Monster Inspiration Headphones – Active Noise Canceling

Monster Inspiration Headphones – Active Noise Canceling
Amazon 3.9/5
CNet 4/5
TechRadar 4/5
Tom’s Guide 3.5/5
Rtings.com 3.2/5
3.7/5

What’s going on guys, Sujandar here from Premium Earphones. Today I will be reviewing the Monster Inspiration Headphones – Active Noise Canceling. The Monster Inspiration Headphones are comparable to the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones.

We’re going to be talking about the comfort ability on these headphones because you’re going to be wearing these headphones for long periods of time.

Unboxing

  • Carrying Case
  • ControlTalk Cable (For Apple Devices)
  • ControlTalk Cable (For Android Devices)
  • Regular 3.5-Millimeter Cable
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Warranty Information

They come with the case. It is a very impressive case both in style and durability. The D shaped carrying case features a carrying handle as well as a clip to keep the case strapped to something. The case has a great feel to it. There’s a good padding inside the case to keep your Monster Inspiration Headphones safe and secure.

They’ve also included a pouch on the inside to hold all the accessories of your headphone. When you open the case, you will see your Monster Inspiration Headphones. You will also have an extra headband for the headphones. It’s got a clean kit and it’s got all your warranty information. There is a little polishing cloth inside the carrying case to keep everything clean and fingerprint free.

Monster provides three wires as compared to the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones or the Beats Solo 3 Wireless Ear Headphones that only come with one wire.

  • The first one is the Apple ControlTalk wire which can be used with your Apple products. You will be able to control volume, play, pause and calls.
  • The second wire is the Android ControlTalk which can be used with your Android products. You will be able to control play, pause, calls and music controls.
  • The third wire is just a regular 3.5-millimeter audio cable.

Design

The headband is smooth and has a nice finish. The headphones look solid and sturdy. The Monster Inspiration Headphones have an interesting ear cups. I personally like the design of the Monster Inspirations Headphones because they’re different. They have square ear cups as opposed to the circular ones that a lot of other headphones have these days. They have a soft padding which leads to great comfort and the ear cups rotates quite a bit, so it’ll fit most head shapes.

There is a soft leather on the ear cups which keeps you comfortable for hours. I used to wear them more than 4 to 5 hours and after some time I don’t even feel like the headphones are on my head. I never had any irritation even after wearing the headphones for a long period.

The ear cups are rotatable, so they are going to flex and fit to your ears automatically. The same leather material is used on the headbands which adds extreme amount of comfort ability. All these factors helps us to wear the headphones for prolonged periods without any discomfort.

The aluminum in this headphone gives a little bit of weight. If you compare this headphone with the other ones like Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones or the Skullcandy Wireless Headphones – Hesh 3 Wireless, this headphone is a bit heavy than them.

One prominent feature on these headphones is the fact that you can swap out the headband. The installation is easy. It is controlled by magnet. It is secure, and you will never have to worry about the headband falling of from the headphones. You can buy different headbands from the Monsters website and there’s a bunch of textures for you to choose from.

It fits my ears and it should fit everyone’s ears. It is an over-ear headphone, so there’ll be no problem with the comfort.

On the right ear up there is the battery compartment. There is a stiff switch for activating Active Noise Canceling feature. There is a LED light which turns ON when you activate the Active Noise Canceling.

On the other ear cup, we have the 3.5-millimeter audio jack to plug in those cables.

Features

This is the Active Noise-Cancelling version, so behind the right ear cup you will find the switch for controlling your Noise Canceling. What’s impressive with these headphones is that they don’t require the batteries in order to listen to your music, so you can use them with or without the Active Noise-Cancelling.

The prominent feature on the Monster Inspiration Headphones is the fact that there is Active Noise-Cancelling, and this is the first time Monster has included Active Noise-Canceling in their headphone.

With 100% Noise Canceling you cannot hear anything outside of your headphone. You will only hear your music or whatever audio you are playing. So overall the Active Noise-Cancelling on this headphone was a treat to use and that improved their sound quality.

We’ve got the microphone built into the cable. The Built-in Microphone delivers good quality phone calls both incoming and outgoing.

Sound Quality

Sound quality is the most important aspect in a headphone because after all they’re going to be on your ears. With the previous Monster headphones, the sound quality hasn’t been too good, it has been bass overpowered and the mids and the highs were not present, but the Monster Inspiration Headphones are a definite game changer for them.

In regarding the audio quality, they have been performing good. Monster Inspiration Headphones have an extreme amount of Bass. Although while delivering an extreme amount of Bass it doesn’t get muddled. Mid-range and the High-ends are good. They deliver so much detail, especially in the High-ends

They offer very nice clarity and vocals were very clear. Overall, I’m very happy with the sound quality of the inspirations.

Battery

When you remove the padding of the ear cup on that side you’ll find the slot for two triple A batteries.

I’m happy that the Active Noise-Cancelling didn’t make any hissing noises with or without my music, so that’s a plus.

Conclusion

Overall these headphones are a great pair to pick. I love the Active Noise-Cancelling on this headphone. The Active Noise-Canceling make the headphones sound a lot better and that’s really what it is supposed to do.

Thank you for reading my review. If you have any questions or comment let me know below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Review – Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphone
Amazon 4.2/5
CNet 4/5
TechRadar 4.5/5
PCMag 4/5
SoundGuys 4.1/5
4.2/5

Hi everyone, this is Sujandar from Premium Earphones. Today I’m going to be looking over the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Review. It is the new pair of Active Noise-Canceling Headphones from the Sennheiser.

Sennheiser is a direct competitor to the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Series II.

Unboxing

  • Carrying case
  • Micro USB cable
  • 2.5-millimeter to 3.5-millimeter Audio cable
  • Airplane adapter

With the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones you get an interesting carrying case for the headphones.

The carrying case is a nice material. It is smooth and when you open the carrying case there will be a diagram to show you how to layout the headphones inside the case. I enjoy how these headphones are collapsible.

It also comes with a Micro USB Cable. You also get a 3.5-millimeter audio cable. When you plug in the audio cable, the headphones automatically shuts down the Bluetooth and it will play everything through the audio cable. Next one is the Airplane Adapter, which can be important for all the travelers. There is also a little pouch which can hold all your accessories.

Design

The first thing I noticed is that the build quality on these headphones.

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless are about 227 grams or 8 ounces. They can be folded flat and that is how you will be placing them in their carrying case. The case has a divider in the middle because when it is folded the ear cups touch each other. So, the divider prevents it from doing that, so we can avoid any scratches on the ear cups.

Sennheiser PXC 550 is one of the lightest headphones in the market. The headband is wrapped in leather. The headband is soft, and it is also very comfortable while wearing them. I did test on the headband of this headphone and they never broke. They are extremely durable. It has a lot of cushioning to ensure the comfort for its users. Overall, I think it is an amazing built piece of hardware.

There is also padding on both the ear cups. The ear cups are extremely deep, which I think is important because that allows you to have the spacious sound. They use actual leather for their ear cups. The ear cups are comfortable, and it fits my ears good. The ear cups are oval shaped. They are very comfortable to wear over long periods of time

Controls

Just like the Sony MDR 1000X headphones, the right ear cups in the Sennheiser PXC 550 also has gesture controls. The controls follow as:

  • Swipe Up or Down (Increase Volume and Decrease Volume)
  • Swipe Left or Right (Forward and Backward)
  • Tap Once (Play, Pause, Attending and Hanging Up Calls)
  • Double Tap (Ambient Sound Feature)

Once the headphones are ON, you can just Tap Once and that will start your music and tap again to stop the music. You can also attend and hang up your calls with just One Tap. You can turn the volume up by Swiping Up or Swiping Down. When you control your volume, you will get an audible feedback to let you know whether the volume is going up or down.

