* Eco-friendly-obsessed? These headphones are sustainable and sound awesome
* Crafted from recycled materials and natural wood
* Earbuds and over-ear headphones with quality audio
Being eco-conscious in 2019 is almost a prerequisite to being a millennial. The buzzword carries different weight depending on who you are talking to but overall it is a positive reference to being environmentally sensitive and shopping with more awareness to the design and material of products. Here at Spy, we have put an emphasis on everyday products and gear that utilize healthier materials, like these eco smartphone cases and versatile backpacks made with recycled textiles. But can technology itself be eco-friendly and less harsh on our ecosystems?
We garnered three pairs of headphones that challenge this question and aim to craft high-quality audio gear using sustainable materials, like bamboo and recycled metals, while bringing the bass and excellent acoustics to the listener.
1. House of Marley Exodus Headphones
After doing an in-depth review of the House of Marley Exodus over-ear headphones, these make the top of our list because of the brand’s ethical values and creative implementation of recycled materials. Also, because I got the chance to listen to these personally, I have to say they are by far the best headphones I have owned due to their bass-forward sound with smooth and precise acoustics. They have a 30-hour battery life (ideal for travelers), 50mm hi-definition drivers for mid-range bass and very comfortable memory foam earpieces. Plus, they are distributed in recycled packaging and the brand’s partnership with charities around the world help plant trees globally for a greener and healthier planet.
2. Earth-Budz Hemp and Bamboo Earbuds
These earbuds ring in at a stellar price for someone on a budget. They are handcrafted from sustainable bamboo wood and natural hemp while bringing great audio with their 10mm speakers and quality frequency response. They also have an in-line microphone for taking calls and they are a creative conversation starter as they look nothing like their plastic and silicone competitors on the market.
3. Thinksound Handcrafted Wood Headphones
We are loving these natural wood over-ear headphones that are lightweight, have a high-frequency response and a lush midrange for better audio quality for avid listeners who pay attention to the details. They are known for their award-winning acoustics and even have a sweat-resistant design for gym rats who want to rock out. With enhanced 40mm speaker drivers, they bring an immersive sound and you can feel better about your tech purchase because the earpieces are made from real wood from renewable sources and all cables are PVC-free.