Published On: June 23, 2011

Polk Audio Introduces High Performance Headphones for Athletes

Published On: June 23, 2011

Polk Audio Introduces High Performance Headphones for Athletes

Polk Audio has decided to expand the company's products to include several new models designed to be flexible and durable enough to withstand an active lifestyle, while delivering quality audio and blocking our noisy environments.

Polk_Audio_UltraFocus_headphone.gifPolk Audio is bringing its expertise to the world of sports and fitness with the introduction of a line of performance headphone products designed specifically for athletes and active individuals.

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Polk's new Performance Line-Up, which appears in retail stores this fall, includes sports headphones and active noise cancelation (ANC) headphones designed for serious athletes engaged in exercise and fitness as well as suited for players and business professionals who travel frequently and often listen to music in noisy environments.

Polk Audio's Performance Line-Up will feature four UltraFit sports headphones in a variety of colors that include in-ear, on-ear and in-ear canal models. The headphones feature water resistant designs, contrast-colored cables for instant left/right recognition, iPhone/iPod controls, Kevlar-reinforced hinge points to eliminate the number one product-failure in many headphones, plugs conformed to fit through the opening of all iPhone/iPod/iPad covers, and comfortable, non-slip materials where the headphone engages the ear.

Polk Audio's engineers and designers also created their own active noise cancelation headphone to produce two UltraFocus models that address the needs of travelers and others who find themselves in noisy locations, whether it's in the locker room, on a plane or in the office. In addition to active noise cancelation, the Polk UltraFocus in-ear canal and over-the-ear versions also offer contrast-color cable for instant left/right identification, on-ear Apple control for iPhone/iPad, and push-to-hear technology.

"U.S. retail sales for active noise cancelation headphones have doubled in the last three years, but audio performance has always been compromised in the pursuit of ANC technology," said Minarik. "With nearly 40 years of acoustic research and engineering expertise, Polk is uniquely positioned to bring these new ANC headphones to market with an absolute commitment to high-end audio. We are excited bring both these high performance and differentiated series of headphones to our dealers and consumers this fall."

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• Read more headphone news from Home Theater Review.
• See reviews for many models in our Headphone Review section.

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