Degauss Labs’ new Pocket earbuds cost $35, which puts them on the cusp of “quality possibility” (a term I just made up) – they might sound good, or they may just use the same crappy old internals of every other cheap earbud under $50.
But what this Swedish-designed gadget does have is style, and that’s probably the most important spec in this price range.
The Pocket consists of a pair of Apple EarPod-like earbuds, with the same flattened-teardrop shape and side-firing ports, and a boxy three-button remote and mic. It also has neat flat ribbon cables, which are apparently tangle free (I have some USB cables with the same ribbons and they are anything but tangle free), and look awesome.
If you’re looking for some earbuds which sound amazing, I’d go with the Wirecutter’s recommendation, the Sony XBA-C10IP, which can be had for between $50 and $60 on Amazon. I have some, and once you figure out how to make them stick in your ears (I use them upside down) then they sound a-fricking-mazing.
The Pocket is available now.
Source: Degauss Labs.