Designer headphones have been making their way into the mainstream for a while now, with your earwear’s look being just as important to your musical style as what is actually playing. Now we have a new, UK based entry into the field called Boom Earwear and they have added some great design features, making them an instant win in our books.

The three-person team at Boom Earwear have tackled the issues of in-ear headphones with a keen sense of design and come up with simple & ingenious solutions to the everyday frustrations without sacrificing the quality of your audio.

Their range of BEOne in-ear, noise-cancelling headphones come with all the features you expect; a built in microphone with single button remote, travel case & spare ear-buds. But it’s the fresher design features that caught my eye.

The whole point of hi-def audio is in the stereo mix, so knowing your left from your right is key. Instead of printing little ‘L’ and ‘R’ on identical earpieces, Boom Earwear keep the left & right speakers physically unique. The right earpiece has a raised back, while left earpiece is lowered, making them instantly distinguishable by touch as well as sight.

Plus, the backs of the earpieces are magnetised so they connect to each other for easy, safe storage and to minimise annoying tangling. You get to your music faster without damaging your headphones in the process. It’s the simple things that make the difference, and the kind of attention to detail that larger corporation’s skip.

Boom Earwear are also mad about their actual sound tech and avoiding quick fixes in favour of superior quality speakers. Rather than merely bumping the bass up in a dubious effort to enhance ‘sound quality’ the team have opted for better speakers to ensure ALL your audio sounds better.

Now, as you’d expect form a £24.99 price tag, these headphones aren’t going to be taking on the Beats and Sennheisers of the world, but for an entry-level price point, these earphones are worth serious consideration.

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Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.