Polk Audio Debuts Hinge Wireless Headphone
Stylish On-Ear Bluetooth® Headphone is the Perfect Travel Companion
Baltimore, MD (Jan. 6, 2014) – Polk Audio, a high-performance audio brand with over a 40-year legacy of sound, engineering and design expertise, today announced the availability of Hinge Wireless – Polk’s newest headphone featuring active Bluetooth® with aptx® technology that will join the Heritage Collection. The new on-ear headphone features the company’s iconic Heritage design with an ergonomic, lightweight headband and pivoting ear cups to provide a comfortable, great-sounding listening experience. In addition, Hinge Wireless headphones are foldable and compact, making it easy to bring and wear them anywhere, any time.
“Combining the fashion-forward Heritage style with a 40-year legacy of great sounding audio, Hinge Wireless offers an amazingly portable, refreshing take on the wireless personal audio category,” said Heathcliff Hatcher, Polk’s Global Brand Director. “With our long-standing history as a leader in high-quality audio, we translate that legacy to our new wireless headphones, delivering superior sound, style, comfort, and convenience.”
Hinge Wireless headphones deliver superior sound quality through their dynamic drivers that provide a rich, detailed listening experience, while SoundClear® Technology eliminates ambient noise from phone conversations and speakerphone echo, while delivering enhanced voice and speech recognition. SoundClear® technology uses patented intelligent speech tracking and adaptive processing to exploit speech patterns and environmental conditions. Self-adjusting algorithms emphasize voice quality regardless of environment and deliver consistent, high quality audio with auto microphone calibration, automatic level control and automatic volume control. Merging this technology with Polk’s POET (Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning) headphone system design, users will discover a new level of depth and audio in their music as a result of a reconfiguration of drivers designed to improve performance balance.
Bluetooth wireless technology combined with a one-touch connection allows users to easily connect via NFC for ultimate convenience, while a jog dial built into the right ear cup provides one-finger audio and phone call control that’s powered by a rechargeable battery boasting 12 hours of play time. Pivoting pads fit securely over the ears, minimizing outside sounds to create a passive noise isolation technology. Finally, a built-in microphone lets users take calls and chat hands-free with clear digital sound quality while their smartphone stays in a pocket or bag.
Retailing for $199.95, Hinge Wireless is designed for listening to music, games and movies everywhere. The headphones are highly durable and feature a sturdy, leatherette-wrapped headband, and silver matte-finished hinges that collapse into the headphones for a pop of style and easy transport.
Hinge Wireless is available in black, camel and blue and are now on www.polkaudio.com and select retailers. To view the headphones while at the 2015 International CES®, please visit Polk’s booth in the South Hall #21230.
About Polk Audio
Polk (www.polkaudio.com) is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. Founded in 1972, Polk is the market share leader in premium home theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high-performance audio products. For more information on Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.