Using Double Tap will turn on your Ambient Sound Feature which will let you hear your surroundings without taking off your headphones. When you activate the Ambient Sound Feature it will automatically turn off your music and let you hear everything around you clear. When you Double Tap it again it will turn back your music.

Features

It is impressive how you turn on the headphones. You just twist the headphones to the wearable position from the laid down position, the headphone gets turned ON and they are ready to pair.

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless has Near Field Communication (NFC), which means you can simply touch your phone with the headphones and you should be able to connect with them through Bluetooth right away.

The Noise Canceling in this headphone is a real treasure. Even with just 50% of Noise Canceling, I was completely surprised about how much noise it blocked. With 100% Noise Canceling it felt like I was in my own world no noise except the music I was playing.

There are three levels of Noise Canceling in this headphone. You can turn it OFF, you can set it up to 50% Noise Canceling or you can set it up 100% Noise Canceling. There is a switch on the headphones where you can control the level of Noise canceling. This is useful because sometimes you want to block everything outside. For instance, loud engines, loud noise and more. That is when you can use the 100% Noise canceling. In the other case, when you want to be aware of your surroundings you can use either 50% or completely turn off the Noise Canceling which will give you complete control over your surroundings.

This headphone has a built-in microphone which you can make calls and it will do an excellent job canceling out the outside noises and delivering a clear voice

When you Double Tap on your right ear cups it will activate your Ambient Sound Feature. When it is activated it will turn on all the microphones and it amplifies everything around you into your ears. When the Ambient Sound Feature is turned ON, you can even listen to somebody who is far away from you. It picks up every little sound around you.

Sennheiser has an app that you can download on your phone to give you complete control over the headphones. You can control how you want them to sound. You can choose specific controls like EQ, Club and different kinds of setup for you. You can also set it up in a way where it pauses automatically when you take the headphones off your ears. All these features can be controlled from the app.

You can enhance your voice using the EQ control in the app. So, let’s say if your listening to an audible or a podcast it will give you a bit more clarity of the voice spoken.

On the right ear cup, you’ll find the Bluetooth switch and effect mode.

Sound

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless has plenty of bass. It has been killing the game when it comes to sound. The bass has improved much better from their last versions. It sounds clear and crisp.

They never drowned on anything. Mids and Treble were so clear. The mids and highs are well pronounced, and it has a lot of depth in the sound.

With the Noise Canceling, listening to music in these headphones will feel like you are in your own zone. It has a great clarity with low ends and high ends. The sound is so rich.

The audio quality is far exceeding the expectations.

Battery

It takes 3 hours to completely charge the headphones and it gives you up to 30 hours of playback.

The battery life is great at 30 hours playback. It is more than enough time for the longest of lay overs and flights. They also charge fast. They fully charge in about three hours which is good compared to the other headphones in the market.

When you turn on your headphones it will let you know your battery level.

Conclusion

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless can be an amazing set of headphones for a business person who travels a lot.

The headphones are durable. They’re comfortable to wear for a long period. The sound is impressive and all those subtle features like subtle swipe gestures on the ear cups or the Ambient Sound Feature allows me to use them and enjoy using them every single day.

It has a greater depth and a heavier bass than the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Series II.

It is enough to say that these are a better sounding pair of headphones. When you’re listening to music especially with the Active Noise Cancellation turned ON, there’s better bass and a better overall clarity. There is not much difference between the Ambient Sound Feature in the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless and the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II.

This headphone has a sturdy build. I think that helps the headphone to be used for a much longer period than a usual headphone.

Thank you for reading the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Review. If you have any questions or comments let me know below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Cheers!

Sony MDR 1000X – Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphone

Sony MDR 1000X – Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphone
Amazon 4/5
TechRadar 4.5/5
CNet 4/5
PCMag 4/5
SoundGuys 4.5/5
4.2/5

Hey everyone, it’s Sujandar from Premium Earphones. Today we are going to be looking at Sony MDR 1000X – Noise cancelling Bluetooth Headphone.

Unboxing

  • Carrying Case
  • Micro USB Cable
  • 3.5-millimeter Audio Cable
  • An Airplane Adapter
  • Instruction Manual

what you get in the package is a lovely carrying case that’s stable and protective for your headphones. The carrying case allows you to fold up the headphone and put them in there. At the back of the carrying case you will have a little pouch to keep all your accessories. As you are already getting a case you won’t have to spend money on buying a protective case for your headphone.

You will have the standard Micro USB cable and 3.5-millimeter audio cable for physical connections. You can use the 3.5-millimeter audio cable to use the headphone when the battery runs out. You will also get an airplane adapter for your in-flight entertainment.

In the instruction manual you have all the instructions for your headphone. It also shows you how to fold and put your headphone in the carrying case.

Design

Sony MDR 1000X uses the right amount of metal in the right places to give it a more bold and stronger look. This makes the headphone feel very premium in the hands. It has a low profile and a classy feel with its ear cups. It’s a good-looking headphone. This headphone has artificial leather. The internal pads of the headphone are foam covered with the leather and I think the internal padding is better than the ones in the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II.

The headphone is light weight and there’s no wearing fatigue that you could notice. The crown of the head and the clamping force at the jawline is very subtle, it doesn’t create any inconvenience. I wore this headphone throughout my day and for my workouts and I never felt any discomfort. They also stayed in my head very well without me having to fix it.

I have also read a lot of reviews about this headphone from people who wear glasses. They say it is comfortable for them and even wearing it for a long period of time it didn’t hurt them. So, if you are a glass wearer then I think this headphone is a good choice for you.

The headphone is available in two different colors. You can get it in Grey and Black. I personally like the black color.

Controls

Instead of just buttons, Sony MDR 1000X has added gesture controls. It has gesture controls built into the right ear cup. You might find the gesture controls a bit tricky at first, but you will get used to it. The right ear cup here offers gesture controls and they are as good as the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless. The controls follow as:

  • Swipe Up and Down (Increasing Volume and Decreasing Volume)
  • Double Tap (Play, Pause, attending and hanging up calls)
  • Swiping Forward and Backward (Next Track and Previous Track)

A very subtle swipes up and down will adjust your volume. When you get to the maximum volume, you get a little beep sound to let you know that you have hit the maximum volume.

Double taps to play, pause, attending and hanging up calls. Swiping forward and backward will skip to your next track and go to your previous track.

If you still want to use buttons Sony still has that option available. On your left headphone you will have your Power Button, Noise Canceling Button and the Ambient Sound button.

Features

One of the most unique features in this headphone is the Ambient Audio feature and the Noise Canceling feature.

The Ambient Audio allows you to hear your environment. The microphones in the headphone allows you to hear your surroundings. To turn on the Ambient Audio feature you just have to place your hand over your right headphone and that will turn your Noise Canceling and your music OFF and let you hear the environment. Once you take your hands off it will turn back your Noise Canceling ON and your music will play back. It is as simple as that, you don’t have to search for buttons instead it can be done by just placing your hand over the right headphone.

There is also a second mode called Ambient Voice, this only allows voices to come in when you are listening to music and it cancels out all other noises. I personally like this feature because let’s say I’m at my home, I can still listen to my music with my headphones and I will still be able to hear people around my house without me having to take my headphones off.

You can also activate the Ambient Sound Feature by pressing the Ambient Sound button on your left headphone.

Sony MDR 1000X’s acoustic noise-canceling is excellent like all Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headphones. It analyzes background noise around you and uses phase-shifted sound to cancel any background noises. Sony’s approach to Noise Canceling stands out the most in how you can turn it OFF if someone’s talking to you or you’re listening for an overhead announcement.

I did field testing and this headphone blocks out most of the background noises. I did test at the gym, malls and other public places. The headphone blocked all the noises regardless of the environment. Although, I wouldn’t recommend using Noise Cancellation while you are at a busy environment. It can be dangerous not being aware of your surroundings.

