Kenwood Ships Its First Headphones in Decades

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Kenwood USA said it is now shipping its first headphones in decades, inviting car audio dealers to a new category.

Shown privately to its dealers at CES last January, the headphones include two in-ear models and an over-the-ear model KH-KR900, which carries a $200 suggested retail price.

JVC Kenwood VP Sales Dave Hoag said, “…We understand that these days, on-the-go entertainment doesn’t always start or end in the vehicle…”

All three models use neodymium drivers measuring 40mm for the on-ear and 10mm for the in-ear types.  They each have an in-line remote control and microphone.

One of the in-ear models, KH-SR800, is a waterproof sports model. At $120 suggested retail price, it is designed to remain securely in the ear without interfering with glasses.  The cord can go behind the neck to prevent flapping during exercise. It has an IPX5 waterproof rating and comes with three sizes of silicon earpieces.

The basic in-ear model KH-CR500, at $80, is designed to block ambient noise and provide superior sound isolation.  It comes with a set of memory foam earpieces and three sizes of silicone earpieces.

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