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Last Yuletide, we did our very first headphones gadget bonanza courtesy of our partner and sponsor, Digits Trading, the official local distributor of Coloud headphones. Among the many earphone brands that the company carries, I chose Coloud because their products look totally youthful and are very durable, and pocket-friendly.
If it's your first time to hear about it, Coloud is a Swedish company that specializes in creating headphones with minimalistic design, solid construction, and no-nonsense sound.
And what's cool is that the quality of the products is perfectly complemented by their unique, fun, and eye-catching packaging.
There are three types of Coloud headphones currently available in the market. We have The Knock, The Pop, and this -- the biggest and most expensive of the bunch, The Boom.
I have it in Blue -- my favorite color.
As I've earlier shared on TP, The Boom is a rough and ready headphone from Coloud that's designed to deliver any user's daily dose of music. Thanks to the closed construction, outside noise stays out while minimal parts mean less weight on your head or in your bag. Boom's sturdy frame is crafted to withstand the pressures of everyday listening while the Zound Lasso, together with the flat cable, protects against tangles for convenient and hassle-free transport.
In reviewing The Boom, allow me to talk about three main aspects of the device: Design, Sound Quality, and Contruction.
Designed for the Young and the Young-at-Heart
As you can see in the photos, The Boom comes in vibrant monochromatic or complementary color combinations that students, yuppies, the young-at-hearts will surely love. Also, if you're the type of user who wants his gadgets to reflect his fun, on the go, and light-hearted personality, I guess you'd prefer this headphone wits its minimalistic yet quirky design identity over those dime a dozen, black, industrial-looking headsets.
Booming Sound, Strong Bass
While The Boom can't really compete with far more expensive headsets in terms of sheer clarity or punchy bass, for everyday music listening, I believe it's already good enough. Also, considering its price tag of only Php 1,850, I'd say that, in terms of sound quality, Coloud's top of the line release - delivering chest-pounding bass and enhanced volume - is worth more than what you pay for it.
We all hate anything and everything that's tangled. Coloud made sure that users won't ever have to deal with hideous tangles by giving their headphones flat fetuccini-like wires that resist knotting. On top of that, the company developed a unique system or design element called Zound Lasso (shown above) that you can use to neatly wind the wire. This is great if you like keeping your headphone in your bag together with your other wired devices.
Coloud Headphones may flaunt simple designs but they sure feature extremely solid construction. I've dropped my The Boom headset on concrete floor and one of my nephews has even sat on it but, to this day, it remains dent and scratch free. I was told you can bend the band straight and it won't break -- that alone will tell you how durable it is.
All things considered - price, looks, sound quality, construction, and overall appeal - I give my Coloud The Boom headphones 9.8 out of 10 TP Stars! I would have given it an even higher score if it weren't for fact that wearing it for an extended period can get tiring on the outer ear -- it just hugs my head a bit too much. Nonetheless, I still highly recommend the product to all music lovers. Check it out, TP Friends!