SOL REPUBLIC Announces Over-Ear Headphones Called Master Tracks [CES 2013]


SOL REPUBLIC looks to make a further splash in the headphone industry with a pair of over ear headphones. Their previous versions were the Tracks and Track HD On-Ear headphone models and also their In-Ear headphones called the Amps. Keep a eye out as we should have a hands on preview here at CES soon.

Press Release


Created from our passion for sound, Master Tracks is the world’s first interchangeable,
nearly-indestructible over-ear headphone

CES Las Vegas, NV, January 7, 2013 — Committed to changing the world one listener at a time, SOL REPUBLIC is proud to announce its Master Tracks over-ear headphones. Like our Tracks on-ear headphones, Master Tracks also offer a nearly indestructible, interchangeable headband as well as interchangeable cables. Unique to the Master Tracks are the new X3 Sound Engines, delivering an immersive music experience balanced with powerful bass, clear highs and vocal accuracy. The over-ear design and articulating ear cushions provide a comfortable fit and noise isolation for hours on end.

We believe if music sounds better it feels better, that headphones should reflect your sense of style and be built to last. From our carefully chosen materials and colors to our articulating padded ear cushions, Master Tracks let you personalize your headphones making them the ultimate music fan’s accessory. Like all SOL REPUBLIC headphones, Master Tracks are virtually indestructible. Constructed from SOL REPUBLIC’s proprietary polymer called FlexTech™, Sound Track headbands can be twisted, bent or dropped without worry.

The Ultimate Expression of the SOL REPUBLIC Philosophy
Master Tracks are the ultimate manifestation of SOL REPUBLIC’s guiding philosophy to create headphones that have unmatched style and sound. The interchangeable Sound Track headbands and cables let you change colors and styles as easily as you change your clothes. The striking shape, large over-ear design and head pads combine for a new level of comfort that enables you to comfortably enjoy your music for hours. And for the music fans who have amassed a collection of SoundTrack headband colors, Master Tracks x3 Sound Engines are backward compatible with current Tracks cables and headbands.

New X3 Sound Engine Delivers Impressive Audio Performance
SOL REPUBLIC is made up of music fanatics who want to bring great sound to the masses. Inspiration for the sound of the X3 Sound Engines came from the music experiences you get from a great-sounding nightclub. While not all clubs sound the same, the best ones have big, immersive sound systems so well powered that what you hear is controlled, dynamic, tight and clean. What you feel is the power and emotion of the music without it just being “loud.”

To provide that rich, deep and powerful sound, Master Tracks feature SOL REPUBLIC’s new X3 Sound Engine, delivering super-deep bass that stays amazingly tight with smooth, controlled highs. But the true beauty lies in the X3’s mid-range. Mids is where voice lives and because most people know what it’s supposed to sound like, many manufacturers tune it if they cannot reproduce it accurately. Master Tracks X3 Sound Engines deliver mid-range vocals so clearly, that we showcase it instead of hiding it.

Scott Hix, SOL REPUBLIC President, notes: “Since we founded SOL REPUBLIC, our goal has always been to bring great sound to the masses. Master Tracks is a natural extension of this mission. Whether you prefer an in-ear, on-ear or over-ear headphone, you can experience the unmatched combination of SOL REPUBLIC’s sound, style and technology.”

Master Tracks are available now for pre-order at and will be available at leading retailers worldwide in late February for $199.99 in a choice of three premium finishes and optional separate Ion Green, Progressive Purple and Fluoro Red SoundTrack headband colors. Master Tracks come standard with an MFi cable, and an all-new reinforced nylon Ripstop Tracks carry case for easy portability and protection. Backed by a 1,000-day headband guarantee where SOL REPUBLIC will replace a band in the unlikely event that it’s broken, SOL REPUBLIC continues to set the bar in what a music lover should expect from a headphone and from the company that makes them.