‘The Stretch’ headphones from Philips and O’Neill
These two big brands have attempted to create high performance headphones specially designed and built to withstand the physical demands that accompany an active lifestyle.
Jeremy Jones, Freeride legend and 8-time Big Mountain rider of the year is among the select extreme sporting heroes modelling these great new headphones in the publicity and on the slopes – a worthy compliment.
Tough and flexible, The Stretch is inspired by the pioneers of the world’s first wetsuit and the innovation of Philips’ 50 years in the headphone business.
They are supremely comfortable, with a one-size-fits-all stretchy neoprene headband. The tough tangle-free cable, like that of a tiny ironing cord, can disconnect from near the ear cushion to prevent breakage if you get hooked up.
This is a seriously tough piece of kit, 6 times harder than your standard heavy-duty polycarbonate headphones. You can take a big fall and the last thing to get a stress fracture will be these bad boys.
Designed to withstand the extreme environments that accompany action sports enthusiasta, these bass-thumping, noise isolating headphones will remain flexible and crack-resistant whether you’re in -25 or +25 degrees Celsius.
Powerful 40mm drivers deliver deep, dynamic bass while the soft ear cushions block out unwanted noise.
Enjoy supreme high definition sound with a flawless fit. These ‘tested on animals’ headphones are hard to beat and will be my headphones of choice this season on the slopes – no doubt surviving a few falls along the way, and keeping my ears nice and toasty.