Guitar amp dudes are certainly diversifying their product lines in new and unusual ways these days. Marshall has gone sideways in to sunglasses and mobile phones. Announced today at the mammoth musical new-gear bazaar that is the NAMM trade show in sunny Anaheim, California, Orange is now going toe-to-toe (ear-to-ear?) with Marshall’s headphone tie-up with Zounds (the Swedish company behind the UrbanEars range of cool ‘phones) by releasing its own range of skull-shaking ear goggles.
The O Edition Headphones (as no one in their right mind will be calling them when asked where they bought them) have been designed to deliver superior audio performance and comfort, whilst capturing the very essence of Orange.
According to the press release, “40mm drivers have been engineered for a tight and rhythmic bass response, rich mid-range and an articulate top end. A purposefully neutral EQ response makes for an open and revealing sound stage with detailed layers of separation. With natural noise isolation courtesy of cushioned closed-back earcups, the ‘O’ Edition headphones create a truly immersive sonic experience to suit all musical needs.
Much like Orange’s world-famous guitar and bass amplifiers, these headphones are constructed to the highest specifications, whilst the styling blends British elegance with a reassuring solidity. A subtle black-on-black Orange logo embossed across the padded headband and the iconic Orange Crest etched into the brushed stainless steel headband signify an unwavering commitment to quality.”
In the box are three 3.5mm cables: one with a remote control and integrated microphone (compatible with most smartphones) and a carry case.
Orange also used NAMM to debut its tangle-free Twister Cable, the guitar cord that won’t bind up on you as you groove your thang.
The patented Twister Module rotates freely and prevents cables becoming knotted. Signal transmission is through the highest grade oxygen-free copper wire, achieving the same performance as Orange’s Professional Cable range.
The Twister Cable also features tough nylon sleeving and Neutrik connectors and is available in ¼” instrument or balanced XLR configurations.
Check ’em all out at the Orange website.