Polk Blends Classic American Craftsmanship with Finely-Tuned Sound in Buckle and Hinge Headphones

On-Ear Styles Debut as Part of Heritage Collection

Sep 19, 2013, 08:00 ET from Polk


BALTIMORE, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Polk announced the release of the Buckle and Hinge – two unique styles of over-ear and on-ear headphones that embody the new Polk Heritage Collection and blend vintage Americana style with 40 years of experience in audio. Music, tech, design and fashion lovers will find common ground in the Buckle and Hinge, enjoying a rich and detailed listening experience, crafted comfort and on-point design detailing. The two new headphone styles round out the wearable technology products in Polk's Heritage Collection, which also includes the Nue Era and Nue Voe in-ear headphones, which debuted in July.

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Dressed in cool, chestnut or black with contrasting stitching and metal detailing, Buckle and Hinge reflect Polk's classic retro design. The headphones also uphold the brand's reputation for delivering legendary sound and unmatched acoustics. Each features Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning (POET) technology and is engineered with 40 mm drivers developed with Polk's Dynamic Balance® design process, which produces immersive audio performance and an improved listening experience.

"Headphones are an extension of our individual style and personality," said Michael DiTullo, Chief Design Officer. "We designed the Buckle and Hinge for the listener who wants an unparalleled Polk audio experience and who appreciates the authenticity and heritage of our brand. Every detail of these headphones was meticulously crafted including the stitching on the protein leather headbands, machined metal pivots, innovative 3 button controls, and gold plated 3.5mm jacks and solid hinges which complement the gold finish on the new iPhone 5S."

Buckle and Hinge offer unique detailing that speaks to modern and vintage influences. Buckle offers wearers a low-key vibe that's cool and subtle, matching understated textures with contrasting stitching and brushed metal hardware.  The Hinge provides users with a more compact option, featuring minimalized hardware which folds into an easy-travel size accessory. Both headphones were designed comfort and a secure fit in mind, featuring pivoting, plush-padded ear cups and ergonomic headband. An Apple 3-button volume control switch and microphone allows for easy toggling.

The Buckle ($249) and Hinge ($179) are available in Black and Silver or Brown and Gold. Buckle is now available at www.polkaudio.com and Hinge will also be available on the website.

About Polk
Polk (www.polkaudio.com) is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. Founded in 1972, Polk is the market share leader in premium Home Theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high performance audio products. For more information on Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com
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