British music and sound specialists, Meters Music, have announced the launch of the new M-Ears in-ear headphones, created in collaboration with U2 bassist Adam Clayton.

The M-Ears’ sound performance was developed in close collaboration with Clayton. Speaking of his creative partnership with the Meters team, he said, “I love the Ashdown team’s approach to sound. I’ve been using their bass amps in the studio and on tour with U2 for years now, and the sound I get from them is superb. So, I was very happy to work with them on the development and tuning of their new ‘M-Ears’ headphones.”

 

The M-Ears are the latest addition to the Meters’ 2017 audio range – which began with the OV-1 headphones. The Meters Music team also trades in the pro audio/musical instrument sector: in its guise as parent company, Ashdown Engineering, the team creates bass and guitar amplifiers for many popular musicians, such as Sir Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, System of a Down and, of course, U2.

Speaking of the development of the M-Ears, Meters CEO Mark Gooday commented, “We collaborate closely on sound with the world’s finest musicians, so we know Adam well. When we decided to develop the M-Ear headphones, I knew the quality of his musicianship, and trusted his ears completely, so I asked him to advise and help determine the sound of the final design. The results are every bit as good as I’d hoped.”

The Meters team created a considerable number of samples, each tuned differently and with varying performance characteristics. Having tested them all at home and while on tour with U2, Adam Clayton picked the final version which is available now as the Meters M-Ears. He says, “I listened to a whole range of samples they gave me for testing, and eventually chose the version now launched as the MEars, because it had everything you want: precision, clarity and musicality.”

The M-Ears feature leather styling, which comes in three colours – Black, Tan and Red. They utilise magnets that clip the two earbuds together when you’re not using them. These magnets are strong enough to hang on the back of your neck while not in use, for a completely tangle-free headphones experience.

Costing just £49.99, the M-Ears aim to temper value for money with a professionally endorsed sound.

 

 

 

 

 

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