Aerial7 TANK Headphones review: Aerial7 TANK Headphones

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CNET Editors' Rating

2 stars Mediocre
  • Overall: 4.6
  • Design: 5.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 3.0
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The Good The Aerial7 Tank Headphones come in an array of colorful choices, including a not-overly-cutesy Hello Kitty model. The package includes two detachable cables, one with an integrated mic and a spiral-style cord with a .25-inch plug.

The Bad The Aerial7 Tank Headphones are not very comfortable, the construction feels cheap, and overall audio sounds muffled.

The Bottom Line The Aerial7 Tank Headphones will not satisfy audio purists or comfort hounds, but the young, DJ'ing target audience might be wooed by the durable and eye-catching design.

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What with the abundance of in-your-face Skullcandy headphones, it's easy to assume that the company has the corner on the market for over-the-top earphones. However, there are competitors out there with an eye on young, extreme, sports-loving types, and Aerial7 is among them. The company's $80 Tank headphones' splashy design and chunky, plastic construction are a testament to this. Though the headphones offer a couple of compelling features, we're not keen on the uncomfortable fit and muffled sound. Still, the target audience may be willing to overlook these gripes.

The Aerial7 Tank headphones and their array of color options are sure to turn a few heads. The seven choices range from the relatively mild all-black Midnight version to the undeniably loud Graffiti to the somewhat cutesy Hello Kitty. In fact, this last model is surprisingly subdued for Hello Kitty tech, with a black, red, and white color scheme and tiny HK heads smattered all over the earcup padding. We can see it appealing to certain young, female DJs.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Color Hello kitty
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features Ultra-thick cushions
    Swivel ear cup
    57 mm driver
    iPod and iPhone compatible
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-cup