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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, comfortable and very good sound quality, 11 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Avantree Sweatproof aptX V4.0 Bluetooth Sport Headphones, Light, Secure, Safe Outer Ear Speaker Outdoor Wireless Stereo Headset with Mic - Jogger Pro (Wireless Phone Accessory)
The manufacturers sent me these Bluetooth headphones to test and review. Their unusual design and extreme lightness made me rather sceptical about their quality when they arrived, but after trying them out I am very impressed. They are very comfortable and have surprisingly good sound quality.

The headphones are small and very light. They come with a USB charging lead, two sets of earbuds and a small neat pouch to keep it all in when not in use, so it's a nice, neat and portable package.

These headphones are designed for use while exercising or running and are Bluetooth only with no other input options. They cling to your head using a flexible band which goes over the ears and round the back of the neck. It sounds a bit weird, but it's actually very effective. Before first use you need to fit the rather unusually shaped silicone earbuds (supplied with the headphones) over the sound-emitting projections. It takes a bit of trial and error to begin with to get them orientated correctly but once they are, they just stay there and work very well. The solid projections sit comfortably in the ear and the earbuds conduct the sound into your ear canal. They grip firmly and don't move around even during pretty vigorous exercise and their extreme lightness and flat design make them very comfortable for quite long periods - and your ears don't get overheated while exercising.

Bluetooth connection is straightforward and the controls are pretty simple to use once you get used to them. You can play, pause and skip music using the controls. There is an in-built microphone so you can accept and control phone calls using the headphone controls, too. They have a pretty wide range of functions if you want to use these, so if you're exercising you don't have to mess about with the phone itself and can leave it in a pocket or pouch.

The really surprising thing to me about these headphones is how good the sound quality is. I wasn't expecting much, but in fact they have a very solid bass with bright treble and a rich middle and will go more than loud enough for me without distortion. They're perhaps not real hi-fi, but they really are very good and will allow genuine pleasurable music listening.

Rather against my expectations, I am very impressed with these little headphones. They give very good quality sound without getting in the way at all during exercise and allow easy control of your phone. I can recommend them warmly.

(The manufacturers also sent me an arm-band which holds a phone, and I can warmly recommend it in combination with these, too. Avantree TR801 Mobile Smartphone Neoprene Sports Gym Jogging Exercise Armband especially for mobile screen size from 4.3" to 5.5" such as Samsung Galaxy Note 2 / Samsung Galaxy Note i9220 / Samsung Galaxy S3 / S4 / S2 / Nexus / Skyrocket / Motorola Droi...)
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Initial post: 12 Aug 2014 23:08:36 BDT
SKY LIGHT says:
Hi, thanks for your review.
I was thinking of buying these to listen to AudioBooks from my iPhone 4.0, for walking and in the gym.
Can you say how they perform when listening to spoken word rather than music?
Can you use them without the earbuds?
Do you get any sound leaking from the earphones into the environment?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2014 07:07:13 BDT
Sid Nuncius says:
Hi, Sky Light.
I find these fine for spoken word. I use the equalizer on my mp3 player to take some of the bass out when listening to speech, but that's just personal preference (I do that on my ordinary radios, too).

You have to use the earbuds to conduct the sound to your ears.

In my experience, leakage is low. However, I listen at relatively low volume and I can't guarantee no leakage at high volume. Someone else may be able to help you with this.

Hope that's of some help.
Sid

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2014 04:53:58 BDT
thank you, Sid.

BR
Joan
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