Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2019
• It’s nice and light. Very compact and something that will not take any more space than what it is.
• The earcups swivel. I appreciate this because it makes it easier to find a place if you need to pack.
• A very simple design. No led glows, big logos, or color designs. A jet black look makes these headphones follow the saying “less is more.”
• I found the microphone surprisingly good. Receiving phone calls where very clear and colleague has stated that my responses sounded like I was using any smartphone.
• Not only is the Bluetooth on this is fast, but it’s a 5.0. This means 1. It maximizes your battery life as much as possible and 2. 5.0 allows you to connect two different headphones to your phone. A great note to have if you want someone else to watch what you’re watching.
• The battery is phenomenal. Sony states 35 hours, but honestly it can go almost two weeks (3-4 hours a day) without charging. An A+ in this field.
• Even with great battery life, the headset charges extremely fast with the USB-C connector. I did just a 10-minute charge and it gave me 1:30 playtime. Do the math, that’s 9 minutes of playback for 1 minute of charge. WOW.
• Only three simplicity buttons on the right earpiece. I’m always a fan of buttons rather than touch sensors, so this is a thumbs up in my book.
• Minimum leakage of music. Around 70% of volume and no knew I was even playing Taylor Swift.
• Good midranges and is helped with a good stereo spread in the earcups. You get good sound color when anything with a guitar, or and solo voice is performing.

Cons and Oks:
• Not waterproof. There isn’t a waterproof rating for these headsets. This means that any water gets to this, its game over.
• No headphone jack. I have no idea why they didn't install this feature with the price you're paying.
• No built-in noise-canceling software. Without this, I felt a great reduction in the listening experience when I brought these outside (city life). It also made it difficult to communicate and respond with my colleague when talking to him. Inside they’re great, but the outside world leads me to ditch the microphone system.
• The buttons are so close together and are almost identical. It takes me a moment to figure out what I’m about to press. Even a simple texture change for each button would’ve been a major factor in resolving this issue.
• The ear cups are not the best around. After an hour of use, my earlobes started to get sore.
• I’m a fan of the Jet black, but if you’re not too bad. This is the only color.
• When you press the previous/next track, a little chime comes in. I found this very annoying and would love for this to go away. Just play the next song, don’t play a chime every time.
• The sound quality is what you get with the price. To summarize, the lows are soft, I felt you got to the most bang for your buck with any high range music, and sometimes the vocals get thinned out depending on the music. Playing Foo Fighters the instruments where very clear and crisp, but I felt it overshadowed the vocals. At the same time listening to Adel, the voice was spot on. For any midrange style, this will be a decent headset.

Bottom Line:

Listen, you get what you’re paying. It’s not up in Sony’s expensive headphones, but it does a decent job for the price you’re paying. A simple design that provided a decent performance in music. They’re very easy to travel with, and I’m a huge fan of battery life.

Still, the quality of sound is not best because having no noise-canceling software ruins the point of using them, if any loud noises are around you. Great battery life, simple design, and decent quality. Sometimes you don’t need to spend $200 on headphones if you’re just flying for 1-2 hours to see the family.

Overall: Excellent battery life that adds a little more value for these decent headphones.

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