Dealerscope 2018 IMPACT Awards: Headphones
Dealerscope's annual IMPACT Awards program is designed to recognize products in the consumer electronics industry that are innovative, help drive sales on the show floor, and drive consumers into stores.
What’s different about the IMPACT Awards is that Dealerscope puts the power in the hands of our audience. Sure, we pick a couple of “editor’s choice” awards that stand out to us. But we really want everyone in the industry—manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and even consumers—to have a say throughout the entire process, from nominating these products to, ultimately, voting on and picking our winners.
And one unique way of looking at the winners each year is to break them up into their various product categories. This gives us a unique opportunity to understand how consumers—and the industry in general—feels about products in each of the specific segments of the consumer technology industry. It’s with that in mind that we present the headphones honored in the Dealerscope 2018 IMPACT Awards program.
Jabra Evolve 75
The Jabra Evolve 75 is a premium, market-leading headset for the modern office worker. Drawing on GN Group’s goal to enable customers to hear more, be more and do more, the Evolve 75 was built to take workers’ ability to multi-task, concentrate and be productive to the next level, no matter where they work. With 15 hours of battery life, world-class speakers for music and high-definition voice for quality calls, Evolve 75 allows workers to easily switch between the afternoon conference call and their favorite playlist all day.
Jabra Elite Sport Upgraded
The Jabra Elite Sport is the world’s most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds, and it’s the No. 1 selling true wireless sports earbuds in the U.S. and Europe. Designed for sports and active lifestyles, it is the ultimate training aid and delivers freedom of movement on any terrain. When paired with the Jabra Sport Life app, the Elite Sport delivers the most comprehensive range of audio training tools available, including an in-ear heart rate monitor; automatic VO2 Max fitness testing; in-ear intelligent coaching with real-time feedback and training tips; and automatic repetition counting. Demonstrating its durability, the Elite Sport includes a 3-year warranty against water, dust and sweat damage.
After a very successful crowdfunding campaign in April/May 2016, IQbuds are one of the few hearables crowdfunding campaigns that commenced shipping on time in early 2017. The average delay for a hearable campaign is 13 months according to leading hearables analyst Nick Hunn. Now nine months later as other hearables brands like Hear One are pulling back from retail, Nuheara IQbuds are successfully growing their major US retail presence in stores such as Best Buy, Brookstone, Target.com, The Grommet, Frys, Amazon and through the Nuheara website.
Phiaton Corporation BT 150 NC
The slick yet functional BT 150 NC are the latest addition to Phiaton’s popular line of trusted Bluetooth headphones and earphones. Through continuous research and the ongoing development and refining of new technologies, Phiaton designed a premium-class audio device that blends superior, authentic sound reproduction with stylish looks and luxurious comfort. Top quality materials and outstanding workmanship ensure durability, powerful sound dynamics and a significant step forward in redefining the listening experience for music lovers everywhere.