Last month, I did a post on the Top 5 Cool Stuff I found on the net while surfing and one of them was ThinkSound‘s headphones and what attracted me to the product was its wooden housing which not only looked very sleek like the wood floors of my apartment but was also eco-friendly because they use renewable resources for their wood and packaging which is mostly made of recycled paper and very little plastic and even the cables are PVC-free! Also from my understanding, wood has a better acoustic resonance than say, plastic which most headphones are made from. This is the reason why most musical instruments are made from wood because it just sounds better, richer & smoother. What is acoustic resonance?
So ThinkSound saw my blog post and decided to send us a pair to give it a more in-depth review. I’m a big music fan so I do go through several pairs of headphones every year or so and for some reason, only in-ear headphones really fit me. Most of the standard ones, specially the ones that come with the iPods and iPhones just don’t stay in my ear specially when I’m working out or running. So here’s what I think…
I love their the eco-friendly stance and every little bit counts. The earpieces themselves are very stylish, comfortable & amazingly light, so you won’t have to worry about them falling out of your ears in combination with the customizable silicone ear inserts that come in 4 different sizes to fit different sized ears. The sound is also very well balanced in terms of the high, mid and low frequencies which makes it ideal for almost any genre of music. Overall a great listening experience.
Although they sound great, you may notice a lack of bass (it is there it’s just not very strong). Now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing specially for me because I want to be able to hear the song and not just the bass. So overall the sound quality I would say is well balanced and ideal for most types of music. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this to the club kids or djs that prefer their bass on the stronger side.
The Price: $99
Here is the box made from recycled materials.
The very chic wood housing, 3.5mm gold plated plug (gold which aids in clarity) & PVC-free cables.
Here’s 3 of the 4 sets of silicone ear inserts for a customized fit & a clip you can use to keep the headphones from pulling downwards while you run or work out.
The carrying case which is made of natural cotton to protect your headphones when you’re storing them.