A mix of music and fashion: 10 beanie headphones from China

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Posted on: 20 Jun 2014

China-made beanie headphones exhibit a combination of style and function, which boosts their appeal to music lovers.

Wired and wireless releases support call answering and play music via iPods, iPhones, tablet PCs, Bluetooth phones, and MP3 and MP4 players. Acrylic and polyester models come in various designs and colors, and can be printed or embroidered with logos.

The gallery below features 10 beanie headphones from verified GlobalSources.com suppliers.

1. Fabulously pink
Shenzhen Winnershine's WH0181 model is available in pink and white. The Bluetooth beanie headphones connect to iPods, smartphones, tablet PCs and MP3 players via a 3.5mm jack. It comes with speakers, and works with 103dB sensitivity and a 40Hz to 18kHz frequency range. The price is between $4 and $5.

2. Promotional beanie
The model LCX-KH-025 pure acrylic yarn beanie from Zhenjiang Kimtex can have custom designs and embroidered logos. It suits children and adults. The earphones have a 120cm-long cable with a built-in volume control. Operating frequency is 20kHz while sensitivity is 110dB. It is priced from $0.75 to $1.25.

3. Green stripes
Green is in with Mission's model H1B Green11 striped polyester-wool winter cap that supports Bluetooth 3.0+EDR. The beanie's custom earphones allow phone call answering, and are compatible with the iPod or iPhone. It is quoted at $8 to $11 for a minimum order of 500 units.

4. Speak now
Make effortless calls via built-in microphone and speaker of Shenzhen Maxcore's BH-01 model. The 100 percent knitted acrylic MP3 beanie is equipped with a Bluetooth 2.1 receiver and features a 10m transmission distance. It suits iPhones, iPads and Bluetooth mobile phones. The product runs for six to eight hours on a rechargeable lithium battery. Frequency range is 20Hz to 20kHz.

5. Tangle-me-not
Say goodbye to entangled cables with the model SK-BS016-12-1-1 wireless headphone beanie from Sako. The knitted hat for iPhones adopts Bluetooth 3.0+EDR and uses the Bluetooth name, "Magic hat." It supports handsfree calling that reaches 10m. Frequency range is 2.4 to 2.48GHz. The unit works for six hours straight and runs on a 3.7V 120mA Li-ion battery. Charging time is 2.5 hours. For a minimum order of 2,000 units, the price ranges from $9.50 to $20.

6. Keep warm!
E&S' model ES-K12 headphone beanie is designed for winter and is available in black, white, orange and green. The speaker operates with 108dB sensitivity and 20 to 20,000kHz frequency. The product has a 3.5mm headphone plug and 1.2m-long cord.

7. With great power comes great sound
The Beanie Hat model from Shenzhen Podi is rated 125mW and can still pack up to 250mW power. Impedance is 32ohm ±15 percent and frequency is 20 to 20,000Hz. The hat has 3.5mm-long 3-pin connectors, 120mm-long PVC cable and 30mm-diameter speaker. It is made of acrylic and is fitted with a microphone for the iPhone.


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Posted: 20 June 2014

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