Art, fashion, and technology – would you ever imagine using those words when describing a pair of headphones? That is exactly what SOL REPUBLIC achieved when they collaborated with Tokidoki’s Simone Legno. The Tokidoki x SOL REPUBLIC headphones are simply audio art candy for your head. To that effect, the partnership has produced not one but two different pairs of fun headphones – the Tokidoki Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones and TKDK Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones. Each feature bold colors and designs, as well as the authentic SOL REPUBLIC durability and sound quality.
Tokidoki x SOL REPUBLIC uses the same V10 sound engines and build quality of the original Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones. The ear cups and headband continue to be indestructible, as well as interchangeable. But one of the major differences between the Tokidoki Tracks HD and other variants of Tracks HD headphones is the materials used on the headband. The exterior of the headband actually has a high gloss polycarbonate finish, while the interior of the headband has a soft touch finish. Meanwhile, the 3-Button Mic + Music Control is very much the same as well as the quality of the incoming and outgoing calls. And just like the other Tracks HD variants, another constant, is that the Tokidoki x SOL REPUBLIC headphones definitely sound better and better over time. Coincidentally, I did find the Tokidoki Tracks HD headphones to be much more comfortable after hours of use, in comparison to the deadmau5 and vanilla version of the SOL REPUBLIC Tracks HD.
In the end, the Tokidoki x SOL REPUBLIC headphones collaboration is truly one of a kind. Specifically, the Tokidoki Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones. Till now no other pair of headphones has offered a combination of such bold colors and a fun style, at such a realistic price-point. Art and tech have finally come together affordably without sacrificing quality or sound. The Tokidoki Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones and TKDK Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones each retail for $149.99 respectively.
The Good: Unique and creative design concept from the packaging to the headphones. Comfortable and still very durable despite the change in the headband materials. Very satisfying sound experience. You even get a little Tokidoki toy in the box!
The Bad: Would have liked to have seen these in Ultra and Master Track Versions.