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Great combination of value, features, performance. Just pay attention to the fit
on June 7, 2011
- includes 3.5mm CORD for connecting headphones to non-bluetooth audio source
(maybe can also go with the cord when headphone battery is out of juice?)
- includes a standardized micro-USB charger with ability to charge from USB port or wall outlet, or can use any other micro-USB ported charger instead. One less charger/cord to carry on the go!
- good wireless sound quality including fair bass when SRS enhancement activated
- rubberized non-slip underside of headband helps to keep the 'phones in place
- easy initial pairing and quick re-recognition when in range of bluetooth devices
- responsive buttons for music and call related functions
- strong range - I received input from my phone up to a 30-35 foot range
- competitive price (QVC has item for sale at $60 + s/h) and apparent quality
- possibly less battery life compared to competitors like Jaybirds / Jabras (rated for 6-8 hours life versus 8-11 hours for competitors)
- call sound quality seems much lower in comparison to music sound quality
- awkward angle of earpads precludes tight fit / increases chance of 'phones falling off one's head (either forward or rearward ejection) - careful when exercising!
- allows quite a bit of sound to escape due to loose seal between earpads/ears, though the flexibility of the headband (accepts some torsion) somewhat alleviates the fit issue.
My choice of bluetooth headphones for enjoying audio from music and movies without wires, though Vizio gives you the option to plug in the phones via 3.5 mm audio jack and even includes such a cord for doing so.
Standardized micro-USB charger is a major plus. Good build quality and sound quality when SRS WOW is activated with audible bass, good gain, and low levels of noise/hissing.
Acceptable performance for calling / voice chatting, though incoming voice sounds rather robotic. Outgoing voice via embedded microphone seems tinny and lacks depth though clarity is acceptable.
On the go users should be warned that the fit of the phones to your ears requires frequent finessing while in use. The rubberized underside of the headphones helps but does not completely prevent slippage from the head. Also, the awkward angle of the earpads towards the ears requires angling the 'phones rearward or forward, which increases the chance of slippage. However, the Vizios can be extended/tightened to compensate a bit. All in all, fit is about average for the class, which means that despite adjustment there is a slight tendency to slip, though this can be prevented with users' attention.
Pairing was a breeze and my bluetooth sources quickly recognized the headphones again when in range. Speaking of range, I can set my bluetooth source (i.e. phone/mp3 player in one corner of my apartment and still receive strong, unbroken audio in the opposite corner, an estimated distance of 34 feet). Great value in my opinion, especially if you find it on sale such as on QVC or Amazon.