Back in August, the Zion earbuds from House of Marley, thanks to their earth-friendly design, comfortable fit, and solid performance, earned 4 out of 5 stars right here in this column. That fifth star, especially when it comes to electronics, only gets awarded when a product far exceeds expectations in some regard. The 40 dollar Uplift in-ear headphones from House of Marley are very close to earning that fifth star.
The Uplift earbuds may very well be the bargain of the year. Clear, well-rounded sound is delivered through a pair of 8mm drivers whether on a call or while listening to music. Thanks to the three sizes of silicone noise-isolating ear tips, good sound goes straight into the brain box while unwanted noise is mostly kept at bay. As with everything in the House of Marley line up, the Uplift in-ear headphones are made with an eye on the environment. The body of the earbud is made from recyclable aluminum and FSC certified Beech and Sapele wood. The look is quite handsome, and the sourcing of interesting materials really helps set House of Marley apart from other manufacturers. All this for only 40 bucks ($30 if you opt for a pair without the 3 button remote)!
Finding the right earbuds is a rather personal quest. It is no easy task to design for innumerable variations of shape and size when it comes to the human ear. Whether by random chance or the law of averages, the Uplift earbuds fit just right fresh out of the box. Their performance is spot on, and the fact that they are made with recyclable and sustainable materials is a definite plus. To find out more about the Uplift in-ear headphones or any of the fine products from the House of Marley, click here.
**Full disclosure: These earbuds were provided at no cost for the purpose of testing/reviewing. To think otherwise would be silly.