As far as unique names for companies go, the Swedish fashion company responsible for these headphones amongst others, certainly knows how to make a mark. Wesc or to give them the full name We are the Superlative Conspiracy were founded in 1999 and have a style that is influenced by the skateboarding scene. So immediately you know their stuff is literally what the cool kids are wearing.
Their range of headphones are determined by the build using different shapes such as squares which gives it a very firm, well built feel. However their main selling point is the use of colours and designs. Dooyoo have chosen the picture above of a black pair of 'Bongo' headphones which I can say without doubt are the most tame on offer. Colours and designs take in the whole rainbow. In fact you can go one stage further and make your headphones a part of your wardrobe. They are as much an accessory as your bag or shoes.
The pair I own are called Daffodil Yellow. To my eye they share the same colour as the Lance Armstrong 'Livestrong' bracelets so that was a nice, if unintentional bonus. Some designs are all the more desirable because they are limited editions, usually designed by DJ's, Skaters etc.
Their price is in kind of a middle ground for headphones. I paid £50 for mine which may raise some eyebrows but when you consider the competition such as the 'Beats by Dre' range which seem to charge in the region of £200 for no other reason than 'because they can'. They certainly aren't what would be termed professional. Headphones such as these are for people who want something more than just the standard iPod earbuds. It was quite a surprise for me after upgrading from the Ipod earbuds to the Bongos. Whereas previously I had to turn the volume right up to full on a morning bus, now it goes no further than half way. And with no noise bleed to annoy other passengers.
The only downside to them is they will hurt you after prolonged, maybe one hour or more. The build quality which is excellent, does have much give and they will flatten your ears. It is possible if you use them to much you may suffer the same fate as rugby players and end up with cauliflower ear. Maybe not.
They can be used with an Iphone as they have a remote control on the 2 metre wire.
40mm power drivers
1khz sensitivity:120 db
Frequency range:20-20 001hz
Plug:gold plated 3.5mm stereo
Cord:pvc 50cm + 1m extension + 10cm HTC/Sony adaptor