With one touch from a pair of wireless headphones, one’s Spotify playlist can be accessed.
Users can also hear live news, and activate voice controls.
Welcome to the radio industry’s latest attention-threater.
Muzik on Sept. 14 launched Muzik One, which the company says is the first wireless headphone to control third-party applications.
Muzik One isn’t cheap: the connected headsets retail for $299 and became available Sept. 14 at Amazon.com. Authorized Muzik dealers will start selling the headphones in October.
“I’ve always believed that headphones should be able to do much more than just play music,” said Muzik Founder and CEO Jason Hardi. “We created Muzik One to provide the best connected listening experience with controls that enhance your smartphone and favorite apps. When users connect Muzik One, the smartphone of headphones, they will experience a new level of connectivity with personalized one touch hot keys that control the things you love and do every day like a remote controls a television or radio presets in your car.”
The Muzik One specs include aircraft aluminum metal and protein leather; interchangeable on ear and over ear cushions, custom-tuned 40mm drivers with an enhanced DSP, passive noise-isolation technology, and analog and wireless Bluetooth technology.
Muzik has aligned with leading technology brands Twitter and Microsoft, and also counts some of the world’s top athletes among its strategic investors and brand partners, Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul and Olympic Gold Medalist Elena Delle Donne.