Meters Music shows its first headphones at CES


A new audio brand, Meters Music, made its debut at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas with the launch of its OV-1 headphones.

Its parent company, Ashdown Engineering, produces musical instrument amplifiers for bands including U2, the Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Jamiroquai, Bastille and Biffy Clyro.

The company said the OV-1 headphones feature a “high-quality and exquisitely engineered” design.

The headphones use a high-quality dynamic ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) design, which creates “an ideal listening space, even in the most hectic of environments”.

It also includes the company’s patented VU meter, which react in real-time to the sound level of the music being played. As well as providing a nod to their musical heritage, this would also allow parents to monitor how loud a level a child is listening at, to help avoid hearing damage.

Managing director Mark Gooday said: “After nearly three years of design and patents, we are over the moon with the sound, the ANC and the comfort these headphones deliver. We cannot wait to let people try them. Our artists are asking daily when they can have a pair, and the iconic VU meter has been a huge hit with them all. Watch this space for pictures of the Ashdown family wearing the Meters headphones with pride.”