LSoD x SOL REPUBLIC
So LSoD is back from the White Isle, better known as Ibiza, after a work trip that was unlike any other in my two years in the day job. Before I headed out, I was asked by Sol Republic headphones to try the new Master Tracks over-ear headphones – and in the land of club music, what better place than in Ibiza to give them a test. They are very light weight, despite looking quite a sturdy piece of kit, and are very flexible in packing which helped when finding space in my case that was packed for 13 days away from home. The design is very minimal and has a discreet logo on the ear, which for me, is a sign of integrity and good technology – it’s not the name selling it, but the reputation.
Continuing with Sol Republic’s dedication to enhancing better sounding headphones, Master Tracks also feature the new X3 Sound Engine which not only delivers super-deep bass that stays amazingly tight with smooth, controlled highs but also delivers crisp sounding vocals. I was staying at an incredible residential compound above the hills of Jesus, near Ibiza Old Town, and visited El Destino (the new Pacha resort hotel) where these came in great to switch on by the pool and listen to my iPod. The gunmetal grey colour way is super sleek but it is enabled for interchangeable headbands and cables, allowing you to change colours and styles for complete customisation.
Now for the details: Master Tracks are available for £169.99 from Apple stores, John Lewis and Dixons in three premium finishes and optional separates, with Ion Green, Progressive Purple and Fluoro Red Sound Track headbands to choose from. Master Tracks come with anMFi cable and an all-new reinforced nylon Ripstop Tracks carry case for easy portability and protection. Backed by a 1,000-day headband guarantee where Sol Republic will replace a band in the unlikely event that it is broken.