Matching Style and Substance: Which Headphones Look as Good as They Sound?
In the world of consumer electronics, it is a well known fact that devices and gadgets need to do more than just their job. They need to look good while doing it! Think of the most popular gadgets on the market (iPhone, etc) and you’ll see that style and substance need to be offered in equal measure to hold the attention of buyers. Headphones are not immune to this phenomenon either. Here we look at the best looking headphones to help you find models which look just as good as they sound.
In the world of consumer electronics, it is a well known fact that devices and gadgets need to do more than just their job. They need to look good while doing it!
Think of the most popular gadgets on the market (iPhone, etc) and you'll see that style and substance need to be offered in equal measure to hold the attention of buyers.
Headphones are not immune to this phenomenon either. Here we look at the best looking headphones to help you find models which look just as good as they sound.
As much a standout pair for their impeccable sound as their distinctive looks, these headphones are sure to please shoppers searching for a combination of form and function. They feature a foldable design which makes them easy to transport and store while their in-line remote and microphone expand functionality further to deliver headphones which really stand a cut above the rest.
The whole premise of the BEATS range is to offer superior sound quality that mimics that found in the studio but these headphones don't juts deliver on this aspect - they also perform well where style is concerned.
We chose the neon green options as our example of superior styling and we're sure you'll agree that they're a bold and beautiful choice. The branding on the back of the ear cups really pops and delicate detailing on the headband really accentuate the premium look.
PHILIPS SHQ3200/10 Headphones in Orange and Grey
A striking in-ear example, these headphones also use a combination of bold colours to gain plenty of style points. The ear hooks have a textured look that gives them a high quality look and ear tips are changeable so that you can match looks with superior comfort and fit.
More than just a pretty face, these headphones perform well where the sound is concerned too. 9mm dynamic drivers are used to deliver impressive sound quality and a frequency response range of 5-22,000Hz is sure to help you hear every note perfectly. Sensitivity is a suitable 102dB and these are also sold with a cable clip and protective pouch to help keep everything in pristine condition.
Striking in their appearance with a simple white design, we love these headphones for their understated style. The Skull Candy emblem really stands out at the base of the headband, just above the ear cup on either side while the black lead and inner ear pads provide a stark contrast with the clean, white outer.
Sound-wise, you'll find plenty of audio power packed into these attractive options with 105dB sensitivity, 20-20,000Hz frequency response range and a gold plated input jack. The over ear pads also feature leather cushions, perfect for comfort and style.
Looking for in-ear headphones which offer something a little different where style is concerned? These MONSTER DNA headphones in white are sure to do the trick!
The triangular design at the back of the ear tips gives them an interesting profile while the subtle colour combination of white and silver really works well for those after an understated appearance that blends in seamlessly. Combined with the aesthetic assets is superior comfort, making these a great option for regular use thanks to their lightweight design.
All these benefits are then matched with sound quality and functionality. There's an in-line remote and microphone which allows user to enjoy noise-free calls and plenty of crisp separation so that each aspect of your music is as clear as possible.
These in-ear headphones really offer something new on the traditional sports design with small, rounded ear hooks that don't stick out anywhere near as much as conventional choices.
Colour wise, the white units really stand out against the black cushion for the ear pads with the white lead helping to give the entire unit a seamless and uninterrupted appearance. The ear cushions are also specially shaped to enhance comfort levels whilst preventing sound leaks and unnecessary bleed - combining form with function.
For specs on the sound card, these headphones deliver a frequency response range of 12-22,000Hz and have a sensitivity of 102dB. The open acoustic systems can also help with circulation for more 'natural' sound and is definitely a feature worth looking into.