FIVE GOLD GIFTS… #2 GameON earphones

Our second recommended Christmas gift comes from the co-creator of Beats and Atari and some excellent, though expensive, earphones.


earphonesAs the world continues to draw into itself and we close off into ourselves by blanking it out with music, podcasts and radio via earphones and headphones, it’s imperative that the products we use in our ears are of the best quality.

For many, it’s a question of choosing between headphones or earphones. Whether it’s long-haul travelling, running or walking quickly through cities, it all comes down to the individual. This writer prefers headphones, but earphones have become a huge market.

The technology for the information that streams into our brains has accelerated faster than Nico Verstappen on a rainy afternoon… with a similar proliferation of devices to choose from.

So, please be introduced to GameON earphones, produced by ROAM and Atari and successfully launched after successfully negotiating a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Designed for gamers and music lovers alike, GameON says the earphones deliver ‘elite sound’ (audiophile) quality at around $200.

The earphones have brushed titanium exterior parts, integrated dual audio frequency functionality with the versatility of balanced armature earphone drivers to create clarity of sound and solution for mobile audio.

As previously mentioned, I prefer pretending to be an experienced DJ and wearing headphones, so while I thought the sound quality was excellent and beyond anything I’ve ever experienced, but I’d suggest that I might not be the demographic.

With that in mind, I gave them to my teenage son for a thorough test over two weeks and his response was overwhelmingly positive saying that it felt as ‘if the music was running all around him’. They’re certainly not a cheap product, but the human ear is a delicate construction, so needs to be treated with respect.

What’s good enough for my 13-year-old is good enough for me. So, if you’re cool and not pretentious (like me) and agree that quality is more important than short-term technology, GameON is for you. An excellent audio product.

Monty (623 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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About Monty

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.