Halo sweatband headphones for active music-lovers
By Jeff Salton
April 14, 2010
Like your music on-the-go but equally admire that John McEnroe look? Try the Halo Headphones that come in a headband. The manufacturers say they consist of specially designed high fidelity speakers that can be inserted into a comfortable headband – so comfortable in fact that they say you can wear them while sleeping.
Halo Headphones have been designed for wearing while walking, running, cycling or working out at the gym, and if you raise a sweat, no problem – the headband is washable … just remember to remove the speakers first.
The speakers are detachable and slip into openings in the back of the headband. Unlike other headsets with fixed positions for their speakers, the Halo Headphones’ speakers can be adjusted to fit exactly where you want them (one would assume over your ears) for maximum comfort and the best sound quality.
The headband keeps the speakers in place without the discomfort some people experience with earbud-type headphone sets. Halo Headphones don’t have hard and bulky plastic casing of traditional headphones, and do not put any pressure on sensitive ears, making them a good choice when listening for long periods, such as on airplanes (they also come with a two-pin airline adapter).
Halo Headphones headbands come in six colors and there is a slightly dearer sports model. The base model sells for AUD$49.95 (US$46 approx.) and the Sports model goes for AUD$54.90 (around US$51).