We have also got Near Field Communication (NFC). If you have a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled device, you can initially pair these headphones and all you got to do is tap it to the device and you’re good to go. I like that because it just takes the hassle out of having to hold the power button for a bunch of seconds and then find it in your Settings app. It’s a lot easier with the Near Field Communication (NFC).

Sound

Sony MDR 1000X has a nice clean bass experience. The sound has an accurate sound signature and it focuses more on the details. It does an impressive job delivering punchy bass without messing up the sound quality. It has great clarity and a nice dynamic range which allows it to work well with a lot of genres of music. I think you’ve got to be critical to find any issues with the sound of this headphone. I think anybody who tries it out will walk away with a good impression of these great sound.
If you combine your music or podcast with the Noise Canceling feature it feels like you are in your own sound booth. I especially love listening to 8D music using this headphone.
Mids are performed clean and clear. They are very neutral and yet very detailed. The voices are well pronounced.

Battery

Sony MDR 1000X has 20 hours of playback with Noise Canceling ON and 22 hours of playback with Noise Canceling OFF.

It takes around 4 hours to completely charge your headphone. It has a red indicator ON while it is charging, and it turns off automatically once it’s completely charged.

If your battery dies, you can still use the 3.5-millimeter audio cable to continue your listening. It gives you three indications: High battery level, medium battery level and low battery level. I wish it gave more specific indication.

Bluetooth Connectivity

While testing the Sony MDR 1000X I never lost connection with my phone. I tried them throughout my house, office and it held up good.

The quality of the sound is much better over Bluetooth then using it with the 3.5-millimeter audio cable. I think that is a great news because you will be listening or talking through Bluetooth more than using the audio cable.

Conclusion

The Sony MDR 1000X has Noise Canceling and the Ambient Sound feature. It keeps up to its competitors: Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II and Beats Studio Wireless Headphones. The battery can get you through the day.

It is an easy recommendation for business travelers, who wants to have a nice set of headphones which can block outside noises. Overall, I think these are an amazing pair of headphones.

If you have any questions or comments, let me know below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Have a great day!

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II

 

CNet 4.4/5
TechRadar 4/5
Amazon 4.4/5
SoundGuys 4.3/5
PCMag 4.5/5

4.3/5

What is going on guys? My name is Sujandar from Premium Earphones. I’m going to be going over the Bose QuietComfort 35 series II today.

Unboxing

So, when you open the box you’re greeted with the carrying case. The hard-shell case, which is exactly what we need for this headphone and for its complete protection. This case will prevent it from scratch marks or dust and you can easily store it away into a bag.

Inside the carrying case you will have your headphones tucked inside. You will see how flexible it is. Then you have the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II headphones itself inside the carrying case. They feel super lightweight and they also have that premium feel that feels like it’s worth every single penny. It’s hard to describe what it feels like until you hold one of them yourself.

You get a USB charger and there’s a quick charge feature, so if you charge it for just 15 minutes, it gives you an extra 2.5 hours of juice. This always comes in handy if you need to quickly charge your headphones.

The last thing you get with the headphones is an audio cable, which has a 3.5-millimeter jack to allow you to listen to music by connecting wires. Although you do have Bluetooth wireless connection, you can also use wired connection as a backup when the battery runs out.

Design

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II is amazing for traveling. It has a great comfort. Even though I was wearing it for hours I didn’t feel any discomfort while wearing them. The comfort is top-notch.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II are a smart-looking minimal pair of headphones. They maintain the slim profile of the originals and the comfort level. These are considered one of the most comfortable headphones on the market. You can wear this headphone for hours without even feeling like you have to take them of to let your ears breathe. They are super durable and can be bent and twisted. I still recommend using the carrying case while putting them in your bag.

They have an amazing build quality. The way the ear cups have been designed gives the user a great comfort. When I tested this headphone out I never felt any discomfort in my ears. The ear pads can be removed and replaced if needed.

You’ll see that this headphone charges via Micro USB on the bottom of the headphone and even has a 3.5-millimeter input.

The materials used for the headband is Alcantara Cushion which provides comfort on the top of your head and they are also impact resistant. If you open the arms, you’ll see that it can adjust which is good for people with larger heads. I’ve also noticed that the headband is very flexible. Overall the headband provides extra comfort for day to day use and designed to last a long time.

The clamping force is also solid, and it doesn’t hurt your ears at all. The ear cups are made with a synthetic protein material providing a soft cushion for your ears. The outer part is corrosion resistant and made of glass filled nylon, so this means that it won’t wear out like other headphones. This headphone is made with some high-quality material.

When I wore them, I honestly didn’t feel a thing. They feel really light on your head. Overall, the materials used are built to last a long time, so you really don’t need to worry about durability.

Features

Now let’s talk about features and what these headphones can do for you. So, the first thing is that the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II are well-known for its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature and their ability to make a loud engine, sound like a whisper.

If you’re unsure about Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) read below to know what it is. Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) basically cancels all the background noise. You can easily modify this with an app. I’ve tried wearing these myself outside and they do block out a lot of noises to a significant amount. So, if you compare the Active Noise Cancellation to other types of noise canceling headphones, these are one of the best. So, if you’re in the market for specifically noise canceling headphones then these Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II will do the job for you.

The Active Noise Cancellation is very beneficial for people who are traveling a lot in public places or on public transport. If you just put the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II on, it creates that soundproof environment to help you either concentrate on something or quieten down your environment, so you feel much more at ease. It blocks out all the background noises even while you are not playing any music.

The active noise-canceling feature comes in three different levels. It has high, low and completely off.

If you’re someone with anxiety and you’re in public, you can use the Active Noise Cancellation and play some soft music to calm you down a bit. When you play music with the Active Noise Cancellation you can turn the world completely off. There can be just you and your music.

On the left ear cup there is a function button which you can use for Google assistant to help you perform a task. It kind of works the same way as Siri so you can manage your daily task with just your voice. You can set things like reminders or plan your day or even just play music. The Google assistant can be handy because you will be able to do your tasks without glancing at your phone all the time.

If voice commands aren’t really your thing, then you can use the app to set the function button to just act as an Active Noise Cancellation modifier. So, what this does is you can alter the Active Noise Cancellation within three buttons.

I think it’s much more useful to use the Active Noise Cancellation modifier as you don’t need to use the app to do this because with the app you can either set the function button to either be an Active Noise Cancellation modifier or Google assistant.

You have multi pairing option in this headphone which means you will be able to connect it to multiple devices at the same time.

The last thing I’ll touch on, is the Bluetooth and NFC which is near field communication (NFC). You can simply switch the Bluetooth button on and pair your device in seconds and once you’re all set up you can simply touch the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II with your phone and it will pair up again without you having to go to your settings.

Controls

 

 

On your right side of the headphones you will have your power ON and OFF button which you will slide it over to turn it OFF or ON. You also use that for your Bluetooth pairing. You will also have your pause, play, forward and backward control. You will also be able to increase your volume and decrease your volume.

On the bottom of the right headphone you have your USB 2.0 port. Bose has up to 20 hours of playback. You also have fast charging feature in this headphone. Just 15 minutes of charge will give you 2.5 hours of playback.

On the left headphone we have our button for activating the active noise-canceling feature and the google assistance.

For accessing the Google assistance, you tap and hold the button on the left headphone. You can use it for accessing your phone hands free. It can be really useful at times.

On the side, you will have your microphone which is always useful because when you’re in public, the person speaking to you will be able to hear you clearly even if it’s windy. You can also hear yourself, so you don’t speak too loudly, which is cool.

Bluetooth Connectivity

The Bluetooth range is steady. I have been achieving ranges up to 18 to 25 meters, which I think is great compared to the other headphones in the market.

I had no problem with the connection strength whether my phone was in my pocket or across the room. The connection strength also applied to my calls and I had no issues with them. If the call quality is something that’s important to you these won’t let you down.

