Kicker helps you get an additional kick out of your music, whether you’re listening to an iPad, iPhone, iPod, or some other music-dispensing device! One over the head style made a big impression on me. In fact, you could say it helped me get a “kick!” out of my music. was this pair of over-the-head adjustable, on-ear headphones (HP201 headphones MSRP -$34.95) by Kicker, look trendy, with smooth, recessed earpads and a color scheme of blue and white, or black and silver (reminds me of high-end running shoes). While I normally wear in-the-ear earbuds when I’m walking around (and Kicker has nice products in that style, as well), these lightweight, adjustable headband earphones are angled to fit down over the ears and are extremely comfortable. While many headband style phones are made too large for a smaller head,with dinky, metal bands that don’t stay put, this set is all plastic, and smoothly slides to fit any size. And, with the earpads close to your ears, you really do hear the sound better, but you can still hear what’s going on around you. The “legendary” KICKER bass and premium full-range sound is in every set of headphones.
Cable breakage is one of the most common reasons people find themselves forking over more money for new headphones. But these Kicker phones have a durable, Kevlar®-reinforced cable that not only resists breakage, but also helps to make a secure connection with the phones, so you don’t get static. The 1/8″ jack is compatible with the iPhone recessed jack, but works with other players and products as well. I don’t claim to be a tech-geek, but for those who need to know, the speakers feature premium 30mm drivers for superior bass and great sound quality, throughout.
What I really want you to know about these headphones, whether you’re into superior sound, or you just want decent headphones at a good price, is that when I plugged them into my iPod, I could instantly hear the richness of sounds, the enhanced bass, and nuances in music of all types. While it’s not exactly concert hall quality, it’s close enough to satisfy even the fussiest of budget-minded, audiophiles, and for those who can pay more, these are still seriously impressive.
For those who are love in-the-ear earbuds, Kicker offers an attractive product: the EB91 In-Ear Monitors, also $34.95. You can get these in basic black or in silver, pink, or gold. The buds are made of lightweight aluminum, and feature a few different rubberized audio earplugs to fit large, normal and even small-zied ear canals. These earbuds are noise-isolating (but you can still hear what is going on around you, unless you blast your player at full throttle–see below for a warning on this). Honestly, I found the sound quality on these to be a lot less exciting than on the headband-style variety, but they still delivered pretty decent sound. The The EB91’s 53-inch, black braided cloth cable is reinforced with Kevlar® for long life. I love the braided cloth weave that is smooth to the touch, and a lot less tangle-prone. The EB91 MicroFit In-Ear Monitors connect to any one-eighth-inch jack, including the unique recessed jack on the iPhone,™ with a corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated plug.
A note to those who blast their eardrums with sound: I am sure you already know that exposure to excessive sound levels can cause permanent hearing damage. If I can hear your music blasting in my own ears when I’m standing or sitting right next to you, the chances are you are listening to your music at a way-too-high decibel level. Furthermore, wearing headphones or earbuds is great, but it’s also a distraction. Never use earsets when operating motorized vehicles, riding a bicycle, or during any situation where you need the full use of your hearing for the safety of you and others. In case your’e wondering, wearing any earset may reduce your ability to hear sounds from your environment and can create a hazard to you or others that could result in serious injury or death. And, if you have little ones at home, be aware that the innocent-looking headphones or earbuds include small parts and cords that can cause choking or strangulation (so keep them away from the kids).
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