The most I’ve ever paid for anyone’s headphones, is $30. That includes Apple’s popular buds and pairs of Skull Candies. So when a pair of $99 Sol Republic headphones landed on my doorstep, I was more than anxious to indulge in the ear candy. My first impression of the cute buds were that they looked uncomfortable. The shape of the piece that would go into my inner ear was curved and unlike any other pair of headphones I’ve ever worn. But when I actually put them to use, I realized they were the opposite and their contour allowed them to fit precisely into my auditory canal. Quite comfortable, indeed.
The thought of them sticking so far into my ear that I would not be able to hear my surroundings or worse, go deaf, also worried me. But, after a few listens, I feared the buds no more.
Turns out there’s a trumpet in the background of Rihanna‘s song “Right Now;” some impressive background vocals on Chris Brown‘s tune “Sweet Love;” and when I played Tamar’s “Love & War,” the sound was crisp and clear like she was performing in front of me! The V10 HD Sound Engines provide deeper bass for those tracks that make you want to twerk.
Where other headphones fall flat, Sol Republic rises to the occasion. Their sleek design is attractive and effective for the listener. The buds even come with a carrying case, extra interchangeable cushion pieces and instructions that warn you against using this product or anyone like it, for long periods of time at dangerous decibels.
With the Sol Republic buds, I can control volume directly from the ear bud. And (probably the most impressive feature) use the headphones during a call with their built in microphone.
Sol Republic headphones are an experience.
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