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Sol Republic comeback includes true wireless, noise cancelling earbuds
- Sol Republic’s brand revival includes five new wireless audio products.
- The Amps Air + includes IPX5 noise cancelling earbuds and will retail for $199.99 in October.
- Sol Republic’s partnership with Tile facilitates Tile tracking integration in the Shadow Fusion with Tile, which will retail for $129.99 in February.
Sol Republic is refreshing its line of Bluetooth products, including the Amps Air + true wireless earbuds, two pairs of wireless earbuds, and two pairs of wireless headphones. The company’s push for wireless listening reflects mobile audio’s shift to wireless as the headphone jack becomes ever more elusive.
Sol Republic Amps Air +
This pair of true wireless earbuds follows the Amps Air, which looked unique but had unbearable connectivity issues. This model includes noise canceling with ambient environmental awareness — a feature shared by the Sony WF-SP700N. Additionally, the shape of the Amps Air + has changed compared to the original variant and Sol Republic claims this will aid in an improved fit.
What’s more, the earbuds feature an IPX5 water-resistant build, making them a fine option for athletes. The company claims listeners may enjoy five hours of playback prior to recharging the earbuds in the carrying case, which provides an additional four charges.
The Sol Republic Amps Air + will be available in October for $199.99.
Sol Republic Freestyle Wireless earbuds are targeted toward athletes and boast an IPX5 certification like the Amps Air +. Included is a plethora of wing and ear tips to promote a stable fit for vigorous movement. With eight-hour battery life, the Freestyle Wireless packs enough stamina to get listeners through a week of workouts.
The company has also revamped its Shadow Wireless earbuds, under the name Shadow Fusion with Tile, which retains the neckband form. Listeners can track the neckband earbuds via the Tile app which also notifies users of the last location Bluetooth pairing was initiated. The flexible neckband piece is covered in a knit-tech fabric, and the earbuds feature magnetic housings.
The Freestyle Wireless will be available in July for $79.99, and the Shadow Fusion with Tile will be available in February for $129.99.
To satiate consumers’ needs and desires for wireless headphones, Sol will release two options: the Soundtrack and Soundtrack Pro ANC.
The former closely resembles the company’s initial Track HD headphones and provides 30 hours of playback on a single charge. Users can operate playback controls directly from the headset and can take calls via the integrated microphone. As listeners have come to expect from Sol Republic headphones, the Soundtrack has a bass-heavy sound signature.
On the other hand, the Sol Republic Soundtrack Pro ANC includes noise canceling as the name implies. When noise canceling is active, listeners can enjoy up to 24 hours of playback, and with it inactive, listeners are allowed 48 hours of wireless listening. Behind each memory foam ear cushion sits a 40mm dynamic driver.
Both Soundtrack headphones seem competent Beats alternatives for a more reasonable price. The Soundtrack will be available in July for $149.99, and the Soundtrack Pro ANC will be available in October for $199.99.
Sol Republic’s wireless revival seems promising. It’s sure to satisfy listeners who prioritize style and convenience. We will add more information about each product as it becomes available.