Remember SOL REPUBLIC? After two years of no new products,SOL REPUBLIC is determined to make a splash this CES with three brand new pairs of wireless headphones. They’re dubbed the Shadow Fusion, Soundtrack Wireless, and Soundtrack Pro Wireless headphones and they give consumers three different ways to listen to music wirelessly.
First there’s the Shadow Fusion, a wireless set of neckbuds that’s less of a new product and more of an impressive update to the previous Shadow Wireless. The flexible rubber neckband on those were designed using data from NASA regarding the shape of the human neck, so hopefully some of that versatility found its way into these. SOL REPUBLIC ditches the rubber for a more premium feeling fabric which also happens to be IPX5 certified, meaning it’s sweat and rain resistant. The earbuds also feature small magnets so they’ll connect to each other when not in use. Battery life is not yet specified but if it’s anything like the original Shadow Wireless these should last for at least 8 hours of constant playback. They’re set to go on sale sometime in Q2 of this year and will run you $149.
Soundtrack Wireless & Soundtrack Pro Wireless
These two headphones are so similar that we’re just going to group them together into one section here. The Soundtrack Wireless are a pair of wireless on-ear headphones designed with portability in mind. They can fold at the hinges for easy storage on the go and come with a built-in microphone and on-board controls for controlling music playback and answering phone calls. You can expect plenty of bass here and an impressive 20 hour battery life to boot.
If you want to kick it up a notch then the Soundtrack Pro Wireless headphones might be for you. These are slightly larger over-ears but keep the same minimal and portable design, with hinges for folding them down to a more compact size. Memory foam cushions should allow for comfortably long listening sessions, but we’ll have to wait to try them out ourselves before we can give them our stamp of approval. Because of the larger size SOL REPUBLIC is able to squeeze in larger 50mm drivers along with a bigger battery, so you can expect up to 24 hours of constant listening here.
Both models will be available starting in Q2 of 2018 and will retail for $169 and $249, respectively. Will you be considering the new offerings from SOL REPUBLIC?