Monday, March 21, 2011

Philips/O'Neill "The Stretch" Headphones

Philips and O'Neill have partnered to create a line of stylish headphones for the younger demographic. This is not one of the first times that a consumer electronics company has teamed up with a surfing brand (see Roxy Reference 430 JBL Headphones). Today I will review The Stretch headphones. 
The O'Neil influence can be seen in the stylish design through the use of different color combinations. The Black Bordeaux edition of these headphones have a smoky black headband that I really like.  Since these headphones are called "The Stretch", they were created to be ultra-durable and impact resistant. Phillips has succeeded in that these headphones are one of the most durable headphones on the market today. They remain cool at all times and can take a beating in any bag or luggage. The tangle free cord is wrapped in fabric which is a nice touch. The best thing about the cord is the stress relief/breakaway feature that keeps it from breaking the cable in pulling accidents. Sound quality is nothing special, but also not terrible. Also, the amount of of bass in these headphones is sufficient, but nothing fantastic. The rugged construction and decent sound quality make the Philips Stretch headphones a good option for anyone looking for impact resistant and ultra-durable headphones. They come in 2 colors: Black Bordeaux & Powder White.

Price: $49.99

  • Extremely Durable
  • Modern Design
  • Detachable Cord
  • Mediocre Bass
  • Noise Reduction
Overall Rating: 8/10

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