Boom. Coloud has just released a new lineup of affordable and colorful on-ear headphones. The Coloud Boom headphones sport pretty decent sound for the price and a sweet design that includes a flat tangle-free cable, an in-line ControlTalk button with microphone, a lightweight minimalistic body, and a variety of color options.
The Coloud Booms are On-Ear headphones with pretty comfortable donut shaped earcups and an adjustable headband. They feature a flat tangle-free cable with an inline ControlTalk button and microphone compatible with iPhone, iOS, and Android. The ControlTalk has one universal button that can control music, activate Siri (or voice activation), and answer and end phone calls. The headphone cable isn’t removable, but it does have a neat feature that we had never seen before: the Zound Lasso, a cord tie built into the plug for wrapping up the cable.
The Coloud Booms are almost entirely plastic, but still feel quite durable. Coloud took a minimalistic approach to building the Booms and use as few parts as possible. They’re intended to withstand the test of time. The Booms are lightweight and comfortable, but after an hour or two they’ll start to squeeze too hard on your head.
The sound quality is just pretty good for the price. They won’t blow you away, but they’re relatively clear and don’t distort at high levels. The bass is light but present. The mid-range audio is balanced but somewhat muddy. The highs are pretty nice.
With a pricetag of $40, you can easily get your money’s worth out of the Coloud Booms. There’s a bunch of fun color schemes to choose from and we love the tangle free cord with built in cord tie. Plus, the inline ControlTalk with microphone is essential these days, and it works really well. Just make no mistake, audiophiles need not apply for these headphones. The Coloud Boom headphones are currently available from Coloud.com
The Good: Tangle-free cord, Built-in Cord Tie, Inline ControlTalk with Microphone, Lightweight, Durable, fun color choices
The Bad: Audio quality, Can’t wear for more than a couple hours without discomfort.