Phāz Music announced the first over-ear headphones that include a built-in battery to recharge the device connected to it (via USB port). The $250 model P2 headphones are acoustically engineered to satisfy the way people hear sound; they present deep bass and great dynamic range, all in a lightweight and sophisticated headphone. Built into the Model P2 is an audiophile-grade amplifier powering premium 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets which offer consistent and smooth sound quality. Listeners can activate the 15 dB bass boost feature to enhance detailed, and distortion-free low frequencies which is something currently impossible with equalizer apps running on phones and tablets. The Model P2 still delivers sound, operating as a passive headphone, even if its battery runs down completely.
“Imagine being able to boost the device you’re listening to, simply by listening. Phāz is changing what it means for products to be mobile-friendly – instead of simply working with your device on-the-go, we’re actually going to help power it, too,” said David Munzlinger, president of Phāz Music.
Normally, adding a relatively large rechargeable battery might make headphones too heavy. But Phāz’s engineers designed the Model P2 specifically with the high-capacity battery in mind. By making extensive use of carbon fiber, they made the Model P2 exceptionally light and very durable.
The P2’s adjustable stainless steel hinges allow the perforated, soft ear cups to fold into the headband for compact, easy storage and transportation. Incredibly comfortable ear pads are detachable and interchangeable with 5 different options (sold separately) including orange, green, pink, black and purple. The P2s also feature a 3.5mm audio output jack that allows you to easily share your music.
Price and Availability
The Phāz Music P2 headphone/charger will be available April 2015 for $249. Pre-orders accepted now at www.phazmiusc.com.