Thinksound releases its first pair of on-ear headphones, the £280 On1

US headphone brand Thinksound has introduced its first pair of on-ear headphones, the £280 On1, which the firm says took three years to develop

They feature a 4cm driver housed in sustainable wood earcups designed to offer "a larger soundstage, deep bass extension and clear high frequencies". Memory foam earpads and a flexible headband are used for maximum comfort.

"The On1 is part of a whole new and exciting category of headphones for Thinksound and it is a great step forward in expanding our range," says Aaron Fournier, Thinksound's president and CEO.

Each set of On1s comes with two sets of detachable, Kevlar-reinforced cables: a standard 1.5m one and a second with a built-in mic and single button for smartphone control. There's also a cotton carry pouch to store the headphones and accessories.

All Thinksound headphones are assembled primarily from renewable, recyclable resources such as wood and aluminium and feature PVC-free cables.

By Andy Clough

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.