As part of the sponsorship, players will receive a pair of complimentary “Crusher” headphones at the first EPT Season 11 main event they qualify for. In addition, the headphones will be used as prizes for viewers of the EPT Live webcast.
This marks the first time that the EPT has had an audio partner, and continues the expansion of mainstream brands sponsoring the tour.
In a review of the Crusher headphones, technology news website TechCrunch: "Rather than trying to fake a bunch of bass with digital signal processing, the Crushers use an individually powered second driver to trigger a proprietary (and rather hush-hush) vibration system. Even in the sub-optimal audio testing environment that is the parking lot outside of the Consumer Electronics Show, we all walked away pretty impressed."
Here's a YouTube video capturing the reaction of celebrities to their first experience of Skullcandy Crusher headphones.
EPT President Edgar Stuchly said: “These new headphones will be a great benefit to players on the EPT circuit. The Skullcandy Crusher headphones are highly regarded headphones, and we are very pleased to welcome Skullcandy as the latest mainstream sponsor for the upcoming season.”
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