I was in need of some cool new in ear headphones and what luck Polk gave me a pair of Nue Era in-ear heardphones at CES to test out! At first glance these are not your typical in ear headphones, they are like the Mercedes of headphones. The headphones have crafted resin carapaces on the outside with a stylish tortoise design and a button control with built in mic (also with the tortoise design).
The headphones have a 48″ cable with a 90-degree connector that is gold-plated and precision-machined to seat deeper into your source connection. The Nue Eras headphones comes with 3 pairs of StayFit silicone ear tips, 2 pairs of StayFit flange silicone ear tips and 2 pairs of memory foam ear tips plus a little cloth bag for your headphones.
After I unboxed them I immediately tested them out with one of my Rdio stations on full blast (rap of course). The sound was amazing; not only do these little guys look stylish but the sound quality is crisp not to mention having great bass. The fit was very comfortable and my favorite ear tips were the flange silicone design.