We first went hands on with the SOL Republic On-Ear Tracks over a year ago, and after playing with their removable ear cups and detachable cable we thought “interesting…“, now we’re thinking “genius!” The SOL Republic Over-Ear and On-Ear Headphones are the mixer-and-matcher’s dream. The SOL Republic headphone lineup is now extensive, and they individually sell the interchangeable ear cups, cable, and nearly indestructible headband. This SOL Republic phenomena is simply called Remix.
Similar to your wardrobe, you can mix and match the components based on mood, style, and agenda. You can upgrade and accessorize as time goes by. For instance, let’s say you start off reasonably with a black pair of Sol Republic On-Ear Tracks and later decide you want a pair of headphones that stand out more. Just buy a more colorful or patterned headband! Want it to stand out even more? Buy a different color cable. Later on you decide you want to upgrade to a pair of headphones with more oomph, buy V10 Sound Engine Ear Cups and use your old headband and cable. Eventually, you can build up a collection with endless accessorizing possibilities!
While SOL Republic headphones vary by model, there’s a few things we can count on. The headband will be nearly unbreakable. The thick headband is made of a advanced polymer compound that’s built to withstand heavy abuse…it can literally be bent and twisted and it will revert right back to its perfect shape for a tight fit and optimal comfort. It’s a thing of beauty, really. There’s even a 1000 day guarantee on the headband. The ClearTalk cables all have a three button inline ControlTalk button with microphone. It works with iOS, Android, Windows, and even BlackBerry phones.
Rather than paying an extreme premium to customize your own pair of headphones, it’s much more enjoyable to do it for free, and continue to so after purchase. So far the SOL Republic Remix lineup includes nine Sound Track Headbands, eight Cleartalk Cables, and two On-Ear Track Earcup Speakers, though we can definitely expect more to come in the near future. The great thing about the Remix lineup is it’s completely compatible with all of the other SOL Republic On-Ear and Over-Ear headphones, even their soon-to-be-released Master Tracks Over Ears.