These headphones have been floating around lately, so we decided too get our hands on one too review for you guys. The headphones are created by a company called ‘The House of Marley’, if you haven’t guessed by the name, these are created in respect of Bob Marley.
The come in the price range of £50 ($70) which i think is a price where you would like to have comfort and good sound quality as this price range can really vary with headphone qualities. These headphones are called: Positive Vibration On-Ear Headphones.
These headphones have a very distinctive look to them which i think attracts a lot of customers. The most colourful piece to the product has too be the headband; it is made out of this lightweight natural canvas giving it that Caribbean look too it, the top is blue with sharp tribal looking marks on, and then at the bottom it has this Orange sun design too it. The padding on the headband is not very good, it almost feels like they have put almost no padding inside it, so when you wear these for a long period of time, you will start too notice how uncomfortable these can get. But they have done a good job with the design of the headband and the nice leather strips holding them in place has gave it a nice little touch.
Lower down the headphones you have the adjustable ear straps, when adjusting the size of the product it has this slide feature instead of a clip adjuster, so you have a lot more customisation too the size, it starts too feel like the become really loose but we have had no issues with them sliding down, they always stay in place. The big black plastic bit on the sides of the headphones are the adjusters but they are not just that. It also allows you too fold the headphones, meaning you can put it in a carry bag (which is included) so that when you are on the road, train, car you can simply protect them and make them even easier too carry around. I thought this was a nice touch seeing as these headphones are only £50 ($70) and a lot of headphones in this price range do not add this.
Now lets talk about the On-Ear cups themselves, the most distinctive thing about this product has too be the aluminium build. The ear cup itself is actually made out of recycled aluminium, steal and canvas which will add too durability but will also mean that the company is keeping materials out of the waste stream. On the side it has the Marley logo, then above it you will see a bright orange band which consists of the audio cable but also adds a nice ‘positive’ feel. The cushions on the headphones, are okay, they are made out of soft leather with a nice detailed orange stitching around the outside, and on the inside you also get a delightful touch of canvas design too.
Overall these headphones are very eye-ctaching and very very detailed. I was actually surprised on how much detail they added too the headphones, from things like high quality stitching too brilliant build quality, this gave the product a strong, high quality look to it which really appeals to people genuinely interested in headphones.
When reviewing headphones you have too keep in mind the price range that these headphones sit in, and seeing as they sit in the £50 ($70) mark, they performance at a pretty average rating. They hold 40mm coiled drivers and they say they deliver great bass. Lets see shall we. The first thing i want too say about these is that, funnily enough they perform best with medium paces audio, for example Reggae (no way!), Rap, Funk and Indie etc. When playing these genres the product performs very well, but its once you step into the fast paced genre such as Drum and Bass, Electro, Club and Techno this is when you see a major dip in quality and it becomes very distorted. Too put it in a unprofessional manner, its like the headphones are getting confused with all the music that it tries chucking low quality sound at your face that somewhat resembles the real thing.
The mids and the lows are very good, in fact its delightful too listen too when you have it at a steady volume and a genre of music which is medium paced, the sound of natural instruments are very strong and vocals give a nice punch, when i hear different types of drums ,80% of the time they sound good but some drums (which i think are electric) give of a fuzzing noise, but i think this is due to the quality of your music file.
Overall the sound quality from these headphones are pretty standard for its price range, but the only problem i have is that it doesn’t perform very well with fast paced songs, and as the genres i listen too most are Techno, Club and Dubstep i wouldn’t recommend these headphones to someone who likes these type of genres. BUT. If you are into your medium paced genres then these are some very good headphones.
Are these headphones worth the price tag? Yes and No. Yes if you enjoy listening too Reggae, Indie, Funk etc but No if your into DubStep, drum and bass etc. The whole design of these headphones are very nice, and they amount of detail they go into for appearance quality is brilliant. You could look at these and thing these headphones cost £80+ but its just the sound quality that really lacks, other than that, these are some pretty standard headphones.
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