With Beats becoming part of Apple, there's room for an independent high-end headphone vendor and SMS wants to earn that spot. I've reviewed their Star Wars licensed line by 50 Cent and been impressed. Now they are pivoting (pun intended) in another direction, namely athletic earbuds and on-ear headphones, with help from NBA star Carmelo Anthony.
Athletes care about sound, of course, but also comfort, sweat resistance, and the ability to stay on despite rigorous activity. It also helps if they look nice and are made of quality materials. Finally, wireless is important so you can move freely. It sounds like (pun intended, again) that the SMS Sport line meets those demands. Here's the rundown:
The SMS On-Ear Wired Sport model is foldable with perforated leather memory foam for breathability. There's a sweat-proof chamber within the ear cup and a rubberized coating to resist chipping and scratches. The price tag is $179.95. The In-Ear Wired Sport costs $79.95 and features stay-put, ear-hook design, tangle-free cord with three-click mic, and extra hooks and sound-isolation ear tips.
There is a $229.95 wireless version of the On-Ear Sport featuring Bluetooth with on-ear control, as well as a $149.95 wireless version of the In-Ear Wireless Sport with HD battery for extended life with extra hooks and sound-isolation ear tips. The Sport headphones are available in blue, pink and yellow at SMSAudio.com.