When it comes to quality audio products, Bose is almost always at the top of the list. Similarly, as far as minimalistic, yet effective design is concerned, Bose consistently delivers. That’s why I when I was asked to review the Bose SoundLink II Over-Ear Wireless Headphones, I wasn’t at all surprised to discover that they lived up to the Bose reputation … with a couple of caveats, of course.
When you’re in the market for new headphones, choosing which ones to buy can often be a tedious and stressful endeavor. What brand do you go with? Do you want wired or wireless? What functionality is important to you? Even if you’ve been able to narrow your choices down to say “Bose wired headphones with an in-line mic” you still have a number of options to consider. That’s where I come in. I was recently asked to review three different Bose wired headphones, and here’s the lowdown on how they stacked up against each other.
Sony has unveiled its newest line of around and in-ear stereo headphones under the “h.ear” brand moniker, and we get to put the three different types to the test to see if these premium hi-res cans and earbuds can deliver the quality audio people expect from today’s high-end digital music.
Bose® is well known for its industry innovations and reputation for delivering high quality products with superior sound quality, so needless to say, I was pretty excited when I was asked to review the Bose® SoundTrue® around-ear headphones II. So, how’d they do? Pretty great!
Sennheiser is typically a name you associate with high quality audio. The original Urbanite headphones measured up very well and its expected that its XL counterpart will do just as well, if not better. With a comfortable feel and dynamic audio output, the Urbanite XL might just be what you’re looking for.
Earbuds are always my go-to when I’m listening to music because I don’t like over the ear cans as much. In the dozens of pairs I’ve owned or tested, however, I’ve never had one with a heartrate monitor until now. SMS Audio’s BioSport earbuds partner with the RunKeeper app to help you keep track of your workout pacing and heartrate. If you don’t care about that as much, the wireless Sync by 50 earbuds provide a rechargeable and fully wireless listening experience. Come take a look at both.
Sound or silence? You don’t usually have much control over how loud your world is going to be. Until I tried a pair of Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones, I had no idea the value of blocking out background noise. Whether you’re on a train, plane, bus, studying in a library, or in my case, constantly in rooms full of small people, noise cancelling headphones will block everything but whatever you’re really trying to hear.
In today’s blog I review two different sets of Monster iSport In-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones. These headphones fall into different price points, but they do have a lot in common and were both designed for an active lifestyle. If you’re an active person and are tired of flimsy headphone sets that short out from a bit of sweat, or simply can’t handle the shock / impact of your exercise regimen, read on to learn all about these high performance phones. You may just find a set of sports headphones that can finally keep up with you!
I walk about an hour a day to the SkyTrain and home, rain or shine. It’s a great time to listen to new music on Spotify or call friends and family; I’ve spend the past few years flipping between headphones from Bose, Monster, and my Apple EarPods. The one thing that most of them have had in common is that they have a cable running from the earphones to my phone. That cable gets snagged, pulls and will either rip out of the audio jack or pull my phone out of my pocket on a bad day. For the last week I’ve been using the Sony Bluetooth® Wireless Sports Headset on my walk. Have they solved the cable problem and are they worth buying? Read on to find out!
A few weeks ago I launched myself into a fitness program that makes cross-fit look like a walk in the park with a bunch of puppies. Needless to say, it’s tough. So you can imagine how excited I was when I was asked to review three different pairs of wireless ear buds from Jabra. I mean, if any workout was going to test the limits of headphones, the one I’ve embarked on was definitely going to do the trick.