Coloud Hulk Headphones

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Product: Coloud Hulk Headphones
Provided By: Coloud

Price: $39.95 MSRP (Find Lowest Price Online)

 

Introduction:

In the world of superheroes there’s nothing like hearing the sounds of zip!, zap!, ka-pow! and the mighty roar as muscles lift and punch through to victory! If you’ve seen (or read) the Incredible Hulk you know what I’m talking about. It so happens that Coloud a company in Sweden has made some headphones that have in fact a Marvel comic theme to it, if haven’t guessed it’s the HULK! The company makes a few themed headphones such as Hello Kitty (my personal favorite), NHL, Star Wars, Fame and of course Marvel. Check out their site to see more about them!

Coloud Box
Coloud Hulk Box
Box Back
Hulk's Backside

 

First Impressions:

When I got the headphones and opened the box, I noticed that there really isn’t much to them - just the headphones themselves.  The truth is, you don’t need much of a manual how to use headphones unless you’re like my cat who’d rather chew on things.  I did though turn them around every angle looking for any left and right letters on which ear they go on. I didn’t spot any so I figured it didn’t matter - then remembered, cord always enters on left side.


Full Set
Full Set

 

The headphones are slather with the image of The Hulk on the sides of the headphones. The head band is pretty sturdy and has a leathery type of material and the edges have a ridged look/feel to them.  It’s also adjustable to fit any size of head; the ears have padding and a soft inner liner. The cord comes out of one side that starts off straight then it gets coiled and then straight again ending with a triangular shaped end. I thought these pair of headphones would have a volume adjustment; instead I had to use the volume icon on the computer or my keyboard. As these are headphones, they don’t have a microphone like a headset - which makes the lack of volume control make sense. 

On the next page we'll take a closer look and a listen to these headphones.


 

Testing:

Like every pair of headphones, they come in handy for most devices we use these days that play sound. They work with almost anything except for my Nokia E71 and other phones that use a 2.5mm jack as they would need an adaptor to fit the standard 1/8” jack on these headphones. Other than that, Coloud’s Hulk headphones sound decent whether you hook then up to your Zune, IPod, laptop, computer or other audio source and pound out some tunes, video, podcast, or even listening to your brother on Skype sing you a lullaby; you’ll be jamming and listening to your favorite tunes in no time. 

Marvel
Marvel Brand
Hulk Image
The Hulk!!

 

I listened to some hip-hop rap by Lecrae and Trip Lee, as well as rock, country, techno and so on and they all sounded great! I love pounding bass! Its music to my ears!   I’ve even tried it out while gaming in some Call of Duty: Black Ops single player and some Zuma’s Revenge as well.  All audio content sounded good and clear.

 Hulk
The Hulk

 

On a side note, they were not very comfortable – at all.  They’re not bad for the first 15-20 minutes possibly, but after an hour they irritated my ears and felt like waking up after sleeping on your ear funny. Even if I adjust them for a bit they bugged my ears.  It may differ for other people, but for me the comfort was horrible. The headphones have a firm tight grip to it that even Zeus with his hardcore head-banging won’t be able to lose them while rocking out! I found the padding a little stiffer than I’d like and this makes them not as comfortable – and I have small head.  I did find that the tight fit offers pretty good passive noise isolation. You can hear the odd voice/sound, but a lot of the time it’s like “your lips are moving but all I hear is blah blah blah” - especially when your music is going!

 

Specifications:

Although I'm no audio expert and my tests are purely subjective, I've included the specifications of these headphones as listed by Coloud.

  Specs

 

Final Thoughts:

Coloud’s Marvel Hulk themed headphones were not too bad to try out and tune in. I’d say they’re good for a short time use, but the poor comfort makes them hard to recommend for long periods of listening, but then again it could be just me. For comfort, everyone is different and entitled to their own opinion and head/ear shape. It would make a great collector’s edition if you’re a big fan of the Hulk or Marvel comics. The pricing on the headphones is close to $30 and that makes it kind of a love and hate relationship. Sound and style are great, but comfort - not so much. Some improvements I could suggest are the use of different padding material or just plain softer ear-pads and a little less grip on the headband. 

 

Pros:

  • Good sound
  • Distinct style
  • Comic themed


Cons:

  • Not comfortable
  • Padding is too firm
  • Headband is too tight
  • Hurts ears for long periods of time 

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I'd like to thank Coloud for hooking us up with these headphones for the review.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them in the forum at the "Comments" link below.