New Ashdown Meters NOVU-M-EAR puts the "bottom-end" into wired in-ear headphones.

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CES 2022, Las Vegas, January 2022 - They’re the people who make the bass guitar amplifiers used by System Of A Down, Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro. So who better than Ashdown to put the bottom end into in-ear headphones?

The new Meters NOVU-M-EAR acknowledges a growing trend for wired in-ears with highly-engineered, all-alloy enclosures housing 10mm drivers rated at 32 Ohms, perfect for matching with smartphones or other mobile music devices.

It’s all about the bass

With bass in their blood, the Ashdown team has wrought an extraordinary low end performance from the tiny NOVU-M-EARs. Bass is deep and warm, underpinning clean, clear highs and a detailed midrange that equips these in-ears well for use with a range of musical genres. Indeed, such is the sonic prowess of these powerhouse performers that they’re also recommended for use by practicing musicians and desktop music producers.

An elegant, zip pocket hard case neatly accommodates the 1.2m, tangle-free cable, with an adjustable leather cable clasp to keep your headphones from getting in the way. An in-line microphone is provided for answering calls, with a simple press-to-talk button allowing hands-free calls to be answered and ended with ease.

Ashdown Meters NOVU-M-EAR Specifications

  • Driver: 10mm
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 90+/- 3dB @ 1kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz
  • Cable Length: 1.2m TPE
  • Plug: 3.5mm Stereo

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About Ashdown Engineering

World-famous as makers of the bass guitar amplifiers used by bands including U2, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and Black Sabbath, UK-based Ashdown Engineering has evolved into a highly-respected team of audio innovators with product ranges that now encompass bass guitars, guitar amplifiers, FX pedals, studio monitors, headphones and wireless speakers.

By understanding the needs of its professional musician customers, Ashdown develops products to enhance the lives of all music lovers.