Sol Republic introduced its first on-ear headphones that deliver high-definition sound, fashion-forward style and a nearly indestructible design at an affordable price. The new models named Tracks and Tracks HD look almost identical, offering signature sound and extra-wide ear cushions for comfort.
Both Tracks on-ear headphones have interchangeable headbands headbands, speakers and cables and will be offered in different finishes, colors and designs. It is assumed the HD model (pictured right) provides better sound, while Sol says both offer full-bass punch and clear highs of the most demanding music, without distortion. In addition, Sol Republic says their Tracks headphones are virtually indestructible, because they're made with a proprietary advanced new polymer called FlexTech.
Sol Republic is comprised of die-hard music fans, including its three co-founders, Kevin Lee, Scott Hix and Seth Combs. All three are veterans of the consumer electronics industry, from development and design to marketing, sales and distribution. Their common bond is a passion for music and to create the best audio experience. Lee, Sol Republic's CEO, is a longtime senior executive of Monster Cable and credited for driving the widely popular Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones at Monster. Hix, President and COO, is a longtime senior executive with more than two decades of experience running consumer and custom electronics companies. Combs, the company's CMO, is a passionate music aficionado with an extensive background working with a gamut of businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to Bay Area start-ups.
“At our core, we believe that music is the soundtrack of everyone's life and when music sounds better, you feel better. We named the company Sol Republic after that belief, SOL is an acronym for Soundtrack Of Life because music provides the soundtrack for every memory and for the profound and everyday moments in your life, ” said Kevin Lee, co-founder and CEO.
Price and Availability
The Sol Republic Tracks headphones will be available at nationwide consumer electronics and specialty retail stores late August 2011 starting at $99.99.
About SOL REPUBLIC
Sol Republic is a global electronics lifestyle company dedicated to enhancing people's lives through better-sounding headphones. Comprised of music lovers, Sol Republic develops its products from the ground up to make the best headphones that look, sound and feel unlike anything else in the market. Sol Republic has offices in California, Oregon and New York City and is developing an army of followers, fans and dreamers in its worldwide social media communities.