Published on September 29th, 2012 | by Kira0
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.