Summary: Pink once sang about getting the party started, but SOL REPUBLIC went and did it with the Tracks earphones, an aesthetically pleasing headset with a refreshing design that's simple and functional. We do have to question how many people will actually stock up on additional headbands at $29.99 apiece, but at least the option's there for people who want it.
Pros: Uniquely Attractive:, Lightweight and Comfortable:, In-Line Controls:, Sturdy Construction:, There's a Party in Your Noggin:
Summary: Listening to tracks in which individual instruments aren’t so exposed, ranging from “If This is Goodbye,” from the Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris collaboration All the Roadrunning , to “Aïr-Tombouctou,” from Afro-rock-band Toumast ’s second album, Amachal , gave us an opportunity to evaluate the Tracks’ bass performance. They’re just a tiny bit flabby on this score, but the flaw is exposed only in A/B comparisons with more expensive phones, such as the aforementioned P5s.
Pros: Interesting looks; comfortable; great price/performance ratio.
Cons: Rubbery cable makes noise when dragged over clothing; glossy finish shows fingerprints.