CES 2012: New Headphones & Earbuds Edition

It’s a new year and at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2012:  new headphones and earbuds make  their way onto the spotlight. Below SoHood.com is featuring some of the best affordable headphones that will be coming to a store near you. -Edwin Diaz, SoHood.com

Up first from iHome.

A new line of headphones and earbuds are in store for the fitness and fashion conscious in 2012 as iHome unveils its latest collection at CES 2012.  Featuring both in and over-the-ear products, iHome’s new line is sure to please everyone from the audiophile to the fashionista and fitness fanatic, as each pair of headphones and earbuds exemplify the quality, design and sound that is the hallmark of the iHome and New Balance brands.

NB500 Behind-the-Neck Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earphones with Mic:  designed for extreme comfort, durability and functionality, these New Balance wireless headphones create a tangle free workout environment while delivering crystal clear audio for both your music and phone calls.  With an 8 hour rechargeable battery, the beat won’t stop until it’s time to hit the showers.  The NB500 is expected to retail for $99.99.

iB50 Active Noise-Canceling Headphones w/ Volume Control: block out the rest of the world with these stylish active noise-canceling headphones! A comfortable fit accentuated by plush padded headband and ear cushions make them feel as luxurious as they look and sound when playing your favorite tunes. When the music stops, the simple rotating design transforms the headphones into a compact unit that easily fits into the included travel pouch. The iB50 is expected to retail for $49.99.

iB43 Fashion Headphones & iB20 Fashion Earbuds: rock out to your favorite tunes and look good while doing so with iHome’s brand new line of fashion headphones and earbuds. With chic designs available in a variety of patterns and colors, these pieces will reflect your personal sense of style while delivering a quality audio experience. The iB43 and iB20 are expected to retail for $29.99 and $14.99 respectively.

Next up we have the Solus (Latin for “Be Yourself”) headphones, which are the next big thing from Wicked Audio, with the highest quality design and most impeccable sound yet.

The soon-to-be-released Solus headphones is the first Wicked Audio product of 2012 to sport the companies brand new packaging. These headphones are available in a black/red dual-colored design and feature a thick braided cord for the ultimate in on-the-go convenience. The headphones also come equipped with a built-in volume control as well as a DJ switch, allowing users to switch from DJ to stereo sound, to experience impressive music sounds in both or either ears.

“At Empire Brands, we’re constantly striving to create a variety of headphones that appeal to all of our customers, from fashionistas to musicians,” said Paul Marshall, VP of Sales, Empire Brands. “We are thrilled to unleash our newest Solus headphones at CES 2012 which sport the brand new packaging now being used for all Wicked products, delivering an immaculate look. These are the best sounding Wicked headphones to date, which breaks us into another mass appeal market while still delivering the unique design qualities our customers know and love.”

The Solus headphones will be available January 2012 for $100 at www.wickedaudio.com.