Steven Lamar is attempting to re-invent the earphone industry with his latest product, Roam Ropes. If the name Steven Lamar isn’t a household name to you, you’re not the only one! Steven Lamar is the founder of Jibe Audio, LLC, which was responsible for the concept, design, manufacturing and distribution of the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone product line.
After a small scuffle last spring regarding Beats royalties last spring, he’s back with new headphones of his very own. Touting the best in ergonomics, sound and “Noise Equalization,” Lamar’s ROAM brand is launching Ropes as its first portable audio offering. As the name would suggests, the design allows for the earbuds to be worn around your neck when they’re not in use. That “Noise Equalization” bit is proprietary tech that claims to deliver “the best sound quality on the market today.” Unforunately, I’ve yet to get my hands on a pair, so I can’t confirm or deny that declaration. If the stock tuning does suit your sonic sensibilities though, there’s a ROAM EQ app for tweaking via smartphone.
“Modern consumers need more than a well-branded headphone or earbuds; they need an attractive, fashionable connection to their mobile device that sounds incredible and allows them to personalize the sound to their listening preference,” said Steven Lamar, co-founder of ROAM. “Earphones represent nearly 60% of the $8 billion global market for headphones. They have remained relatively unchanged for more than a decade even though they connect us to devices that are evolving every day. ROAM’s aim is to enhance the way we physically and emotionally connect to our devices and, by proxy, the music, content and people we love.”
ROAM Ropes feature:
Progressive Design: ROAM Ropes feature a unique, around-the-neck design that fits seamlessly into anyone’s daily routine. The attractive, wearable accessory means no more fumbling through pockets and unraveling wires simply to listen to music or take a phone call. Ropes are there when you need them and look great when you don’t.
Superior Sound: ROAM Ropes deliver the most superior audio fidelity available today. The unique pendant design houses electronics that enable an unprecedented portable sound experience: pure digital sound with absolute clarity, detail and the ability to customize what you hear to your listening preference and your environment.
Personalization: With ROAM EQ, you can personalize and share sound dynamics directly in your earphones. Load the ROAM EQ application onto your phone and change the base, treble and mid-ranges to your preference. Save your personalized settings, share them with a friend and select from ROAM EQ audio presets (Jazz, Rock, Classical, Hip Hop, Country, etc.) that have been pre-loaded for your convenience.
Noise Equalization and Bluetooth: ROAM has incorporated proprietary Noise Equalization technology that delivers the best sound quality on the market today. Connect wirelessly to your Ropes through a Bluetooth connection.
ROAM has partnered with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to create the Limited Edition Orange ROAM with SU2C ROPES. Through December 31, 2015, ROAM will donate $100 from the sale of each ROAM with SU2C ROPES to Stand Up To Cancer
The in-ears will arrive in time for your Christmas shopping, and they’ll carry estimated price tag of $299 tag for either the graphite/black or orange/gray (benefiting SU2C) color options. Pre-orders are available tomorrow (September 5th).