By Alexandra Burlacu | Nov 20, 2012 09:33 AM EST
While sound quality is first and foremost when it comes to headphones, Eskuche aims to combine quality with design in its new v2 collection.
Eskuche has launched its brand new Control v2 and 45v2 headphone sets, both of which sport a sleek vintage look through their 1970s-like finishes reminiscent of old studio monitors. They do, however, include current technology with a microphone and remote combo for iOS devices.
"Eskuche's premiere v2 Collection is the next evolution in our classic inspired audio headphone line consisting of two on-ear headphone designs, the 45v2 ($129) and Control v2 ($59.99)," reads the press release. "Designed with Apple's three button mic control system combined with our industrial design platform, the v2 Collection delivers eskuche's staple design, clean acoustics and modern technology for today's savvy consumers."
The two sets share a 20GHz to 20kHz frequency range, 32-ohm impedance and 40mm drivers. As the price might suggest, the $59.99 Control v2 is the more basic model for casual listening, while the $129 45v2 model is designed for DJs. The more advanced model comes with titanium drivers, rotatable aluminum cups, as well as a detachable cable system that works with quarter-inch plugs through an adapter.
The headphones' custom in-line mic controller allows users to control their iOS device with the play/pause, answer/end, and volume functionality, all from the same place.
The Control v2 headphones will be available in three colors - Café Brown, Burnt Orange, and Baby Blue - and are exclusive to Apple retail stores in North America and online at Apple.com through the holiday season. The studio-friendly 45v2 model will arrive at the same time, and will also be available on Apple.com and other specialty retail outlets during the holidays.
It might be a coincidence that ACDC hits iTunes around the same time these powerful headphones become available, but the combination may make some sparks. Apple has no shortage of shopping choices during the lucrative holiday shopping season, and the more gadgets, the better. Those interested in Eskuche's new v2 Collection, whether for personal use or as a "musical" Christmas gift, can check it out on Apple's Web site.