Over the last few days i have had the pleasure of testing a pair of new House of Marley headphones for the UK market, including the over-ear Freedom Stir it Up headphone and the in-ear Freedom Redemption Song model, which i’m now providing a first impression review of.
The House of Marley Redemption Song earphones is the mid-priced model in the range of in-ear headphones from the brand. Like the rest of the House of Marley headphone range there is a focus on the environment, with the earphones including FSC-certified wood and a focus on using recyclable material. As for the immediate environment around you, the earphones are quite minimalistic, provide a good level of noise cancellation, and they don’t leak much sound either, which is all over good for your immediate environment.
As for the technical specifications of the Redemption Song earphones, they feature an in-ear design for deep bass with a frequency response rate between 20Hz to 20+kHz and 10mm driver. The 52-inch fabric cord is designed to avoid tangling, and it seems to work as so far i have had no trouble with tangled wires even after rolling them up to store them in the included protective pouch. The in-line 3-button control is easy to operate, both for music and receiving calls. There is a choice of small, medium, and large silicone tips included to help provide the ideal fit with your ears.
I find the earphones comfortable to wear, and they have a snug fit, as even when going for a short run they stayed in place and did not move around to much or irritate my ear-canals. Sound performance has also left a positive impression. Vocals are clear, details are in the range that i would expect from in-ear headphones at this price range, and they provide a good bass sound that does not feel flat or overpowering. They might struggle a bit with very heavy bass tracks, but personally i thought they dealt with a variety of music genres really well.
The House of Marley Redemption Song Freedom in-ear earphones are available from amongst other the following UK retailers.
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