The Audition Pro headphones from Avantree are low cost headphones with high cost visuals; this stylish headset comes with beautiful minimalist design, the earpads are lovely and soft and can be adjusted for a personalised and comfortable fit. It was the ear cups however that proved to be a bit of an issue, for some reason, no matter how the headset was adjusted the bottom of both the cups didn’t sit flush to the skin, this was the case for both me, with a small head and slightly sticky out ears (sorry folks, I’m already married) and a colleague with a larg
My partner for reasons best known to himself still insists on running and working out with wired headphones, these often end up threaded through sleeves in various configurations and even gave him friction burn on his chest after a recent long run. When the 1More Stylish earphones arrived I practically stuffed them in his ears to show him there is a better way. These earphones come in Black, Gold, Green and Pink with a compact matching charging case which will boost the 6.5 hours of play time up to 24 hours.
The Backbeat GO 810 from Plantronics are over-ear headphones featuring Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) with dual mode and up to 22 hours of battery life per charge, available in Graphite Black, Bone White and an attractive Navy Blue. Self-titled as “escapeware” the dual mode ANC lets you choose how much background noise you allow to penetrate the headset depending on how noisy the environment is, whether you are on the daily commute or simply trying to drown out the family around you.
Beauty doesn’t always come at a cost, but in this case it certainly does - you will definitely have to scrape together all the pennies from down the back of the sofa for these headphones - but if you love your music and style we think you won’t regret it. The MW65 is available in either the Gunmetal/Black Leather design or the Silver Metal/Brown Leather model (we received this version), they are constructed from premium materials including lightweight anodized aluminium and soft leathers for a comfortable fit.
The Q Adapt On-Ear headphones from Libratone are first and foremost a gorgeous pair of on-ear headphones, they come in Stormy Black, Elegant Nude and Cloudy White (we received the latter), they have been designed with clean lines, a minimalist finish and high-quality fabric-coated headband. They come in an attractive round box with a durable carry case that can be flattened down for compact storage when empty, they are lightweight at just 200g and when combined with the super soft ear cups you can comfortably wear them for hours at a time.
I had a nightmare scenario last week: I got one mile into my eight-mile run, only to have the batteries of my wireless headphones die. I then had to suffer an hour (who am I kidding? It was more like 80mins) of nothing but my heavy breathing, traffic, rowdy college students and squeaky right trainer to listen to. You see, I have always found that music increases my performance, blocks out any annoying brain chatter and generally just makes my runs more enjoyable.
Since the Instagram revolution everyone likes to show off their skills. If you can’t walk on your hands, nail the Scorpion Pose or smash out Voodoo Child on the ukulele should you even have an account? However, you quit your dance classes and music lessons as soon as your mates started hanging out at the park after school and now you can barely get off the sofa without groaning and wouldn’t know where to put your fingers on a Uke.
The Vento P55 are SoundMAGIC’s first headphones where every component is manufactured in house. I don’t know why this is important, but you never know what questions might pop up in the pub quiz, so, while we are at it: the name Vento comes from the Italian word for “wind”; we can only hope it refers to the weather rather than butt acoustics.