Tokidoki is a Japanese-inspired brand that puts cute-but-weird characters on everything. You might be familiar with their Marvel t-shirts. They also have a streetwear brand, TKDK, which is more punk-inspired and male-targeted.
I was given a pair to try out — I got the TKDK edition — and I was impressed. I don’t have a lot of experience with the padded-cup over-ear headphone style, but I’d been wanting to try some. These work great at providing sound without leakage to others as well as blocking out extraneous external noise. (For that reason, they’re a good choice to focus at the office.) I was worried about the hard plastic headband, but it’s padded where it goes across the top of your head, and it hasn’t been uncomfortable. Unfortunately, I can’t wear these for long, since the cups press the plastic stems of my glasses against my head, and that gets sore quickly. I think that would be a side effect of any on-ear headphones for me, though.
Here’s the box they came in, covered in tokidoki images, inside and out:
Some of the unique features of SOL REPUBLIC headphones include interchangeable headbands — yet once you slide the ear cups on, the piece seems solid — detachable connection cables, and a headband that is flexible yet they claim is “virtually indestructible”. Here’s everything that came in the package: the headband, headphone cups, cable (with standard headphone jack), a promo brochure, card, and sticker, a carrying bag, and a cute little figure charm.
Thanks to the nice folks at SOL REPUBLIC, I have another pair to give away. To enter to win this contest, please leave a comment below telling me where you most use your headphones. A winner will be picked randomly from all entries on Tuesday, March 26.
(U.S. addresses only, please. Winners will be emailed to confirm address. If email is not answered within 24 hours or a valid email address is not provided, a replacement winner will be selected. Your email won’t be used for any other purpose.)