HandCandy Headphones

HandCandy Headphones

Julienne Lin
Jan 10, 2013

Product: HandCandy Headphones
Price: $40
Rating: Recommend*

The New Year is a perfect time to explore new things, and that's exactly what I did with HandCandy Headphones. They're headphones designed to look like a necklace. You wear the beads like a long necklace and plug the headphones in your ears when you're listening to music, or leave them hanging if you aren't. For those interested in something new for their next set of headphones, here's my review on testing out two pairs of HandCandy Headphones: DuneTunes and LadyBuds.

The HandCandy Headphones come in neat little plastic zipper pouches that include the headphones, a drawstring pouch for the headphones, a cord extender and extra silicone eartips.

The headphones have magnets placed on two of the beads, which is how it connects to become a necklace. You place the loop around your head like a necklace and pull the headphones from behind to put into your ears. The headphones are covered entirely with beads besides a small portion that plugs into your music device. This is how it blends in with the rest of the necklace portion and looks like you're just wearing jewelry from afar. Depending on the style you choose, the beads are made of a variety of materials including lightweight wood, resin, plastic and glass beads. An added bonus is that they also never get tangled.

Made for wearing outdoors while you're at the beach or doing activities, each set of headphones is about 30 inches long. The extender allows you to place your mp3 player or iPod in your sweater or pants pockets comfortably.

Besides allowing you to make a fun fashion statement, the HandCandy Headphones deliver great sound quality. Music flows through smoothly and you can hear the depth of each beat. There's also an inline microphone on each pair. I like fun headphones and have playful pink ones and heart-shaped ones. But the sound quality is sacrificed with those. The HandCandy Headphones mix fun style with great sound performance.


  • Good sound quality

  • Fun fashion statement

  • Blends into your outfit like jewelry

  • Playful and good for wearing outdoors


  • Fits a certain personality and style

  • Long cord makes it less portable

Our Ratings:
Strong Recommend
Weak Recommend
Don't Recommend

Apartment Therapy Media makes every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. This specific product was provided by manufacturer for testing and review purposes.

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