AblePlanet’s Clear Harmony Sport Earphone SP1150 review

The loneliness of the long-distance runner is something I’m intimately familar with (And the middle distance runner. And the short distace runner. And when sprinting for the bus. Basically I’m very lonely). I not a big fan of running in the best of circumstances but I **hate** running when I’ve left my headphones behind. The endless monotony of the task in hand (especially on a treadmill) is borderline unbearable. But not all headphones are up to the task of keeping me entertained why I try to jog myself thin. Sweat has been know to attack certain headphones of mine. Even worse poor fitting earbuds have been prone to fall out. I should probably mention that I’m an amateur traceur as well so I’m a little more demanding than your average runner, and the last thing I need on a jump is worring about headphones falling out of my ears.

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Enter AblePlanet’s Clear Harmony Sport Earphone (the SP1150 to be precise). It’s pretty clear from the moment you lay eyes on them that AblePlanet take their sports earphones pretty seriously. The Clear Harmony has an incredibly well designed earloop that feels more like a hearing aid than an earphone – I mean that as a compliment. The ComfortFit sound isolation tips block exterior sound and create as you’d expect a custom fit. There’s a very secure feeling as it clicks behind your ear and I tried a variety of shakes, wiggles and even a headspin without managing to dislodge them. Much like a telemarketing campaign, that’s a ringing endorsement.

So the sports part is pretty rock solid. How about the earphone side of the equation? Well the SP1150s come loaded with Patented LINX AUDIO®, Hear the Difference® technology, which is “Award-Winning”. In practical terms, this means that they sound pretty fantastic, with full rich bass sounds, clear high tones and intelligible speech (unless of course you have your mumblecore playlist on full blast).

All in all, a thunderingly good pair of earphones.

AblePlanet’s Clear Harmony Sport Earphone SP1150 are yours for $189.99 from AblePlanet.

Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound launch new range of iPhone audio accessories

In line with the 20th anniversary of London’s legendary nightclub, the Ministry of Sound, world-renowned dance music brands Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound have announced a new range of audio iPhone products. In combining the Ministry of Sound’s solid experience and global esteem in providing one of the best club sounds in the world, which spans two decades, with the chicness and style Hed Kandi has become known for, one can expect the new audio range to “rock the socks off” any dance music devotee. Here’s a snippet on what’s on offer…

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Kandies

Pamper your ears with these sophisticated, soft touch, rubber housed earphones. These funky earphones are in-keeping with Hed Kandi and the Ministry of Sound’s dedication to “stand out of the crowd” and are available in six bold colours with a matching cable and plug and a gold plated 3.5mm jack.

Not bad for a modest £7.99

Mirror Screen Protector

Slightly symbolic of a rhythmic mirror ball hanging from a stylish nightclub, this sleek cover will protect your iPhone or iPod against the daily grind, whilst doubling up as a mirror to ‘touch up’ your lipstick whilst queuing to get into a club.

Definitely worth a mere £7.99

Glitter Ball

Relive your favourite Hed Kandi moments wherever you go with this pocket sized Glitter Ball speaker. The Glitter Ball is compatible with most mobiles and devices and is fully rechargable, meaning you will never be far from your fave ‘hands in the air’ Hed Kandi tunes.

For £14.99, it’s got to be worth it!

Neon and Spectrum ToughSkins

Stand out with these Neon and spectrum ToughSkins, where durability and flexibility is the key. Available for the iPod Touch 4, these impact resistant cases are available in four different neon colours and are priced at £9.99. For real die-hard Ministry of Sound fans, a special Spectrum version is also available for £14.99, which features the iconic club’s logo.

MOS001 Earphones

Despite being an ultra-slim 9mm, being encased by an ergonomic aluminium shell, the MOS001 Headphones deliver exceedingly clear sound. These musical ‘powerhouse’ headphones are available in six different bold shades to suit your mood, and are guaranteed to maintain Saturday night fever right through the week.