When it comes to music, there is one undeniable truth. Sound quality is not optimized when listening to audio through sub-par headphones or speakers. And, with the huge strides the marketplace has made availing innovative, high-tech sound solutions at budget-friendly prices, there are many accessible options for amping up your listening experience. Here are three devices worth hearing about.
Razer Kraken Neon Pro Headphones (www.RazerZone.com) – $89.99
The first thing you’ll notice about the Razer Kraken Neon Pro headphones is that they look really cool, with each adorned in one of six super-vibrant colors: blue, green, yellow, orange, pink and purple. Then you put them on and immediately feel and hear what makes these headphones really worth your while. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding is incredibly comfortable and, as importantly, creates superior sound isolation. Sound is further enhanced with Razer Surround Pro, Razer’s proprietary software, which creates a virtual 7.1 channel surround sound experience that feels just like live entertainment. The Neon Series is also outfitted with powerful drivers that pack deep and heavy bass tones to complement acutely-tuned mids and highs. Another feature is a retractable microphone that provides seamless connectivity to smartphones, tablets and other voice-enabled devices. Durable and portable, these hip headphones are perfect for both music and gaming.
Edge Wireless Headset (www.RedFoxWireless.com) – $119.99
Finally, wireless headphones that stay in place! With a built-in microphone and a single button call-answering feature that includes SIRI and Google voice integration, the Edge Wireless Headset makes it easy to be hands-free during calls, even when you’re 30-feet from your phone. The EDGE incorporates easy-to-use controls, making it simple to operate your audio device without missing a beat. With a design that works especially well for running and sport activities, this stay-put headset features an IPX4 nano coating for sweat and moisture protection and runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 9-hours of continuous use with a 1-hour recharge time.
Altec Lansing SoundSTORM Shower Speaker (www.Target.com) – $79.99
Billed by the manufacturer as “the most innovative shower speaker on the market,” the Altec Lansing SoundSTORM not only plays music IN the shower with stellar sound performance, but it’s also equipped with a specially-voiced microphone for speakerphone capability that actually eliminates the sound of the shower so the caller cannot tell where you are. And, the Caller ID feature allows you to decide if you want to take the call. Other features include a splash and dust-resistant surface, onboard song navigation, voice confirmation, rubber hanger, 5 hours of battery life and NFC compatibility that all make your time in the shower more enjoyable. This speaker is compatible with iPhone and Android devices, tablets and computers.
***Some or all of the item(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Mason Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***