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Bluetooth Headphones COULAX V4.1 Magneto

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Pros: Good sound quality, easy to use, comfortable wear

Cons: Not really a con, but the size may seem a bit large at first

This review is for "Bluetooth Headphones COULAX V4.1 Magneto"

Pros: Surprising good sound quality, easy to use, comfortable wear

Cons: Not really a con, but the size may seem a bit large at first.

*I received these for free in turn for a fair and unbiased review.







PACKAGING

5 out 5 stars

Packaging was of high quality. The set arrived in it's own sturdy cardboard box, with two compartments. One for the headset itself, the other for the included USB cable and exchangeable earbuds.


COMFORT

5 out 5 stars

When viewing these on Amazon I was initially intimidated by the size. My impression from the pictures was that they would be rather heavy and uncomfortable to wear. They are however very light and very comfortable to wear for extended listening sessions. Thanks to the magnetic clips on each earphone they can be quickly hung around the neck without fear of falling off while not wearing them. This is great if you are on a walk while listening to music and don't want to deal with the awkwardness of having to stow them away quickly, unhampered by a long cable.


EASE OF USE

5 out of 5 stars

Initial pairing and setup was a breeze and intuitive. To pair the headphones you long press the main menu button, which can be found on the opposite side of the volume buttons on the set's control module. The included instructions are clearly written and easy to understand.


SOUND QUALITY

3.5 out of 5 stars

Overall sound quality is good, but not exceptional. Sound is a bit "muddy".

Sound quality for phone calls is great, and in my test I was able to hear and understand the other person clearly. The other person in turn heard me clearly as well. 4 out of 5 stars

Sound quality for music is good and about what you'd expect. If your phone or bluetooth device has a sound equalizer, this can be tweaked. It will however not be comparable with any of the top performers in the bluetooth audio realm. Highs, mids and lows are all "there", and well in balance with one another, highs however tend to be somewhat exaggerated and slightly distorted, while mids are clear and pronounced, with the bass being somewhat muddied. This becomes more pronounced the more the volume is turned up. 3 out 5 stars

OVERALL RATING and summary

4.5 out of 5 stars

Putting the different rating categories together I rate the set 4.5 out of 5 stars. Comfort and ease of use are exceptional, while overall sound is about average. While the call quality is VERY good, music listening is on the average end of things.

Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014132JF0


UPDATE 11/12/15: The manufacturer contacted me after having read this review in regards to my rating for the Audio. Coulax suggested they may have sent me a defective unit by accident, stating the "sound is great", referring me to the Amazon reviews. The Amazon ratings are indeed very high, and no other review I have read suggests the same findings as mine. I concede my review sample might be indeed defective. However, in order to remain fair and unbiased I cannot in good conscience bump my star rating in this category as asked by Coulax.
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Bluetooth Headphones COULAX V4.1 Magneto Wearable Wireless Sports Stereo Headphones Sweatproof Noise Canceling Earbuds Headset for Running with Mic/APT-X for iPhone 6 6s 6s plus 5S 4S Galaxy S6 S5

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