E- PANDA HOOLI­GAN EDI­TION RAZER KRAKEN

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TECH -

$ 149.95, raz­er­zone. com, above TH­ESE head­phones are any­thing but sub­tle. The spe­cial- edi­tion Razer Kraken head­phones pro­duced by Eric Her­nan­dez – the drum­ming brother of Bruno Mars – are large, gold and thor­oughly padded. As a re­sult, they’re very com­fort­able on the head and songs are given plenty of room to breathe. The sound is pow­ered by 40mm driv­ers and is tuned to de­liver de­tailed tre­ble. Au­dio can sound dis­tant given the earcup de­sign, and there is no in- line re­mote, but th­ese head­phones fold down well for travel.

HD 25 ALU­MINIUM SENNHEISER

$ 549.95, sennheiser. com. au TWENTY- FIVE years ago, Sennheiser re­leased broad­cast- friendly head­phones that cap­tured the at­ten­tion of a wider au­di­ence, from DJs to mu­sic afi­ciona­dos. The Ger­man com­pany has now reis­sued the HD 25 head­phones in an Alu­minium edi­tion that adds metal ac­cents to the hinges and earcups. But lit­tle else has changed, giv­ing th­ese cans a slightly retro look but a re­as­sur­ingly crisp and tight au­dio de­liv­ery. Their de­sign is sturdy, but their over- ear, clamped de­sign may not suit long ses­sions.

BUCKLE POLK

$ 349, polkaudio. com. au, left TH­ESE chunky, stylish head­phones are bound to at­tract at­ten­tion.

The Polk Buckle head­phones sit over the ears, with gen­er­ously cush­ioned earcups that block out ex­ter­nal noise with­out em­ploy­ing a noise- can­celling sys­tem. At 816g, they’re not ex­er­cise or trav­el­friendly, but are solid and at­trac­tive.

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