TCL to ship a variety of HEDphones in 2019 Credit: TCLSupplied Art
Business Management

TCL to ship a variety of HEDphones in 2019

The mis-spelling in the title is deliberate. What else could we do when a company announces at CES four new lines of headphones called SOCL, MTRO, ACTV, and ELIT? Just in case that's not clear, we're talking social, metro, active, and elite -- the intended market segments. 

The SOCL (shown above) are in-ear headphones that are available in a variety of fun colors and because of the in-ear design, also block noise. They're available in both wired and Bluetooth versions.

mtro200btrd standard TCL

The more traditional TCL MTRO over-ear headphones are available in several colors and Bluetooth and non-BT varieties.

MTRO, shown above, are traditional over-ear headphones that are also available in Bluetooth and wired models, as well as several colors. 

actv100bk standard TCL

The ACTV in-earphones from TCL are designed to stay in place when the user is running, or being similarly active.

ACTV doesn't mean active noise cancellation, but exercise. They're in-ear headphones with over-ear hooks that are designed to stay in place when the wearer is running, working out, etc. ACTV will be available in black and white/pearl in Bluetooth and wired models.

elit300bl standard TCL

TCL's high-end in-ear headsets offer the best fidelity.

ELIT are the audiophile grade (at least compared to the other TCL headphones) ear-buds. A Traveler edition with active noise cancellation will be available. Look for reviews when they become available.


« iPhone 2019 rumors: Everything you need to know


CES 2019: Samsung's new TVs will play nice with Amazon and Google Assistant »
IDG News Service

The IDG News Service is the world's leading daily source of global IT news, commentary and editorial resources. The News Service distributes content to IDG's more than 300 IT publications in more than 60 countries.

  • Mail


Do you think your smartphone is making you a workaholic?