Thinksound On 2 – Wooden Delight

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INTRODUCTION

Wooden headphones are not only nice looking but they theoretically improve acoustic performance. Therefore, wooden headphones have always been so popular. However, the ones you will find are usually expensive or cheap with a lot of problems. Problems that arise with wooden headphones is not a small one. There are often cracks or dents that happen naturally occur due the nature of the woods. However, this is something that even happens with higher end wooden headphones. It takes perfect craftmanship to build anything with wood and make it last. Therefore, I took quite a while to test these headphones out. Thinksound On 2 headphones took my brutal tests and survived without a dent or a scratch. What is more outstanding is, even though it is quite small, every part of the headphone screamed “quality.” With my “reviewer eyes” that looked at the headphones for any fault turned into eyes that of a child, looking at a toy that he really wants.

 ABOUT THINKSOUND

You can get a glimpse of what kind of product & costumer service Thinksound provides with what they state on their website. You can trust every word of it after this review.

On there website:

It all starts with the sound.

We started thinksound™ to make headphones that we would want to listen to; and we’re not easily satisfied. They not only had to sound amazing; they had to look good, feel comfortable in your ears and be designed and manufactured responsibly too. We gave ourselves quite the challenge. Back when we set out to do this; it was unheard of in the audio industry.

Over the years, other companies have taken notice. They’ve copied the design, the packaging, the accessories, and even have taken text directly from our website and catalog. While these companies and their headphones may try to look similar; it’s only skin deep. The sound, what matters most, just doesn’t compare. Don’t take our word for it either; read the reviews on our site.

We’re a small company. We work hard to make extraordinary products and offer them at affordable prices and we back all of this with unmatched customer service. We’re not happy accepting “good enough” and honestly you shouldn’t be either.

Thank you for supporting thinksound.

DISCLAIMER

This review unit was sent to me for review purposes. My reviews will as usual contain no bias

SPECS

  • Hand crafted natural wood housing for accurate music reproduction
    • Award-winning thinksound™ signature acoustics
    • Two (2) 4.5’ long detachable cables – (1) with mic control and (1) without
    • Single button microphone + call/music control for mobile communication
    • Compatible with iPhone® Android® and more (see thinksound.com for details)
    • 5Hz-22kHz frequency response, 50Ω, 40mm dynamic driver
    • 3.5mm steel reinforced gold plated stereo plug for increased sound clarity
    • Passive noise isolation minimizes ambient sounds
    • Kevlar® reinforced, tangle-resistant fabric cable
    • Memory Foam ear pads for maximum comfort and wearability
    • Flexible metal headband with comfortable faux leather overlay
    • Storage pouch included and a two (2) year limited warranty

THE BUILD QUALITY

Honestly was not impressed when I first received the headphones because it had a lot of plastic parts that rather felt cheap. But over time, I realized how light yet sturdy these headphones really are. The plastic on these headphones reminded me that of the plastics on vmoda headphones which are almost indestructible.

The headband is plush. The pads are plush and soft. The weight distribution on your head is perfect. Combine all these factors and at the end of the day, you get one of the most if not the most comfortable on ear headphone.

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The Wooden housing/cups on these headphones are gorgeous and every corner of the wooden cup has the perfect curves that are glossy yet, retains all the nice wooden grains that will look very nice on your head. I put these headphones through several tests including but not excluded to temperature change, which is the primary reason for cracks. However, these headphones stared right back at me with “perfection.” I could not see even a small crack or better yet, I could not imagine one.

It comes with 2 cables, same length, one with a control and one without. You get a choice of having a control or not but not the cable length, which is quite odd but I cannot complain about the cables quality. Both cable quality is Kevlar reinforced tangle free and are fabricated. In another word, you get to keep them for a very long time.

Every part of these headphones scream quality more and more as time goes by, except for the carrying case that will destroy any headphone if you put them inside your bag with your heavy books. Please get another carrying case if you plan to get these.

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SOUND QUALITY

These have unique but very pleasant sound signature that one might hate or just fall in love with. I personally found it hard to hate.

Lower Frequencies: The bass punch is very dynamic and tight out in the distance. Unlike other on ear headphones, the bass are not in your face, which I quite enjoyed. The lower frequencies also extend quite low for an on-ear headphone, which surprised me. By no means, the sub-bass do not extend as low or have more body to it than a full-sized headphone. For portable use, these have enough “fun” and bass for anyone to enjoy.

Mid Frequencies: The Mids are quite clear with the strings and vocals a step forward. Everything is done correcting with imaging being amazing but we will talk about this later

High Frequencies: This is where it gets interesting. The trebles are in your face but not in a sibilant way but in the most pleasant and detailed way possible. These destroy many of the on ears and maybe even full-sized headphones in terms of the details in the highs.

Soundstage & imaging: the soundstage is amazing for an on-ear. I would say these destroys many of the on ears in terms of two things. The soundstage and imaging. The imaging is amazing on these headphones but do not get better than “full sized” headphones. They do very well where they can and for portable use, you will not need to look anywhere further if what you are looking for are these two things.

Overall Thoughts

I was quite impressed with this wooden headphone. One last word. Dear thinksound, “please make full sized headphones JUST like this.”

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