Sound Quality

Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Series II provides an amazing bass without messing up your music. The entire frequency range is well-balanced and clean. The highs are crispy clean, and the lows provide a nice thump. I was surprised with the bass because it’s quite punchy. The mid-range is really detailed as well. I enjoyed listening to the vocals on every single song and the bass is punchy but not very overpowering. The Bose QuietComfort 35 also has an EQ which is a technology used for volume optimization and this provides consistent performance at any level of sound that you’re playing at.

Conclusion

I think the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II is the best for all types of people whether you are a traveler or recreational listener.

The addition of the Google assistant and the Active Noise Canceling Feature is the best advantage of this headphone. They’re sleek and comfortable.

If you have any questions about these headphones make sure you comment down below, and I’ll get back to you.

 

Samsung Gear Icon X – 2018 Edition

Samsung Gear Icon X

Amazon 3.2/5
SoundGuys 3.7/5
CNet 3.5/5
TechRadar 3/5
PCMag 3.5/5
3.4/5

Hey everyone, it’s Sujandar here from Premium Earphones. True Wireless Earphones are slowly getting better nowadays, and I think they’re starting to get traction among people. Today I’m here to help you make that purchase decision. Welcome everyone to the review of the Samsung Gear Icon X.

Unboxing

The accessories inside the box follows as:

  • Charging Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Two Wingtips (Small and Large)
  • Two Ear tips (Small and Large)
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Two USB Adapters (One for PC and One for micro USB)
  • USB type-C Cable

The medium-sized wing tip and the ear tips are already pre-installed on the Icon X. I found the medium size set to fit me comfortably, but you can easily swap them out for the smaller or larger ones to suit you.

Design

The Samsung Gear Icon X has three wings and three ear tips with different sizes. The earbuds are still light weight and comfortable even with wearing the ear wings and the ear tips.

The Samsung Gear Icon X offers Passive Noise Isolation. Combining with the Passive Noise Isolation, the earbuds sit well inside your ears which allows you to cancel outside environmental noises better than the Apple AirPods. That’s because Apple AirPod’s design doesn’t let their earbuds to sit inside the ears which lets environmental noises leak into to your ears.

These are a very stable earbuds. I used these earbuds while I was at the gym, jogging and while running and they have never fallen out of my ears. So, considering this I think it does a great job staying in your ears.

The Icon X is not a certified water-resistant earbuds. Even on their website and on their specification sheet I didn’t find anything stating that they are water resistant, so I had to do the testing myself. I poured water on the Samsung Gear Icon X and they still worked fine after that. I sweat a lot during my workouts and the earbuds worked fine even after that. So, I think you shouldn’t be worried about sweat or even water splashes on the earbuds.

Apple AirPods has a better water protection than the Samsung Gear Icon X. The Icon X only offers light protection which I think is good enough for most of the people, but Samsung could have worked more on having a better water resistance.

Features

In the Samsung Icon X you can just Tap and hold on your earbuds to activate the Ambient Sound feature which will turn off the Passive Noise Isolation and let you hear your environmental noises. This is a useful feature. When you want to hear someone talk or hear what’s going on outside you don’t have to necessarily take out your earbuds. Instead you can just tap and hold on your earbud to do that. Although Passive Noise Isolation can help you block out environmental noises, it can be dangerous not being aware of your surroundings when you are in a busy area. So, at times like that the Ambient Sound Feature can be handy and useful.

One of the biggest feature which made me buy the Samsung Gear Icon X is the 4GB built-in music storage. With this feature you can store up to 4 gigabytes of music or up to 1000 songs right in your earbuds. This means you don’t necessarily need your phone to listen to music and also can save up a lot of space in your phone. This is one of the few True Wireless headphones in the market that offers built-in storage.

There are three ways to put music onto the Icon X.

  • From the phone to the Icon X via USB cable and USB adapter.
  • From the phone to the icon X wirelessly.
  • From your computer to the icon X via USB cable.

Controls

To manage music stored on the Icon X, load up the Samsung wearables app. Using the app, you will be able to shuffle, delete and rearrange the tracks. You also can add tracks to a premade workout or favorite playlist. Unfortunately, you are not able to create your own playlist. The Icon X also comes with gesture controls which were extremely confusing for the first week of use. To be fair after about a week I got accustomed to them and they do work fine.

  • Swipe Up/Down = Volume Up or Down
  • Tap and Hold = Launch Ambien Sound or Activate Google Voice – Siri – Bixby
  • Double Tap and Hold = Next Track
  • Triple Tap and Hold = Previous Track

The Icon X provides sensitive and intuitive controls that are responsive and much easier than the physical buttons. A gentle swipe on either earphone can adjust volume. Tapping allows for skipping, going back on music and all the menu features.

Battery

The Samsung Icon X offers up to 7 hours of playback when it is fully charged. When I tested these earbuds, I was able to achieve 5 hours of playback while listening in 50% volume. I’m giving more credit to Apple AirPods because I used to get 5.5 hours with 50% volume. I will still say that the Icon X is in the upper end of the average True Wireless Headphones in the market.

If you are new to True Wireless Headphones you might wonder that 5 hours of battery might be less but most of the True Wireless headphones in the market offers about the same amount of battery life. I think 5 hours is more than enough for our daily commute and a workout session.

Just like the Apple AirPods you can store your earbuds in the carrying case. The carrying case can be used as a power bank. You can get an hour of playback by charging the earbuds in the carrying case for just 10 minutes. For a complete charge it usually takes about an hour. I love the design and aesthetics of the case. It’s super cute. The case has a slight magnet to ensure the earbuds are seated properly in position for charging.

With the Apple AirPods or the Jabra Elite Active 65t you can get multiple charges from the case but with the Icon X you can only get one full charge. Apple offers about 5 full charges and Jabra offers 2 full charges. So, I think this is one of their biggest downside.

There are two indicator lights on the front of the charging case which will shine green when the earbuds are fully charged and will shine brighter if the earbuds are being charged via the case.

On the back you have a button to put the headphones into Bluetooth pairing mode as well as an LED indicator to show you the battery status of the case. Although I would like to see the case provide more than one full charge in the grand scheme of things it’s more than adequate. I’m very happy with the battery performance.

Bluetooth Connectivity

You can just press and hold the Bluetooth button and ensure the Bluetooth is enabled on your smart phone. If you don’t already have the Samsung Gear App it will prompt you to download it from the store.

Once paired you’ll be taken directly into the app. The next time you want to use it, simply open the lid and it will pair automatically. I was glad that these stayed in my ears while training without any adjustments. I highly suggest that you try each pair of wingtips and ear tips provided to find the one that fits you.

Samsung has started using Bluetooth 5.0 on their latest tech devices, so I was expecting the Icon X to also have the 5.0. Unfortunately, they are still using version 4.0 on their earbuds. The 4.0 version still performs good. When I tested the Icon X it gave me up to 72 feet of connectivity which is about 22 meters. You might not get the same because sometimes the walls in your house or any other place you go might play a role in the connectivity. Overall the connectivity is strong.

Health

One of the impressive and a very useful feature that the Icon X has is the built-in coach and their fitness tracking feature. You can set up the earbuds to give you updates and statistics on your workout or running. You can set your Icon X to update you with your distance, calories, calories burned, speed and your duration automatically at certain intervals through the voice assistant. In this way you don’t have to take out your phone to check these details. This is a great addition to the earbuds.

The accelerometer allows the Icon X to estimate how fast or slow you are running as well as how far you’ve traveled. It will then provide voice prompts urging you to speed up or slow down based on a pre-selected running program in the wearable app. It’ll say things like take longer strides to increase your pace or speed up to reach 8.5 kilometers an hour.

If you use Samsung’s health to track your training, you also have the option to export your workouts directly from the wearables app. I wouldn’t count on the Icon X to be super accurate with its tracking abilities but if you’re looking for a push to your runs I think the built-in Coach provides a very good motivation.

