Discuss Accessory Review: ClarityOne Over-Ear Headphones (W102)
We all have our preferred ways of listening to music or movies while traveling. Some prefer in-ear earbuds, while others prefer larger and more robust over-ear headphones. If you’re like me, you typically find yourself wanting to use one style more often then others. Over the last 24 months, I’ve wanted to find superior-quality over-ear headphones that were not your typical Beats-style offering. Today, let me introduce you to a great, cost-effective alternative, the ClarityOne Over-Ear Headphones (W102).
The technology behind ClarityOne’s headphones is not something that came to fruition overnight. What is found within these headphones is a technology called The PureSound Processor, which took over 12 years to develop. These are not traditional headphones. Unlike traditional headphones, PureSound Processor's patented technology creates opposing magnetic forces that cancel’s out the inductive reactance. What this gives you is a clean, pure & distortion-free sound for your listening pleasure. (You can read a more in-depth explanation of the technology on ClarityOne’s Tech page)
- Sensitivity (1kHz): 110dB SPL/mW
- Frequency Range: 35 Hz – 17 kHz
- Jack Plug: 3.5 mm stereo gold plated with 1/8 to /1/4 adapter
- Cable Length: 48 in/1.12 m
- Transducer: neodymium magnet
- Impedance (1kHz): 8 ohm
After being a daily user of ClarityOne In-Ear Headphones (EB110) for several weeks now, I had nothing but positive outlook before even taking these headphones out of their packaging. ClarityOne is a true hidden gem in the audio accessories industry, & the quality of the product they offer is often better than similar headphones that are several hundred dollars more.
What I found within the W102 headphones was exactly what would be expected: ClarityOne had taken their EB110 earbud technology & place it into full-size headphones that seem to bring more vibrancy to the clean, interference-free sound.
These headphones brought enjoyment back to those times when your in-ear earbuds just don’t suffice. I’ve used both the EB110 & W102 interchangeably over the last 3-4 weeks, & they fulfill all the needs that a self-proclaimed audiophile like myself looks for in their audio equipment.
- Multiple colours (Black, White)
- Superior Audio Quality
- Carrying-case included
- Jack adapter 1/8inch to 1/4inch
- Slight delay in response from talk/answer button
- Lack of volume controls in talk/answer button
If you are looking for some high-quality over-ear headphones to compliment your new smartphone or Mp3 player this year, you won’t be disappointed with ClarityOne Over-Ear Headphones (W102). At a reasonable price of $180, these headphones outperform similar products in the $350-400 range. You can purchase these directly from Staples Canada, or from ClarityOne online.