So I thought it was about time we at AGR started to get some geeky stuff up that wasn’t game related. Welcome to the first tech review on the site.
What’s more geeky than wireless headphones ey? Everybody loves music, all our tastes are often different but we all care about how we listen to it. Whether it be on a lovely speaker set with some impressive bass, through your PC, iPod, Phone or of course the biggest music lovers accessory, headphones.
The reason I purchased these Headphones originally was because I’ve always wanted a wireless stereo headset for on the go. I’m sick of wires getting in the way, getting tangled or snagging as I’m jogging. With today’s tech I didn’t think I needed to put up with those problems so I went looking for a solution.
Welcome to the SD10 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones.
These headphones are lightweight, loud and compact. Just the kind I wanted for on the way to work or general travelling. The beauty of this particular set of headphones is the way it folds up on itself, allowing it to be stored in the smallest of pockets only to be pulled out, flicked into a full set of headphones and placed around your head.
This allows it to be incredibly versatile and used for almost any device that allows a Bluetooth connection for audio output. It does have a few scratches in the photo above but considering its more than a year old you would expect that from something used almost every day.
They also weigh almost nothing, I occasionally forget I’ve got them on at times, though a prolonged use of them can make your ears feel a little numb, I find that happens with any set of headphones though. The comfort of them is rather good considering the price.
It also remembers the last device it was connected too and will connect to it when first switched on so you don’t have to keep fiddling with your phone and your music is a click away via the headphone buttons. The round middle button allows you start/stop calls and plays/pauses music. It also used to turn the headphones on and off, holding it for longer until a red light appears when turning it on will put it into discover mode. When in this mode you can pair your chosen device to the headphones via your Bluetooth menu, with the headphones showing up as SD10.
The other buttons around the edge of the middle button control volume and next/previous.
The Sound from these dinky headphones is rather loud and I can’t use them on the loudest setting as it’s too loud. My only gripe with the sound is the quality. They have a decent sound to them but with very little bass so certain songs or albums don’t sound as awesome as they would on something like a full speaker set or higher quality headphones.
Another slight flaw I’ve found with this set of headphones is the amount of sound they can leak out when put on higher settings of volume. Be prepared for some strange and annoyed looks if you like your music loud with this set of headphones.
As these are Bluetooth headphones they require charging. The recommended battery life is roughly 20 hours on a full charge, I would say they last slightly longer than that on average. I use them most days of the month and I usually only charge them once a month, maybe twice if I use them on a stroll or two. In my books they last an age for what they do.
Now on to one of the most important items on the agenda when buying something new, the price. I originally bought these on ebay for the pretty penny of £16, including postage. Considering they are now a year old, last just as long as they did when I originally got them and still work beautifully to this day, I would say they are one hell of a bargain. Here’s the cheapest one I could find on ebay for £16.
- Great price
- Long lasting
- Easy to connect to a multitude of devices
- Needs better Bass
- Could be better designed to keep sound in
I couldn’t recommend them enough to anyone who has a modern smart phone/tablet with Bluetooth and loves music. There cheap, long-lasting and worth every penny for ease of use, mobility and sound quality.