Sound Quality

Let’s look at the Samsung Gear Icon X’s sound quality. The call quality on the earbuds over the Bluetooth has been very impressive. I’m able to hear the person I’m speaking to very clearly and when asked how I sounded I was told by several that they couldn’t tell the difference in quality compared to if I was using my phone.

I have used the Jaybird Run In-Ear Earphone, Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Headphones and a lot more. So, comparing to those earphones the Icon X gave me a neutral and a clean bass. The bass never distorted even when I was listening at a full volume. At the same time the Icon X couldn’t keep up with the heavy bass that the competitors are offering. But this is surely more enough for most of the people.

When I listened to 8 Dimensional songs I was able to achieve right, left and all other audio separations. It was great listening to 8 Dimensional songs with full volume. It gives you a great experience. I felt like I was in my own sound booth. I recommend trying this out when you get the Icon X.

In terms of music I’m very happy with their overall sound quality considering that they are truly wireless. If you have a device that supports Dolby Atmos make sure that’s turned on, it does make a difference. The Samsung wearable app includes an equalizer that lets you choose from 5 pre-sets. My favorite one is dynamic.

Conclusion

The Samsung Gear Icon X is definitely a great choice when it comes to True Wireless Headphones. It has some cons, but the pros really stand out than the cons.

The big selling features for me are the ability to store music directly on the earbuds using the 4GB Built-In storage. It has a good sound quality combined with the sleek low-profile design that stays in my ears. I absolutely love not having to lug my phone around during workouts

Also, their Passive Noise Isolation, Ambient Sound, Built-in Coach and the Fitness Tracking features are some additions you should take into consideration while making the purchase decision.

I hope this review helped. If you have any further questions or comments, let me know below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones

Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones
CNET 4/5
PCMag 4/5
TechRadar 3.5/5
Amazon 4.3/5
Macworld 4.5/5
4/5

What’s going on guys, this is Sujandar from Premium Earphones and today we’re going to be looking at the new Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones.

Welcome to my review of the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones. This is the latest addition to the Beats lineup. Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones incorporates an active noise cancellation circuitry, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and it is an over-the-air model.

Unboxing!

The front of the box has two headphones in its side view. It is the shadow gray option which is a matte gray finish with gold accents.

The back of the box is where they have listed their quick features:

  • Wireless Bluetooth
  • Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (Pure ANC)
  • ANC Off for Low Power Mode
  • Battery Up to 22 hours ANC On / 40 hours ANC Off
  • Fast Fuel 10 Minute Charge = 3 Hours Play
  • Control Music and Manage Calls
  • Built – In Wireless Microphone

With the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones you will get a few accessories in the box.

  • Hard-shell travel case
  • Carabiner clip
  • 3.5-millimeter audio cable
  • Micro USB to standard USB cable

The Hard-shell travel case is an advantage because it is a good protection for your headphones and you don’t have to buy a case separately. With your carabiner clip you can attach it to a backpack or anywhere you want. I’m glad that they have included a 3.5-millimeter audio cable. It has an inline remote, so you will be able to control your music and you can do that right from the cable.

The biggest disadvantages here is the fact that you cannot use the headphones powered completely off with the audio cable. That’s honestly one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to these Bluetooth headphones. I feel like they should all work without the power in case you just want to use them as a regular headphone. You will also have your little folder inside the box which houses the QuickStart guide manual and warranty information as well as a sticker.

You also get a second cable which will be the micro USB to standard USB cable to charge the headphones as well as plug the headphones to a Computer and allow a firmware update. If you are using an iOS device, thankfully due to the W1 chip you can just update the firmware of the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones automatically through the actual operating system in your iOS device. However, for Android users you will have to plug this headphone into your computers and then upgrade the firmware through the Beats updater app.

Design

I like the look of the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones. It’s got a nice form factor. It is an over ear design so, it completely covers your ears. These are also foldable so if you want to tuck this away into a backpack or something you have that option available. The stitching of the studio’s ear cushions is supposed to be a bit softer but honestly it has always been comfortable so, I can’t say I noticed much of a change there. This time they came out with a bunch of new colors you’ve got your matte black, white, blue, red, as well as some special edition colors called porcelain rose and shadow gray.

The Beats Studio 3 is identical to its predecessor in terms of the build quality. They have redesigned the speaker, the amplifier, the digital-to-analog converter, the active noise cancellation and with the ear cups which has gotten a little bit softer than the ear cups in the Beats Studio 2. They have improved the acoustic ceiling to help benefit the new active noise cancellation circuitry. In terms of the design I do love the way these looks. I’ve always liked the way the new Beats Studios look, they are very sleek especially when you put them on your head. They don’t protrude away from your ears so, there’s a very nice sleek and contoured shape on your head. I do like that the color scheme here is very subdued and it’s a very nice subtle understated matte gray with very small gold glossy accents.

If you always keep these headphones in its case when you’re not using it and you take good care of them I don’t see how you can crack the headband. This is also synthetic leather and synthetic leather at the underside of the headband

Features

Since this is the newest version I know you’re wondering what is the difference and what has been added. The biggest change that you’re going to be seeing here is the inclusion of Apple’s W1 chip and there are a lot of bonuses that comes with that chip.

My favorite one is the proximity pairing which allows you to pair the headphones to a device that’s running iOS 10 or later by simply turning it on and having it next to the device. This makes for a super simple pairing process and honestly you will get it done with just the press of a button which is awesome. Once you’ve got it paired to your device you can use it with all your Apple devices if you’re connected with your iCloud account.

You can jump from having an iPhone connected to your Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones to your MacBook Pro or to your iPad. You can jump between all those different devices without even having to separately pair them all.

Another bonus with the W1 chip is that you get increased battery life now. You get 22 hours with the pure adaptive noise-canceling ON and with the Pure adaptive noise-canceling OFF you get 40 hours which is good on a pair of Bluetooth headphones. It also features fast charging, so you can charge it for 10 minutes and you will be getting 3 hours of playback.

Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones has improved their Bluetooth connectivity, so you will be experiencing fewer dropouts and extended range.

On the left ear cup, you will have your play and pause button which is the actual Beats logo and above that you will have your volume up and below it the volume down. Your controls follow as:

  • One tap (play, pause, answer and hang up)
  • Double tap (go forward)
  • Triple tap (go backward)
  • Long press (access Siri)

The W1 chip also allows for a new form of noise canceling that Apple is calling pure adaptive noise canceling and for those of you who aren’t familiar with how noise canceling headphones work here is the explanation.

Typically, the headphones are outfitted with microphones that can listen in to the environment and create a frequency that cancels out that noise, but the studio wireless headphones takes that and kicks it up a notch by doing a continuous scan of the environment and it does that up to about 50,000 times per second which is insane. Not only is it continuously calibrating based on your environment but it’s also taking into consideration the fit on your actual head so things like hair, glasses and all the other factors to give you the best combination of sound quality and noise cancellation.

I had to test this with some of the kings in the game like the Bose QC 35 as well as the Sony MDR 1000x which is the current champion and when I tested this out while listening to music I was very impressed with the Beats Studios 3 because it kept up with both the QC 35 and even the MDR 1000x.

Sound

The most important thing about these headphones are their sound quality so, lets get into it. I was listening closely to see how big of a role the bass would play but I was surprised to see things like the vocals really standing out. The instrument separation was apparent, and the bass was present, but it wasn’t crazy, it wasn’t muddy instead it sounded clean and clear.

I enjoyed the sound and something that’s interesting about the Beats Studios 3 is that whether you have the pure adaptive noise canceling ON or OFF you get the exact same sound quality and as I was testing it against other noise canceling headphones like the QC 35 and the 1000x. I found that the sound quality sounded way better than the QC 35. Everything sounded a lot more present and a lot more vibrant to the QC 35

Conclusion

These are great sounding headphones that also look good in style and they feature Apple’s W1 chip that adds on a crazy long battery life. It has an impressive noise canceling feature. I love the convenience these Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones offer.

