Philips unveils CitiScape headphone collection for urbanites

June 26, 2012

Sydney, Australia – Philips has collaborated with music lovers around the globe to develop the CitiScape collection of headphones, inspired by the hustle and bustle of major cities around the world.

Working with more than one hundred of the most creative inhabitants of New York, London, Berlin, Shanghai, Paris, and Tokyo, Philips has created the CitiScape collection to blend urban style with high-fidelity sound and intelligent design to deliver an absorbing listening experience.

The CitiScape Collection offers a distinctive but highly functional design across the range, which features three headband headphones – Uptown, Downtown, and Shibuya – and one in-ear model – St Germain.

A key feature of the CitiScape Uptown and Downtown models is Philips’ MusicSeal technology, a double layer wall inside the ear shell that creates a seal between cushion and housing to help remove city background noise and minimise sound leakage. The entire range allows users to easily switch from music to phone calls with a built-in microphone and features a 1.2m flat anti-tangle cable that stops kinks and knots developing.

The New York inspired Uptown headband model features sturdy aluminum architecture that supports super-soft memory foam cushions and air-quilted headbands for superior comfort with every listen. The Uptown’s finely tuned 40mm drivers produce high precision sound, combined with MusicSeal for an immersive listening experience.

Based on New York street wear, the Downtown implements a lightweight spring-steel construction wrapped in heat-sealed soft foam for an authentic, casual and comfortable look. Like the Uptown range, 40mm drivers provide clear, natural sound and MusicSeal technology blocks out the world and lets users enjoy their music.

The Shibuya headband headphones draw upon Japanese pop culture and street style to provide a product with elegant simplicity. Using lightweight plastic, a breathable headband and soft, supple auto-fitting cushions, users are can expect total comfort. Dynamically tuned 40mm drivers make bass sounds feel deeper and richer, whilst on-ear isolating cushions let users soak in the buzz of the city without the unwanted noise.

Embodying the vibe of Paris’ lively boho district, the in-ear St Germain range is trendy yet elegant. With precisely tuned 10mm drivers, the St Germain headphones lets users enjoy clear and natural sound wherever they go, while magnetic fluted ear buds keep the headphones safe and tangle-free when not in use. They also feature unique sliding cables that allow for effortless sharing of music between friends, and with a choice of three pairs of ear caps, users can find the perfect fit for their ears.

The Philips CitiScape Collection are now available at Harvey Norman stores.

Model No. Specifications RRP  
       

Philips

CitiScape

Uptown

 • Finely tuned 40mm premium drivers
• MusicSeal keeps your music in
• Over-ear isolating cushions
• Memory foam cushions
• Air-quilted headband
• Built-in microphone & volume control lets you take calls
• Flat 1.2m anti-tangle cable keeps you kink- and knot-free
• Available in two colours
 

 

 

$179.95

 
       

Philips

CitiScape Downtown

 • Finely tuned 40mm drivers
• MusicSeal keeps your music in
• On-ear isolating cushions
• Soft fabric headband
• Flat 1.2m anti-tangle cable keeps you kink- and knot-free
• Memory foam cushions
• Switch from music to phone calls with built-in microphone
• Available in three colours
 

 

 

$129.95

 
       

Philips

CitiScape

Shibuya

 • Powerful 40mm drivers 
• On-ear isolating soft foam cushions 
• Soft breathable headband
• Flat 1.2m anti-tangle cable keeps you kink- and knot-free
• Switch from music to phone calls with built-in microphone
• Available in five colours
 

 

 

$79.95

 
       

Philips

CitiScape

St Germain

 • Precisely tuned 10mm drivers
• Noise isolating ear caps
• Choose from 3 pairs of ear caps
• Magnetic fluted earbuds
• Flat 1.2m anti-tangle cable keeps you kink- and knot-free
• Switch from music to phone calls with built-in microphone
• Smart sliding cable
• Available in two colours
 

 

 

$59.95

 

For more information on the full range of Philips headphones, visit www.philips.com.au

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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