IRON MAIDEN and the award-winning Japanese electronics company Onkyo Corporation have announced the launch of their unique on-ear headphones available from December 4.

The ED-PH0N3S have been specially designed to provide fans of IRON MAIDEN, rock and heavy metal the ultimate way to hear their music, with the clarity and full acoustic range required by MAIDEN bassist, founder member and co-producer Steve Harris.

ED-PH0N3S will be available exclusively through quality audio retail chain Richer Sounds in the U.K., and online across Europe from on December 4.

The official Japanese launch event is taking place at the Astro Hall in Harajuku, Tokyo on December 8, with availability in many other countries worldwide to follow in 2016. The companion Maiden Audio smartphone app will be available for download in the Apple store and Google Play store from December 4. This app is available for both iOS and Android and includes exclusive IRON MAIDEN custom EQ settings.

The Maiden Audio partnership was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Over the following months, Steve Harris worked directly with Mark Cheffins, artist relations and technical consultant at Onkyo and their Japanese engineers. The resulting ED-PH0N3S are customised to Steve‘s exacting sonic requirements delivering the ultimate audio experience when listening to IRON MAIDEN or any rock and metal music.

The suggested retail price for the ED-PH0N3S is £199/€299 (approximately $300).

ED-PH0N3S are the result of nearly 70 years of Onkyo audio expertise combined with Steve Harris‘s uncompromising sonic standards. These on-ear headphones deliver even-handed power and detail at all frequencies. Fitted with two customized 40mm titanium drivers, they convey stunning clarity in the mid and high-frequency ranges. Just as importantly, their unique ported bass sub-chambers help create a beautifully deep, muscular bottom-end response. The pure silver coating on the plug and selected thick-gauge signal cables help ensure an accurate signal transition from the source to driver. The non-detachable cable delivers an uninterrupted sound. ED-PH0N3S are suitable for studio, home and everyday use with smartphones and tablets.

ED-PH0N3S Specifications:

Driver Type: Dynamic (Titanium coated diaphragm)
Driver Size: 40 mm
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 27kHz
Weight: 245g
Max Input Power: 800mW
Pressure Level: 105dB/mW Nominal
Impedance: 32 Ohms
Cable Length: 160cm (63 inch)
Plug Type: 3.5 mm
Supplied Adapter: 6.35mm (1/4 inch)

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