|A lanyard that delivers crisp music|
Then, I saw the Coloud Pop. The Swedish company calls it a lasso but I call it lanyard headphones with a wide, flat, ribbon-like strip instead of the usual thin strands of wires. My first thought was: why didn't they think of that before?
What I wanted: an inexpensive set of earphones that sounds decent and don't easily fray with constant use.
What's it replacing: A set of Sennheisser MX 365 earphones. Love the sound quality but after two years, two set of the same earphones, and same problem -- fraying near the jack -- it's time to try something new.
Why I love it: The flexible wires that are more elastic and flexible. Fringe benefit: doesn't tangle easily.
One feature I didn't expect: The one button controller on the left cable. No frills, uncomplicated way of controlling the music without touching my iPod or fiddling with the iTunes menu on the desktop. 1 click for stop/pause (answer/hang up for compatible mobile phones), 2 clicks for forward, 3 clicks for rewind. Didn't have to read the manual for that (sorry, force of habit. Besides, the fine print is a tad too small). That it's not compatible with my aging Nokia phone didn't diminish my good impression of this headphone.
Sounds great? At P960, it sounds neat -- especially the bass end of the spectrum. That it looks stylish doesn't hurt. Traveling with one becomes a tangle-free experience.
Where I got one: At the O Store in Greenbelt, Makati but saw it also in Out of the Box outlets. Visit www.coloud.com to check it out.