Also, to mention the fast charging and the extremely long battery life. Overall, it’s a solid pair of headphones. I think that anybody who picks it up will enjoy it.

I hope this review helped and you learned something from this. If you have any questions or comment let me know below I will be glad to reply.

Powerbeats 2 – Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Headphone

Welcome, this is Sujandar from Premium Earphones. What I have is a full review of the Powerbeats 2 – Wireless In–Ear Bluetooth Headphone.

Quick Features

  • You can pair and play eith your bluetooth device upto 30 foot range.
  • It has Dual – driver acoustic power music for each of their ear bud which delivers great listening experience with a customized lightweight and flexible earhook, for a comfortable and secured fit.
  • Battery can last for six hours
  • Fast charging available – 15 mins for 1 hour playback

What’s included in the box?

Powerbeats 2 comes with a hard shell carrying case, a universal micro USB cable, four pairs of ear tips and a QuickStart guide. These are the second versions of the Powerbeats. The only thing carried over from the last versions is the style.

Now to elaborate a little bit more in the accessories you have this black and red micro USB cable use for charging. They also come with the three-extra pair of silicon ear tips on top of the ear tips which is already in the earbuds. So, total you will have four pairs of ear tips and hopefully one of these pairs fits your ears comfortably.

Powerbeats 2 also comes equipped with the small but very usable hard shield carrying case in which you will be able to fit all your accessories. That is great because instead of caryying the ear tips,USB cable and everything else separately, you can just use this hard shield carrying case to have all the accessories for your Powerbeats 2 – Wirelss In-Ear Bluetoth Headphone. And also you will be saving money because now you don’t have to buy a case for your headphone and it’s accessories.

Design

The design is completely different this time around with the Powerbeats 2. These are now wireless via Bluetooth and now requires charging. These are also IPX4 certified, which means they are sweat and water resistant, not to get confused with waterproof or any other resistant.

These are quite a bit different from the previous versions which looked quite a bit sleeker in my opinion. The front is nice and simple. There’s a big beats logo on it and there is a housing which is made up of plastic which is the hook that goes around your ear. The hooks on both the earbuds are nice, soft and rubbery. It is very bendable and flexible. So, to be that the perfect comfortable fit, you can rotate it perfectly around your ear.

On the bottom of your left earphone you will have your micro USB port used for charging. On the top of the left earphone you will have a multi-purpose button, which is used to pair your Bluetooth earphone and it’s also used for powering the device ON and OFF.

If we go a little bit farther down the cord you will have your mic controls which are quite a bit different from the last versions of Powerbeats. The control designs are pretty much the same that all the new Beats headphones use these days.

You will be able to take calls, decrease and increase the volume for Apple Products such as iPhone, iPad and iPod, Android products, Windows products and Blackberry products. You will also will be able to do voice commands for Apple devices. You can do all those things as well and you also have track controls.

This is a flat design cord which means it’s tangle free, so you don’t have to worry about cable management. If we go a little bit further down, we have our cable adjuster to make the cables as tight or as loose as you want them

LED Indicator

Next to the power ON and OFF button you will have an LED indicator light. If the LED indicator is white, it means it’s normal with adequate charge. If the LED indicator is red that means you have less than one hour of playback. If the LED indicator is blinking red, it means you have less than 15 minutes of playback.

Pairing

Pairing these earphones to a device is very simple. You should just simply hold down the power button for four seconds, make sure the Bluetooth is turned ON on your device that you’re pairing it to. Then simply search for the Powerbeats Wireless, tap it and it will connect right away.

Sound

I am really convinced with the sound in these earphones. I’m happy to report that these are great sounding earphones despite being Bluetooth which in some cases can take away the sound quality.

I found these to be a little more balanced than the last year’s versions of the Powerbeats. They sounded full and heavy but not too overpowering which shows you that they’re trying to tone that down just a little bit and get their earphones more of a balanced feel.

That shows a lot especially throughout the mid-range when listening to the vocals they sound nice, clear and crisp even when listening at high volumes.

They’re never really drowned out by the bass but overall, I find that these earphones sound at their best when being played at 80 percent volume capacity or less, but these are very loud earphones so 80 % capacity is loud.

One of the advantages of these earphones are that they are adequately blocking out outside noise. In my opinion I think that these blocks out just enough sound to be on a safe side. If you’re going to use this for outside activities such as biking and running I think these are the best because you don’t want complete sound isolation as you will always want to have some sound let in, so that you can be aware of your environment and things like cars and animals.

Battery

Now let’s look over the Battery life. I found that these have a great battery life which isn’t always the case with Bluetooth earphones. Powerbeats 2 takes 15 minutes of charge time to receive an hour of battery life and it takes an hour and a half of charge time to receive six hours of battery life.
Those battery life time is very dependent on how low or how high you set your volume at. In some cases, they lasted a little bit longer than six hours and, in some cases, they last a little bit less but no dramatic battery life difference.

Conclusion

To conclude, I think the Powerbeats 2 is adequate at doing an excellent job on all departments. I had 100% turned up and they do leave sound outside just a little bit to be on the safe side. I would say 70 percent or lower it’s kind of a great spot for you to not leak sound.

These are designed just for you and your active lifestyle. They are designed to fit in the ear for a much deeper and better sounding experience also these earbuds stay in your ear with the hooks wrapped around your ears pretty good. From my experience on wearing them, they are light weighted earphones and they feel like they weren’t even there weighing in at just 24 grams.

So that’s my review on the Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Headphone. If you have any questions or comments let me know below in the comment section. I will reply as fast as I can. Cheers!!!

Powerbeats 3 Wireless Headphones

Are you thinking about getting the Powerbeats 3 Wireless Headphones? It’s got 3.5 stars on Amazon and some people have said they loved them and some people said they hated them. So today we’re going to find out if the Powerbeats 3 is worth the money or not.

Hey what is going on guys, it’s Sujandar here from Premium Earphones. We’re going to be doing an in-depth review. We will be going over the design, the features, the sound quality and we’ll also go over the pros and cons of the Powerbeats 3 Wireless Headphone. I’ll also be going over who the headphones are exactly for in my opinion.

Design

The first thing I’m going to go over is the design. All the plastic construction feels solid and the adjustable ear hooks helps keep the earphones in your ears during running, weightlifting or any kind of vigorous movements you can name.

They come with four silicon tips in general. You can get these headphones in Black, White, Defiant Red & Black, Pop Indigo, Pop Magenta, Pop Blue and Pop Violet. These are in-ear headphones and inside we have the indicators to show left and right. On the left if you turn the power button on you can see the light starts indicating and underneath it, you have a USB port where you will be charging your headphone. You can just attach it from your headphones into a computer, an outlet or any other power source.

There’s nothing different on the right one, you just have the simple earbud but, on both headphones you have microphones which allows you to talk over the phone. As we move down there are the controllers which will be on the left side of the headphones, so you can control it by either increasing or decreasing the volume.

In the middle you have the play and pause button, and of course you will also be able to take calls. If you simply click the button to answer a call it will do that for you and then at the end it has a little collar where you can adjust the headphones and it will allow it to stay on your back. So, wherever you’re moving, those collars will keep it secure. One of the disadvantage of this headphone is that it starts to irritate your ear canal if you wear these for a long time, especially if you’re not doing anything, then it’s going to feel itchy but if you’re working out then it’s not going to annoy you that much because you will not be focusing on that. Now we’re going to move over to the features.

Features

The first feature that we can’t overlook is the Apple W1 chip. If you’re an Apple user if you have an iPhone, then these will pair up conveniently well but if your someone with an Android you are not going to get the same benefits as you would if you were an Apple user. It still works great but you won’t get the same benefits relatively to apple.

