Nixon Nomadic On Ear Headphones review: Nixon Nomadic On Ear Headphones

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.0

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3 stars 1 user review
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The Good The Nixon Nomadic On Ear Headphones are exceptionally stylish, and they come in a variety of colors and configurations, including an iPhone-specific option with integrated playback controls. Includes handy extras, such as a hard-shell carrying case and a volume control built into the right earcup.

The Bad Music through the Nixon Nomadic headphones is lacking in bass, and highs tend to get lost in the heavy mids. The earcups put some pressure on the ears, and the headband slips when the wearer walks around.

The Bottom Line The superstylish Nixon Nomadic On Ear Headphones have looks that could kill and a sturdy, unique design, but the muffled, mediocre sound will not satisfy audio purists.

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Fashion-forward audio accessories are nothing new. In the past couple of years, we've seen quite the parade of chic headphones from the likes of Phiaton and Monster Cable . Nixon, a company best known for its board-sport-inspired line of watches and other accessories, has decided to dip its toe in these waters, too, and it should come as no surprise that the company's Nomadic Custom On Ear Headphones are among the most stylish we've come across. However, these $100 cans suffer from muted, mid-heavy audio that's hard to overlook.

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Where to Buy

Nixon Nomadic (White)

Part Number: NIX1033

See a price from Amazon.com