After his big phenomenal feats at the London Olympics Michael Phelps collaborated with SOL REPUBLIC, and each pair(varying from Tracks, HDs, and Deadmau5) he wore in the Olympics was then signed by him and put up on Ebay for a charity auction with proceeds going towards his Michael Phelps Foundation. In the midst of that he also worked on having his own line of headphones come out called “Anthems”. You cant help but feel patriotic looking at them.
They were doing pre-orders and sales online for them back in October. Now they are being widely released for the masses and can be purchased off www.SOLREPUBLIC.com and also major electronic retailers.
You can read more about the Anthems at the presser below and also check out the video interview with Michael Phelps telling us how music has been an inspiration for him.
San Francisco, CA, November 20, 2012 — Committed to changing the world one listener at a time, SOL REPUBLIC is proud to announce the debut of its Michael Phelps-inspired Tracks HD Anthem headphones. Music has been an integral part of Michael’s life throughout his 16-year swimming career. Prior to every race, Michael used headphones and music for motivation and focus. Embracing his love of music and celebrating his success as the most decorated athlete of all time, the SOL REPUBLIC Anthem HD headphones feature an exclusive red, white and blue design with a portion of all proceeds benefitting the Michael Phelps Foundation.
“Swimming is my sport, but music is my life. Before every race, there are songs that motivate me to train hard, swim fast and win. These songs are my Soundtrack of Life,” said Michael Phelps. “I celebrate music because it not only motivated me to swim faster, but because it plays a role in every part of my life. SOL REPUBLIC is built on the philosophy that songs and music help shape our lives and we share a passion for music and how great sound can inspire anyone to victory.””
“We believe music is emotion. And for athletes, it’s a great way to motivate. We also believe that if music sounds better, it feels better. Great music combined with great sound is a powerful combination that can drive us all in whatever sport we play. Michael is an inspiration for many reasons but certainly for us at SOL REPUBLIC he’s a great reminder of how powerful music is when it’s the soundtrack of our lives,” said Kevin Lee SOL REPUBLIC CEO and co-founder.
Experience All the Emotion and Power of Music, Michael Phelps Style
Anthem headphones combine stunning jewel-toned red and dark blue accents over a pearl white foundation, and deliver the deep bass and emotional power of music that SOL REPUBLIC headphones are known for. In honor of Michael’s passion to grow the sport of swimming and promote healthy and active lives, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Tracks HD Anthem headphone will benefit the Michael Phelps Foundation.
Like all SOL REPUBLIC Tracks HD headphones, the new Michael Phelps inspired version features interchangeable pieces that work with the entire Tracks Remix system, which all feature nearly indestructible FlexTech Sound Track headbands and interchangeable color cables with a remote and microphone. Their leading-edge V10 HD Sound Engines provide listeners with deeper bass, higher clarity and crisp vocals .
Currently available at top consumer electronics retailers worldwide and at shop.solrepublic.com, Tracks HD Anthem headphones offer powerful and immersive sound, with incredible style and total interchangeability for $149.99.