Dec 11th, 2015

IRON MAIDEN and the award-winning Japanese electronics company ONKYO Corporation are delighted to announce the launch of their unique on-ear headphones ED-PH0N3S.

The Maiden Audio partnership was announced in January. Over the following months, Steve Harris worked directly with Mark Cheffins, Artist Relations & 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.

Steve explains how the alliance came about,
“I knew that I would need some really good headphones to use for playback of the mixes of ‘The Book Of Souls’, our new Maiden studio album.[...] I wanted a good balance across the widest bandwidth incorporating a lot more mid range frequencies, something I strongly feel is vital to appreciate the complexities of our music and rock/metal in general. [...] I am now really happy with the final result!”

Mark continues,
“[...] It was a challenging undertaking, given Steve’s famously keen ear and ‘no compromise’ approach, but we were determined to deliver headphones that would be equal to the high standards Iron Maiden sets for its very distinctive sound. [...] With the level of detail and workmanship that’s gone into this project throughout the past year or so, I’m confident we’ve succeeded in creating a £400 plus product which can sell for considerably less.”

ED-PH0N3S will be available exclusively through quality audio retail chain Richer Sounds in the UK, and on-line across Europe from on December 4th. The suggested retail price for the ED-PH0N3S is £199/€299. The companion Maiden Audio smartphone App will be available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play Store from December 4th. This app is available for both iOS and Android and includes exclusive IRON MAIDEN custom EQ settings

For all informations about the ED-PH0N3S, click here!

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