With Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Google Play and Amazon Music offering terrific streaming choices on a wide-array of devices, premium headphones are one of the best accessories you can pick-up for yourself. Even if you aren’t using music-streaming services, there’s Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and YouTube offering terrific music-videos, films and TV shows 24 hours a day all for your viewing pleasure.
Living in NYC, my headphones come with me everywhere I go. They are a staple found within my bag at all times, whether I’m going to work, the gym, or just meeting friends across the bridge. Headphones are such a common purchase nowadays that I’m always on the lookout for new options to review and new devices to suggest to colleagues and readers. This month I found the new “Soho Wireless” headphones from Harman Kardon and they instantly became my go-to pair, from design to function, they are a wonderful option that you have to put on your list.
The design of the Soho Wireless is a minimalist’s dream. I went with the simple white option but they are also offered in chocolate brown and a sleek black, both with simple stainless steel highlights. The stitched leather is the perfect pairing for these headsets, offering a unique blend of comfort and style in a wireless headset option. You’ll find the ever popular fold-flat design available with these headphones, perfect for today’s traveler and commuter. The headsets are light, easily one of the most comfortable on-ear headsets that I’ve worn and are
These on-ear headsets offer incredible features for added convenience, including touch-sensitive controls right on the ear-piece. There is also a bypass-option so you can listen while charging the headset. Not too many devices offer the bypass function, which is simply the best option for users that enjoy long-listening sessions or frequently forget to charge their devices. The intuitive controls offered on the ear-cuff offer an effortless listening and searching experience.
On the technical side you’ll find both NFC and Bluetooth technology, making the Soho Wireless a truly wonderful wireless option designed to work with almost any device. The sound is powered by the 30mm drivers and high performance neo-transducers. The bluetooth connection is powered alongside the NFC and aptX and you’ll also find AAC coding for a lossless data exchange. No more skips in your songs or movie, all of my time spent with the Soho Wireless was seamless and extremely enjoyable. If you want to dig even deeper into the technical specs, you’ll find they have a max power-input of 30mW, the impedance rates sits at 32ohms and they have a sensitivity of 10db @ 1kHz/1mW.
At $249 on sites like Amazon the device is still moderately priced for the high-performance spectrum and the Soho Wireless offers a ton of features alongside a wonderful design that helps then standout in the market. Harman also has a terrific customer service policy. Anyone that is now completely satisfied with their purchase can return them within 30 days from the date of purchase. It’s a worry-free promise that really makes testing them out a breeze.