Hits your basic needs, with some flaws you need to know about.
Sep 29, 2009
These headphones carry the great bluetooth technology that attracted me to them in the first place. I was pretty excited when I found these since I have been wanting to go wireless for a while now. I like to listen to music at work, and after a while - cords can get pretty annoying. I needed a set of headphones that gave me the convenience of wireless listening, while at the same time provided me with a comfortable unit that gave me quality sound. The Sony headphones that I purchased looked great from the box, but unfortunately - I was wrong. I figured that for $80 and it being a product of Sony + bluetooth capabilities, I was boarding the right boat. I wish I never set sail. =/
Here is a look at the good and bad.
Light, sleek, simple and pleasant: Like I said, they looked great from the box. They don't look like something that came from outer space, and they are headphones that I would actually wear in public. When I first put them on, I loved how light they were and enjoyed the feeling of how close the music felt to my ear without feeling like I was even wearing anything!
Ease of Bluetooth technology: These headphones served my most important need which was listening to music through wireless capabilities. I connect these headphones to my blackberry, and the process of doing so was quite easy. It didn't take long for my phone to pair up with the headphones and soon enough, I was jamming to my first song straight out of the box. It's so convenient to be able to keep your phone/mp3 player in your pocket or aside in your desk or bag while you listen to your favorite playlist. What's even better is that these headphones come with a built in microphone, which works perfect for my case, as it makes it convenient to take calls as they come, as before, I would have had to pull the plug on regular headphones before answering.
Price: For $80, these headphones (considering they had bluetooth technology) were priced sort of cheap compared to other units. For your basic needs, it gets it all done suprisingly under $100.
Comfort: The first thing I (should have) noticed was how the headphones were not padded in leather. They actually come in a micro cloth padding that after a while, makes your ears sweat from listening too long. While these headphones are light, they are still inconvenient with you feel like you've been wearing ear muffs at work...
Sound Quality: The overall sound quality is okay, though it surprised me when I was listening to music with my girlfriend when she realized she could hear music coming from my headphones from across the room. What was even more surprising was that the volume was not that high when she could hear Common's album bump softly. Considering that I need headphones for work to help keep peace and quiet at the office, I became disappointed in knowing my co-workers would be able to hear my music. Defeats the purpose!
These Sony headphones did everything I needed them to do, though the flaws they came with are things I wish I would have known about. When thinking of returning them, their good qualities saved them from the boot. I still enjoy hearing music and taking calls, though I'm left still in search for the perfect work headphones.
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Jam to your favorite tunes or make a hands-free call using these Bluetooth stereo headphones that feature echo cancellation for crystal-clear audio and Clear Voice technology for improved voice reception.
Sony Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Most Bluetooth-Enabled Devices
USB charger, AC adapter
Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled MP3 players and cell phones Allowing you to wirelessly listen to your favorite music or make hands-free calls.
Over-the-ear design With foam ear cushions fits securely and comfortably over the ear.
30mm drivers and ferrite magnet Deliver balanced, expressive sound to enliven music and enhance hands-free calling.
Built-in play, stop, forward and reverse controls For easy control of and transition between audio tracks without the need to access MP3 player controls.
Built-in microphone with Clear Voice technology and echo cancellation For crystal-clear voice reception and reduced interference from ambient background noise.
Includes AC adapter and USB charger For keeping the headphones powered on the go.
14Hz - 24kHz frequency response For faithful sound reproduction.
24 ohms impedance To efficiently conduct power through the headphones.