Ryobi Audio Plus™ Noise Cancelling Headphones
The Ryobi Audio Plus™ Noise Cancelling Headphones are a new brand from Ryobi. They have been launched in April 2016. Their website says they offer “a great value” at $129.99 USD each (which includes shipping). These headphones come in black or white, and feature a rubberized headband, which is very comfortable to wear.
They are available in three sizes – Small, Medium and Large.
They have a unique design. They are made out of a hard plastic, but they don’t feel like it’s going to break easily. The earcups fold up into the sides of the headband so there is no need to remove them when wearing these headphones. There is an elastic band around the top part of the headband that allows you to adjust how tight your ears can fit against it.
The earcups open up to reveal a small speaker inside. This headphone comes with a carrying case, which is pretty good quality. The carrying case has two compartments, one for the headphones themselves, and another for the carrying strap. You can use either compartment to store other items such as chargers or cables if you wish.
The headphones are very comfortable to wear. Their clamping force is just right. The earcups can swivel 90-degrees, so if you wanted to, you could wear them like a hat if you wished. There is a small amount of wiring that extends from the left earcup and meets the right earcup near the bottom of it. The wiring is about 3 feet long altogether.
So how do these headphones sound?
Pretty good for the price! Considering their cheap price, I was kind of expecting them to sound “budget”, but they really don’t. The bass is good and the mids and highs are well balanced with it. Listening to electronic music on these sounds pretty good. The sound feels very crisp and vibrant. Acoustic and classical music also sound very good on these. They also do a good job at blocking outside noise.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Perception of 3-D location based on vision, touch, and extended touch (NA Giudice, RL Klatzky, CR Bennett… – Experimental brain …, 2013 – Springer)