When you purchase in-ear headphones, you usually have two choices – earbuds that stay in your ears but with pitiful audio quality, or earbuds with great audio quality that just don’t stay in your ears. Lucky we found a collection of in-ear headphones that stay in your ears and deliver superb audio quality (and they look just as good as they sound, too).
If you don’t have the right pair of headphones, you could be listening to your favourite songs all wrong. The bass could be off or tunes can sound ‘tinny’. If you’ve got a pair of headphones that deliver music to your ears like this, put those down and grab yourself a pair of headphones from Grain Audio.
Regular headphones blast music into your ears any which way. Axel’s new Soundscapes headphones have been created to be totally customizable so that when you’re listening to your favourite beats, you get to choose how the sound comes out.
Snails and slugs as headphones? Might get a bit slobbery but who knows, the sound quality might be superb! Prague-based artist Klara Pernicova made these quirky heaphones in an attempt to unsettle people in their judgement of things we’ve taken for granted. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about why she made the mollusc headphones and how it has disturbed the people who have seen it. [you can read our original post about her here.]
Our friends over at Urbanears have teamed up with Pendleton this season to bring a long-standing American tradition to headphones. Yes, the Urbanears Plattan Pendleton Edition features an intricate pattern inspired by Native American blankets and textiles which not only look awesome but will also keep your ears warm at the same time. [This post is sponsored by Urbanears]
Quality headphones are a must in these modern times, and it doesn’t hurt if they look good as well. That’s where the Logitech Ultimate Ears 6000 come in. Comfortable, well pitched, and offering a beefy sound, these over-ear headphones also harbour an array of helpful features.
If you’re like me and hate the feeling of being weighed down by bulky headphones, but love the premium listening experience they typically provide, I’ve found the perfect solution. Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 headphones. They’re economic, compact and durable. You know that’s the ultimate triple threat, right?
Based in West Hollywood, charitable start-up company LSTN Headphones makes high quality headphones from gorgeous reclaimed wood. Not only are these headphones aesthetically pleasing, their wooden body allows for a rich listening experience at a very reasonable price.
You know those days when you’re sitting on the train after a hard day at work, literally unable to pull your phone from your pocket to change the song you’re listening to? Those days are over. Well, sort of. Japanese company Neurowear have developed a set of headphones and an iPhone application which combine to […]
Logitech’s UE 4000 Headphones are a cheap, compact and durable alternative to generic in-ear buds. When I compared the two, the UE 4000’s won out with a fuller sound and provided me with a far more comfortable experience; they are beautifully padded.
Owning clusters of diamonds and a miniature dog named Tinkerbell sounds appealing, but one’s unaffordable and the other will do its business inside your vintage handbag. The Socialite is house-trained, stylish and custom-designed to block out the sounds of chasing paparazzi and teen boy band members.
What’s smarter: strawberries that help you see in the dark, bananas that make your brain grow, blueberries that transport you to outer space, or cherries that make you fly? Choose your own adventure with these Smarty Headphones from Muse, which come in four fun colours and use noise isolation technology to dramatically reduce ambient noise, so all you hear is your music.
These stylish works by New York-based artist, M11X — aka Mikal Hameed — blend his musical history with his creative nature as he ‘calls on us to forget our indivualized nature and relationship with our headphones and demands that we start to share our music as it was meant to be: unplugged and free’. [photos by Alison Zavos]
Interestingly, the idea for these headphones was inspired by the theory that dementia could be treated by music therapy. Designer Kirsten Black, whose grandma lived in a nursing home, said: ‘Nan had dementia and because music is recognised by a part of the brain that is so primal, it could give her a sense of […]