Review: Thinksound rain3 Wood Earbuds

Things that come to mind that I look for when purchasing earbuds are sound quality, build quality, ergonomics and sound isolation. I feel that this pair of in ear headphones excel in all these areas, and they look great too. Read on to find out more about what I think about these headphones.

The Thinksound rain3 earphones came packaged in a modest bleached cardboard box covered in a nicely designed paper sleeve, and included 4 sets of ear tips, a wire clip, and an eco friendly carry case.

In the looks department, these things win first place. The body of each earphone is rounded and made of a nice mahogany colored wood, and is encompassed by a metal ring engraved with L/R. The ear tips are silicone and there’s one for every size ear canal. The cable is made of an anti tangle PVC material and meets a bullet shaped chrome splitter about a third of the way down, and finishes in a unique 45 degree angle 3.5mm gold plated plug.

As for sound quality, these earphones produce a nice mellow sound, thanks to the wooden body. The highs, as well as the mids, are very nice at normal levels, and have lots of detail. The lows tend to be a little stronger which is great for bass heavy songs, however it is not overpowering.

In all, I am pretty impressed with these earphones as there’s a great build/sound quality to price ratio, and lots to be liked. The only thing I’d say is missing from this package is playback controls as it is a standard feature in earphones these days. For me it’s not really a problem, as I use these earphones via a USB C to 3.5mm headphone adapter because my phone doesn’t have a dedicated headphone output.

These earphones can be found right here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2leA5U3

thinksound On2: These Headphones are Unreal!

When it comes to monitoring music, accurate sound production is extremely critical. Here is a review on a great sounding, great feeling pair, which in my opinion has lots of bang for the buck.

The thinksound On2 headphones arrived packaged neatly in a form fitting recycled corrugated cushioning within the box, and the included accessories were located underneath it. Included with the headphones were two cables, one with a smartphone remote and one without, and the construction of both cables is very good as they are both covered in a woven material and are Kevlar reinforced. Aside from the two cables, a nice white carry pouch with draw strings was also included.

Build quality of the headphones are what you would expect from an expensive pair. The speaker housing are made of natural wood and are finished in a nice varnish with the company name engraved on them. The ear pads feature a very comfortable memory foam padding which is covered in a leather like material. The headband is flexible and also covered in the leather like material, and is extendable up to approximately an inch on both sides.

Although I have owned a few pairs of on ear headphones, I am more of an around the ears headphones guy because they naturally don’t put any pressure on your ears, making long listening sessions comfortable. This pair didn’t give me this problem at all, probably due to the mixture of soft ear pads and a flexible headband. Another factor that makes these comfortable to wear is the fact that they are very light weight, something I don’t get from over ear headphones like the circumaural M50’s.

I tested the headphones both with a Fiio amp and without, and received great results with both. These headphones handled well with Yiruma’s River Flows in You in FLAC. Hearing the resonance of every press of the damper peddle is just the begining. Songs like Faded by Alan Walker were super crisp, and even bass heavy songs don’t dissapoint even the volume is maxed out. I didn’t experience any distortion in sound due to high volume levels from any of the high bitrate tracks I played.

It’s important to note that these headphones have little sound leakage, and the sound isolation is pretty solid for being passive headphones. In all, these headphones are my new favorites, as they pack in sound quality, build quality, and looks in one compact package!

These headphones can be found over here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kIlRim

For more info on these headphones, visit thinksound.com

 

Great Sound for the Buck!

I own many pairs of Bluetooth headphones simply because they are convenient and durable. I don’t have to worry about wires ripping or getting snagged causing the earbuds to fall out of my ears. As their popularity grows, so does the technology, and better battery life and higher quality audio is becoming more common.
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