www.theverge.com - 1 year ago

These headphones come with a gimmick that makes a difference

When a piece of technology becomes commoditized, the inevitable response from its maker is to try and obscure that fact by resorting to gimmicks. Smartphones offer some of the best examples of unnecessary over-engineering (see LG's curved G Flex handsets) and gratuitous use of exotic materials (like on Motorola's kevlar-plated Droids), but they re hardly alone.

Headphone makers are just as susceptible to filling out spec sheets with meaningless jargon, and on first sight, I thought the RHA T20i in-ears to be just another in a long line of gimmick-laden tech products. They have a revolutionary DualCoil driver system, interchangeable tuning filters, and an injection-molded stainless steel build. And a $249.95 price. I didn t think...

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