Humlan wash-and-wear headphones

Humlan in Malibu blue from Urbanears features washable parts to keep your music listening pristine in all ways.

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Humlan in Malibu blue from Urbanears features washable parts to keep your music listening pristine in all ways.

What is it?

A nifty pair of Humlan headphones from Urbanears. But not just any headphones.

Why do I need it?

You know how it goes. You're digging into your taco party pack, listening to a little music, and going heavy on the fire sauce. Before you know it, your vintage Santana T-shirt and headphones look like they jumped out of a Jackson Pollock mural. Listening to grunge with earphones: cool. Earphones smeared with grunge: not cool.

"Just like your favorite T-shirt, Humlan's headband and ear cushions can be removed and thrown in with the wash. Your listening experience is guaranteed to be fresh and clean, even if the music you listen to is not," says Konrad Bergstrom, President Zound Industries, parent company of Urbanears.

That's right, these earphones are designed with washable components. Beyond the fact that they'll always look pristine, Urbanears Humlan feature the handy Zound Plug, which is really a socket or jack that allows another person to plug any standard 3.5mm headphones for shared listening. The mic and remote control on the cable lets you answer calls, control playback and navigate tracks.

Most experts will tell you to trust your ears rather than simply relying on sound specs when selecting headphones, but if you need to know, here they are.

Sound principle: 40mm handmade drivers

Impedance: 32 ohms

Max input power: 5mW

Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz

Sensitivity: 100dB

Price, please?

$49

Where can I buy it?

Explorewww.urbanears.com

Bottom line:

Humlan wash-and-wear headphones keep it clean.