Over-the-ear headphones have become very popular in the past few years.  They offer far better sound quality than earbuds and help block out external noise.  The problem is that their size often leaves them in a cluttered heap on your desk (or if you’re like me, hanging from the corner of your monitor).

The Kubuni headphone stand not only provides an external control for your tunes, but adds a sleek piece of Dutch art to your desk.

The handcrafted wood and aluminum stand works with any pair of wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack.  The top knob gives a solid, tactical control to incoming audio, but the bottom knob is where things really get interesting…

 

The second knob switches the source coming into the stand from a wired aux input to Bluetooth.  This means it can instantly convert wired headphones into Bluetooth enabled with the flip of a switch.  By utilizing both inputs, Kubuni has ensured you can listen to just about any audio source out there, from laptops and smartphones, to record players and electric guitars.

Kubuni’s design is a classic example of Scandinavian styling and it’s very refreshing to see a consumer electronic without any visible plastic.

Inside are several components on every audiophiles wishlist.  Qualcomm aptX and cVc chips provide high-quality wireless signal boosting and noise cancellation technology.

kubuni kickstarter review


You can order an early-bird edition of the Kubuni Headphone stand with a $75 pledge on their Kickstarter page.