updated 02:50 pm EDT, Tue October 28, 2008
Memorex intros earbuds
On Monday, Memorex announced it will soon launch three new in-ear headphones, including the EB100, EB200 and EB300. All three feature patented Soundelity conforming foam earbuds designed by hearing protection specialist Howard Leight for superior comfort and sound delivery. The company claims its new earbuds are unique in offering the foam tips, which are usually found in headphones that cost as much as 10 times more. The foam tips ensure greater comfort and improve sound quality by conforming to users' ear canals to isolate them from ambient noise while enhancing bass.
The EB100 uses larger 14mm drivers compared to the 9mm speakers in the EB200 and EB300, though the smaller speakers are more advanced. A 3.9-foot cord and a 3.5mm, gold-plated stereo plug are common to all three new earbuds. The line-up will start selling via OfficeMax stores starting in November, with the EB100 set priced at nearly $25, the EB200 at $30 and the EB300 coming in at $40.