If you’re a regular commuter you’ll have noticed how many of your fellow passengers use their smartphone or tablet to relieve the tedium of their journey to work.
A quick glance around the carriage will confirm that the most popular uses tend to be listening to music, watching video and playing games.
Even those who use their tablet as an eBook reader or to surf the web often do so while listening to music.
And yet despite the fact that all of these require the use of headphones if you’re to avoid the ire of other travellers, device makers who charge up to £900 for a new shiny toy still insist on bundling them with ultra-cheap headphones which you’re going to end up replacing within a few months.
This stinginess has created a healthy market for third party luxury headphone manufacturers, who seek to complement the users’ high-end phone or tablet with their own premium styling and features.
Competing for a share of this business are the Pryma 0|1 headphones been being sported by Beyoncé in the video for her Sandcastles track.
The headphones come in a range of colours to suit everyone’s tastes, including a very cool-looking ‘Coffee and Cream’ combination which we’re adding to this year’s ‘Birthday wish list’.
By the way, if you want to achieve that Beyoncé look, hers were the Carbon Marsala model.
Helping to achieve the perfect, comfortable fit, each pair features an adjustable belt-like buckle and generous amounts of cushioning. In addition, extra bands are available in a range of colours, allowing you to match your headphones to your mood or outfit.
UK prices start from £399 via Pryma.com.