These are Bluetooth wireless. So, you don’t have any wires going into your phone you simply just have the headphones by itself. It just goes around your ears and you connect it via Bluetooth.

The battery life is claimed at 12 hours, which is long for in-ear headphones. I have tested them, and it pretty much stays up to it’s statement. Powerbeats 3 also have Quick Charge which is a bonus because if they do die out quick, you can charge them for 5 minutes and it will last you to like up to an hour.

And the last feature is they are sweat resistant, and this is more of a design aspect, but they do prevent any kind of water or precipitation. As I’ve tried these in the gym, it has worked well for me. I’ve also read reviews on Amazon then they’ve said that it tends to slip out of your ear canal if you get too sweaty. If you are someone who’s going to be doing heavy workouts and sweat a lot just keep this in mind.

So immediately the advantages for having these headphones, if you’re an Apple user is it’s going to have a strong connectivity when it comes to Bluetooth and you’ll be able to get all the benefits of the sound quality and instantaneous pairing and it also delivers a decent performance for android users too. Now I’m going to move over to sound quality.

Sound

Powerbeats 3 Wireless headphone have a good sound quality. It is good enough to compete with any other sports Bluetooth earphones category now. There’s plenty of fine detail in the notable lack of distortion. First up the bass in my opinion is where these headphones shine. The Powerbeats 3 is known for that. It doesn’t kick as well as I’d like it to, it’s not something that I would personally go for, but these are great for someone who just enjoy clean, reasonable bass.

The highs are quite clean, the vocals are also pretty good. So, when it comes to these headphones, I think the bass shines the most in my opinion. Even if the volume is full, the Powerbeats 3 still holds the bass well. The microphone performs well, especially for active users it’s capable of maintaining a phone conversation while out on a bike and it does an excellent job of shielding your voice from wind and background noise. The audio quality is much improved than the Powerbeats 2.

Moreover, one of the qualities that the Powerbeats 3 has is the openness of its soundstage. Sound from left and right audio channels have tons of audio separation and direction of sound from the front of you to behind you. They are very much distinguishable. It’s very impressive for a pair of sport earphones

Pros

  • Powerbeats 3 Wireless headphones have powerful audio performance for all the bass lovers out there
  • It has one of the best battery life

Cons

  • The high boosted bass and the sculpted high are not for anyone who is looking for an accurate sound signature
  • They could have made the fit better

Conclusion

To conclude, an average consumer standpoint Powerbeats 3 is still a quality pair of earphones. The battery life is one of the best of all. The wireless range is possibly the best and they will stay on most people’s head perfectly fine. Enjoy the Powerbeats 3 Headphones.

If you have any questions or comments let me know below in the comments. I’ll be glad to reply to it.

Jabra Elite Active 65t Review

Product: Jabra Elite Active 65t

Price: Click here to check the price

The Best Place to Buy: Amazon

Warranty: $34.99 for 4 years

Rating: 4 out of 5

I’ve been through my fair share of truly wireless earbuds in the past and for the most part they’ve all been good in one way or another. Today we are going to go over the Jabra Elite Active 65t – Truly Wireless Earbuds. The sweat resistant material on the case does pick up a good amount of oil so if you just have oily skin in general just know that this is a small maintenance you’re going to have to keep up with. But a simple microfiber cloth will help keep it looking brand new.

Charging case

So naturally the very first thing that I noticed about the elite actives was its charging case. The latch on the jaybird runs case would often pop open by itself all the time when it was in my bag or in my pants pocket therefore turning the earbuds on and connecting to my phone at the most random times without my consent. So, the first thing that stood out to me with the Jabra Elite Active 65t was that the case has a tight closure. It’s nice and secure. So, first impressions were off to a good start.

Now when you crack open the case the LED in-between indicates the remaining battery for the earbuds while the outside LED tells you the battery status for the case itself and when removed from the case each earbud will flash briefly giving you the individual battery status of each earbud with green, yellow, and red corresponding to high, medium, and low. Both the case and the earbuds have metal coils so on a contact it initiates a charge and closing the case keeps them in place.

Design and it’s functions

Now you want to be careful when handling these. They’re easy to drop just like most earbuds. I’ve even dropped them a few times on several surfaces including concrete and I haven’t seen a single scuff or scratch so that material is durable, and I think that the navy blue / copper color combo works well for these.

Now these do have an IP 56 rating so, while they aren’t submersible like our smart phones, I had no problem getting caught in the rain with these Jabra Elite Active 65t and even riding my bike through an open sprinkler and the earbuds were just fine. So, don’t be afraid to get these earbuds a little wet.

Now these do feature four-way microphones, two on each earbud. The smaller set of microphones on the tips are designed to pick up your voice while the larger outer ones are meant to cancel outside noise and they all work together for Jabra’s hear through feature which I’ll touch on in later in this review. Now with a quick glance the earbuds look identical, but they behave very differently.

First off, the right earbud lets you manually power on and off and it also doubles as your multi function button to access certain features. Now the left earbud acts as your volume and skip track as well as its own re connection button by pressing and holding volume down and either button can be used to check the battery status only when there’s nothing being played back. Secondly these earbuds have a master slave setup to write your bud being the master. So, you can only use one by itself for mono listening. I kind of wish it was an either/or scenario or at least give us the option to choose in the settings which earbud we want to be the dominant one.

It also came with a micro USB charging cable as if I need any more of these piling up along with three ear tips small, medium, and large. Now the mediums happen to fit me perfectly with no adjustments needed whatsoever. So, it was nice not having to go through that step. Speaking of fit these are the most comfortable truly wireless earbuds out of all the ones that I’ve tried in the past and I’m really impressed how well they stay in place without the need for wingtips.

You just slide them in, and the microphones naturally aligned so is your mouth and you’re good to go. So backtracking for a second the Jabra Elite Active 65t power on as soon as you take them out the case and by the time you bring them to your ear they’re already connected and that’s one thing that I really loved about these earbuds – The connection was instant and that’s something that I cannot say about any of the other truly wireless earbuds that I’ve tried in the past and when it came to pairing these it was the same story the process only took seconds running a sync test proved that these earbuds were on point. Audio syncing between the two earbuds is uninterrupted. They’re in perfect sync always. I haven’t experienced any dropouts of any kind and a lot of that is thanks to the fact that these feature Bluetooth 5.0 ensuring much faster and improved connection. You’re getting almost double the bandwidth as the previous generation Bluetooth 4.2.

Sound Plus App

The one thing that I like about these are that you don’t necessarily need to use the Jabra sound plus app to take advantage of some of its features. For example, double tapping the master ear but twice activates the Jabra’s hear through feature by using the larger microphones to pick up the noises from the outside environment making you aware of your surroundings.

I will say though I find that feature to be the best effective when the music is at about forty fifty percent volume. Listening to anything higher than that your music will eventually overpower that feature and eventually drown out the outside world anyway. So that’s something to keep in mind but when listening at an appropriate volume it does its job well.

Things like train announcements, bike bells, car horns, and traffic are all very audible or rather enhanced so it’s Hertz together with your music. But if you go ahead and download the Jabra sound app you get access to a couple more features and it even gives you a little more control of that hear through feature by adjusting the sensitivity of it.

I personally just leave it halfway it’s not something that I’m always using anyway but it’s always a nice option to have and double tapping it again brings it back to normal by reversing the operation and canceling out the outside world. It’s not necessarily active noise-cancelling but it still does a good job considering how small these are.

These also have built-in accelerometers which is dope so if you like to monitor your exercises you can do so through the sound plus app, they really took into consideration the practicality of these earbuds and that’s something that I give any manufacturer points for. Now one of my favorite features is the auto pause feature just like the Apple Airpods, so when you remove one of the earbuds from your ear it pauses whatever you’re listening to.

