Thinksound headphones are designed to be ‘environmentally responsible’ whilst keeping the sound quality as high as possible. The company achieves this by using a range of recyclable and eco-friendly materials. The most noticeable example of this is their distinctive wooden housings.
Why we chose Thinksound
Thinksound have a fantastic attitude towards lowering the carbon footprint of audio products. At Adair Acoustic we really appreciate what they are trying to do, but most importantly we love that they have been able to do it without losing any sound quality. The headphones still sound fantastic. When looking into IEMs to stock, it was a very easy decision once we had tried Thinksound. All in all, this brand is coming through as very approachable.
The History and Philosophy of Thinksound
Aaron Fournier and Mike Tunney met in the early 90s whilst working at Tivoli Audio, where Fournier was an audio engineer and Tunney was the creative director. They discovered that each other had the belief that products should be designed and manufactured responsibly. Thinksound was set up and they began putting their ideology into practice.
The most important thing to Thinksound was to apply their responsible designs without sacrificing on the quality and so the goal set; to create incredible sounding headphones with the smallest eco-footprint possible.
Aaron and Mike decided that the best way to achieve this was to use real wood which is renewable and also creates a more natural resonance and unparalleled acoustics. Once they had developed the real wood housings they set about developing other eco-friendly design additions including –
- Packaging is made from recycled materials
- leach-free packaging materials
- Smaller packaging size = less materials used
- Elimination of plastic bubble insert
- Cotton carrying pouch is sewn from renewable sources
- PVC-free cables
A lot of the time these days companies are looking to appear ‘environmental’ by using a green logo and a snazzy advert that looks like it has been handmade, however with Thinksound this is not the case. Fournier was quoted with saying “I am trying to be as eco-friendly as possible while making audiophile grade headphones for an affordable price. We are not a lifestyle company or a fashion company” and from trying out the products you feel like his words have materialised.