Looking for well designed, eco-friendly in-ear headphones which sound great? Thinksound (aka Timbre Sound) has all of these bases covered with its Rain model, which we found to be exactly what the company advertises on the back of the recycled retail packaging. There’s nothing overly complicated with these headphones – they just do a solid job at delivering great audio in a nice little green package.
EarthTechling gives the Thinksound Rain in-ear headphones 4.5 OUT OF 5 ECO-STARS.
Headphones for your personal audio entertainment are a dime a dozen these days. You can get real cheap ones made of plastic for just a couple of bucks or you can pay hundreds of dollars for sophisticated models with features like noise cancellation and digital audio enhancement. One underlying question for all of them though – are they eco-friendly?
Eco-friendly headphones? That perhaps sounds just as strange as eco-friendly iPod speaker systems. A few companies, though, are trying to make a green difference in what ways they can with niche audio products. Thinksound is one such company, recently providing us one of its Rain 9mm in-ear headphones for review consideration.
The Rain in-ear headphones from Thinksound have a simple design which is found in common with many similar in-ear models. That being said, these earphones sport a wooden housing for each of the sound drivers that gives them a nice, warm look compared to others out there. It is said the wood used in the housing comes from renewable sources, and that the attached cables are PVC free. What this amounts to is a whole lot of green thought in a small package.