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Astell & Kern launch ultra-high-end Layla & Angie Siren earphones


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    Astell & Kern launch ultra-high-end Layla & Angie Siren earphones
    Named after classic songs, tuned by the musician’s choice for in-ear monitors, clad in carbon fibre and Kevlar, and featuring, a claimed, most sophisticated in-ear headphone design yet – Astell&Kern’s new Layla and Angie earphones are certainly high-end.
    The Astell&Kern earphones are engineered by Jerry Harvey Audio (JH Audio), designer of in-ear monitors (IEMs) for musicians as diverse as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Pitbull and The Rolling Stones. Its founder, Jerry Harvey can claim to have made the first ever 2-way, custom-fit earpieces, created when he was a sound engineer touring with Van Halen.

    The Astell&Kern/JH Audio partnership has created the Siren Series: in-ear headphones engineered and tuned to perfectly suit Astell&Kern’s high-resolution portable players.

    LAYLA

    The flagship Layla model, named for the Eric Clapton song – in case you didn’t guess, contains new fewer than 12 custom-made drivers, plus what Jerry Harvey describes as the most sophisticated crossover network used in an in-ear design.

    He says: “the proprietary quad drivers deliver audio quality that will truly put you at the mix position in the recording studio, whether it's hearing exactly what the mixer/producer and band wanted you to hear, mixing your own tracks or performing live.”

    Key Layla features:
    • Full carbon-fibre body with burnt titanium bezel
    • All new proprietary driver designs
    • 12 drivers: four bass; four mid-range; four high-frequency
    • Stainless Steel Tube Waveguide
    • Adjustable bass
    • Multiple sizes of eartips so you can find the ideal fit
    • 3.5mm unbalanced and balanced 2.5mm 4-pole cables
    • Carbon fibre and black aluminium carry case
    • Available now, priced £1999

    ANGIE

    Little sister to Layla – and named after the Rolling Stones song – Angie, has the same ground-breaking crossover design and eight custom drivers.


    Jerry Harvey says Angie delivers “a very accurate representation of whatever source it has to reproduce. The audio signature is reference quality.”

    Key Angie features:
    • Unique red and black Kevlar shell, with machined black aluminium bezel and inset carbon fibre
    • All new proprietary driver designs
    • 8 drivers: two bass; two mid-range; four high-frequency
    • Stainless Steel Tube Waveguide
    • Adjustable bass
    • Multiple sizes of eartips so you can find the ideal fit
    • 3.5mm unbalanced and balanced 2.5mm 4-pole cables
    • Machined aluminium carry case
    • Available now, priced £899

    Henry Park, CEO of iriver, parent company of Astell&Kern says, “We are honoured to partner with one of the biggest names in the audio industry. Jerry Harvey and his team are known worldwide for producing the very best in-ear monitors. Every top musician uses Jerry’s IEMs when performing. Music lovers everywhere can get the best sound possible using Astell&Kern players and Jerry Harvey Audio IEMs.

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