Dust Review: Philips & O’Neill – The Stretch Headphones | The Daily Dust delivering the best bric a brac, daily news and events with a British flavour

From time to time, reviewing products on the DailyDust is more than a pleasure.  We have been lucky enough to get our hands on a new set of headphones called “The Stretch” – a marriage between the cool brand O’Neill (think surf dudes) and the masters of headphones, Philips.

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The new headsets are made from TR55LX, a durable temperature resistant material 6 times stronger than Poly Carbonate.  These headphones are made for action, using the same material that is used in O’Neill’s wetsuits, the headband is really comfortable and stretches easily.  The cable is tough, it looks like a shoelace and is said to be tangle-free.  During our usage, it never became tangled – this made the headset ideal for running.

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Now to the sound.  Awesome.  With the volume of our iPod at only half level – we could not hear the screaming children in our local park.  The quality of the sound was clear and fresh, with just the correct level of bass.  One small complaint is that on full volume, people within a few feet can hear the music blasting out.

These are perfect for listening to music and podcasts on flights, we listened to the excellent “This week in Tech” and for the first time, could hear every word at a mile high.

Overall, these are a fantastic set of headphones, they look rugged, fit amazingly well, sound great and with the collaboration with O’Neill, Philips just got much cooler.

Overall we give “The Stretch” an uber 9.5 Dusts out of 10.philips1

Find out more on the Philips website.

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