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SOL REPUBLIC Debuts Headphones Inspired by Michael Phelps

Committed to changing the world one listener at a time, SOL REPUBLIC is proud to announce the debut of its Michael Phelps-inspired Tracks HD Anthem headphones. Music has been an integral part of Michael’s life throughout his 16-year swimming career. Prior to every race, Michael used headphones and music for motivation and focus. Embracing his love of music and celebrating his success as the most decorated athlete of all time, the SOL REPUBLIC Anthem HD headphones feature an exclusive red, white and blue design with a portion of all proceeds benefitting the Michael Phelps Foundation.

(Photo: Business Wire)

(Photo: Business Wire)

View/download Michael’s exclusive interview on how music inspires him here (60MB/.mp4).

“Swimming is my sport, but music is my life. Before every race, there are songs that motivate me to train hard, swim fast and win. These songs are my Soundtrack of Life,” said Michael Phelps. “I celebrate music because it not only motivated me to swim faster, but because it plays a role in every part of my life. SOL REPUBLIC is built on the philosophy that songs and music help shape our lives and we share a passion for music and how great sound can inspire anyone to victory.”

“We believe music is emotion. And for athletes, it’s a great way to motivate. We also believe that if music sounds better, it feels better. Great music combined with great sound is a powerful combination that can drive us all in whatever sport we play. Michael is a inspiration for many reasons but certainly for us at SOL REPUBLIC he’s a great reminder of how powerful music is when it’s the soundtrack of our lives,” said Kevin Lee, SOL REPUBLIC CEO and co-founder.

Experience All the Emotion and Power of Music, Michael Phelps Style

Anthem headphones combine stunning jewel-toned red and dark blue accents over a pearl white foundation, and deliver the deep bass and emotional power of music that SOL REPUBLIC headphones are known for. In honor of Michael’s passion to grow the sport of swimming and promote healthy and active lives, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Tracks HD Anthem headphone will benefit the Michael Phelps Foundation.

Like all SOL REPUBLIC Tracks HD headphones, the new Michael Phelps inspired version features interchangeable pieces that work with the entire Tracks Remix system, which all feature nearly indestructible FlexTech Sound Track headbands and interchangeable color cables with a remote and microphone. Their leading-edge V10 HD Sound Engines provide listeners with deeper bass, higher clarity and crisp vocals.

Currently available at top consumer electronics retailers worldwide and at shop.solrepublic.com, Tracks HD Anthem headphones offer powerful and immersive sound, with incredible style and total interchangeability for $149.99.

About Michael Phelps Foundation

Michael Phelps Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthy and active lives, especially for children. Fourteen-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps established the Foundation with the $1MM bonus he received from long-time sponsor Speedo for winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. The Foundation’s first initiative was a nationwide tour to share Phelps’ Olympic experience and promote his message of Dream, Plan, Reach with members of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Since then, the Foundation has developed and launched the program, helped establish Level Field Fund-Swimming, a grant giving program that provides funding to uniquely talented swimmers in need of financial assistance, and offers autographed swim caps for charity auctions through Caps-for-a-Cause. For more information, please visit us online at www.michaelphelpsfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/MichaelPhelpsFoundation.

About SOL REPUBLIC

SOL REPUBLIC is a global electronics company dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through better-sounding headphones. Comprised of music fanatics, SOL REPUBLIC develops its products from the ground up to make headphones that look, sound and feel unlike anything else in the market. SOL REPUBLIC has offices in California, Oregon and New York City and is developing an army of followers, fans and dreamers worldwide.

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