Is it more important to have headphones that look good, sound good or are priced right? eskuché doesn’t think it needs to be a choice and their $69 33i and Control-i headphones are here to make the point.
Here’s a quick look at both and what the company has to say about them. We’re hoping to have some in hand for review shortly.
First up are the eskuché 33i headphones. As the company explains,
The 33i looks to one of our first headphones, the 33 1/3, for its chassis, and merges it with the improved structural components of the 45. The minimal, futurist exterior boldly takes 70s hi-fi stereo industrial design and amps it up for a modern, cutting-edge aesthetic. A single-rod headband-to-ear-cup connection reduces the number of parts to increase durability while maintaining its sharp appearance.
The circular ear cups also tastefully nod to the 70s: the 12” vinyl record texture evokes the music format of the era; the metallic material finish represents the premium audio ID’ing codes of the day. Plush ear cup cushions are designed to mitigate outside noise influence while sharpening the experience of the speaker driver’s crisp highs and deep lows, all while maintaining comfort.
In addition, eskuché provides a custom one-touch mic answer/end/play/pause, premium cloth cable system compatible with iPod/iPhone/ iPad, and a 6.3mm adaptor enabling you to experience the headphones with multiple music and media output devices.
Then there are the slightly more bold-looking Control-i headphones. As the company explains
The Control-i riffs off of the original Control headphone, jacking it up a few notches and improving it overall with updated structural components and drivers. The rectangular shell promotes a duel nature of utility: users can experience an over-the-ear functionality while enjoying the on-ear size. The shape of the cups mimics another artifact of 70s hi-fi —the studio monitor—while again seamlessly incorporating modern audio specs and fun- ctionality into the product. The Control-i covers you ear, mitigating and minimizing outside noise interference, while enhancing the warmer, subtler tones of music you often find in re- nowned and lauded classic albums.
Soft, plush ear cup cushions enhance the experience of the speaker driver’s crisp highs and deep lows, all while maintaining comfort.
In addition, eskuché provides a custom one-touch mic answer/end/play/pause premium cloth cable system compatible with iPod/iPhone/iPad and a 6.3mm adaptor enabling you to experience the headphones with multiple music and media output devices.
If you are in the market for new headphones these are worth a look. More information can be found here.