The House of Marley, a socially conscious audio organization distinguished by its support for deforestation and ocean conservation, has released Positive Vibration XL ANC headphones. These high-performance bins feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology and memory foam ear cushions, which aim to allow you to tune in while tuning.
The headphones can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device, and the House of Marley speaks of its ability to provide deep bass and premium clarity. A pair of 40mm high-definition drivers helps achieve the desired sound balance and the House of Marley claims that these cans can move up to 35 hours of play time with ANC off, and 26 features to be operational. with.
One caveat here is that, when we reviewed the company’s Liberate Air earbuds, we found that their performance was lower in upper-mid- and upper-range frequencies. In other words, a bold, bass-forward sound is good, but less so when it comes at the cost of the rest of the audio spectrum. We are not saying that this will happen here, but it is a matter of keeping an eye on it.
They are equipped with an onboard microphone for hands-free calling and include controls for voice command activation. Another cool feature, which is disappointingly absent from many pairs of headphones, is “Monitor Mode”, which lets you stop whatever you’re hearing in sounds from your surroundings with the tap of a button and pipe.
However, perhaps the best advantage of all is that these headphones are crafted from durable materials, including recyclable aluminum and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) -certified wood – even the packaging that holds them He is 100% reusable.
When it comes to the House of Marley, it is par for the course, which occupies an environmentally friendly place within the industry, but the company’s commitment to its mission is commendable. Even the design of these headphones is earthy and fundamental, as opposed to the futuristic aesthetics preferred by many manufacturers. They sport a simple, understated look, with circular wooden panels on each ear serving as the only embellishments on their satin-black, or satin-copper, exterior.
The Positive Vibration XL ANC headphones retail for $ 150 at the House of Marley’s site, a price point that puts a good middle ground between the high-end and budget markets. Includes a USB-C charging cable with braided analog cable with inline one-button control and mic. We haven’t taken them for a spin yet, but we’re always adding new headphone reviews, so stay tuned.