Earphones formerly targeted to pro musicians are now available for use with your iBook, Titanium PowerBook and/or iPod.
They’re the Future Sonics Ears (model EM3) from
Future Sonics Inc., a pro audio company. The Future Sonics Ears offer: a universal fit design, natural and responsive dynamics, outstanding low frequency response, and a 3.5mm (1/8″) Gold Stereo connector, according to Daniel East, Future Sonic’s director of marketing.
“Just by accident, we started hearing from clients who were using them on airplanes and iPods — and they really were amazed,” East told MacCentral. “They’re designed for live sound applications and just happen to make hi-quality MP3s sound far better than any standard earphone or headphone might. I have used them myself watching DVDs or listening to iTunes on my Titanium PowerBook, and I’m always impressed by how clear and clean sounding they are in all of my Apple products. You start with a warm, clean, naturally sounding low end, so the sound quality is excellent, even at low volumes. Some music industry magazines we’ve sent them to have reported that they can’t imagine using anything else.”
The Future Sonics Ears were originally developed for a professional stage environment. The original intent of the company’s was to help singers reduce vocal and hearing fatigue with proper use.
“They’re hugely different from any other consumer product, because they haven’t been a consumer product,” East said. “But now we’re making them one by responding to what we are hearing from resellers and end users.”
Now, Future Sonics has announced that they will offer a special price of US$178.20 (reg. 198.00) via their
online store. In addition, Future Sonics will be among the sponsors of
MacDinner 10.2 on July 28 in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Future Sonics was formed over 20 years ago by Marty Garcia, who developed the first custom earphone type professional monitors and systems. Today, he continues to update his innovations and provides this technology for major tours, artists and engineers such as Madonna, U2, NSync, GOO GOO DOLLS, Backstreet Boys, R.E.M., 3LW, Clint Black, Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Gloria Estefan, Everlast, Snoop Dogg, Ricky Martin, Tim McGraw, Brian McKnight, Shakira, Ween, Destiny’s Child, and more.