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Retractable Headphones
Reviews of the Sony MDR-Q68LW, Scosche Iuhp4 & Sony MDR-KX70LW/B Headphones

Here we review three great retractable headphones — headphones that have retractable cords from Sony and Scosche.

When it comes to headphones, you want to make sure you have the best. There are too many imitators out there, and too many products that just don't cut the cheese.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to find a product that works, even if you pay the highest price, but today we are going to talk a bit about retractable headphones.

These are fairly simple headphones that have retractable cords. One of the biggest problems, even with the best headphones is that they tend to become tangled.

Not anymore! Using a wheel mechanism, you can retract your headphone cord, and soon enough you will find that your cord is much shorter and easier to stow away.

Sony MDR-Q68LW

Sony MDR-Q68LW Retractable Headphones
This Sony MDR model is extremely comfortable, allowing the headphones to simply sit on the ear.

In addition to that, they are lightweight and thin, meaning they have stability regardless of the position you place them in.

Of course the retractable cord is the real star of the show, as it permits a person to retract and pull out the cord at will.

It is a great piece of equipment, but it does have its faults, as you can probably imagine. The biggest problem users tend to have with it is that the cord is too short, and occasionally the cord can become stuck once pulled out of the mechanism.

As far as the shortness issue goes, it makes it more difficult for taller people to use the headphones with an iPod. Whether or not the other issue is a real problem is up to you.

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Scosche Iuhp4 Retractable Earbud Headphones

Scosche Iuhp4 Retractable Headphones
These retractable headphones come with all the bells and whistles, including a lambskin leather jacket for an iPod Nano, and even an enhanced bass response or EBR.

In addition to that, it has an L-Shaped 3.5mm stereo plug that can fit nearly anywhere, regardless of your stereo configuration. Additionally it is easier to pull out due to the design.

People have reported issues relating to the mechanism, but it seems to be limited to a few people. In spite of that, you should make sure that this is truly the set you want before you make a decision. In any case, it is a great piece of hardware to add to your audio/video equipment!

Best price on the Scosche Iuhp4

Sony MDR-KX70LW/B Earbud Headphones

Sony MDR-KX70LW/B Retractable Headphones
Yet another in the large family of retractable headphones, this innovation is fairly impressive, with comparable features to all the other models.

It has the retractable cord, 9mm drivers, a neodymium magnet, and even a Carbinner for you to hook onto your belt, making for easy transport of the headphones.

Naturally the only complaints with this particular model were related to the retractable function.

Many have said that it will not retract, and others have reported trouble with it coming out of the mechanism. Whether or not it will do the same for you is a question which can only be answered by you and your experiences.

Best price on the Sony MDR-KX70LW/B


Remember that retractable headphones are the best way to go. Not only are they easier to use, they are much more convenient when going on long trips, or even taking a short jog in the park. There are so many reasons for you to invest in retractable headphones, and the most important part is making sure that you get the right one.

You want earphones that will fit comfortably on your head, and of course you want to make sure you will get ones that last for several years. In order to achieve this, you may have to buy several different pairs, as this is often a process of trial and error.

In spite of that, there is no reason that you shouldn't be able to get a pair of headphones that suit you well and meet your audio needs at the same time. So good luck and start hunting for that perfect pair of headphones.

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