Then, I saw a post on Flip Belt's Instagram. You guys know I'm a huge fan of Flip Belt, so I was excited to see that they were pairing up with a bluetooth headphone brand...I trust Flip Belt so I figured the headphones would be a good bet.
|The headphones come with a carrying case, extra foam speaker covers, and a charging cord.|
I immediately found the packaging, color, and design attractive. The headphones coil up into a neat little bundle and the carrying case is compact and sturdy. The instructions were clear and simple; the headphones paired up easily with my phone and were fully charged and ready to use right out of the box.
|Right out of the box, full battery! I tested the pairing and buttons immediately and mastered their use in under 5 minutes.|
After taking them out for a spin, I'm pretty happy with them.
|Ready for a run. I tested the headphones in 88 degrees, 90% humidity, sunshine, and no breeze.|
Good sound quality
Easy to install & use
A little warm for FL summer
Need some adjusting/moved a little
The band doesn't lie quite flat enough
|I was pleasantly surprised - the headphones stayed in place and needed less adjusting than my favorite earbuds ever did!|
For the price, these are really nice headphones for the gym or just hanging out. They're not my favorite for running but they aren't bad.
I wish they fit a little more loosely. The twist in the wire made the headphones "tight" across the back of my head so they pulled a little, which is the only reason they moved at all; I think with time this tight coil will loosen a bit and they'll become more comfortable, will stay in place better, and will pull less.
They are not as bulky as I thought they'd be - they're really lightweight. My ears definitely got warm from wearing the headphones. I tested them in fairly normal Florida weather but what others might call extreme. I don't think the warmth would be bothersome in most other states at any time of year.
Rating: 8.5/10, B+
I'll definitely continue to use them! If the coil loosens up and the fit improves, I'll write an update, as well.
I have given up on earbuds b/c they ALWAYS pop out--and I am only walking. Even trying different sized foam ear inserts didn't work for me. I really need the "loop around the ear" type, and these look like a nice hybrid. Since I can't be without my podcasts, maybe I will give these a try. I'll wait for the update.ReplyDelete