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Are the house of Marley headphones any good? (Bob Marley headphone)

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I am thinking of buying a pair of house of marley rebel headphones and are wondering if they are any good.

 

 

IMMORTALMUSO


Edited by Immortalmuso - 10/8/12 at 7:55pm
post #2 of 17

They don't seem to have much attention on Head-Fi so it's either a hidden gem, or not recognized for a reason.

post #3 of 17

I've read some reviews. Seems they are targeted more towards the Beats/Skullcandy crowd where fashion > sound quality. I think that the most expensive one has an ok review, I certainly wouldn't waste the money if you are looking for great sound. There's definitely better for the money.

post #4 of 17

I tried some at bed bath and beyond. They were absolutely terrible. Hissing.... They are ruining Marley.. :(

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I tried some at bed bath and beyond. They were absolutely terrible. Hissing.... They are ruining Marley.. :(

 

What are headphones doing at Bed, Bath, and Beyond?

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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

I've read some reviews. Seems they are targeted more towards the Beats/Skullcandy crowd where fashion > sound quality. I think that the most expensive one has an ok review, I certainly wouldn't waste the money if you are looking for great sound. There's definitely better for the money.

what would you say is better for the money

post #7 of 17

i used one briefly, horribly bassy, no highs or mids- dont bother

post #8 of 17
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What are headphones doing at Bed, Bath, and Beyond?

Must've been the "BEYOND" section :P
post #9 of 17

I got one of their low end earbuds when I've lost my stock ones, it sounds not much better than the stock earbuds but the built quality looks good to me, not cheap, if that's the design what you are looking for I would say that the earbuds are well finished and the wooden on-ears also don't look cheap like the beats.

 

I use them when walking and when I can't use my Grados. They are not that bad in terms of sound, I mean nothing hissy or overly bassy but you can't expect details from an earbud that costs 18 pounds.

 

I don't get the Marley thing though and I wasn't even aware of the idea behind it when I bought it.

post #10 of 17

A few days ago I found these things at a local electronics store:
http://www.thehouseofmarley.com/headphones/harambe-on-ear-headphones.html

The build quality was like it came straight out of a Happy Meal bag.....
And yeah, they had no highs and pretty muddy mids.

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The build quality was like it came straight out of a Happy Meal bag.....
 

 

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that design itself is crap.

post #12 of 17
I haven't heard any of this companies cans, but for the msrp of the rebels you can have a set of Sony mdr-v6 which are very solid performers. I would reccomend demoing a set before you buy. If you can't, try to demo a couple others in the same price range and buy from somewhere that has a good return policy just in case. Folks around here tend to stick to the established players (for good reason mind you) so it may be up to you to blaze the path. Good luck and sorry about your wallet
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They don't seem to have much attention on Head-Fi so it's either a hidden gem, or not recognized for a reason.

Hello. IMO they are a "hidden gem". I have The House of Marley Freedom Collection Conqueror In-Ear Headphone Model EM-FE010-SM Mist (40$) Let me tell you that the sound is very colorful and good stage. I recently traveled and the isolation is really good. This is my option when I'm traveling.
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Hello. IMO they are a "hidden gem". I have The House of Marley Freedom Collection Conqueror In-Ear Headphone Model EM-FE010-SM Mist (40$) Let me tell you that the sound is very colorful and good stage. I recently traveled and the isolation is really good. This is my option when I'm traveling.

These are the first and only head/ear phones you've ever tried?

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These are the first and only head/ear phones you've ever tried?

Hello. I have ATH A900 and A900X. I have had also Bose. IMO this House of Marley sounds with body, balance, tight bass and not with the stage of my ATHs but for 40$ is a really good :)deal. You would try them and have your own opinion. smily_headphones1.gif
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