Meet the Rewind Wireless Retro Headphones. I must admit, when I first saw these a couple days ago I thought “April Fool’s was yesterday!” Be assured, these JLab wireless retro headphones with their Sony Walkman headphone inspiration are no joke.
“I was that kid in the 80s riding my bike down the street listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA with those iconic headphones on,” said JLab Audio CEO Win Cramer. “The Rewind Headphones are a nod to the original 80s and 90s headphones – with a modern twist, offering wireless technology and amazing sound. This might be the coolest product we’ve ever built – and at 20 bucks, we’ve stuck to our philosophy of building a product that everyone can afford.”
While these on-ear headphones have that retro look, and if you grew up in the 80s or 90s don’t tell me you didn’t automatically think Walkman or Discman!, they offer Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, 12-hour battery life, EQ settings, and even a built-in microphone to activate Siri and Google Assistant. With a single button on the right earcup, users can toggle between Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost EQ modes as well as control music playback and power the headphones on or off.
Specifications of the Rewind Wireless Retro Headphones include:
- Bluetooth 4.2
- 12-hour battery life
- EQ3 Sound: Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost
- Controls: Play, pause, & track forward
- Built-in Microphone: answer, hang up phone calls
- Activate Siri, Google Assistant, & others
- 36mm driver
- Lightweight design .14 lbs. (2 oz.)
The Rewind Wireless Retro Headphones in black have sold out and will return in May, while the blue and white options will ship in late April on www.jlabaudio.com with an MSRP of $19.99USD. That’s right, only $19.99! Hopefully, we’ll have a pair to review here shortly, so stay tuned to see if these retro-inspired on-ear headphones can stand up to today’s demanding music quality playback.
What do you think about the JLab Rewind Wireless Retro Headphones? Do you think you’ll be picking up a pair, even if just for nostalgic purposes? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.