In 1945, Robert Nesta Marley was born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. Taking the name Bob Marley, he formed a band with brother Bunny Wailer and four other musicians in 1963. Their ska music quickly became popular, and the band went on to record 13 of the most well-known and beloved ska and reggae albums ever made.
Marley died in 1981 from advanced skin cancer, leaving behind an incredible musical legacy. During his life, Marley received numerous awards, not only for his music, but also for his efforts to improve the lives of Africans living in Jamaica and other third world nations. Among his many honours were acceptance into the Jamaican Order of Merit and receipt of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
His song “One Love” was even named the song of the millennium by the BBC in 2001. Bob Marley’s life and music have inspired countless artists, organisations and even corporations. An example of the latter is The House of Marley, one of the top-selling manufacturers of headphones and earphones in Australia and the rest of the world.
From the start, the House of Marley began giving back to communities around the world by donating a portion of the proceeds from all of their sales to 1Love.org, an organisation founded by Bob Marley’s children, which funds projects to protect the environment and provide opportunities for impoverished youth around the globe. T
he headphones and earphones produced by The House of Marley are all engineered to be environmentally friendly, in keeping with Bob Marley’s philosophies on taking care of the planet and those who inhabit it. All of the materials used in the fabrication of the brand’s products are renewable and eco-friendly, such as recycled aluminium, organic cotton and wood sourced from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests. Even the packaging of The House of Marley products is free of toxins and made from recycled materials.
Making incredible music was another of Bob Marley’s passions, and The House of Marley strives to emulate the musician’s aims by creating products that enhance the quality of digital music. The earphones and headphones made by the brand feature incredible, driving bass with no distortion, so that reggae, hip hop and many other genres of music sound just the way they were intended to. Custom-made, high-definition coil drivers that are placed into the earbuds and earphones make this distinct bass sound possible.
The brand’s products are also designed to be durable and to have appearances that reflect Bob Marley’s personal style. Each one is named after one of Marley’s most popular songs as a tribute to the musician. One of the most popular of The House of Marley’s earphone models that we sell at Bing Lee are the Marley EM-FE023-MI Zion In-Ear Headphones. Black in color with just a splash of brown wood for an eye-catching accent, the earphones feature a 52-inch fabric covered cord that is emblazoned with traditional Rastafarian colors (red, yellow and green). The fabric that covers the cables prevents them from becoming tangled and kinked. The earphones include five different tips to offer various sizes for maximum comfort.