When you’ve hit 40, the fear of accidentally being back in fashion is very real. Have I kept these jeans for so long that I’m suddenly ‘on trend’ by mistake, and I’ll get pitying glances like I’m the oldest hipster in town?
We are always terrified that new headphones will put us in the danger zone, and local youngsters will be giggling behind their hands as we walk past listening to albums released before they were born.
Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones
If you like to enjoy good quality music or you wish the outside world would be quiet for a while, then quality wireless headphones are your best option to make your wish come true. This kind of headphones is adjustable to fit any shape of the head and designed with thick and soft ear cushions which prohibit interference of external noise with your experience.
British audio brand Kef enlisted Porsche Design for its Space One headphones – and the result is something that makes you look like a cyborg assassin. We haven’t seen anyone chortling at me yet, but it may be only a matter of time.
British audio brand Kef enlisted Porsche Design for its Space One headphones – and the result is something that makes you look like a cyborg assassin
Kef’s got a good pedigree in big, alarmingly expensive speakers, and these wireless cans deliver crisp, rounded sounds, without the over-cooked bass you get on cheaper brands.
The built-in noise-canceling isn’t up to the surgical hush of Bose wireless headphones but was perfectly good enough to help me walk past someone shouting my name, completely oblivious.
Better still, they’ll go 30 hours with both Bluetooth and noise-canceling turned on, and it’s all simply controlled via buttons, rather than requiring some annoying app. Sound-wise, it is probably better to go for Bowers and Wilkins’ pricier PX cans – but they’re a bit fiddlier to operate, and it’s a close-run thing.
The Space Ones are light, powerful, and of decent value – and the only thing to worry if they might look a little too good for a man of advancing years.