Friday, January 7, 2011
50 Cent's Sleek® Headphones Challenge Beats by Dr. Dre
50 Cent's ever expanding business empire now includes a line of headphones. The Queens rapper teamed up with Sleek Audio to debut his new, Sleek by 50 Cent Platinum headphones at the Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday (Dec. 6).
Sleek by 50 Cent will be the first headphones to offer 'wireless hybrid' technology along with durable, military-grade metals. The headphones, which will cost approximately $350 a pop, are equipped with Kleer lossless wireless technology, allowing users to listen to tunes within a 60ft range of musical devices. A rechargeable micro-USB battery and detachable mic also come standard.
"I know music and I've tried everything on the market as far as headphones go, but I wanted something different, something better that really pushed the envelope and gave all music fans a new way to listen to their favorite artists," 50 explained at CES. "I was fortunate to find Sleek. The technology they employ and their knowledge of how we hear music truly blew me away. It was a perfect match. I didn't want to create another pair of loud headphones. I wanted to create headphones that offer top-level performance, style, and new technology."
There has been no official release date for the new, Sleek by 50 Cent Platinum headphones.