The new product will feature an ultra-compact design in aluminium, made possible by a high performance micro dynamic driver. The 140.1 model driver promises faithful listening experiences, having been engineered to deliver vibrant, immersive and detailed sound reproduction.
“The S500i is for those seeking an affordable, compact in-ear headphone that doesn’t sacrifice sound or build quality,” explained Lewis Heath, Product Director at RHA. “By developing a micro dynamic driver that can offer exciting, full range sound reproduction and using aluminium alloy housings, we’ve been able to make the product incredibly small and lightweight and therefore comfortable for any size or shape of ear. I’m excited for people to experience it at IFA in Berlin this year.”
In addition to offering a three-button remote and microphone for use with compatible Apple devices, the S500i’s 1.35m cable also features a two part material design; the upper half using a traditional TPE finish and the lower half featuring a tangle-resistant, fabric braided outer. Accessories include seven pairs of silicone ear tips in a variety of designs and sizes with holder, a fabric carry pouch and clothing clip.
With an MSRP of £39.95 / $49.95 / €49,95, the S500i in-ear headphone carries a three year manufacturer’s warranty and will be exclusively available through the Apple Store Network from October 2015. The S500, a version of the product without remote and microphone will be available from all sales channels later in 2015 with an MSRP of £29.95 / $39.95 / €39,95.
The S500i will be exclusively unveiled at Europe’s biggest consumer electronics trade show, IFA, in Berlin, Germany next month. Attendees can visit Halle 1.2, stand 102 from 4-9 September 2015 to audition RHA’s latest product.