Headphones live in a market saturated with superb functionality and stylish designs. Those seeking to let loose their first set need something special to set themselves apart. Stadium Audio Group is hoping for brand recognition with a product unshackled by ties to other items with the Stadium HD Wireless Headphone (funding through May 15).
Clad in glossy black or white, the Stadium HD Wireless Headphones appear to be intended to assume roles typically distributed amongst an array of gadgets. They’re headphones, of course, with active noise cancellation, cushy ear pieces, and “premium sound quality.” But they also include a microSD card slot that you can use to directly play audio files. Play controls rest outside one of the cups and a wireless remote that slides out of the opposing side as well. And they support Bluetooth for music playback and phone calls via a built-in microphone.
A twist-and-mashable frame should tolerate a large amount of abuse. The remote and headphone batteries are replenished via the accompanying custom charger. Should you want to bind yourself with wires, a regular audio port is available.
A $250 pledge nets you fully-featured headphones, with microSD card and audio wire included. A stripped down version that functions like a regular set of phones is available for $150, as well as a set of ear buds for $50. There’s no mention of color options, though most of the material features a white styling. All three of these come with Stadium swag: tee shirt, hat, and wristband.
The project was a little more than halfway to its $100,000 funding goal when this story was posted, with a few weeks to go, and the team has engineering and marketing backgrounds in tow. A June timetable seems a bit quick, but the project looks to have a decent change of making it to market in general.