The Box and Goodies -
As we mentioned in our review of the Redemption Song On-Ear headphones, the House of Marley is taking the green product idea seriously. The packaging is made from recycled cardboard and although we cannot confirm this, it looks like the ink used is a non-solvent based ink (although that could also be an effect). The front of the box gives you a nice picture of the product over a picture of a woven background.
Under a flap on the front you can get a quick look at the actual headphones and the Apple volume controls. Under the front flap you will also find some inspirational words about Bob Marley in several languages.
Flipping the box over to the back we find another image of the Zion headphones with some additional detail. These details will be important to anyone that is looking for a high-quality headset. The side of the box shows the House of Marley’s support for the 1Love.org charity, just like we saw on the Redemption Song headphones.
Upon opening the box we were a little surprise to find a plastic tray holding the headphones and the different sized ear cups. With the green friendly wording the push by the company I would have thought more recycled cardboard, although you can also have recycled plastic as well. In addition to the set that comes on the Zion headphones you also have four other sizes of ear cups to make sure you get the right fit.
Under the tray we found a very nice canvas bag for the Zion headphones (again just like the Redemption Song). This is a great value add for this product and helps to being the $99 price tag into perspective.