LSTN: The Stylish Headphones That Give Back

by Ed Forteau / Mar 18, 2015 /
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If you’re like me, you’ve tried, worn through, and discarded dozens of headphones. Whether for listening to music, talking on the phone, working in a public area, or recording something on radio, skype, or youtube live, headphones are a necessity for life!

Recently we were sent a beautiful pair of LSTN cherry wood troubadour headphones to review (thank you!). Let me tell you: these are the best headphones I’ve ever used.

 

LSTN: The Stylish Headphones That Give Back

 

Here’s why:

The sound from these headphones is very clear. The soundstage is wide – similar to open air headphones – that may be because of the wood chambers, but one could say also that the bass is true to life; by that, I mean there’s an almost 3D effect to the sound. There have been times where I’ve had the headphones on, listening to a discussion, and I thought that someone was actually in the room with me. I reached for my headphones and noticed that they were on.

 

LSTN: The Stylish Headphones That Give Back

 

The wood used for the chambers are sustainably sourced using reclaimed wood, and provide a rich depth of sound that is unmatched by regular headphones.

 

LSTN: The Stylish Headphones That Give Back

 

I love the padded headphones – it feels like you aren’t wearing anything, really – sort of like working from home in your pajamas: it feels great.

 

LSTN: The Stylish Headphones That Give Back

 

The microphone works well and is very clear. We (note the we: they keep disappearing from my desk) don’t use them much for talking on the cell phone with a mike, but primarily as listening headphones and for skype calls.

The cords are tangle-free, and are detachable.

But when you find an amazing product, and there’s a story behind it? It makes the experience all the richer. LSTN has a remarkable, life-changing program called Giving Back. Amplified.

 

 

LSTN founder Bridget Hilton notes, “we started LSTN at my kitchen table with the mission of changing the world through the power of music. We later moved ourselves and our new interns into a 200 square foot office. Our offices have now become trains, planes and automobiles as we now travel the world growing our small company. LSTN is a for-purpose company that connects individuals, families and communities through sound.  For every pair of headphones we sell, we help restore hearing to a person in need through Starkey Hearing Foundation."

 

LSTN headphones - giving back

Photo courtesy LSTN

 

"In under 2 years, LSTN has been able to give the gift of sound to over 15,000 people through Starkey in the U.S., Peru, Kenya, and Uganda because of your amazing support. We are just getting started and can't wait to see where it takes us next.”

 

LSTN Headphones - giving back

Photo courtesy LSTN

 

Want your own pair of LSTN headphones – and to help someone hear? LSTN offers earbuds as well as over the ear headphones. I can honestly say that not only do we love these headphones because of their high quality and beautiful design, but we completely support LSTN in their pursuit of restoring hearing to so many people around the world. Highly recommended.

 

LSTN headphones - giving back

Photo courtesy LSTN
 

 

Learn more: http://www.lstnheadphones.com/

 

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