Element: Not provided
Frequency range: 20 Hz–20 kHz
Battery life: 10 hours
Remote control/microphone: yes/yes
Weight: 24 grams
House of Marley has an interesting approach to environmentally friendly products. In this case it means that Uplift 2 Wireless is manufactured with recycled materials and environmentally certified wood, with degradable packaging. Also, a tree is planted for each sold product. The earbuds are neat with their wooden details and nylon reinforced tangle-free cords. A cloth bag is provided for transport as well as silicone pads in three sizes.
The earbuds are angled and sit comfortably in the ear. Unfortunately, the battery and electronics sit in the middle of the cord so they end up behind the neck. It can easily slide down and pull the earbuds out of the ear. A magnet lock in the front tries to solve this, but it feels like an emergency solution.
The sound is relatively balanced, without amplification of any frequency ranges, which is otherwise common in this price range. But it feels a little bit distant without any engaging sense of presence. If you push them, the treble becomes somewhat harsh. The bass goes quite deep, but it lacks pressure. Quite simply, it sounds a little tame and boring. Acoustic music and pop may work fine, but they are less appropriate for rock music, electronic music and ironically enough reggae.
Neat wooden details and nylon reinforced tangle-free cords.
If you are concerned about your environmental footprint when buying home electronics, the products of House of Marley can ease your conscience. Uplift 2 Wireless is built by environmentally certified, recycled and degradable materials. Despite this, they feel well-built, look good and have some practical features and accessories. The earbuds sit comfortably, but unfortunately, the battery pack sits in the neck, where it can slide down and pull out the earbuds. The sound is balanced, but a tad dull.
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