House of Marley Liberate on-ear headphones pictures and hands-on
House of Marley is a growing audio brand, and one that's going from strength to strength. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Rohan Marley, son of the reggae great, was on hand to talk through the latest products, including the Liberate over-ear headphones.
These $100 headphones are made from stainless steel, with a hole-punch pattern throughout the top band to give the Liberate on-ears their distinctive style.
The 40mm drivers mean the headphones aren't huge - they're a good size without feeling too weighty in the hand - nor do they grip like a clamp to the brain.
As with other Marley products, the ethos is much the same: Liberate uses FSC-certified wood and recycled fabrics and, to our eyes, still manages to come out looking top-notch.
There's a certain style to them, and we're particularly fond of the way the Marley imprint subtly sits against the wood finish on the earcups.
Sound wise, they be irie. For the $100 asking price they more than deliver, although we'd like to go back for a more isolated listen once the hectic noise that is the Consumer Electronics Show dies down. Perhaps then we can liberate our tech-filled minds with the music.