These are the Bluetooth wireless speakers from Jabra. They have partnered with Dolby to create the speakers and the sound is impressive. I am not normally a fan of the Can type earphones, my personal preference is that the in-ear earphones, to me they cancel out more outside noise and and not so in your face when you are walking down the road. I am always open to try something new, so I have given these a go.
I also like to have earphones based on recommendation or on the sound quality rather than just bright coloured certain brand earphones which most people but because of the brand and not the sound quality.
You can use them straight out the box with your device of choice or you can combine them the application they has been developed. Then it gets more interesting.
Like the Jabra Solemate, there are some nice little touches, if you turn the head set on it plays a little message saying that the Bluetooth is active and to switch your devices Bluetooth on and select the Jabra headset. This is good because in case you are wondering if the bluetooth is active or not, you don't need to worry about looking for the indicator lights. The first time you connect it to your iPhone for example it says its best sound experience, you should get the app and it will take you to the application on the app store.
A neat feature for pairing these earphones, is that the left ear cup is also NFC (Near Field Communication) so if your device supports it, a quick simple touch and your phone will be paired with the earphones.
You can use these earphones, wired or wireless, on the right ear cup are your operating controls. You can turn the volume up and down, rewind of fast forward tracks, they buttons are sensitive so you don't need to bang them just a very light touch will operate them. With the volume it is turntable controls so you scroll one way to turn it up and one to turn the volume down. You can also use the right ear cup to answer the phone, if you wanted to. There is a small mic on the ear cup so you can happily chat away and use them as a bluetooth headset.
The build quality of these head phones are really good, the frame is made from Aluminium, so they are very strong and sturdy as well as being light. The top piece that goes across your head have a soft rubber coating so they are really comfortable on you head while you are wearing them. The ear cups themselves are made out of soft leather so they are comfortable to wear and the don't irritate as some sponge ones might, plus with the leather if you do wear these down the gym they won't soak up all your sweat. I liked the way the earphones fold up so you can store these easier than if they stayed in position all the time. The ear cups move independently as well so you get the most comfortable fit what ever your head shape.
You can listening to your music in a 12 hour stint if you like on one charge, on standby they will last for 10 days before you need to charge them. You charge the via the micro usb cable provided and they take around 2 hours to charge up fully.
As I mentioned before, these headphones come with an additional application to enhance the listening experience. It allows you to use one of the predetermined presets depending on the type of music, or you can set it up as you prefer the music to sound.
As you can see there are several items you can change so you can get the music to sound exactly how YOU want it too sound. It has access to all of your music, so you don't have to worry about not getting your tracks. I would recommend using the application while playing your music.
As they have partnered with Dolby, there is a button you can press, call Dolby Digital Plus you can see it above just next to the controls. If you turn this off you can really notice the difference, not sure why you would turn it off, best to have it sounding as best as you can have it.
These earphones cost around about £200, but they are really good, especially when combined with their application.
You can get the full specs from the website.
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