Altec Lansing on Wednesday introduced its inMotion iM616 and iM716 earphones. The earphones were developed using Etymotic Research technology, and are expected to ship in late September for US$149.95 and $199.95, respectively.
The new earphones feature an “earplug-like design” that blocks ambient noise. The earphones feature specially engineered speakers that provide full-range sound fidelity, according to Altec Lansing. The iM616 features enhanced bass performance, a black earplug and cord with a shirt clip. The iM716 features enhanced bass and high-definition audio modes as well as an in-line controller that doubles as a shirt clip. The iM716 is white to match the Apple iPod, according to Altec Lansing.
Both sets of earphones weigh less than an ounce and come with either three-flanged or soft foam ear tips. Included is a carrying case with cable management, a pair of replacement filters and a filter removal tool.
Altec Lansing’s Web site had not been updated with information about the new earphones as Playlist posted this article.