ae42 series premium education Headphone

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
HARDWARE ENGINEERING
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

The AE42 is a premium headphone designed for the education environment. The headphone is currently for sale through the Education division of AVID Products Inc.

The headphone is loosely based on an existing design that is currently available from a number of competing overseas manufacturers. Based on feedback from the Education division of AVID Products, I compiled a specification directive and located the best available variant of the headphone. Even then, the headphone was not suitable for sale and required significant revision and major engineering rework before mass production. Like the AE66 which was launched at the same time, the AE42 underwent rigorous mechanical (which I designed) and audio testing procedures to identify weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. The headphone is now one of the most robust in its category with a bass response that verifiably rivals entry-level audiophile-grade headphones.