough bass and have the right frequency response.” Audio-Technica offers these tips for best in-ear fit and performance:
Audio-Technica recently demonstrated the importance of correct fitting in-ear headphones at the SonicFuel Experience at CES 2014. More than 450 attendees got a personalized fitting of the new SonicFuel ATH-CKX5iS (MSRP US$49.95) in-ear model, which features Audio-Technica’s exclusive 360-degree rotating eartips that adjust to the angles of the listener’s ear canals, helping to create a comfortable, perfect seal for maximum bass impact and sound isolation. In addition, the ATH-CKX5iS comes with four sizes of eartips (XS, S, M and L), three sizes of ergonomic C-tip earpieces that nestle in the ear for a stay-in-place fit and offers smartphone compatibility with call answering and control of music playback.
Participants in the SonicFuel Experience commented on the benefits of a proper fit. Harris Fogel of Mac Edition Radio said, “The first time I tried in-ear headphones they had no bass and weak overall sound. The problem wasn't the headphones, it was the fit. I was lucky enough to visit the Audio-Technica booth during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, where people were there to fit the SonicFuel earphones to visitors. They came with three different sized ear tips – but surprisingly my first instincts about the proper size were wrong. Luckily the Audio-Technica people were there to insure the proper fit. Once fitted, I could shake my head and move all around just as I would during exercise, and not only did the headphones stay on properly, all the while the sound quality, which was very good, never changed.”
Hakan Y Can, Operations Manager at tech review site BooredAtWork.com said, “After I was fitted and came back from CES, I wore the ATH-CKX5iS while on a treadmill at my Boston Sports Club. The comfort level of the eartips and C-tips is high and the 360-degree rotating eartip is a highly useful feature to have. I was surprised at the sound quality considering it came from 8mm drivers, and how little sound I heard from the treadmills and ellipticals around me.”
Fogel noted, "The old adage that a good fit is everything doesn't just apply to clothes, it's just as important for earphones!”
Audio-Technica offers a wide selection of in-ear headphones, including additional SonicFuel CKX models with other features like flat tangle-free cord and Comply™ foam eartips. Other headphones include washable SonicSport models with C-tip, back and ear hook designs; the QuietPoint® noise-cancelling ATH-ANC33iS that reduces background noise up to 90%; the Solid Bass lineup with deep, impactful bass; high-value Clear and Core Bass headphones; ultimate-performance audiophile models and more.
Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at http://www.audio-technica.com.
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— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson or Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752.
— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts(at)audio-technica(dot)co(dot)uk); or visit our media centre at http://www.starscreamcommunications.com; in Germany, please contact Carlos Diaz (cdiaz(at)audio-technica(dot)de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot(at)audio-technica-europe(dot)com).