A newcomer to the headphones category, Puro Sound Labs aims to combine good performance with healthy listening, especially for children. The new BT2200 Bluetooth headphones ($79.99) have an 85-dB volume limiter and built-in optimization and ambient-noise-limiting designs to help provide the best sound quality at that listening level. The BT2200 has a lightweight, comfortable on-ear design, with a built-in microphone and a claimed 18 hours of battery life during music playback.
From Puro Sound Labs
Puro Sound Labs is proud to announce their official launch into the market. The company will provide consumers with premium-quality, hearing-healthy, contemporary-designed on-ear and over-ear headphone monitors at disruptive prices. Puro Sound Labs introduces the BT2200, Bluetooth "Kid-friendly" headphones with built-in volume optimization. This is the first in a line of products that aim to deliver this unique experience and value.
The Puro Sound Labs BT2200 are Bluetooth headphones created specifically for kids and designed with the health and safety of a child as a priority. They will be the first ever and only studio-grade Bluetooth headphones on the market made especially for kids with volume-limiting ear protection. Volume levels over 85 decibels (dB) have been known to cause hearing loss over time. Their unique headphone design protects children's ears, while delivering studio-grade sound. With hearing health and education in mind, Puro Sound has committed to donating a portion of every sale of all Puro Sound products through 2015 to the Hearing Health Foundation.
"Noise-induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable; however, prolonged exposure to sounds that are 85 decibels (dB) or above, such as loud music, is often the culprit. By placing an 85-dB volume limit on their headphones, Puro Sound is taking significant strides towards protecting children's hearing against premature hearing loss. We are excited to work together to achieve the same goal of both educating and providing consumers with hearing-friendly solutions," said Claire Schultz, CEO, Hearing Health Foundation. "We are looking forward to their continued support and their on-going efforts towards our collective cause." To find out more about safe listening levels and how to prevent hearing loss, visit http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/safe-and-sound.
Puro Sound Labs headphones are designed with a unique frequency response curve called Puro Balanced Response, designed to re-create the natural sound produced in a perfectly tuned listening room in the headphone listening experience. This helps to maximize the satisfaction of Healthy Ears hearing protection.
Great care has gone into the design and materials used in the headphones. A soft and supple cushioning material and durable lightweight aluminum are used to make the headphones comfortable for young ears and to stand up to everyday use. Their design also attenuates over 82 percent of ambient noise, eliminating a need for higher volume limits. When combined, Puro's Balanced Response Curve and the headphones' noise attenuation design, kids can enjoy their music with no need to exceed safe playback levels.
Parents will love them for their great value and hearing health, while kids will love them for their comfort, wireless Bluetooth freedom, and great sound. Plus, when employing Bluetooth wireless technology, the chance of a child getting tangled or caught on the headphones' cable is reduced.
• Unique volume governor system that limits sound output on most portable devices to 85 dB for parents' peace of mind
• Puro Limiter cable insures 85 dB sound limit for the auxiliary wired experience
• Puro Balanced Response equally balances bass, mids and highs, delivering clear, understandable vocal reproduction without excessive volume
• Ambient noise limiting by up to 82 percent, even in noisy environments like an airplane, allowing for reasonable listening levels
• Integrated microphone for seamless use with a phone
• 18 Hours of Battery Life for Music Playback & 200 Hours Standby
• Durable, Lightweight Aluminum Construction
• Supple Protein Leather Ear Cushions and Headband
• Puro EQ App for iOS (Android coming soon)
• Folds Flat for Travel
Puro Sound has also developed the Puro Sound Equalizer App, an iOS 16-band EQ application that allows headphones to be customized to the listener's sound and genre preferences. A version of the app for Android devices will be available after the first of the year.
"Using only the very best of science and engineering available, we have mastered the art of methodically replicating big room sound by fine-tuning our audio products with our signature Puro Balanced Response Curve. We are creating products that will lead to a new generation of premium sound entertainment and I am excited about what's to come in 2015," said Jason Wehner, CTO of Puro Sound Labs.
The "Kid-friendly" Puro Sound Labs BT2200 will be available for $79.99 in White/silver and Tan/gold colors and available through authorized online resellers including amazon.com and purosound.com.