Top positive review
Good value for the price
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2017
First I like sound! I'm an audiophile at heart but in my life now I'm an audiophile on a BUDGET! These are my first bluetooth speakers. More on that in a minute.
I was looking for on ear bluetooth speakers with a budget of about $50 to $60 and was set on waiting for a sale on the JBL EB45T but then saw these recommended on the wirecutter website (a pretty good review site in my opinion)
There is nothing wrong with these, but nothing really right about them either. They have a nice neutral sound that you can listen to for a long time. For movies and youtube on my computer, they are great. But there is nothing in the sound that is going to wow you either. Trust me if there was something actually wrong with the sound, I'd be telling you. You can listen to these for a long time without ear fatigue. If you are looking for lots of rumble for movies, these probably aren't the right phones for you. But if your movie listening requirements are more modest then these work well for that. For casual background music, podcasts, audiobooks, they will work really well for that.
Isolation is not great. I think the plastic is thin so a certain amount of noise gets in. I wanted to be able to hear a little bit of background noise, things going on in the house, but these push my limit for how much I want to hear. Even though they were open-back my Sennheiser HD-229 did a better job with isolation because of the design of the pad.
Comfort isn't bad and for my ears, the ear cup size is just about right size. I wish the earpieces swiveled a bit more but for my head, they swivel just enough. . They have a left and right and the cups swivel so little that if you have them on the wrong way you will notice.
Bluetooth... These are a pain in the backside on Win 7. When I want to use them I have to go and delete the previous pairing, pair them again and then go to the control panel and set these to be used for output. For movies on the computer, they get out of sync. I even set my movie player (Pot Player which I highly recommend) to use the Bluetooth headphones and they still get out of sync with the audio. I don't know if it's the player, the USB Bluetooth adapter, Windows 7 or some combination of them together.
I like that they can be used with a wire as well as with bluetooth. The controls are a little small, as mentioned by others but I don't have trouble working them.
I also tried the JBL EB45T Bluetooth headphones, which cost almost twice as much, at Target and these sound better overall. The JBL might have had better highs, a little punchier bass but these are more cohesive across the frequency range with nothing tweaked to make them sound 'better'.
Summary: I don't have any other Bluetooth headphones to compare these to but I think most people would be very satisfied with these at this price point for general use. If however, you are looking for audiophile on a budget, it's not here.