For what it's worth, Wicked Audio has a habit of producing egregiously loud headphones -- looks-wise, that is. Hence our surprise, when we glanced at its latest red and black offering in our Gmail inbox. The Solus, "Latin for be yourself" as we're told, doesn't look like much more than a basic set of cans, but the inline volume control on its braided cable serves a unique function for all you budding record-spinners out there. With a flick of this puppy's "DJ switch," you'll be able to rattle both of your ears in stereo, or have an easier time listening with just one of 'em when it comes time to crossfade into your next track. No word on specs (not that we'd expect any), but letting go of a Benjamin will snag you the Solus when it officially releases at CES. Wicked.

Update: A representative for the company has sent over some specs for cans:
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Empire Brands' Wicked Audio Unveils Mind-Blowing Sound With
New Solus Headphones


Releasing at CES 2012 is the newest Solus headphones featuring striking design
and a DJ switch

Lindon, UT (December 28, 2011) – Empire Brands, manufacturers of
aesthetically appealing headphones, will be releasing its new Solus (Latin for "Be
Yourself") headphones, at CES 2012. The Solus headphones are the next big
thing from Wicked Audio, with the highest quality design and most impeccable
sound yet.

The soon-to-be-released Solus headphones is the first Wicked Audio product of
2012 to sport the companies brand new packaging. These headphones are
available in a black/red dual-colored design and feature a thick braided cord for
the ultimate in on-the-go convenience. The headphones also come equipped
with a built-in volume control as well as a DJ switch, allowing users to switch
from DJ to stereo sound, to experience impressive music sounds in both or either
ears.

"At Empire Brands, we're constantly striving to create a variety of headphones
that appeal to all of our customers, from fashionistas to musicians," said Paul
Marshall, VP of Sales, Empire Brands. "We are thrilled to unleash our newest
Solus headphones at CES 2012 which sport the brand new packaging now being
used for all Wicked products, delivering an immaculate look. These are the best
sounding Wicked headphones to date, which breaks us into another mass appeal
market while still delivering the unique design qualities our customers know and
love."

The Solus headphones will be available January 2012 for $100 at
www.wickedaudio.com.