Voice Assisstant

So, the Jabra Elite Active 65t are like Apple’s air pods but unlike the Airpods that use infrared technology to do the whole pausing thing, these use a proximity sensor so when they’re certain distance apart it automatically pauses and vice-versa when they come back close together, they resume playback. And it works like a charm I’ve had no hiccups since I’ve been using it and it’s another one of those features that not a lot of truly wireless earbuds have, and I think Jabra is done a great job at implementing that technology.

Now my second favorite thing about the elite actives is that it has built-in support for all major voice assistance depending on which everyone is native to your phone. So, we’re talking about Siri, Google assistant, and yes advertised with these earbuds is built-in support for Alexa as well. So, after signing it to you Alexa account through the Jabra app these operate just like any other Alexa enabled speaker would on the market except in the form of earbuds. So instead of saying Alexa you just must hold down the multi function button until you hear one beep and then you proceed to talk in your command or say your routines or whatever you need.

Here’s where things aren’t so perfect for me anymore so as much as I love the idea of the Alexa integration, they still have a few kinks to work out. Alexa was just inconsistent a lot of times so oftentimes what would happen is when the earbuds were connected to the phone the sound Plus app wouldn’t detect that they were connected. So that earbuds couldn’t talk to the Jabra services or settings or as a result whenever I would try to trigger Alexa, I would get Google assistant instead because it couldn’t communicate to Alexa’s services from within the Jabra Elite Active 65t.

Sound Quality

Alright so now let’s gets to the call and sound quality. So, starting off with the call quality, they sound pretty good. I was really surprised at how confident I was able to speak without having to overexert my voice and unnaturally speak louder than I do to get through to the other person.

So, I was doing things like riding bike, taking the train, loud commuting environments however, at the same time I was never once asked to speak up nor what did they tell me they couldn’t hear me. So, everything sounded very natural in fact they were surprised when I told them I was speaking with earbuds on. As far as audio quality goes these sounds great for being truly wireless earbuds.

Now if you’re looking for bass heavy earbuds these aren’t the ones. The bass is there but like I said if you’re looking for bass heavy earbuds these are not the one. The clarity is there, I mean these works for all genres of music. I mean you could always dive into the music settings and tweak the sound how you like now as far as battery life goes unlike the Alexa feature these perform to what was advertised.

I’m getting anywhere between four- and five-hours easy listening to music at about 60% volume that’s on a single charge and so now the case gives you an extra two charges so you’re looking at a fully charged case with the earbuds inside that can take you anywhere between two and three days of use without having to worry about finding the next outlet. You do get a low battery warning so that’s also, helpful you know exactly when to throw it in the case now the topic of charging it takes me anywhere between an hour and a half and two hours to charge the case with the earbuds inside to go from red to fully solid green status.

Conclusion

I really don’t know what to say about these I’m just so happy that I finally found a pair of truly wireless earbuds that I can use daily and feel confident in using with no connection anxiety, no syncing issues or anything like that.

These Jabra Elite Active 65t are a fantastic alternative to Apple’s Airpods in the same price range except they don’t look like the air pods. So, if you’re interested in picking these up I have left links throughout the review and if you enjoyed this review and you found this to be of value share this with a friend or two. I want to thank every one of you guys for reading this review and I will see you in the next one soon. Peace out.

 

 

 

 

1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphone

 

Product Name: 1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones

Price: Click here for the price

The Best Place To Buy: Amazon

Warranty: $12.99 for 3 years.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Hello guys welcome back to another review and this one we are looking at the 1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones. I’m super excited to present you with my review of the 1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones.

I have heard of this company before, but I’ve been surprised at what they offer. So, let’s get right into some key specs and then we’ll get into the main design, features and stuff.

Overall

So, on these 1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones you’ve got three drivers that are two balanced armature drivers in a separate dynamic driver to deliver an extremely accurate listening experience. They give those drivers a frequency response from twenty to forty thousand Hertz or a sensitivity of ninety-nine decibels and any thirty-two impedance. Now the earpieces are made from an aluminum or aluminum alloy with a nice sandblasted textured surface and available in silver or if you want something a little different rose gold is available too. I have place links all over the article.

Alongside the audio they’ve put a little more attention into the microphone that’s built in and this one they’ve incorporated a MEMS microphone that helps eliminate crosstalk and background static. Including all that they’re the world’s first THX certified headphones with undergone rigorous techniques to ensure they reached the highest audio standards in the headphone market.

The box for the trouble drivers is kind of like a book, it is a bit different to what we generally see. Opening the magnetic flap, we’ve got some nice diagrams on the left-hand side. Then the right-hand side regard nice that would display a window with all the contents that’s included now – the headphones themselves of course you do get a few accessories included. One of them is a head for an adapter. If you want to take these on an airplane you’ve got a small clip to go onto your jacket.

Then a massive plethora of different ear tips to get your own kind of comfort and preference to your own ear. The good news is that there is a little carrying pouch kind of reminds me that old style camera pouches. Also, your instruction manual and some stickers included in the box.

Design

So on to the main article obviously the headphones themselves have got a lovely aluminum kind of milled body design. It is looking nice and the sun-blasted finish just adds a little of extra touch and texture as well. On each side there’s 1More logo as well as the right and left logo to help you decide which one goes in which ear.

Then if you want to change the ear tips it’s a simple way of just pulling them off and then putting on which one you desire. You can see a little of protective mesh that covers the drivers. So, as you can see on your right this is all the plethora of the phone tips that you get. Obviously, there’s a great variation in different sizes for your own kind of ear canals. For me I did find that the foam tips included were better than the silicon ones. The included foam tips do give a good seal in the ear canal.

So, the cable and the triple drivers is a Kevlar fiber which increases the durability and even tensile strength. That goes to its simple 3.5-millimeter connection on the end. There’s no branding on that as well it’s just nice and plain. A bit further up you’ve got a splitter that goes to the two earphones after that the cables coated with rubber it does get a little tangled but nothing that’s overly frustrating.

There is a three-button control which is nice because generally you’ll see different ones for Android and iOS, but you can use both on just one, so they’ve really made it work on that which is good to see. Then last but no means by the least on the end we’ve got the headphones.

Sound

So now I’ve given you a look around the headphones I think that’s pretty much all I can really do in terms of showing you around now. It’s just time to talk about the sound and what you can expect for the money. When I’m writing this review, they’re One hundred and nine dollars and ninety-nine cents.

Bear in mind when you read this review the price might go up a little or a may go down. So just kind of keep that in consideration and what I’m going to say about them at this current price. So overall, I found these headphones to be on a little of the warmer side which was quite enjoyable after kind of getting used to how they sounded. They give detail in separation.

In kind of the terms of the sound stage that they offer there was a very enjoyable experience being able to tell where each sound is coming from. The base is nice and precise and punchy for someone who likes bass. The base was just kind of not overly done. I have found that it has a nice tight precise punchy just really what you want without being over-the-top. Vocals are clear.

Conclusion

Overall such a nice warm enjoyable experience and for this kind of price I think it’s going to be difficult to find something but it’s going to come close and give you the kind of sound package. I thought honorable mentions for these 1More Driver Headphones they do have a low cable noise. They feel really light in the ear as well after say about 20 minutes I kind of forgot I had them in.

They give you a real good immersion to your sound even though they are aluminum which is kind of light metal. Anyway you do feel a little of weight in the hand but once you get them into your ears you really don’t notice it and the last thing I just wanted to mention is the foam tips where they’re a little narrow and you kind of just feel that you pushed them into your ears rather than squeezing them and letting them expand even if you do use a bigger size.

If you do want to go for kind of lot more sound isolation and I would recommend going to comply tips but if you’re just using these maybe for a train or a run then they do create a good seal in the ear to keep our toys even though the noise you’re running any active noise cancellation. So, if there’s anything I haven’t covered in this review you want to know, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Links will be throughout the review for them to get yourself a pair if you haven’t already.