The headphone audio market is a drastically growing, booming industry. With many big competing names on the market today it’s completely understandable that a consumer may become confused with what product or just which company they want to purchase from. Marley is one of those popular companies with many products of their own varying from over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear headphones. Today we will be looking at their new Rebel BT headphones. Do they deserve their place on the market? Continue reading and we will let you know.
PACKAGING & DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
The Marley Rebel BT headphones come in their recycled packaging design now iconic to the Marley brand showing the headphones inside.
Included with the headphones is a 40 inch micro USB charging cable, a 52 inch stereo headphone jack, and a warranty information and instruction card.
The headphones themselves come in one of three colour choices: navy blue, black, or grey. The headband is minimalistic in design yet quite comfortable. The ear cups aren’t the largest we’ve come across but they still fit out head very well with a nice snug feel.
All of the Bluetooth controls as well as the stereo jack are located on the right ear cup with the left housing only the charging port. The buttons are large enough to be easily located by any wearer no matter the activity.
The headphone jack has an extremely simple in-line controller with only one button and the microphone. The implementation of only one button may seem a little too simple at first but it’s just perfect. One push of the button toggles answering/hanging up a phone call as well as playing/pausing any media. Two pushes advances to the next track and three pushes goes back a track.
Being Bluetooth headphones, the implementation of media playback buttons are a standard feature of all Bluetooth headphones alike. Marley Rebel BT headphones have a power button, play/pause button, and paired volume/media change buttons. The power button has a rough four second delay followed by a subtle tone when held down to power on/off the headphones. Thankfully, this button is tiny and located on the upper side of the ear cup preventing any unintentional media interruption from accidentally turning off the headphones.
The play/pause button located on the front of the ear cup is just as small and has a rough one second delay. Finally the paired volume/media buttons on the back of the headphones are quite a bit larger than the other two as these are the most used. When the buttons are pushed they control the volume and when held down for roughly two seconds they will skip or rewind the played media.
Taking advantage of a powerful lithium-ion battery these headphones sport a decent 8 hour battery life. While these may not necessarily be the longest lasting headphones on a single charge out there, they only take roughly 2 hours for a full charge. The slightly shorter life span for a decent charge time is a fair trade off we have no issues with.