Beyerdynamic announced the CUSTOM ONE PRO PLUS, the world’s first interactive headphones for $300. The sound, features and design can be adapted to the user’s personal requirements. Users can pick the cable, headband, ear cushions, rings and one of 16 rugged plastic covers for the ear cups. Designs range from the iconic TV test pattern from the 80s, graffiti art, leopard print or the hashtag #happy, there’s something for every mood and every occasion.
The premium headphones from the audio specialists from Heilbronn, Germany, come with two connection cables. Users can effortlessly replace the standard plug-in supply line, including a 6.3 mm (1/4″) jack adapter, with the series’ standard headset cable – for convenient hands-free phone calls or online gaming.
The single-button remote control in the cable allows users to accept or end calls or pause the music they’re listening to. The control works with all current Apple devices and most Android devices. Those who want even better voice quality can hook up the optional CUSTOM HEADSET GEAR (50 euros) and turn the headphones into a professional headset.
The other features are the same as the successful original model, CUSTOM ONE PRO. That means that the PLUS also offers the legendary CUSTOM Sound Sliders, variable bass reflex vents on the earcups that allow users to regulate the amount of bass in the music. Users can change the sound profile of their headphones to suit any musical style – from intense beats to balanced reference monitoring and back via adjustable ports.
The company claims buyers of the CUSTOM ONE PRO PLUS don’t just get a pair of headphones; they also get a variety of sound, design and feature options so they can use the headphones however they want.
Price and Availability
The beyerdynamic CUSTOM ONE PRO PLUS will be available mid-January 2015 for $299 or 179 EUR.