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    Default Polk enters headphone market

    Saw this today and it piqued my interest. I wonder how much they will run?

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/16/p...-ear-speakers/
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    very cool !! Wish they'd post more info though

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    I was hoping they would be serious phones not the iPod type.

    Cool though,
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    Might have to put some earbuds on my xmas list now. Thanks for the info.

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    They look like some sony sport wraparound headphones that I had years ago. I want some wood vaneered headphones haha.
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    Hopefully they put an end to those crappy sounding Beats by Dre things. GO POLK!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpena53 View Post
    They look like some sony sport wraparound headphones that I had years ago. I want some wood vaneered headphones haha.
    http://www.woodheadphones.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe08867 View Post
    I was hoping they would be serious phones not the iPod type.

    Cool though,
    I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of the white/orange color scheme but they don't look to be chintzy iPod headphones to me. They look pretty serious. Just need a less LOUD color scheme.


    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    Might have to put some earbuds on my xmas list now. Thanks for the info.
    They don't look like ear buds to me. They look like full cans with a band that wraps around the back of your head instead of ruining your hairdo over the top.
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    Think i'll hold out on those. No need for more phones with the ipod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of the white/orange color scheme but they don't look to be chintzy iPod headphones to me. They look pretty serious. Just need a less LOUD color scheme.




    They don't look like ear buds to me. They look like full cans with a band that wraps around the back of your head instead of ruining your hairdo over the top.
    Read the article. They mention 4 different headphone styles, including buds.

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    I'll have some of these for demos.

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    awesome doro.. i know I personally am doing a lot of headphone listening so would love to try out what polk's new offerings are on these. With so many people listening portably, and the beats crap doing so well testing the headphone waters is a good move by Polk I would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    I'll have some of these for demos.
    Ewh. Hate to be someone other than first on the list.

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    Good info. I'll be anxious to learn more about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    I'll have some of these for demos.
    Cool, I can finally demo something; hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    I'll have some of these for demos.
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    I have the perfect two boys for the demo. They live with those things attached to their ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe08867 View Post
    I was hoping they would be serious phones not the iPod type.

    Cool though,
    Yeah I second this.

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    The woodheadphones arent too expensive. The FAQs is pretty fun to read however.

    Q4: How should users store the wood headphones? Will they be damaged by worms?
    A4: Please do not put the headphones near to fire, water or acid liquid. Keep the headphones in a suitable place. If there is some water on the wood house surface, please use a dry cloth to clean it. We have dried the wood before mass production, and they are also very hard in quality, so we have not got complains about the damage caused by worms.

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    One of the commentors said "I've never heard of Polk"....

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    I'd be interested in demoing a few of these.....

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    Jstas, I didn't mean it in a bad way, but I do think they look like headband style ipod phones not serious phones.
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    Looks like Polk Audio will get some competition in the headphone market as both PSB and Paradigm announced their enterance into headphones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Hopefully they put an end to those crappy sounding Beats by Dre things. GO POLK!!!
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    Pretty cool. I hope they are 'durable'. I don't know how many sets of earbuds I've bought for my daughter's ipod in the last year? I keep telling her that she should upgrade for some better 'sound', but you know how that goes.

    If Polk has some 'cool' colors maybe I can talk her into a pair? Kids!

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    A lot of people have hit the headphone market.
    Most of them shouldn't of bothered.
    I hope Polk has done their homework.
    Over the last couple of years, there have been more than a few
    $$$$$$$ ones too. About have of them are a fail as well!
    I'm really waiting for a killer set of small cans that are somewhat portable
    and under $200. So far, what I got is a bunch of big non-portable ones
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    Polk just updated their website with the headphone gear:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/headphones/ultrafit/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    [Polk just updated their website with the headphone gear:
    Have you looked at the video?

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    Hummm, $59, $60 and $100!
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    i've become a bit of head-fier myself currently, may have to see about picking up a pair of these ,and if good ,get some for my wife as she's been a lot more active than me about exercise and is always using her iphone while running.

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    I'm pretty big into headphone gear, you'd be amazed how incredible the sound is when you start getting into high end cans and headphone amps.
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