If you are tired of wearing your plain headphones or earpieces everyday ,take a look at some of these cool and original designs. Then, decide whether you like these ones better than your own. I’ve searched high and low for the most cool and creative designs around so I really hope you enjoy reading this article ! Also, I’ve placed sectioned the headphones by price with the ones under $50 at the top and the more expensive ones at the bottom of this page. Please tell me what you think by commenting in the column below.
Zipbuds By DGA: Zipper Headphones
Excellent sound quality and a cool new function for a affordable price is why this one is at the top of the list. Gone are high-shrill sounds that you get from typical headphones. Introducing clean and strong bass which allows you to listen to anything from classical music to the hard-hitting kicks of electro-house. Did we mention that they are really comfortable to wear? And with just a zip, you’ll never face the problem of tangled headphones. However, we don’t suggest you go running with these pair of headphones lest they fall out due to the weighted zipper-cord. $39.99
Skullcandy INK’d Earbuds
Until You’re ready to commit to a serious pair of headphones. These skullcandy in-ear headphones are However, the plugs are straight instead of L-shaped like normal headphones. This makes me think that the plug is fragile and sensitive to damage. The wires are nice and solid, and feel very well made despite of it’s low price. The silicon gel tips are soft and pliable and even have the cool Skullcandy logo engraved on them. The attention to detail that Skullcandy pays is shocking for the price that these pair of headphones are priced at. What’s more, their just so so many awesome colour schemes to choose from. They may not be the best in terms of sound quality, but they sure are the best in terms of affordability and design. $11
Elecom Sundries Playbrick Earphones
These playful looking earpieces comes in varying colours to suit your taste and have little six dot bricks as the housing for the speakers.You could really just glue a lego piece to your earpiece yourself but this one looks like its a perfect fit . We won’t say that these are the best headphones in terms of quality but they are a fashion statement in a playful way. Available at Amazon or $39.99.
Roc Nation Aviator headphone
A Collaboration between Skullcandy and Roc Nation led to the production of the coolest headphones in the world . The retro look I was immediately sold, just by looking at the couple of photos available.A modern gadget with a retro look really speaks to the hearts of people in a unique way . The more you look at it , the more it will grow on you.Plus, the Aviator can be folded up and stored in a smal case. Its perfect for carrying around in a bag without it getting damaged. For $149.99 , you get a fantastic looking headphone with a lifetime warranty .
For the headphone buyer looking for a value-for-money deal under $100, this one is the one for you. These headphones feature wide-ranged drivers encased in machined aluminium chassis designed to minimize the vibration which tends to irritate the ear after hours of usage. The drivers’ titanium-coating delivers an exceptionally clear, extended bass and distortion-free holographic imaging. For the 700M model, there is a hands-free microphone with pick-up button for answering calls and controlling playback. The tight secure fit provided keeps out most outside noise to the point where it’ll annoy people who try to talk to you.
Maxell M&M’S Earbud
It’s really interesting to open up a pair of headphones packaged like a pack of sweets you’d want to eat. They were slightly plasticky when removed and that was something I didn’t quite like. 2 sizes of earbuds are provided which are really comfortable and effectively block out noise. The sound quality is decent but nothing impressive. What would you expect for something this sweet looking priced at $7.35.
With the J4s, it is pretty clear that they put some thought into trying to build a product that could take a beating. So if you need to take this one on a hiking trip or you’re exactly the nimble kind, this one may serve you for a good number of years. It kinda looks like a bullet from some angles doesn’t it? $39.95
What we like about the earphones is that the lines don’t tangle like all other earpieces we’ve tried before and it folds nicely at the sides for storage. The sound quality is amazing. It boasts a full range of sound with deepest bass, crystal clear midrange and crisp highs.$99
Skullcandy SCS-SCBP3.5 Skullcrushers
Easily the most value-for-money headphone set in the market that boasts great sound quality and cool design for a price that matches rival brands such as Sennheiser which retail for around $100 – $150. The noise-cancelling feature of this pair is great. You can be blasting at maximum volume without disturbing the person standing right next to you. If you don’t mind the small region of bass between 50-200Hz(most bass guitars) that isn’t as strong as a high-quality pair of headphones from other leading brands, you may consider this one. Also, thanks to the subwoofer which nails sounds below 50 Hz, this pair can recreate the incredibly realistic sensations of a grenade blowing up right next to you. Boom… So it’s really great for FPS games!
Sennheiser HD555 Professional Headphones
There has been much feedback that these pair of headphones do not bring out the bass as well as most other headphones in the same price range. It will suit you if you are looking for something to play classical music or if you don’t like booming bass. The sound leakage problem may affect others around you if you’re in a quiet library but these pair of headphones are very well-balanced in terms of expressing all the sounds of the audible hearing range. We thought it’s worth featuring it because it’s only slightly more than a $100.
Able Planet True Fidelity Headphones
All in all, the headphones from Able Planet will be suitable for all types of usage. Be it from a student wanting some audio entertainment on the train, a frequent traveller that requires a good set of headphones on the plane or even an amateur musician that requires help on his musical work, the Able Planet is a reliable companion. Furthermore its price is a steal compared to the rest of the other high quality headphones out there so I would definitely recommend getting it.$129
We will be giving away our sample copy of this headphones in July this year so do stay tuned for more information.
Grado Prestige Series SR-60i
Audiophiles all over the world has hailed the success of this relatively affordable pair of headphones. Every nuance recorded in the track will be exposed to you and you will literally hear sounds you’ve never heard before. The bass is not artificially enhanced, the highs are crisp and clear and the midrange( electric guitar and vocals) are full and round. What more can you ask of a headphones priced way under $100?