Speaker manufacturer Atlantic Technology is applying its loudspeaker design know-how as it goes to market with the FS-HAL1 Hi-Res Audio-certified lightweight in-ear monitors. The company says they are designed for users to upgrade to the audiophile sound quality of over-ear headphones to play Hi-Res music files or streaming services like Qobuz, Amazon or Tidal with the convenience and portability of in-ear monitors.
The FS-HAL1 in-ear monitors are said to meet the Hi-Res Audio-certified industry standard for music recorded and delivered at better-than-CD sound quality by leveraging Triple Hybrid Drivers with Graphene woofers and Dual Balanced Armature mid- and high-frequency drivers. This array produces deep bass and clear detail in mid and high frequencies, says Atlantic Technology.
The monitors are comfortable and secure for active users thanks to the ‘around-ear loop’ memory cable and the Pro-style, gold plated snap-lock MMCX monitor connectors that rotate 360 degrees for tangle-free wearing. An in-line three-button remote controls volume up/down plus on/off talk and is compatible with most Android, Windows or iOS phones.
The MMCX connector, says the company, is an industry standard that makes cable replacement or upgrades easy, to extend the life of the in-ear monitors should a cable get damaged or a different connector be needed. The detachable 4-foot, 20-strand Oxygen-Free-Copper cable maximizes signal transmission to either a gold-plated 3.5mm jack or a Lightning connector, depending on the version selected.
The ergonomically designed monitors are available in four colors: white, red, blue and black. A variety of ear tips is included for an optimum comfortable fit with up to 25 dB of noise isolation. A hard travel case and 3.5mm to quarter-inch gold-plated adapter are also included.
The FS-HAL1 carries an MSRP of $199 for the standard version with a 3.5mm connector and $239 for the version with the Lightning connector for iOS devices.