Okay, it's not often that I get excited about a new product launch these days, but here's something that I'm pretty interested in so I just have to share.
The reason why I'm kind of stoked about this is because I have both their MA350 and MA450i. And it's no secret around here that I find both to be extremely competent, throughly engaging, and easily enjoyable. I haven't heard this new MA150 yet, but if it manages to capture the essense of its bigger bretheren, while being less than $20, it'll be a winner in my book.
Honestly, if this winds up sounding as good as I imagine/expect it to sound, I would easily mention these in the same price vs. performance discussions where the MEP-933, MH1C, and MT-300 are currently talked about it.
I'll see if I can get my hands on a pair ASAP to let y'all know how it sounds. In the meantime, here's the official press release info I found.
RHA MA150 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (Click to show)
RHA combines affordability and outstanding audio in new entry-level MA150 earphones.
Glasgow, United Kingdom (28th January, 2013) Professional audio brand RHA today announces the launch of the MA150 ($19.95); the company’s latest in-ear headphone featuring their unique aerophonic design and acclaimed sound signature.
Combining outstanding audio, minimalist design and affordability, the MA150 joins RHA’s range of products at an entry level price to offer a new market of listeners exceptional audio quality.
Using a design inspired by a trumpet’s bell which channels sound naturally from the high-performance 10mm driver units into the ear, the MA150 is capable of delivering a wide frequency range including powerful bass, dynamic mid tones and clear treble for authentic sound reproduction.
With a focus on providing an affordable, yet uncompromised listening experience, the MA150 features an understated design; using an ABS casing and a matte-black, 1.2m rubber cable with a 45 degree gold plated connector. The choice of soft silicone tips allows for optimum comfort, a secure fit and effective noise isolation, ensuring a powerful personal sound experience in any environment.
“By stripping back some premium features we are able to offer unrivalled performance at a price that is extremely accessible – there is nothing else like this on the market” commented Lewis Heath, Head of Research and Development. “The MA150 introduces another layer to our established product range and is representative of our commitment to making great sound available to as many headphone users as possible.”
The RHA MA150 in-ear headphones will be on sale from 31st January 2013, and are available to pre-order from today (28th January) via RHA-Audio.com and Amazon.com .