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Depth and clarity.
on 5 May 2011
Before these headphones I had owned the Motorola S9 Bluetooth stereo headset. The sound from them was flat and muddy, with the Bluetooth reception average. As you can imagine, I was very sceptical about buying another pair of Bluetooth headphones. However, I have some Creative in ear headphones and computer speakers and have been very impressed with their sound and quality, so decided to take the plunge.
I'm happy to say that these headphones are one of the best purchases I have made. In the past all my headphones have been wired. I've had Skullcandy (HESH), Sennheiser (PXC 250 and in ear), Sony (in ear) and Apple (horrible). Whilst some of these are much better than others, none of them come close in terms of the clarity and depth that WP-300 offers. This was especially surprising for me over Bluetooth.
The headset charges via a micro USB cable (supplied) and takes around an hour to charge. A red light shows when the device is charging and changes to green when the charge is complete. The box claims 8 hours before another recharge is necessary. I have used the device for a day now and haven't need to recharge.
The headphones paired instantly and on my first attempt with my iPod touch. They connect automatically with the device when you turn the headphones on. A blue light flashes slowly when the headphones are paired with a device. On the right hand cup there are buttons for power, play/pause, volume up/down, skip forward/fast forward, and skip backward/rewind. All buttons are responsive and feel of good quality.
As for the headset itself, it feels to be made to a high standard. The headset adjusts to fit your head size and is padded at the top and round the ear cups for a comfortable fit.
The sound quality is exceptional. I first sound tested the headphones on Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' and the Beatles' 'White Album.' I was able to pick up parts of the record that I'd never been able to hear before with my other headphones. I have also since listened to more modern records and can say that the sound is just as good. The bass is punchy yet controlled. The middle and highs are clear and well balanced alongside the lows.
Sound isolation and exterior noise cancellation is good too. I have walked by the road with these and the headphones do a good job of blocking out the noise from the traffic.
For the price, these are an exceptional set of headphones. The sound quality that they offer over Bluetooth is, for me, incredible. I now wouldn't look anywhere else for a set of Bluetooth headphones when these high quality headphones are here at this price.