House of Marley Positive Vibration (XL) Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: Over Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: No
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • House of Marley Positive Vibration XL Headphones
  • Audio Cable
  • Charging Cable
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Positive Vibration XL User Manual
  • Warranty Card, Welcome Card, Sticker

Our Score

  • 8.3

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • The House of Marley Positive Vibration (XL) headphones have a solid build quality with an emphasis on eco-friendly and durable materials. FSC certified wood, combination of stainless steel, recyclable aluminum and fiber, as well as memory foam ear pads feel durable and high quality
  • This is a pair of well-sounding wireless headphones with 40mm drivers that offer powerful, well-balanced bass, a natural mid-range and crisp, clear highs that are perfect for laid-back, relaxed listening
  • Marley Positive Vibration are available in 3 color options to suit your taste and style: Signature Black, Denim (Blue) and Copper
  • On-board mic and controls to answer calls, skip tracks, adjust volume levels, music play/pause, power on/off, reset the headphones and connect with phone’s voice assistant
  • The lightweight design, thick memory foam cushions and comfortable construction of these headphones make them ideal for longer listening sessions
  • The built-in microphone is good enough for normal phone conversations in a quiet room, but less effective if you use to answer calls in moderately noisy environments such as walking through the busy city street or at train station
  • They offer impressive 24 hours of battery life on a single charge, which is good enough for the whole working day
  • They are also equipped with fast charging technology that offers up to 4 hours of play time from a charge of just 10 minutes, it is very useful if you are short on time
  • No need to worry if the battery runs out or you need to use them with in-flight entertainment, Vibration Positive XL headphones can also be used in passive mode with the supplied audio cable
  • They have Bluetooth 5.0 and superior SBC, AAC audio codec support that provide seamless connectivity and better sound quality

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • They may not be comfortable for users, especially those with larger heads due to their compact size, they will likely find them too tight due to strong clamping force
  • If you like head-banging bass like Beats or Skullcandy headphones, these over-ears aren't for you, they're tuned for natural sound output that you can hear every day without fatigue
  • When you use the Positive Vibration XL with the supplied audio cable, the sound output feels average, not as good as the active mode
  • They are not idle to watch high definition video content, there is a noticeable latency when watching movies or playing games because high quality audio codec like aptX, aptX HD are not supported
  • For sure, they are not the loudest headphones in their category and their volume could be a little louder, even if the volume goes up to the highest level, you still want more
  • Due to the compact design of the headphones, Positive Vibration XL provides average sound isolation and are not the best choice for crowded environments
  • No official app support means these headphones won't be customizable as some of the competition's high-end models
  • The included fabric pouch protects House of Marley Positive Vibration XL from scratches and minor water damage, but not from falls and impacts

Highlights

  • House of Marley is based on the principles of sustainability and a commitment to charitable causes
  • Crafted with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified Wood
  • Marley’s “Signature Sound” with the perfect balance of deep bass, clear mid-range and crisp high-range
  • Positive Vibration XL headphones are created with memory foam ear cushions for a comfortable fit
  • 40mm hi definition drivers deliver impressive audio quality everywhere you go
  • Onboard Mic & Remote functionality to answer calls and control music playback
  • With up to 24 hours of battery life, enjoy your music uninterrupted
  • Quick Charge offers up to 4 hours of playback with only 10 minutes of charging time
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity to enjoy your favorite playlist without cable restrictions

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : Over Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 254 g ( 8.95 oz)
  • Foldable Design : Yes

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Power, Call, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : Call, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Voice Assistant
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri
  • Companion App : No

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : No
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo
  • Volume limiting : No

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : No
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 24 Hours
  • Auto Pause & Play : No
  • Auto Shut-Off : No
  • Quick Charge : Charge 10 Minutes = Up To 4 Hours of Playback

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 40 mm
  • Driver Unit : HD Dynamic
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Impedance (OHM) : 32 Ohm
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz - 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW) : 85 dB/mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Supported Codecs : AAC, SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : No
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : No
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : No

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : 1 m
  • Detachable Audio Cable : Yes

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board and In-line Microphones

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge Time : 2 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Type-C Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 32°F - 113°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless + Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless + Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless + Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Xbox

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals


Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 2 Years Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 2 Years Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (888) 251-1076
  • Contact : Click Here


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