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headphones: House of Marley Liberate, a review

  1. macem29
    Jelly Bean Nov 30, 2014

    macem29 , Nov 30, 2014 :
    Picked up a set of Marley on ear phones on a Black Friday Sale.
    Product line is approved by the family of the late Mr. Bob, a Legend.

    On ear headphones are a preference from me, hard to get decent bass
    response from anything that goes in your ear...these have 40mm drivers
    and are biased towards bass. The on ear design allows lower listening
    volumes as external noise is reduced, good for your ears.

    marley.jpg

    The sound is really good. I enjoy the bass bias, and there is very good separation
    between instruments. The EQ app on our phones can really be appreciated with
    a decent set of phones, coupled with some FLAC music files the performance is
    truly impressive. Still trying to find the info on the audio chip in the opo, rumour has
    it it's a Yamaha, though some say the snapdragon 801 does all the DAC...whatever,
    the result is very good, blows away my old iphone.

    In fitting with Marley and the rasta culture, the phones come with a nice hemp
    tote bag and use recycled materials: they sound great and are good for the planet.

    Controls: only half work. Pause and play are ok, volume is a no go. But I'll take
    sound quality over button function any day. Paid $70. A steal at that price.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/house-marley-liberate-review/
     

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  2. macem29
    Jelly Bean Dec 26, 2014

    macem29 , Dec 26, 2014 :
    bump....can't recall whom it is maintains an accessories thread...I'd recommend these phones highly
     

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  3. carbine30
    Marshmallow Dec 26, 2014

    carbine30 , Dec 26, 2014 :
    @gusuraman
     

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  4. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Dec 26, 2014


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  5. carbine30
    Marshmallow Dec 26, 2014

    carbine30 , Dec 26, 2014 :
    Alright.... :)
     

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  6. ClicheUsername
    Jelly Bean Dec 26, 2014


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  7. macem29
    Jelly Bean Dec 26, 2014

    macem29 , Dec 26, 2014 :
    not sure man....have never listened to a pair of beats though they are wildly popular...
    the construction and marketing of the Marleys is way different though...a hemp bag,
    recycled stainless steel frame, recycled denim and wooden covers on the ear pieces...
    so there is an eco-element to these that the plastic beats don't have, and I could never wear
     

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  8. ClicheUsername
    Jelly Bean Dec 27, 2014

    ClicheUsername , Dec 27, 2014 :
    I meant theoretically, as it's like Beats (small headphones with a big music artist in its name)
     

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  9. storeya
    Eclair Dec 27, 2014

    storeya , Dec 27, 2014 :
    Just received and currently listening with my silver bullet headphones . Way better than Apple headphones and tremendous value
     

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  10. storeya
    Eclair Dec 27, 2014


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  11. emeute
    Honeycomb Dec 27, 2014

    emeute , Dec 27, 2014 :
    Marley's have a great sound. Had 2 pairs. Loved their organic look and warm sound.

    But

    Build quality sucks. Between me and my sister we had 4 pairs. All 4 broken within a year. And in the same ways.

    Had nothing to do with misuse, they literally fell apart. Pathetic.

    These where the stir it up which retailed for like $200+.

    Went back to senheissers. 2 years running no issue, this is with daily use (2-3 hours).

    Stick to a reputable brand.
     

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  12. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Dec 28, 2014

    gusuraman , Dec 28, 2014 :
    I confirm it was already listed:cool:
     

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  13. amiker
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 28, 2014


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