Making a statement in the subway car or aircraft cabin is the goal of these stylish earbud headphones. They come in an array of eye-catching colors including hot pink, which was the popping color of the pair this reviewer tried.
The earbuds certainly gained a glance from everyone who passed as they are not like the standard all-white pairs that Apple followers have been trained to love.
In fact, a few passersby even asked if they were Apple earbuds! That cosmetic compliment goes along with the quality since these also provide excellent sound with both music and movie usage. The base and high notes do not produce any type of uncomfortable sound as cheaper pairs can typically do (yes, I am pointing at you, airlines!).
The Wicked Audio brand is known for its stylish look that sets the trend rather than follows it (although many can argue that the intentionally plain look is an Apple copycat). Copy cat, this brand is not.
Even the packaging of its products is conversation-generating thanks to its rocker-style appearance. Hipsters and young professionals find this a staple for their morning and evening walk to work.
As a travel writer, I must admit, I thought I would find earbuds to be uncomfortable since they can stay in my ear for as long as 9-10 hours on a long-haul flight. However, this pair was both comfortable and sleek. It did not fall out of my ear when napping, and even when it moved slightly, the sound quality remained strong. I am so used to over-the-ear headphones with noise-reducing capability, which are a pain to sleep in on long flights.
The price point of these earphones is exceptional making it worthy of a per-trip usage for those who worry about leaving them behind. A variety of colors is available making them stylish for every occasion and personality (great gift idea for someone!). The cord that comes with the pair is ideal for listening to both personal and inflight audio systems since the length is great for at least attempting to rest on one’s side in an airplane seat.