Unlike standard-issue plastic earbuds, thinksound’s in-ear headphones are made with real lychee wood, which creates a rich, crisp tone and a more natural resonance. But superior acoustics isn’t the only priority for Aaron Fournier, who founded thinksound. The company’s motto is “clear sound with a clearer conscience,” and they take it seriously. thinksound chooses its woods from renewable sources and uses PVC-free cables. For packaging, the company opts for recycled materials with as little plastic as possible.
It’s a labor of love for Aaron, a bass player and longtime audio engineer. “I have always been tinkering with audio, and I was buying stereo equipment since I was delivering newspapers at about 10 years old,” he says.
thinksound’s rain headphones (9 mm) are geared for general audiophiles and all-around listening, while the slightly larger ts01 headphones (10 mm) are tuned for more bass and a heavier thump. For those seeking the best sound, the newer ts02 (8mm) series has a smaller speaker which produces a high quality output. All models work with iPhones, iPods, MP3 players, CD and DVD players, and personal computers. thinksound thought a lot about fit, too. Each pair comes with four sizes of flexible silicon ear inserts, so you can get the best sound. Choose the inserts that fit most securely, and you’ll be ready to rock.