Once a famous philosopher quoted – “Without music, life would be a mistake”. We agree to the statement and suggest that we should also watch the environmental impact of our equipment and devices that we purchase for listening to music. In this post, we will talk about ethical headphones that are sustainable and are made from organic materials.
- Uplift 2 from House of Marley ($39.99)
All the Ethical headphones from House of Marley are created from Earth-friendly materials like bamboo, FSC certified wood, recycled aluminum, and fabrics. Whenever they sell a product, a particular sales percentage goes for reforestation through OneTreePlanted.org. Here we are talking about one of the brand’s headphones Uplift 2.Uplift 2 is created ergonomically to be a comfortable fit. Earbuds of the headphones are made from FSC certified wood offering good sound quality. Other materials used in this Eco-conscious gadget are recyclable aluminum and silicon.
- The Troubadour from LSTN ($107.99)
Ethical headphones from LSTN are made of the waste wood collected from flooring and furniture companies. Other materials used to manufacture the Eco-friendly earphones are also recyclable. Apart from favoring our environment, the brand is providing aid to individual suffering from hearing problems or hear loss. In the last couple of years, they have helped more than 20, 000 people to get back the gift of hearing through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. A lovable brand, isn’t it?An on-ear Bluetooth headphone – The Troubadour is made from vegan leather and wood. With more than eight hours of battery backup and thirty feet range the headset offers unmatched sound.
- Thinksound On2 monitor series ($199.99)
The brand manufactures all their products using wood and PVC free cables. The On2 headphone is also one of them, made from sustainable forest wood to provide natural bass and tones. Cables used in the headphones are also PVC free.Overall sound quality of the headphone is superb and why not – it has ear cups made of wood, which has the best acoustic properties. With perfect sound balance and comfortable fit, it scores way better than any other headphone.
- NIGHT SKY Earbud from Jamboo ($34.95)
Earpiece, jack and middle connector – the brand uses bamboo to manufacture these headphone parts. Earbud chords are also made up of cotton thread in a way that it never tangles. To make the product completely Eco-friendly, they use natural glues as well.
With an inbuilt microphone, Night Sky offers superior sound quality and works well with any device having a 3.5 mm jack. Innovative, Earth-friendly and a sustainable product – Do you need anything else from an earbud?
- Woodbuds (£25.00)
FSC certified wood is used as main material in the creation of these headphones from Woodbuds. Cables are made of biodegradable plastic. The headphone is manufactured to leave less carbon footprint. and the purchase box is also recyclable. For every 100 product sold, the brand plants a tree plus one percent of the sales is donated to a network of environmental organizations.Available in six different colors, the wood crafted headphone has noise isolation feature. These Eco-friendly earphones come with three spare ear tips included in the purchase box.
- Grain Audio Headhpones ($99.00)
This beautiful over the ear headphone from Grain Audio has a clear listening quality. Focused on natural elements, the headphone features FSC certified walnut enclosures with hand applied oil finish.Each unit has CCAW voice coil and a Neodymium magnet to offer real bass and pure natural sound. It features an inbuilt mic and comes with a 3.5 mm jack that works with most of the devices. The purchase box has a soft carrying pouch as well.
Watch a movie or listen to non-ending music files, with its comfortable fit and multi-dimensional sound, it accompanies you till the end.
- Bushmills X Grado Labs headphones ($395)
An impressive pair of headphones is made of recycled oak barrels from Ireland’s Bushmills distillery. It is crafted to provide optimized music dynamics and fidelity. Apart from oak, it has premium leather to offer a comfortable fit and smooth listening experience.
- Creative Sound Blaster JAM ($29.99)
The Eco-friendly headphones follow a manufacturing process that leaves less carbon footprint. It is budget friendly, lightweight (8.8 ounces) and produces a nice sound. Comfortable thick foam ear cups ensure extreme comfort all day long that you will ever forget that there is something on your head. The NeoDymium drivers give you an incomparable dynamic mix of treble and bass. It can be charged through a USB cable and lasts for more than twelve hours. It has an inbuilt mic, but that disables once you connect it with any computer. Apart from USB connectivity for Mac and Windows computers, it is also enabled with Bluetooth to work with portable devices.It also gives you a “One click solution” to connect using Bluetooth or play/pause directly from the ear cups. Once you connect it using USB, you will have access to SBX Pro Studio suite to improve sound quality, change the equalizer and environment for music or movies.
- Marshall Major II ($79.99)
The classic amplifier company is renowned for their voice quality, but if you need a headset with longest battery run, Major II is a considerable option. Charge it once and it goes up to 30 hours. Less charging means less carbon emission and the manufacturing process ensures less carbon footprint on the environment.The headset works well with any Bluetooth enabled device. The lightweight and comfortable Eco-conscious gadgets come with a USB cable as well.We know that the audio industry lacks ethical headphones that reduce carbon footprint while in the making and has Eco-friendly material used. But, the industry is evolving and soon you will see many more options. Keep checking for more brands and models that are made with the Eco-friendly and sustainable material, because even if you are an audiophile, you must care for the environment.