Wicked Audio Solus Headphones Review

Wicked Audio Solus / Image: Dakster Sullivan
Wicked Audio Solus / Image: Dakster Sullivan

I’ve mentioned before that I am a headphone junkie. If I can plug it into my iPod and put it in or over my ears, its for me. So, when I was given the chance to try out Wicked Audio’s new Solus headphones, I jumped up and down screaming “Yes!”.  And since Solus is latin for “be yourself,” they fit me perfectly in more than one way.

These days, in my house, Santa wears a brown uniform and drives a truck with the letters UPS on the side all year long; and finally one day, he delievered my long-awaited present. My three month wait was over and I could not have been happier with what was inside.

Plush ear covers for Wicked Audio Solus / Image: Dakster Sullivan
Plush ear covers / Image: Dakster Sullivan

The first thing I noticed was the packaging. Any box that comes with the words “Shut up. Sit down.” on the outside, has my attention. Inside the box, I found the headphones (obviously), a scratch guard bag to store the headphones, a six-foot extension cord and an 1/4″ headphone jack.

The headphones themselves are a bigger than any other headphones I have worn. They are also far more plush than anything I have ever checked out. The cord is about four feet long and covered in thick braided nylon material. The headphone connector is gold-plated.

One of the things that sets this pair apart from other similar styles is the DJ switch on the cord. With a flip of the switch you can experience either stereo or mono sound quality. I’ve heard this feature is particularly good for DJ-ing..

Wicked Audio Solus size comparison to Marshall Major Black / Image: Dakster Sullivan
Wicked Audio Solus size comparison to Marshall Major Black / Image: Dakster Sullivan

The sound quality is great! They are not listed as having “noise-canceling” abilities, but they do the job nicely in my house. My favorite time to wear these is when I’m having high anxiety and I need to escape.

Wicked Audio Solus headphones are available from Amazon and your local Wicked Audio retailer. They typically sell for $99, but as of the time this was written, you can grab them on Amazon for around $55.

In exchange for my time and efforts in  reporting my opinion within this blog, I received a free review sample. Even though I receive this benefit, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.