House of Marley Exodus : $149.99; Bigr Audio Bruce Lee: $139
To help wade through the seemingly countless options on the market, two Discovery colleagues share their insights on 20 new and relevant headphones. Taking on a pair at a time, Scott Tharler and Alice Truong will each evaluate how these contemporary cans match up in a dueling series called Headphones Heads Up.
Dr. Dre tapped into a burgeoning market with Beats. Now every celebrity - and in the case of today's face-off, even the dead ones - have a pair of headphones to schill.
Worlds apart, Bruce Lee and Bob Marley have a few commonalities. Both international stars died early, in their 30s - Lee in 1973 at the age of 32, Marley in 1981 at 36. Posthumously, both headline their own line of high-end headphones that aren't pushed by the celebs themselves but those who own the likeness of each party. We take a look to see how Bigr Audio Bruce Lee and House of Marley Exodus headphones stack up.
Head over to Discovery.com for Alice Truong's review of these cans.
These similarly priced on-ear headphones both focus heavily on branding and materials. But other than that, they're materially different. In look, feel and sound, these products could no sooner be mistaken for each other than the world-renowned pop icons for whom they are respectively named. From their canvas satchel to the earth-conscious materials that comprise the headphones themselves, the Marleys are rooted in an intricately crafted blend of variously textured earth tones. Whereas the Bruce Lees are structurally minimalistic and metallic with black padding. They're completely, visibly different, right down to their characteristic cords and cases; and those differences extend from the feel to their sound as well.