Sherwood SE-777 earphones – SoundCAT/Uncle Wilson’s exclusive

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Sherwood have been a big name in home audio since the 1950′s and currently rank among the best-selling hifi companies in the United States. It was only a matter of time before they released a hi-end earphone for the growing portable audio market. The SE-777 is a single ultra-wide balanced armature design which weighs in at a respectable 53 ohms for the paltry sum of 79$ USD. Equally newsworthy is that SoundCAT and Uncle Wilsons, two of Asia’s premier audio distributors, have secured exclusive distribution rights for it. SoundCAT have been on the cutting edge of custom and consumer audio since their founding and are continually moving forward in both segments. TMA recently did an exclusive article on SoundCAT’s business which will interest the audiophile and music lover.

TMA will be providing an in-depth review of the earphones in the near future, so keep an eye out in our headphone news and reviews section for this new entry.

UPDATE: TMA’s review of the Sherwood SE-777 is up. Spoiler: it’s a good one!

Spec, pictures and more info after the gap:

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SoundCAT – internet audio’s ferocious feline

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Tucked away from Seoulʼs flashy fashion and meet-market districts is a unique and foreign world. Geeky and lively, Yongsan is home to major electronics companies, importing thoroughfares, haggling hawkers, and most importantly, a thriving distribution/ manufacturing community. This teem of life and business spans the gamut from massive corporations to one-person electronic chop-shops: an organic melange of commerce and concoction. It is also home to SoundCAT, sponsor of Head-fi, and one of the audio communityʼs most diverse and fastidious distributors.

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Soundcat’s ME series earphones launched in Korea

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Edit: they are here!

In my earlier article, I waxed lyrical (not really) about the cheap alternative earphone, Ear Budeez. While looking a bit like Rolando, the above is indeed, not a game. The new ME products are a collaboration between Soundcat, Audiovox and Jensen. The Me earphones are inexpensive and boast many models which take a fun approach to marketing. And, at ~10$, the price certainly is right.

The news made the front page of NAVER, a large and influential Korean news site and has been spreading all over the country in various technology circles. What does TMA say to new earphones? “Bring ‘em on!” is what we says!

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Ear Budeez – Upgrade earphones on the cheap!

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Nope, not Rolando

Some of you may have never heard of Jays, Westone or even Sennheiser prior to our headphone reviews, so when I mention Jensen, Audiovox and Soundcat, you may be scratching your head. Well, the three have teamed up and created Ear Budeez, an upgrade earphone which is likely one of the least expensive on the market. Even in Canada, they can be found for less than 20$ – a nearly impossible feat – abroad, they are marketed starting at ~8$ US.

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