Onkyo just announced the ES-CTI300 on-ear and IE-CTI300 in-ear headphones, which include a detachable oxygen-free 6N copper cable with iOS-Certified controls. The slim three-button cable control offers play/pause, track selection, call accept/reject, and volume functionality and includes a sensitive microphone for clean and clear communication. It’s compatible with almost all current and legacy iPod, iPhone, and iPad models.
The IE-CTI300 headphones, use a wide-range 14.3 mm dynamic driver and aluminum/ABS hybrid enclosures to create an engaging and musical performance. Vocals and other mid-range instruments are given plenty of space to breathe. Neutral, but not without personality, these headphones are very light and comfortable to wear.
At the heart of the ES-CTI300 on-ear headphones are two 40 mm titanium drivers backed by high-capacity bass chambers encased in lightweight, non-resonant aluminum ear-cups. Combined with the super-conductive 6N cable, a full, pure, and highly detailed sound is produced. Bass response is satisfyingly punchy with the brilliantly clear mid-range sure to win the heart of discerning hi-fi enthusiasts.
Like all Onkyo headphone models, the ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 feature detachable cables with gold-plated MMCX connectors and reinforced, gold-plated stereo plugs, allowing users to easily replace a damaged cable rather than a complete set of headphones.
With a total of three main cable options now available (including flat tangle-free elastomer, one-piece 6N copper, and 6N copper with inline control), Onkyo has a portable sound solution for anyone seeking an authentic hi-fi experience on the go.
Price and Availability (December 2013)
Onkyo ES-CTI300 on-ear headphones $199 (black or silver with leatherette ear pads)
Onkyo IE-CTI300 in-ear headphones $149