We're used to seeing Fender's logo proudly displayed across guitar headstocks and amp panels the world over, but now the legendary guitar co is hoping you'll stick The Big F in your ears with the release of its first audio product: Pro In-Ear Monitors.
Promising "unprecedented clarity, precision and impact", five brightly coloured models will be available (DXA1, FXA2, FXA5, FXA6 and FXA7), all of which - bar the DXA1 - pack 3D-printed digital hybrid technology housings and custom-designed drivers.
This housing mirrors the natural contours of the ear and will fit 95 per cent of lugs, Fender reckons, while a Groove-tuned port facilitates proper air flow for optimum bass performance. We hear that Hybrid-Dynamic tuned Balanced Armature Array is also promised on certain models - we can't wait to find out what that means for sound quality.
The whole package aims to deliver the comfort and feel of custom-moulded monitors, and comes with a deluxe carrying case, secure-fitting tips, cleaning tool and detachable cable. They look pretty chic, too.
Fender's Pro In-Ear Monitors are designed and hand-assembled in Nashville, and will be available from June at the following price points:
- DXA1 - £75/$99
- FXA2 - £125/$199
- FXA5 - £180/$299
- FXA6 - £255/$399
- FXA7 - £330/$499