Late last year we told you about a company that was known for their earbuds and had broken into the headphone market with a bang. Their Tracks Air Bluetooth wireless headphones were among the best we had ever used and still sound as great today as they did on day one. But believe it or not, there are times when wireless just isn’t as convenient. Heresy you say? Read on.
Wireless technology (especially Bluetooth) has made our lives easier and tangle-free. The simple setup by pairing with a device is something even our 9-yr old can handle. But…they run on batteries. And batteries run out. And batteries are pricey. And…well, you get the picture.
There are also times when we are in range of more than one Bluetooth compatible device, and there is nothing like kids arguing over who gets to use the headphone and then using their devices to ‘take control’ of a headset from their sibling. Instant arguments. Wired headsets solve all of these issues and fortunately SOL REPUBLIC has us covered with their Master Tracks line. On a recent trip to Chicago to visit C2E2 they came in very handy.
Peace and quiet for mom & dad in the front seat. No longer did we have to hear an Angry Bird or candy being crushed. We were able to pick a channel on the radio that WE wanted to listen to. The fit and comfort of the headphones allowed our daughter to play the ride away with very little sound leakage in (to her) and none at all out to us.
In the hotel room I was able to drown out Spongebob Squarepants on the room’s TV and focus on some music from one of my favorite groups, Gaelic Storm. It’s a sad day when bagpipes and fiddles are more soothing than a children’s cartoon!
You’ll notice the padded top of the band. A very important feature if you wear headphones for an extended period of time (I tend to fall asleep and nap with them on). There is also generous padding on the adjustable ear pieces, allowing for better comfort and more noise isolation. Did I mention that the headband is interchangeable? There are a large number of color options and even some limited edition versions that you can swap out your standard one with.
If you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for that someone special, this is it. Get him the base set and a homemade ‘gift card’ for the headband of his choice.
Or…you can win one from SahmReviews and SOL REPUBLIC right now!