Friday, February 5, 2016

Sport Stereo Sound Headphone with Earbuds

I've had a chance to use these to listen to a variety of different songs crossing country, bluegrass, rock, heavy metal, and classic rock. Below you will find a list of my Pros and Cons:

-Gets as loud as you can realistically handle
-The cord secures the ear phones very well (you won't have an issue with them falling out of your ears if you are running or moving around)
-The sound is clear - not at all distorted
-Microphone to answer calls is decent, or at least serviceable
-Moving the cord doesn't result in static noise like some headphones I've used

-The cord to secure around your ears is annoying. If you are putting them on and taking them off often, I suggest you find another set
-The bass is not very pronounced, particularly at low volume. It doesn't affect sound quality but I like a little bass.
-The earphones are left or right ear specific. You either guess the proper ear (50% chance right?) or you have to read the "L" or "R" on the headphones
-Microphone is average quality for this price point
-Directions are in Chinese, Japanese or Taiwanese (I don't know which)
-No volume rocker

Could Be Both a Pro or Con Based on Your Use:
-Not noise cancelling - Allows you to notice someone talking to you (at work, the gym, wherever) assuming you aren't on full blast
-Don't have to charge them like you would Bluetooth but that means you have a cord that could get in the way

I tested these directly against a pair of headphones I got with my HTC One phone. The sound is definitely a bit louder with the Sport Stereo and a a good bit clearer. However, the HTC One headphones are much more convenient to put on and take off. I asked my wife during a phone call which had the best quality sound 1) the headphone microphone, 2) the phone speaker, or 3) talking like on a landline (phone on your face). She obviously said the landline option was best. I asked her about what it sounded like with the microphone. She said it sounded "farther off". That being said, she was able to clearly communicate with me with no issues.

If you are looking for a basic pair of headphones (like the ones that come with an iPhone except these can loop around your ear if you choose), then these will likely fit the bill. If you are an audiophile, you will want to upgrade from these low-budget phones to something more expensive - though I'm sure you probably already knew that based on the price. If you want to use these as a microphone with your phone, they will work. However, you might want to upgrade if you plan to use frequently. Personally, I wasn't a fan of the over-the-ear cord and the "Left Ear" and "Right Ear" earbud shapes. If you read my review and are fine with those two features, then I think you'll be happy with these budget headphones.

Full Disclosure: I received this set of headphones at a discount in exchange for my honest review.. I hope it was helpful! I'd be willing to answer any questions you have. Just drop a comment or question below...

You can find these #headphone on Amazon at Sport Stereo Sound Headphone and Earbuds

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