Tooks Classic Headphone Beanie Review

Buying a set of headphones doesn’t sound like the most difficult thing in the world, but if you want to be happy with the ones you end up buying, it’s worth doing a little research into them first. For example, do you want them to drown out external sound or to enable you to hear both your audio and the ambient noises of outside? Do you want clips to perch on your ears? Perhaps you find the sporty types uncomfortable around your ears and so are looking for something which stays connected to your ear without using quite as much pressure? These are all questions I’d like you to keep in mind while reading my review of Tooks Headphone Beanie.

What is it?

It’s actually a knit beanie with headphones fitted inside. It’s made of acrylic and weighs just under three ounces. It’s actually available in three different colours for the fashion-conscious out there. It’s a great idea to keep your whole head warm and still be able to listen to music. There have been many cold and blustery winter days when I have decided to cover up my hair but wanted to listen to music. Every time the headphones would get lodged out of place by the headgear. In this case, that’s impossible as the headphones are the headgear!

What’s the quality like?

The sound quality is great. You have to place the speakers within the hat at the correct level for your ears. If you’ve got that right, you should have a clear separation of bass, mid-level and treble in your audio. It is crisp and clear and doesn’t need to drown out external noise (which could in fact be dangerous, such as when crossing a road).

What else is good about it?

It’s still easy to wash as the headphones can be removed quite easily. You don’t have to worry about your headphones getting damaged as they are constantly within the hat, next to your ears.

What’s not good about it?

Some people have complained that the beanie is a little tight against their head and ears with the headphones inside. I suppose it’s going to be more of a challenge for those people who have a lot of hair.

People around you will not see that you are actually wearing headphones and therefore may assume that you can hear them at normal levels. This may lead to people thinking that you are ignoring them.

What’s your verdict?

The headphone beanie is something I like the idea of, although having now seen it in reality, I think I preferred it when it was just an idea. It clearly can’t be a ‘one size fits all’ beanie, so those of us with big heads or big haircuts won’t be able to enjoy the same level of comfort with it as those who are not quite as big up north.

Amazon customers, however, currently seem to think that Tooks beanie is awesome, rating it with 4.4 stars out of a possible 5. For more smart headphone ideas, please take a look at The Instrument Reviewer, where you can find headphones, digital pianos and electric guitars now discounted.