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Nice design, great sound,
This review is from: Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone - Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling (Black) (Electronics)
For the past couple weeks, I've been using the BTH240 Bluetooth headphones while driving (no mp3 connection in car) and walking (which is my main application for bluetooth headphones). I highly recommend them for the clarity of sound, stable bluetooth connection and convenience of wireless.
Pairing the wireless headphones to my iPhone or Kindle Fire is easy. I simply press down on the center of the right ear cover (on the phone icon). I hold down the button until I see a blue and red blinking light, then I choose bluetooth on my wireless device and select the BTH240 to pair.
I used the BTH220 headphones and like them as well, so I've been trying to make the distinction between the models not based on specs but on my experience of them. What stands out the most is the updated design of the unit. If you zoom in on the pictures of the BTH240, you should notice a slightly raised bar that crosses the center of each ear cover. This slight change in design from the BTH220 makes it easier for me to adjust volume and use other headphone controls when driving. If I lift my right hand to my ear, I can quickly feel that slight raised middle bar. I know that by moving my finger directly above it, I can adjust volume by pressing the front (for increased) or the back (for reduced volume). This slight adjustment in design makes the control of the headphone much easier and more useful.
I've also been using this headset more as a hands-free headset with my iPhone. When I accept an incoming call, I have the option on iPhone to use the BTH240 or switch to iPhone only use. This option is nice because it allows me to adjust based on the situation.
Overall, I highly recommend this pair of headphones.
Note - I purchased Kinivo's BTH220 model and loved them so much that I got several friends to purchase a set. Kinivo invited me try out the new model BTH240 headphone and sent me a free pair for this review.
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Initial post: Aug 2, 2013 2:19:36 PM PDT
Alek Gent-Vincent says:
Headphones while driving? You know that's illegal and dangerous, right?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2013 1:02:52 AM PDT
Stephen Dickman says:
I was just going to make the same comment. Definitely dangerous and definitely illegal.
Posted on Sep 5, 2013 1:49:33 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2013 3:26:30 PM PDT
Alek Gent-Vincent says:
He's using them to listen to audio. Not phone convos. Either way, both ears covered is damn dangerous.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2013 5:53:12 PM PDT
A. Doug Floyd says:
My law-breaking days are over. I purchased a GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Charging, Music Control, and Hands-Free Calling for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, & Windows Smartphones for listening in the car. The headphones are now primarily used for exercise.
Posted on Sep 6, 2013 5:03:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2013 5:03:54 AM PDT
If it's just for phone conversations then I would say that it is if anything safer then for example a deaf person driving and yet that is perfectly legal. I agree that it is needlessly dangerous for listening to music though.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 6:21:48 PM PST
Whether or not it is legal to drive with headphones depends entirely on what state you're in. In fact, it's perfectly legal in the majority of states. As someone else pointed out, it's not illegal to drive while deaf. Just because something is perceived as dangerous doesn't automatically make it illegal. Anyway, here's a handy info graphic that lists out each state: http://img.gawkerassets.com/post/17/2012/
Posted on Jan 8, 2014 11:49:17 AM PST
Oatie J R says:
You said you sent "a free pair for this review." Besides the headset, did you receive any other form of remuneration?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:38:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2014 7:39:12 PM PST
A. Doug Floyd says:
I received no payment for my review. I only received a trial pair of headphones.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2014 2:46:43 AM PST
So...it's illegal for deaf people to drive too?