Natural Sound with Vers Earphones

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If you’ve never given much thought to your earphones, that’s about to change.   Over the past few months, I’ve been plugged in to iTunes quite a bit – listening to classical music when I study for my GreenMBA classes or catching up on the latest NPR podcast while riding MUNI to work.  But when my second cheap pair of earphones failed me in the span of four months, I realized my frequent landfill-bound replacements were becoming very unsustainable.

Enter, Vers.  Unlike the majority of audio equipment manufacturers that make plastic earphone parts from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a chemical that studies have shown adversely affects human health, Vers’ earphones are PVC-free and even comply with the European Union’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) directive.  On top of that, the stylish, handcrafted shell is made from either U.S. sustainably sourced hardwood (cherry and walnut) or bamboo.  And for every tree the company uses in production, it replants 100 through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

I’ve been using my Vers Cherry earphones daily, and besides being very eco-chic, the acoustics are incredible!  Who knew that a little pair of earphones could have such an impact – not only on superb sound quality, but also on your health and the planet.

Vers earphones retail for $49.99 and are available for purchase at the Vers online store.

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