Tag: earbuds

Kick off your Spring Right with a FREE Pair of Kicker Sport Headphones!

Kicker has teamed up with Sonic Electronix to offer a promotion that will help you gear up for the warmer summer months. If you’re looking to get your car, boat, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle hooked up with a sound system, now is the time to do it! From May 24th until June 6th Kicker is offering an excellent promotion that allows you guys and gals to receive a free pair of Kicker HP201B active-style sport headphones!

Kicker HP201BIn order to get yourself a free pair of these sweet headphones, place an order at Sonic Electronix that totals over $100 in Kicker merchandise. We will include the sport headphones in your order automatically. Remember, Kicker has a variety of gear that can equip almost anything powered by a battery with an awesome sound system! If you’re looking to grab yourself some legendary Kicker Sound, pick it up between May 24th and June 6th and receive some awesome sport headphones along with your order!




*Kicker sport headphone color may vary depending on availability. If Kicker merchandise is returned, the promotional earbuds must also be returned to receive a full credit/refund (minus applicable fees). If you decide to keep them, the value of the earbuds will be deducted from the return credit.


Westone In-Ear Monitors


                                            Pioneers of In-Ears

Westone UM1 Team Edition (Orange)

Westone UM1 Team Edition (Orange)

Westone is without a doubt one of the leaders of the In-ear monitor industry.  Not only have they been manufacturing and designing for over 50 years, but they have helped revolutionize the way you listen to In-ear monitors.  Westone sets a high standard for In-Ear monitors and have numerous affiliations with hearing healthcare,  industrial, and military applications.  They have recently released their Westone 4R which boasts a Quad driver structure for optimum mids and highs and a clean, deep bass output.  They have even partnered up with the United States Air Force to design special noise isolating In-ear monitors. They are  endorsed by countless artists and an abundance of athletes that appreciate attention to detail.  It is an understatement to say they are qualified to meet your listening standards.

                                                Westone Techonlogy

Westone UM3X

Westone UM3X

Westone products feature exclusive technology based off of over 50 years of research and development.  Their True-fit technology assures maximum comfort and dynamic transfer of sound.  The balanced armature drivers are significantly more compact and electronically sensitive then traditional In-ear designs.  Having 2-way and 3-way multi-BA driver configurations allow the monitors to have an extended frequency response and a very rich, detail-oriented sound.  All Models include the EPIC (Earphone Precision Interface Cable) cable which is constructed for increased flexibility and durability.  Select models have the EPIC removable cable which allows the user to replace the cable if damaged without having to purchase an entirely new driver.  The Westone 4R has exclusive Acoustic Symmetry which matches the left and right driver to a precise +/- 2dB tolerance.  This increases the balance and accuracy of the two drivers and creates an acoustically pleasing sound-stage reproduction.  Almost all products are designed and manufactured in the USA by a staff of dedicated and passionate artisans and audio engineers.

We had a hands-on, exclusive look at the Westone 4R’s at CES 2012.  Watch below!


This Holiday Season, Treat Yourself to Superior Earbud Headphones from Klipsch

Klipsch Image S4i (Black)

Ever since Apple revealed the iPod back in 2001, those little white earbuds that conveniently come with Apple’s portable media players have been ubiquitous. Heck, it’s near impossible nowadays to walk down the street without seeing several people wearing them. Now, while those earbuds might satisfy the average, casual listener, people who want more impact from their music have to look elsewhere. Well, if you’re one of those people, look no further.

The Klipsch Treatment

Klipsch Image S4i (Black) Image 13
Since 1946, Klipsch has been making stellar quality audio products and the Image Series earbuds are certainly a grand addition to their catalog. Specifically, these black S4i earbuds have a frequency range of 10-19,000 Hz, going below and beyond the range of human hearing to reproduce infrasonic elements of your favorite music that you might never have known were there without headphones like these. Plus, with Klipsch’s proprietary noise-isolating technology, you can fully immerse yourself in your music like a true fan* should. These beauties also come with 3 sized pairs of washable ear tips (yes, washable. Aural hygiene is important!): Small, Medium and Large. They’re also available in white: Klipsch Image S4i (White), for those of you who may have grown comfortable with the Apple earbud design.

More Than Just Another Set of Headphones

As if all that wasn’t enough, these Klipsch earbuds also include a 3-button microphone and volume remote on the wire (see above image) for full control of your iPhone, iPod touch or regular iPod (be sure to check the compatibility list in the product description). Don’t feel left out, Android users! Klipsch has earbuds for you, too: Klipsch Image S4A (Black). Android users will want to download the free Klipsch Control App to customize the functionality of your calls and music through the single button remote. Despite that slight difference, both of these models have a 360° pickup mic with advanced echo cancellation built-in, so your callers will be able to hear you well in nearly any environment. If you’re concerned about the tenacity of the cable, fret not dear reader(s). The cable is not only durable, but tangle resistant as well. Who needs all the fussing with knots when all you want is to enjoy music?! Certainly not this writer.

