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Published on September 29th, 2012 | by Kira

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Fanny Wang Headphones: Rock’n Out In Style

Head­phones aren’t just about the au­dio qual­i­ty any­more. Since driv­er de­signs have be­come pret­ty de­cent over­all, pack­ag­ing, mar­ket­ing, and prod­uct de­sign have changed and re­shaped the in­dus­try. Ev­ery time I am on the train or walk­ing down the streets in Man­hat­tan, I see some­one with a rap­per’s name em­bla­zoned on their ears. These days, you do not have to be a DJ to rock a pair of classy high end head­phones.

One stylish re­cent mod­el we’ve been test­ing out is the Fan­ny Wang On-Ear Head­phones (FW-1003). These sexy head­phones not on­ly look good, but they sound great as well. They have a nice crisp sound and fea­ture a fair­ly boom­ing bass that won’t stress your ears. Com­fort­able enough to wear for a while, the on-ear cush­ions are de­cent, though cer­tain­ly not as plush as some we’ve seen.

A great and fair­ly unique fea­ture the Fan­ny Wangs 1000-se­ries sport is a duo-jack split­ter- so you can plug an­oth­er set of head­phones in­to it and share what you are lis­ten­ing to with­out any loss of clar­i­ty. This is nifty if you want to share mu­sic, or want to watch a movie on the go with a friend. If your friend(s) al­so have a Fan­ny Wangs you can get a chain of head­phones go­ing. These head­phones al­so come with an Ap­ple-friend­ly re­mote, which is cer­tain­ly handy if you’re us­ing an iPhone of any kind- our new iPhone 5s have been grab­bing looks, but so have these head­phones.

The head­phones seem to be fair­ly stur­dy, but with an im­por­tant caveat- we did no­tice that met­al brack­et is a lit­tle frag­ile, and oth­ers have re­port­ed is­sues with it. The head­phones have a col­lapsi­ble fold­ing de­sign which makes them eas­i­er to car­ry around, and fit in a purse or even a large pock­et. The cord is re­mov­able as well, which pre­vents it from be­ing dam­aged when you’re pack­ing these away. Over­all, a nice bal­ance be­tween stylish and portable, and a good trade-off be­tween com­fort and of­fer­ing sol­id sound. Au­dio­philes won’t be im­pressed, per­haps, but they hold their own against all but stu­dio-grade sets.

Like all qual­i­ty head­phones you are mak­ing an in­vest­ment. The Fan­ny Wang On-Ear Head­phones (black, F-W-1003-BLK) are go­ing to run you $170. Fun­ny name, per­haps, but a de­cent set that of­fer an al­ter­na­tive to many of the oth­ers on the mar­ket.

 

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.



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