Last year, you were introduced to The House of Marley. Back then, the subject matter was the Lively Up messenger bag. Made from a hearty mix of 30% hemp, 30% organic cotton and 40% RPET, the bag was an important example of what can be done with recycled and recyclable materials. This year, in keeping with that theme of sustainability, you get to learn about The House of Marley Zion earbuds.
Now, of course, these earbuds are neither 100% recycled or recyclable, but The House of Marley has done a good job of designing them to be as Earth-friendly as possible. These compact and powerful earbuds are made of a mix of FSC certified sapele wood and recyclable aluminum with a braided fabric sheath to protect the (52”) wires and keep them untangled, and a gold-plated L-shaped plug for a clear, static-free connection. Tucked away inside the aluminum and wood housings are a pair of 9.2 millimeter high-definition drivers that do an excellent job of delivering whatever it is you happen to be listening to.
After a few weeks of using the Zion earbuds, I am happy to report that they are about as good as earbuds get. Thanks to five sizes of silicone ear tips that come with them, it is easy to find a fit that keeps unwanted noise out and the music or phone calls in. The three-button in-line remote with microphone works perfectly with iPhones, but only provides play/stop, answer/end-call functionality with the other smartphones. Call quality is excellent for all involved, and those big drivers make sure the music comes through loud and clear.
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**Full disclosure: These earbuds were provided at no cost for the purposes of testing/reviewing. To think otherwise would be silly.