QVC featured 50 Cent recently, promoting his STREET by 50 line of headphones. It was the in-ear version of the STREETs (pictured on the left) that we saw on the segment they did on 50 Cent on CBS Sunday Morning. Though it is probably safe to assume he marketed both types – the full headphones and the earbuds – on QVC.
So what are the STREET by 50 headphones? They are mostly the same thing as other headphones in this category – stylish, great-sounding headphones that are part of a rapper’s personal line, and also have the ability to control (talk, listen, adjust volume, etc.) your mobile phone via the detachable wire.
The main difference here though, is that the STREETs only offer passive noise-reduction. This just means that the headphones can block out certain noises, mainly middle-to-high frequency stuff, just by means of the ear cup covering your ears. Active noise-cancellation, however (which is what the Beats Studio by Dr. Dre headphones offer). With active, the electronics in the headphones actually sample the ambient noise and then produce an exact negative of that audio and feed it back into the headphones, essentially eliminating the noise altogether.
The in-ear versions don’t offer much in the way of any type of noise cancellation, mainly because they can’t cover your ears. Though you can certainly block out a lot of stuff just by cranking the music really loud:).
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