House of Marley Nesta review: Beautiful recycled sound

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Nesta

A solid pair of in-ear wired headphones for a decent price but they still may be pricey for some.

House of Marley reviews are becoming a normal thing for us around here and we happen to enjoy many of their products. One of HoM’s endearing qualities is their commitment to taking care of our earth and doing their part to recycle. Combine that recycling soul with beautiful sonic sound and the House of Marley Nesta in-ear headphones are what you get. Read on for our full Nesta in-ear headphones review.

Specifications

The HoM Nesta in-ear headphones have the following specifications and features:

  • Zirconia ceramics
  • Braided tangle-free cable
  • In-line mic
  • Angled ergonomic fit
  • 6mm dynamic drivers
  • 3 button controller

 Nesta

Design

The Nesta’s are made from Zirconia ceramics and have a unique pattern on the outer shell which has an optical illusion look to it. They’re actually pretty hefty for their size, much heavier than I thought they were going to be. That’s not a bad thing, though they may be heavier than some would prefer.  The cables are tangle-free braided and are really nice and like most of HoM’s products these headphones are made from recycled materials whenever possible. Along the cable is the controller and in-line mic and the 3.5mm end is straight not angled. Overall the design is sharp, well built, quality materials and tries to be as green as can be.

Sound

House of Marley products do seem to favor the low-end more-so than the highs and mids and that’s perfectly fine. Many other audio companies have been favoring the low-end more and more and HoM does it without overdoing it. The highs and mids are represented well but the thicker bass helps support those mids and highs really well. The sound on these is really great considering the price. I’m not sure if the Zirconia ceramic build has anything to do with the sound but I’m guessing it does play a part. The added weight could add to the bass qualities in these headphones. The sound quality here is on par with other headphones in this price range from the competition. I think what sets the HoM’s apart is their design, look, and recycling mantra.

Call Quality

Call quality is great with these, the mic works really well too. I could hear callers clearly and they could hear me perfectly.

Price/Value

Just under $50USD these aren’t the most expensive in-ear headphones out there but also not the cheapest. I think they strike a decent balance and they deliver on craftsmanship and build quality for certain. The sound is pretty awesome for this price point as well.

Wrap Up

A solid pair of in-ear wired headphones for a decent price but they still may be pricey for some.

House of Marley Nesta
4.3 Out of 5
Nailed It
Slick looking design and high-quality materials. Sound is really great, not surprising from HoM. Braided wire.
Needs Work
A little on the heavy side for in-ear headphones of this size.
Bottom Line
Great sound as usual from HoM and the design is killer, price point isn't too bad but some might find them to be slightly pricey.
Design4.50
Sound4.25
Call Quality4.25
Price/Value4.25
*We were sent a sample of the House of Marley Nesta in-ear headphones for the purposes of this review.
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