Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Miles Davis headphones?



This just landed in my email box. Who/what is "Miles Davis Properties, LLC"? And why do I think these 'phones are...kind of cool?

WWMD?


MONSTER TO LAUNCH “MILES DAVIS TRIBUTE™” HEADPHONES –NEW LIMITED EDITION IN-EAR HEADPHONES ARE WORLD’S FIRST AUDIO HARDWARE PRODUCT TO BEAR OFFICIAL MILES DAVIS NAME

-- Created in Conjunction with the Miles Davis Family, New Headphones Feature Sleek Styling Designed to Capture the Essence of the Man and His Music; Engineered to the Most Demanding Sonic Specifications --

NEW YORK, NY, October 21, 2009 – Monster, renowned for its many advanced consumer electronics accessories and fast becoming one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance headphones, is proud to announce the upcoming introduction of the world’s first audio hardware product to bear the official name and signature of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis – the new “Miles Davis Tribute high-performance in-ear headphones. Created in conjunction with Miles Davis Properties, LLC, the new headphones are being offered in a individually numbered limited edition. Adding value to this limited edition release, purchasers of the Miles Davis Tribute headphones will also be able to enjoy free of charge the official 50th Anniversary boxed set of the artist’s seminal album Kind of Blue, featuring two music CDs, a DVD and a 24-page booklet.

Miles Davis Tribute headphones feature a striking gold/brass finish based on the actual trumpet played by the artist, featuring a Miles Davis silhouette and gold-etched signature on the earpiece. The headphones are complemented by an attractive ”kind of blue” cord and uniquely designed “musical instrument” carry case. Designed in every way to capture the essence of the renowned musician’s style, the Miles Davis Tribute headphones are tuned to reproduce the subtle nuances of music, with advanced sonic technologies engineered to deliver reference-quality audio...

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6 comments:

  1. Setting aside the shamelessness and ridiculousness of these headphones.

    Why do I have the feeling that In-Ear headphones would be the last type that Miles would want to put his name on? In-ear headphones are just straight inferior to over-the-ear headphones.

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  2. ::sigh:: I know, and I would never buy them, yet...gold! Numbered! Miles! (slapping self) I prefer over-the-ears myself but know people who swear by in-ears.

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  3. It's said that after wearing them for an hour, you want to do a lot of coke, put your name on one of Bill Evans' compositions, and then punch your girlfriend in the face. Could be just a rumor.

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  4. $399.95? Dans votre chapeau!

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  5. I can't really deal with in-ears. They make the inside of my skull itch. That said ... I want these.

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