From left, Blue's Bart Thielen, Andy Logan, John Maier, Adam Castillo and Kevin Walt.

Blue Headphones Win Emmy

Blue Microphones has announced that Mix-Fi, formerly Mo-Fi, studio headphones received the 2018 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development. According to company officials, the award honors engineering developments that considerably improve existing methods or innovations that affect the production of television.

"We're honored 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."

Featuring a built-in audiophile amplifier matched to high-powered precision drivers, Mix-Fi has been adopted by re-recording and production mixers, supervising sound editors, sound designers, musicians and music editors. Mix-Fi has been used on HBO's "Westworld," ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," CBS's "NCIS" and more.

"Blue are my go-to headphones for recording music," said J.J. Abrams, Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer. "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."