I have exciting news to share with everybody about a new line of headphones and desktop audio products from England called Meters Music, soon to be sold by Essence in September. It’s the brain-child of Ashdown Engineering’s Mark Gooday. Ashdown is one of the leading brands of musical instrument amps and speakers for bass players in the world, known for their signature custom made VU meter and equipment that kicks ass. The list of artists that use Ashdown products is astonishing, they are beloved in their genre.
The line-up includes both wired and wireless versions of a product called the OV-1. This beautiful high performance headphone has a very distinctive feature; an active Ashdown VU Meter is housed in each ear cup. The look is sensational, the first thing I thought was “this is cool”. Featuring active noise-cancelling technology and hi res audio performance, the OV-1 sells for $299. The wireless Bluetooth version will be $330. It will be available in Black, Tan, and White/Rose.
Featuring ACTIVE VISUAL MONITORING, the VU meter featured on the left and right ears of the headphones are a line-level signal indicator, designed to give the headphones a dynamic look as people around you can ‘see’ the level of the music you’re enjoying.
They work exactly like the meters on a professional mixing desk, bringing a touch of the studio to your everyday listening
Next is the M-Ears, Meters IEM entry at $60 a pair wired, $130 a pair wireless. Available in Red, Black, Tan, and Rose leather, they feature a built in magnet system and neckband that keeps the two ends together and tangle free and secure. Again, another very cool feature. They’ve been endorsed by U2’s Adam Clayton for their sonics, just for starters. A lot of famous musicians are Meter’s users, that should tell you something huh?
Last but not least is the Meters Cubed 20 watt Stereo Bluetooth Micro Audio System, available in gloss black and white at $199 per 3 piece set. Its perfect for desktop use. Stream your favorite music from your Smartphone via Bluetooth to Cubed, wire free at your fingertips. Great sounding, great looking desktop audio for music lovers.
I’ll have product pages up on the Essence site with purchasing information early next week, all interested parties contact Bob Rapoport at Essence For Hi Res Audio, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 727-580-4393.