Sol Republic Announces Winner Of Julian Wilson Signature Headphone Design Contest

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Luke Okay from Sydney took the top honors and a $500 cash prize with a contemporary, cartoon depiction of a skeleton beach party. This design incorporates Julians love of surfing, music, and celebrates having a good time. I love how the artwork turned out. The headphones look awesome, said Julian Wilson. I try and just keep everything really fun with my surfing and that is exactly what the design embodies. Lee Andrew Wilson from Bali and Charles Morano from Massachusetts were also chosen as the second and third prize winners, each taking home a custom pair of Master Tracks featuring their brilliant designs. SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks are the first over-ear headphones that feature completely interchangeable components while still delivering the ultimate immersive music experience. With Sonicsoft speaker pads, X3 sound engines, built-in volume/mic control, and a limitless number of color combinations these headphones provide an unrivaled listening experience. Julians signature headphones will be available the third week in April at for $199.99. Click over to to browse the entire selection of professional grade headphones and be sure to check out exclusive collaborations with artists like Steve Aoki, deadmau5, and Calvin Harris. About SOL REPUBLIC SOL REPUBLIC is a global consumer electronics company dedicated to enhancing peoples lives through style, sound and technology. Comprised of music fanatics, SOL REPUBLIC develops its products from the ground up to look, sound and feel unlike anything else on the market. For more information.. visit

However, there is some slight hiss with noise-cancellation on. PRICE:270 QUICK VERDICT:Do these headphones live up to the studio name? They don't provide as clear mid and high-range as some may-like, because it's over-powered by a booming low-end. The plus is the Studio Beats carry a better noise-cancellation than the original model and the lightweight design makes them more comfortable on the head. We knocked them for being a bit plasticky and a fingerprint magnet, and when the on-board battery dies its audio over until they're recharged. Best all-rounders Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris Sol Republic partnered with DJ and producer Calvin Harris for the Master Tracks XC to bring a studio branding to the cans. We were sceptical headphones needed such a partnership as it all just sounded like a branding exercise. How wrong our presumptions were. For more information.. visit