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House of Marley Exodus headphones

House of Marley Exodus headphones

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Geek Treat of the Week As soon as I saw the Exodus headphones I wanted them, and now that I’ve heard them – well, I’m just jammin’ till the jam is through.

House of Marley is a new brand set up by Bob Marley’s family, and it’s kicking off with an extensive collection of headphones ranging from the £20 in-ear Smile Jamaica set, up to the £250 noise-cancelling Destiny pair.

House of Marley Exodus headphones

However, it was the classy birch wood and leather design of the mid-range Exodus model that caught my eye at a recent demo session, and I’m pleased to say that they’re pretty pleasing to the ear too.

The blurb says that reggae and bass are “the driving force” in all the Marley headphones, and a canter through the dubstep section of Spotify confirmed that the Exodus headphones produce a deep, firm bass slap.

House of Marley Exodus headphones

They worked a treat at the other end of the spectrum too. The high-frequency harmonies of Queen came zinging into my ears, the acoustic warblings of Damien Rice were delicate and warm, and the guitar thrash of Chemical Romance was clean and tight and never degenerated into noise.

The cushioned leather earpieces are soft and comfortable to wear, and the headphones include a three-button control and microphone for the iPhone – although I’m not sure I’d wear them in public as the large headband makes me look like a Cyberman.

House of Marley Exodus headphones carrycase

But the Exodus headphones are certainly my new choice for indoor use, and when I’m travelling I’ll just slip them into the canvas carrying case that comes with them.

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Celebrity ‘signature’ headphones can be a bit of a quick cash-in gimmick, but the sound quality of the Exodus justifies the £100 price tag. Throw in the classy design, eco-conscious materials, and a donation to Marley’s 1Love charity and you’ve got a very desirable set of ‘phones that are just all-round cool. ®

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House of Marley Exodus headphones

House of Marley Exodus headphones

Classy, cool and worthy of the great man’s name.
Price: £100 RRP

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