Blue headphones bag first ever Engineering Emmy Award

Blue Microphones’ Mix-Fi (formerly Mo-Fi) studio headphones received the 2018 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development at the Engineering Emmy Awards earlier this week.

The award honours engineering developments that considerably improve existing methods, or innovations that affect the production of television.

Featuring a built-in amplifier matched to precision drivers, Mix-Fi has been used on some of the biggest shows on television, including HBO’s Westworld, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, CBS’s NCIS and more. Mix-Fi’s fidelity and detailed imaging exposes issues in the mix without the need to boost volume levels, preventing ear fatigue during long mixing sessions.

“We’re honoured to have created the first headphones to ever win an Emmy Award,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “It’s always been our goal at Blue to create products that push the boundaries of technology and design. Winning an Emmy Award highlights the innovation we strive for, and it’s a landmark win for the company.”

“Blue are my go-to headphones for recording music,” said Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams. “Their clarity, balance, presence and accuracy make them the perfect fit — which, by the way, they also are; they’re comfortable even after endless hours of use. I love ‘em.”

“I like how they sound, and that’s great—but I trust how they sound,” added Nathan Robitaille, Oscar-Nominated supervising sound editor and sound designer, The Shape of Water, Siberia, X-Company, Hip-Hop Evolution.

Mix-Fi studio headphones are available for $299.99 at authorised Blue Microphones dealers.