ThinkSound TS02

The Good The Thinksound TS02 + Mic earphones offer an environmentally friendly design that is both lightweight and comfortable, and the all-wood earpieces deliver lovely, natural sound and deep, resonating bass. The set also includes an inline mic and remote that is compatible with iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices.

The Bad The Thinksound TS02 + Mic earphones feel a bit flimsy and the low-end may be too overwhelming for some listeners.

The Bottom Line The Thinksound TS02 + Mic earphones are an excellent choice for music phone users who demand an incredible amount of bass and a compact, lightweight form factor.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.7 Overall

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ThinkSound TS02

Portable electronics aren't particularly known for being environmentally friendly, mainly because of how difficult they are to dispose of and the materials that go into making them. Headphones are usually not low-impact, with their long plastic cords and metal, plastic, and silicone components.

However, Thinksound set out with an aim to change that in 2009 with a line of earphones designed with the smallest eco-footprint possible. Out of the company's first models, our favorite was the TS01, because of its natural, deep bass. Now, a music-phone-friendly follow-up has arrived with an integrated mic and playback controls for the iPhone, most BlackBerrys, the iPod Touch, and some Android devices. The TS02 + Mic stereo headset lists for $89, which is perhaps a tad too high given the potential durability issues, but lovers of natural sound may find it reasonable.

Like other "natural" earbuds we've seen, such as the Ear Pollution Timbre and the Woodees, the TS02 headphones feature earpieces that are constructed of wood. You can choose from two finishes, a lighter silver-and-cherry model and a richer black-and-chocolate model. In keeping with its mantra, Thinksound receives the wood from easily renewable sources. In addition, the packaging that the headphones come in is made from recycled products, and both the cardboard box and plastic window are recyclable. Also, the cable, which measures 50 inches, is PVC-free, and the included pouch is of biodegradable cotton.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Timbre Sound, LLC
  • Type headphones, headset
  • Color cherry, silver
  • Headphones Ear-Parts Type In-ear
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, mini-phone 3.5 mm
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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