1byone Bluetooth Sports Earphones
Bluetooth headphones and earphones are becoming more and more popular these days. Especially with commuters and active people. No fuzz with the cable getting in the way of your workout or getting stuck behind whatever object that’s nearby. And although some might suggest that sound quality is not as good as a wired headphone, chances are that if you’re listening to music on the go or while doing a workout, you’ll not notice any degradation in sound quality. So today I will be looking at a more affordable pair of sports earphones from 1byone.
Today I will be looking at a more affordable pair of earphones from 1byone. More specifically the Wireless Sports Earphone by 1byone.
When looking at the 1byone sports earphones they look quite similar to other sports earphones which are available around the same price range. So it obvious 1byone used a standard design when developing these earphones.
Although this is a Bluetooth earphone, there is still, of course, a small cable that connects the two earbuds to each other. It’s approx. 18 inches long and if this is too long for you, 1byone has conveniently provided a clip on the cable to make it shorter. I have a small head and for me this design works wonders
The cable itself is not round, like most other competitors, but it’s completely flat. Does this make it better? For one thing, this makes the cable feel a little bit stiffer and it will not tangle up. Although this would never be an issue with an 18-inch cable. However, I have to say that I prefer the flat cable design. Somehow it makes it feel more durable and premium.
On the right earbud side of the cable, there is a small remote connected that functions as a control panel to pair the earphones, control the volume, take calls and browse music. It’s pretty basic with only 3 buttons, which is not a bad thing as it adds to the simplicity of these earphones.
As with most Bluetooth earphones, they are rechargeable with a micro-USB cable that is plugged into one of the earbuds.
One last thing on the design. My pair came in a green/black color option, but there are other color options available. I have to say the green color reminded me to the Mixcder Basso Bluetooth Earphones I reviewed a couple of months ago. You can check that review here.
Alright so how do these sound? Well, after extended use I can comfortably say that – for this price range – these sound remarkably nice. They are equipped with aptX HD technology which should provide a better sound quality over Bluetooth.
The overall sound signature is full, rich and balanced. Mids and highs are very clear and pronounced. Above average in this price range. Bass is also nice and textured, but don’t expect any miracles, though. Compared to the quality of the mids & highs, the bass is lacking a bit. Considering these are designed for outdoor activities, they sound good enough.
If you’re afraid that these would sound a little tin – which is the case with most earphones of this price range – you don’t have to worry.
Battery life is an important factor to know when buying these kinds of earphones. You don’t wanna run out of juice in the middle of your workout or running session, or when you’re on the bus heading home.
1byone suggests a battery life of approx. 7 hours for one charge. Now I have to admit that the only time I got 7 hours out of these was when I had the volume turned almost completely down and just let it play. On normal volume levels, the battery held for about 5 hours. Still not bad I think and enough to get through your workout of preference.
A nice feature is that when you have approx. 15 minutes of battery life left, you’ll hear a warning sound, which comes more frequent when battery life goes further down. Certainly useful when making phone calls!
A complete recharge of these earphones takes about 2 hours, which is pretty good I think.
The thing you sometimes get with wireless technology is that connectivity is not always reliable. I have Bluetooth devices that are really picky when trying to connect to other devices. And if I connect it, it gives no guarantee it will connect the next time. Luckily I had no problems whatsoever with the 1byone sports earphones. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.1, the pairing was a breeze and never did the connection broke down.
So what’s in the box beside the earphones. You get a selection of ear tips in a small, medium and large option. So you should have no problem to pick the right size. A small carrying bag is provided which feels pretty soft and durable. A microUSB to charge the earphones is provided. And last you have a small user manual.
I gotta say the overall presentation of these earphones is quite nice and you can clearly notice that 1byone did make an effort in this department.
Price for these babies are $42.99 on Amazon.
Wrap Things Up
Sound quality, battery life, convenience, simplicity, presentation and price are all strong points for the 1byone Wireless Sports Earphones.
So if you need to do your Xmas shopping and you know someone who could use a nice pair of earphones, you cannot go wrong with these. If not, you can always buy them for yourself as a Xmas gift. Still a lot of fun! Two thumbs up!