Make sure to pick up a set for you and yours soon, ’cause they’re flying out of our warehouse as we speak! (Well, as I write and you read. You get the point.)

* “Fan” is short for “fanatic.”


Rockford Fosgate PP15MM: Put Punch in your Ears

Rockford Fosgate PP15MM In-Ear Monitor Headphones

By Seth Wilde. – Product Specialist

Headphones are all the rage these days.  There are so many different brands and styles; it can sometimes be hard to choose a good pair.  However, One thing is for certain.  The little white earbuds that come in the iPod box are simply not good enough.  For the true music lover, a higher quality set of headphones or earbuds is necessary to fully enjoy the music.  Rockford Fosgate has been making quality audio products for over 30 years.  They have established a legacy of high-end, high fidelity loudspeakers that stand out from the rest of the competition.  Since they entered the headphone industry, they have generated a lot of buzz with their Punch Plugs series of earbuds.

The Rockford Fosgate earbuds have been receiving rave reviews all over the Internet and in shops across the United States. The buzz and reviews are a result of many different reasons.  One reason is simply the fact they are Rockford’s first step into the headphone industry.  Another reason is the quality of the product.  Consider the Rockford Fosgate PP15MM in-ear monitor headphones.  Featuring a 15mm in-ear driver, these earbuds are able to play loud.  While competitor earbuds only have a 8mm or 10mm driver, the 15mm results in enhanced sound quality and deeper bass.  The bass response in these headphones is incredible.  The lows hit hard and are unlike any other headphone available.  While some of the Monster Beats in-ear speakers like the Monster Beats Tour earbuds come close, the PP15MM earbuds produce deeper and louder bass response.  They also feature an impressive 105dB sensitivity rating and a max output rating of 115dB!  Very few earbuds can play that loud and still sound great.  The tangle free cable and protective case is great for those that travel a lot or go to the gym frequently. The Rockford Fosgate PP15MMI are also available and include a in-line microphone for use with iPhones, Blackberries, and other smartphones. Rockford is truly making a statement with their entry piece in the headphone industry!


What Type Of Headphones are Best for Me?

Monster Cable Beats by Dr. Dre

By David D. – Product Specialist

There are many different types of headphones available in today’s audio market. Whether you plan on using them in your home, car, studio, gym, or somewhere else, there is a headphone that is just right for you and what you plan on using them for. There is a variety of styles to choose from such as earbuds, over the head, around the neck, and around the ear with optional ear piece designs like in-ear, on-ear, and enclosed ear. Choose wisely and determine what type of setting you will use them for in order to achieve ultimate comfort and performance.

Kicker 09HP301 (HP301)

If you plan on purchasing headphones for an athletic environment such as jogging, exercising, cycling, or any other extracurricular activity, the best match for you would be a wrap-around, clip on and or portable style headphone with an earbud ear piece design. The clip-on style headphone is equipped with clips that comfortably hook around your ear and provide excellent stability. If you are not satisfied with the clip-on style, you can try the wrap-around type. These usually have a headband unlike the clip-on, but instead of the headband sitting on top of your head, they wrap around the back of your head while being supported by the back of the neck and top of the ears. The Kicker HP301 are an excellent example of active wrap-around headphones. This provides a lot more stability than the over-the-head design.

If you’re a traveler who is on planes, and or trains all the time, the perfect style of headphone for you is a noise cancelling headphone. Noise cancelling headphones eliminate unwanted “outside” noise and are available in 2 types, active and passive noise cancelling. Active noise-canceling headphones are an enclosed ear design and use a petite microphone to pick-up outside noise while filtering it to a microprocessor to alter the sound. Passive noise-canceling headphones, also known as noise-isolating, are an in-ear design that uses foam or plastic earpieces that seal your ear and block all un-wanted noise.

If you are a musician or DJ and need headphones for a studio type environment, you want a set of DJ or Pro Audio headphones. The most recognizable DJ headphones are arguably the Monster Beats by Dre headphones.  Pro Audio headphones are a corded on-ear or enclosed ear design with comfortable soft, spongy ear cushions. This style headphone is usually the most expensive but also provides the best performance. Since they are high quality, you will hear sounds and details in the music that you have never heard before. A new line that we carry here at Sonic Electronix is Grado, they manufacture some of the best sounding high quality Pro Audio headphones out today, check them out.

If you are a home or work listener such as myself, I would suggest an enclosed or on-ear design. The enclosed ear design headphones are perfect for listening to in the office; they are also excellent for your home listening sessions as well. This design also allows you to listen to your headphones without disturbing others around you. Home headphones are available in corded and wireless options and are built for comfort and performance.

No matter what environment or setting you’re in, there is a set of headphones built exclusively to suit your needs.