House of Marley Jammin' Earphones
The House of Marley makes great-sounding and durable audio equipment, but what really stands out is the focus on earth-friendly designs in the tradition of Bob Marley, with a distinctive look based on natural wood, organic fabrics and recyclable metals.
The Marley line includes on-ear headphones and in-ear earphones for personal audio, home and portable speakers for sharing the music, plus a variety of functional carry bags. The audio products are organized into multiple lines, with the colorful and vibrant Jammin’ collection and the higher-end Freedom collection.
For example, the basic Smile Jamaica earphones are built with sapele and beech wood and recyclable aluminum, and deliver strong sound with an 8-mm driver.
These start at $29.99, and come in a range of bright colors -- yellow, red, pink, and turquoise.
(FYI, sapele is an African wood reminiscent of mahogany that also is used in guitars and other musical instruments. -- see Wikipedia)
In comparison, the higher-end Zion earphones pump up the sound with 9mm moving coil drivers, and come with a three-button Apple remote (for volume) and mic.
The Zion design combines sapele and maple woods. They are available for $99 in understated silver and black.
Both feature a 52" fabric cord that reduces tangles, with a gold-plated connector set at a right angle for a low profile.