When In Manila, it’s time to support the local music and brands in the market today! I just recently found out about this local brand of headsets and I’m very excited to share them with you!
Let me introduce you to TIMBRE HEADPHONES!
TIMBRE [TAM-BER], The Color of Music
TIMBRE is pronounced as TAM-BER. It is defined as tone quality or, loosely, the color of music—hence, the tagline. When the same note is played on a piano and on a guitar, there is a difference in the tone. TIMBRE is responsible for this.
TIMBRE aims to express VISUAL AUDIO, or the visual representation of music. We believe that music comes to life in our minds, where it has its own color, shape, and size. For example, we think that Rock music is yellow and black, with guns, roses, and kiss marks. We think that House music is futuristic, neon on a dark background, with laser lights shooting at the audience according to its own beat. This, of course, depends on who you ask.
TIMBRE headphones are designed with this in mind. What you see on your TIMBRE headphones are visual representations of music that people can easily understand and relate to. When they see it, they know exactly what it is about.
In bringing TIMBRE’s proposition to life, the design philosophy will always be
TIMBRE x MUSIC x ART
This means that, for all TIMBRE products, the brand will be working with musicians (or anyone / anything that’s related to music) and a design studio (or visual artist) in it’s mission of translating that particular music into a visual art form.
Advocacy – Support Local Music
TIMBRE will always be about supporting local music, because it believes that this is where all good music originates. This applies even in the future, when TIMBRE would have made its presence felt in a global scale.
Claim to Fame – The Filipino Headphone
TIMBRE is the first and only Filipino brand of headphones.
Proposition – Visualizing Filipino Music
Because TIMBRE is a Filipino brand, it only makes sense that it launches with a Filipino design. Before the design stage, a question was posed by TIMBRE to its collaborating design studio: “What does Filipino Music look like?”. Hence, the TIMBRE GITARA is a visual representation of Filipino Music.
Collaborator – Team Manila
TIMBRE chose Team Manila as its collaborator for its launch design because the design studio has made a mark in pop culture for its signature Filipino visual design.
Design Story – An Ode to the Old-school Filipino Guitar
TIMBRE and Team Manila think that Filipino music looks like the old-school Filipino guitar, because it serves as the cornerstone of Filipino music. The TIMBRE GITARA Headphone is a blend of elements that make it distinguished and unmistakably Filipino.
Design Walk Through
-Old-School Guitar Etch design on earpiece
-Iconic Sun and 3 Stars of the Philippine Flag
-Diagonal lines that symbolize guitar strings
-The metaphoric collaboration statement: “TIMBRE X TEAM MANILA JAMMING”
-New-School Guitar Etch design on earpiece
-6 Guitar strings
-Iconic Sun of the Philippine Flag
-The advocacy statement: “SUPPORT LOKAL MUSIC”
White GITARA – Grey and Gold on Matte White
Black GITARA – Brick Red and Tan on Matte Black
Adjustable Earpiece Length – all head accepted
Foldable Design – bring anywhere
Detachable Cord – easy storage, less breakage
Flat Fabric Cord – no tangles
Loudhailer: 40 mm (Diameter)
Frequency Range: 20-20,000 MHz
Sensitivity: 110 dB
Impedance: 32 Ohm S.P.L. (at 1 KHz)
Maximum Power Input: 100 mW
Plug (mm): 3.5 mm stereo
Cable Length: ~ 1.5 m
Accessory: Volume Control
Suggested Retail Price
Team Manila Lifestyle
The A Shop
CoG (Center of Gravity)
Vinyl on Vinyl
The Sole Project
*more to come!
6 months limited warranty on production defects (see warranty details on website)
When In Manila, it’s time to get yourself the very first Filipino made headphones! Grab a pair of Timbre Headphones and support local Philippine music today!
Filipino Made Headsets: Timbre Headphones