AMT Hybrid & Dynamic Models for Sound Clear as Light

South El Monte, California: ESS Laboratories announces the launch of two new headphone models. Both the dynamic driver 252 and Hybrid/AMT Air Motion Technology equipped 422 are slated to go on sale this March. After 2 years in development, the models are finally ready to see the light of day.

The ESS 252 Dynamic Headphones use a larger wood chamber to produce wider sound domains with subtle music details. The sound vibrating from the walnut wood casing brings forth a real natural sound environment while enhanced lows give you extra bass. The 252 uses a uniquely special passive noise cancellation technology to minimize ambient sound to get the highest fidelity.

Our Hybrid ESS 422H are unique headphones equipped with Heil AIR Motion Technology. They are two-way headphones equipped with a moving coil woofer. Also features metal casework with plush leather headband and ear pads. They come supplied with a formed soft carrying case, an audiophile cable, and a 3.5-to-6.5mm adapter. Our goal was to create an extraordinary headphone for all music types. The 422H were designed for critical audiophile listening, recording engineers, air travel where isolation and quiet are needed, and priced for most all to afford

An early review by Positive Feedback’s Robert H Levi summed up the listening experience, “The ESS 252 Dynamic Headphones and ESS 422H Heil AMT/Moving Coil Hybrid Headphones take their bow on the world’s personal listening stage, demonstrating exceptional musical performances. Both models are designed for multi-purpose, fit most all budgets, are built to go anywhere, to play on anything, and to satisfy both recording professionals and audiophiles, with all goals achieved in spades.”

Both headphones will be available this March at ESS Authorized Dealers and ESS Online Store. Suggested retail pricing as follows:

– ESS 252 = $499
– ESS 422H = $699

The headphones come with carrying case, audio cable and a 3.5-to-6.5mm adapter.

About ESS Labs: ESS Laboratories LLC, based in South El Monte, CA, has been manufacturing their legendary speakers and headphones since 1972. ESS owns the lifetime exclusive manufacturing license to the HEIL Air Motion Technology utilizing it to create Sound as Clear as Light.


Press Contact:
Rick Caudillo
ESS Laboratories, LLC

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