Headphones: From absurd to kind of neat

Headphones guru Jasmine France takes a look at an article containing purportedly ridiculous headphones.

Um...what? Oh, taxidermy headphones. Idiots.nl

I came back from my wonderfully relaxing weekend to find a link to this roundup of truly ridiculous headphones in my e-mail in-box. What can I say? I love to start my Monday with a smile, especially when it's brought about by something completely absurd, like taxidermy headphones. Those 'phones have to be a design project rather than an actual wearable pair of headphones. I shudder at the thought of those bird heads poking into my ears. Similarly over-designed--but much, much more awesome--are the Thriller Headphones.

Actually, a few of the headphones the article listed aren't all that ridiculous. The Perfect Unison Plywood Headphones are actually quite stylish, and the beanie 'phones--c'mon! Those are totally useful for skiers and snowboarders. And, please try not to ridicule me too much, but I could totally get on board with the lace version of the cable jewelry earphones. (Hey, I'll take that over pink with rhinestones any day.)

About the author

    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.



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