Polk enters headphone market

packetjonespacketjones Posts: 1,058
edited October 2011 in Headphones
Saw this today and it piqued my interest. I wonder how much they will run?

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/16/polk-enters-the-headphone-game-with-sporty-generic-ear-speakers/
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  • TopperTopper Posts: 403
    edited June 2011
    very cool !! Wish they'd post more info though
  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    edited June 2011
    I was hoping they would be serious phones not the iPod type.

    Cool though,
    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    edited June 2011
    Might have to put some earbuds on my xmas list now. Thanks for the info.
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  • jpena53jpena53 Posts: 68
    edited June 2011
    They look like some sony sport wraparound headphones that I had years ago. I want some wood vaneered headphones haha.
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  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,048
    edited June 2011
    Hopefully they put an end to those crappy sounding Beats by Dre things. GO POLK!!!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited June 2011
    jpena53 wrote: »
    They look like some sony sport wraparound headphones that I had years ago. I want some wood vaneered headphones haha.

    http://www.woodheadphones.com/
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  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,529
    edited June 2011
    Joe08867 wrote: »
    I was hoping they would be serious phones not the iPod type.

    Cool though,

    I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of the white/orange color scheme but they don't look to be chintzy iPod headphones to me. They look pretty serious. Just need a less LOUD color scheme.

    DSkip wrote: »
    Might have to put some earbuds on my xmas list now. Thanks for the info.

    They don't look like ear buds to me. They look like full cans with a band that wraps around the back of your head instead of ruining your hairdo over the top.
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  • TouchOfEvilTouchOfEvil Posts: 989
    edited June 2011
    Think i'll hold out on those. No need for more phones with the ipod.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    edited June 2011
    Jstas wrote: »
    I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of the white/orange color scheme but they don't look to be chintzy iPod headphones to me. They look pretty serious. Just need a less LOUD color scheme.




    They don't look like ear buds to me. They look like full cans with a band that wraps around the back of your head instead of ruining your hairdo over the top.

    Read the article. They mention 4 different headphone styles, including buds.
    audiothesis.com/

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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,100
    edited June 2011
    I'll have some of these for demos.
  • coolsaxcoolsax Posts: 1,717
    edited June 2011
    awesome doro.. i know I personally am doing a lot of headphone listening so would love to try out what polk's new offerings are on these. With so many people listening portably, and the beats crap doing so well testing the headphone waters is a good move by Polk I would think.
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  • maximillianmaximillian Posts: 2,031
    edited June 2011
    dorokusai wrote: »
    I'll have some of these for demos.

    Ewh. Hate to be someone other than first on the list. :wink:
  • inspiredsportsinspiredsports Posts: 5,502
    edited June 2011
    Good info. I'll be anxious to learn more about them.
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  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,048
    edited June 2011
    dorokusai wrote: »
    I'll have some of these for demos.

    Cool, I can finally demo something; hopefully.
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  • jtgranbyjtgranby Posts: 888
    edited June 2011
    dorokusai wrote: »
    I'll have some of these for demos.

    Mark

    I have the perfect two boys for the demo. They live with those things attached to their ears.

    Jim
  • newrivalnewrival Posts: 2,016
    edited June 2011
    Joe08867 wrote: »
    I was hoping they would be serious phones not the iPod type.

    Cool though,

    Yeah I second this.

    Polk has a great reputation for offering high-end(ish) performance at down-to-earth prices. I'd love to have seen them come out with a high performance <$250 can.
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  • jpena53jpena53 Posts: 68
    edited June 2011
    The woodheadphones arent too expensive. The FAQs is pretty fun to read however.

    Q4: How should users store the wood headphones? Will they be damaged by worms?
    A4: Please do not put the headphones near to fire, water or acid liquid. Keep the headphones in a suitable place. If there is some water on the wood house surface, please use a dry cloth to clean it. We have dried the wood before mass production, and they are also very hard in quality, so we have not got complains about the damage caused by worms.

    I didnt know any headphones should be near fire in the first place.
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  • TNRabbitTNRabbit Posts: 2,220
    edited June 2011
    One of the commentors said "I've never heard of Polk"....

    LOL
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  • Big DawgBig Dawg Posts: 1,950
    edited June 2011
    I'd be interested in demoing a few of these.....
  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    edited June 2011
    Jstas, I didn't mean it in a bad way, but I do think they look like headband style ipod phones not serious phones.
    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.
  • Danny TseDanny Tse Posts: 5,180
    edited September 2011
    Looks like Polk Audio will get some competition in the headphone market as both PSB and Paradigm announced their enterance into headphones.
  • mole'mole' Posts: 3,160
    edited September 2011
    Sherardp wrote: »
    Hopefully they put an end to those crappy sounding Beats by Dre things. GO POLK!!!

    i like my set.....
    mole'
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2011
    Pretty cool. I hope they are 'durable'. I don't know how many sets of earbuds I've bought for my daughter's ipod in the last year? I keep telling her that she should upgrade for some better 'sound', but you know how that goes.

    If Polk has some 'cool' colors maybe I can talk her into a pair? Kids!

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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,780
    edited September 2011
    A lot of people have hit the headphone market.
    Most of them shouldn't of bothered.
    I hope Polk has done their homework.
    Over the last couple of years, there have been more than a few
    $$$$$$$ ones too. About have of them are a fail as well!
    I'm really waiting for a killer set of small cans that are somewhat portable
    and under $200. So far, what I got is a bunch of big non-portable ones
    for a lot more money.
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  • TopperTopper Posts: 403
    edited September 2011
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    Polk just updated their website with the headphone gear:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/headphones/ultrafit/
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited September 2011
    Topper wrote: »
    [Polk just updated their website with the headphone gear:
    Have you looked at the video?

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  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited September 2011
    Hummm, $59, $60 and $100!
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  • coolsaxcoolsax Posts: 1,717
    edited September 2011
    i've become a bit of head-fier myself currently, may have to see about picking up a pair of these ,and if good ,get some for my wife as she's been a lot more active than me about exercise and is always using her iphone while running.
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,228
    edited September 2011
    I'm pretty big into headphone gear, you'd be amazed how incredible the sound is when you start getting into high end cans and headphone amps.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,326
    edited September 2011
    beats by dre rock IMO!!! I will check these out..
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