Find out it PTB hears the difference.
Let’s face it, selecting the best type of headphones to meet your musical needs can often be quite the challenge to the average consumer. For starters, most are naturally concerned with cost. Beats by Dre is arguably considered to be the best in the business, but not everyone is prepared to drop several Benjamins for the sake of enjoy their favorite jams. While I agree with the statement: you get what you pay for, even I have to admit that it’s difficult to succumb to a $300 pair of digital ear muffs.
And while I am generally fashion conscientious, not everyone actually cares that much about how good they look provided they sound great. Sounds reasonable enough, so where does one start?
Unlike my fellow colleague, I don’t typically make unboxing a new piece of tech an art – I rip that sucker open and get down to the business, as we’re about to do right now. Well, I suppose I could make an exception this time. AblePlantet’s packaging is very basic, unlike some of the premium type of stuff you come to expect from some of the high-end smartphones sold by wireless carriers, so there was little reason for me to cherish it like a pack-rat. The contents includes, well, the headphones of course, with a detachable 3.5 connector, complete with volume control.
I must admit, the two-tone orange/black isn’t exactly my first pick on the color chart, however, putting that aside for a sec, the Traveler’s Choice set definitely has a modest design, featuring a subtle sheen finish with 3 stars adorned on each ear. The cushions are extremely soft, and unlike my pair of Soul, seem a lot less prone to randomly fall off as they’ve been perfectly assembled to stay in place no matter what the occasion is. There’s also a padded cushion mounted on the headpiece area, ensuring that prolonged hours will guarantee exceptional comfort during road trips or any standard form of travelling. Compared to most full headphones, this is definitely one of the more comfortable pairs I’ve had the pleasure of wearing in years.
Here’s the deal-breaker for a lot of audiophiles who are particular about their dubstep, hiphop, or even game soundtracks offering the utmost sound quality. I found that these were satisfactory for music that doesn’t focus too heavily on heavy bass or low ends, and they’ve also proven to be reliable during my video edits to ensure sound levels are up to par thanks to the Linx Audio Advantage which ensures you get an accurate reproduction of high-end sounds or lyrics that are often muffled by cheaper brands.
The InWire volume control offers very basic functionality: you can adjust the sounds up and down. No playback or mute options, a feature that’s generally found on premium headphones are available, so you’ll have to rely on your actual device to fast forward, mute, or playback.
Lately, I’ve found myself using AblePlanet’s headphones more often simply because a. they’re a lot more compact and b. offer sound quality that’s a lot better than i expected. I’ll admit it, since this brand doesn’t carry the same type of celebrity branding like the Soul and Beats present, I had low expectations these wouldn’t. Well, I was wrong.
If you’re searching for a great, affordable pair of headphones that won’t feel like a small mortgage, you can go wrong with the Traveller’s Choice brand. It’s perfect for avid gamers and consumers that desire exceptional sound that ensures comfort, respectable stereo performance and affordability for MP3 players, smartphones and other portable devices..