Ferrari do headphones, apparently. Well Logic3 do headphones and have teamed up with the luxury Italian car brand to create this elegant collection of headphones. I’ve let my other half review it since I’m so used to my colourware Beats now – hard to detach from myself and give an unbiased opinion. Hop on after the cut.
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Firstly, please excuse the hair in these photos. Not quite sure what on earth happened there? I should probably fire my hairbrush/hat/curling iron? My abundance of hair generally refuses to obey me. Clearly not my greatest of hair days… SO! Here we have these rather fancy headphones courtesy of the Ferrari Cavallino Collection, which were kindly given to me to “test-drive” (I hope you noticed le pun?)
It comes in a box – packaged very well, all-black matt box with a glossed-over side profile shot of the headphones. The lid slides off the box like your stealing the crown off of someone’s squarish head. A postcard in the familiar Ferrari red colour introduces the product with the following description:
“The Ferrari by Logic 3 collection celebrates Ferrari’s excellence and flair, both on the road and in motorsport, by delivering superior audio performance and beautiful design. Working with highly respected audio designers, we have created a range of unique audio products that bring Ferrari’s iconic Italian heritage to life.”
Did you know that Ferrari did headphones? The most I ever knew about this brand was when I watched my boy cousin play Formula 1 on his PlayStation 1 and 2 back in the good old days! Is that Ferrari store still on Regent Street? These headphones come in a slick black zipper case which sports the silver horse in mid-neigh logo. First thing that came to mind was “this reminds me of the Beats headphones” *raises left eyebrow*. The inside-top-half of the case houses 2 mesh pockets which comes with all of the spares – cables, converters, bits and bobs. The bottom half is where the headphones live, all snug in it’s very own press form… I took A Level product design I’ll have you know.
They fold out just like the Beats. Plug one end of the cable under the right ear and the other end into your musical device – for me, that would be my iPhone 4 soon to be iPhone 5…and voila!
• Keeps the ears warm!
• Looks rather stylish with the leather detailing.
• They sit comfortably around the top part of the head.
• You probably won’t find many people rocking this baby.
• Not really sound proof – doesn’t block background noise very well.
• Sound quality is only the next step up from the newer version of the Apple earphones.
• Not comfortable on the earlobes, especially if you wear earrings like me, but it cushions the rest of the ear alright.
• Limits hair freedom.
• Tracks jump a bit when power walking.
I wasn’t all that impressed with them in my honest opinion, especially if you compare them to the popular Beats. It looks classy and all, but if it’s the quality of sound that you’re after, this probably isn’t something to consider. I’m the type that prefers to listen to my music and is still somewhat aware of my surroundings… just in case the tube driver makes another disappointing announcement about delays. I’m pretty sure those around me can hear what I hear too? I like to keep the volume at a reasonably sensible level, so I guess I don’t mind that it doesn’t do a good job of blocking noise out.
The appealing cable does come with an in-built mic and functions just like Apple earphones. Although, I’m pretty sure that in one of my latest phone calls, I could hear my own voice through the headphones when speaking? Not cool…
These are definitely all about the aesthetics over functionality. I sure hope they don’t make their race cars like this. I wanted to include a clip of a F.R.I.E.N.D.S episode in this review, the one where Joey dresses up in clothes to match his bogus sports car to allure the ladies, but I forgot he was kitted out in Porsche merchandise, not Ferrari. Do Porsche do headphones I wonder?