Get pumped for back to school with stylish new headphones

Guest post by Monica Nelson

Summer is quickly coming to an end and we all know what that means, it’s time to go back to school. Probably one of the most exciting things about going back to school is selecting new outfits and styles for the season to come. Whether you are a student going back to high school or university, headphones are an accessory that are sure to make a statement with what you’re wearing. But selecting the right pair of headphones is like choosing the right pair of shoes, they have to fit well, feel good, sound amazing and look even better.

Luckily there is a place in Vancouver where you can find a full range of the most fashion-forward designer headphones on the market. Based out of South Granville, Experience Headphones is the first headphone showroom where you can actually try on every single pair, in every single colour. Whether you like over-ear, on-ear or in-ear headphones you are sure to find the pair that’s right for you.

We’ve compiled a list of the top trending headphones of 2014 so you can select the pair that is perfect for you.


Why we love them:

Urbanears are the original colourful headphones. They have one of the widest selections available, adding new and exciting limited edition colours every season. The most popular colours from the fall 2014 collection are the Julep, Citrus, and Forget-Me-Not.


Styles to choose from: 

Zinken: Over-ear style that comes with DJ quality sound

Plattan: On-ear style designed to be light and portable

Medis: In-ear style perfect for the person who is always on-the-go

Who is wearing them:

Notable celebs dawning the Urbanears style include Drew Barrymore, Katie Holmes, and the amazing Taylor Swift who is rocking a pair of the Urbanears Medis in Lilac.



Why we love them:

LSTN are some of the coolest retro style headphones around. Every single pair is made of reclaimed wood from high-end furniture manufacturers, with exotic woods such as Beech, Cherry, Ebony and Zebra. The best part about the LSTN headphones is that a significant portion of the proceeds from each pair goes to helping kids in need to get their hearing back through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.


Styles to choose from:

Troubadour: Over-ear style that is soft, comfortable, and surprisingly lightweight.

Fillmore: On-ear style with deep bass and a fold-up portable style.

Bowery: In-ear style that offer supreme sound with a super cool retro look.

Who is wearing them:

Musicians from all over the world are getting into the LSTN groove. Spotted on artists such as Bastille, Dave Grohl (Foo-Fighters), and Lorde, featured to the right enjoying her pair of LSTN Troubadour

LSTN Group shot


Why we love them:

These headphones are perfect for the girl who wants the world to notice that she has style and likes to dress to impress. Frends headphones have interchangeable caps that allow you to match your headphones to different outfits, making these pieces not only beautiful, but also functional. Frends even teamed up with world famous designer Rebecca Minkoff to release an ultra exclusive cap set.


Styles to choose from:

Taylor: Over-ear style made with plush leather, and handcrafted metal caps

Layla: On-ear style designed to mimic the Taylor style but at a more subtle scale

Ella: In-ear style that is designed to be the jewelry for your ears

Who is wearing them:

The more appropriate question would be, “Who isn’t?” These amazing headphones have been spotted on everyone from Anne Hathaway to Olivia Wilde, and Irina Shayk to Selena Gomez, who is featured to the right wearing her Frends Layla in Rose Gold and White Leather.



Why we love them:

Marshall has long been known as the king of the guitar amp, but in 2013 they decided to take their love for music and design one step further by introducing a whole new lineup of vintage style headphones. Made with the same patented leather that is used on their world famous amps, the Marshall headphones offer a distinct rocker look while pushing your music to a whole new level of awesome.


Styles to choose from:

Monitor: Over-ear style featuring memory foam ear cups, a removable cord, and a slim design.

Major: On-ear style designed to fit perfectly in a backpack.

Minor: In-ear style that uses EarClick technology to lock the ear buds into your ears.

Who is wearing them:

Marshall has a very large cult following and is often seen being worn by musicians, actors, and fashion designers. Actor and producer Shahrukh Khan is looking pretty stylish in his Marshall Major Black and Gold headphones.


Why we love them:

These headphones feature a slim design, stylish look, and a TwistLock technology that guarantees the headphones will never fall out. A pretty impressive claim, but after extensive testing, we can confirm, they actually never fall out! Even better is the entire line was developed with the help of pro-athletes.


Styles to choose from:

Inspire Limited: In-ear style featuring advanced audio technology and a limited edition design.

Inspire Venture: In-ear style designed for those who crave the outdoors and adventure.

Inspire Pro for Women: In-ear style developed to fit the specific needs of women with smaller ears.

Who is wearing them:

For obvious reasons, Yurbuds are a favourite among pro-athletes including Nick Collison (Pro-Basketball Player), Billy Slater (Pro-Rugby Player), Kyle “Epic” Mendoza (Pro-Parkour athlete), as well as professional triathlete and 2012 Ironman World Champion Peter Jacobs, who is featured in the photo to the right.


Street by 50

Why we love them:

For those of you tired of seeing Beats by Dr. Dre everywhere, we bring you the other headphone! Street by 50 is the brainchild of rapper 50 Cent and his unique style along with highly tuned headphones take your listening experience to a whole new level. Featuring a wide variety of colours and a deep bass sound, these are quickly becoming the #1 headphone on every kid’s wish list.


Styles to choose from:

Street by 50 On-Ear Wired: On-Ear style designed to be lightweight, durable, colourful, and beautiful to listen to

Who is wearing them:

These headphones are a favourite among American celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Kendrick Lamar, Carrie Underwood, and Joe Jonas who is featured to the right wearing his Street by 50 Cent in White

Street By 50 Group

Clearly, there is no other way to go back to school than rocking a pair of these awesome new headphones from Experience Headphones. Best part of all is the Experience Headphones advantage, FREE shipping across Canada and a 365-day FREE returns and warranty policy on all over-ear and on-ear headphones.

Make your way to Experience Headphones on 3057 South Granville or visit

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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