Earphones

Apple Bluetooth Earpods – Airpod Pro

Known the world over for its legendary iPhone lineup of smartphones, has also entered the arena of Bluetooth headphones.

With styling that only Apple engineers can come up with, they came up with the AirPods Pro. With sound that is equally impressive if not a little bit better than the competition. But everyone has different standards of what sounds good or even great to them.

It’s a personal decision. and Apple tech prowess has come up with some really impressive products over the years From desktop computers, MacBooks, iPods, iPhones to iPads and beyond.

Apple has developed a fierce and dedicated following, including me. I am a huge Apple iPhone fan since the beginning. They are, Impressive…Most impressive.

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

These bad mamma jamma’s are the toast of the town with these over ear hooked earphones. As you can see from watching the embedded YouTube video, these are made for vigorous activity. And athletes love this.

But you don’t have to be a pro athlete to admire he design and sound of these auditory masterpieces. Active people will enjoy the secure fit of these audio juggernauts as well. And Beats are audio juggernauts.

Whether you are a gym rat, runner, golfer, biker, kayaker or boxer…it doesn’t really matter what you do. As long as your active, you will love these.

Not only are these earphones great for vigorous activity but are also water and sweat resistant.

It has a claimed battery life of 9 hours, and by using the case as a charging dock can extend to your playback time to 24 hours.

Evidently the controls are identical for each ear. Saving you the extra brain cells to remember which ear control does what.

These impressive earphones sit kind of around the ear canal rather than in the ear canal. Some still prefer the in the ear canal style, others think that the kind around the ear canal are more comfortable. It’s your preference.

The sound quality of course tends to bass-heads who enjoy the low-end thumping of hip-hop and rap. I wont say that it doesn’t sound great with classical music. The way music sounds is a subjective matter. It’s you who is the auditory god of what you and how you want to listen to your music.

With that said, I think that the Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones: Click here to learn more would be a fine purchase for all you young and active people out there.

Now drop and give me 20!

Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

A quick review question. What are Beats primarily known for?……….Okay, time’s up.

Your answer please? If you said bass…You are absolutely correct!!! Winner winner, chicken dinner! These have the low end sound like the back end of a lowrider car cruising the boulevard on a Saturday night…I hope that I didn’t just date myself.

Anywhoos, these baby’s will give you bass kicking listening pleasure for 12 hours. And of course since these were built under Apple’s control these will pair easily with an iPhone by using the W1 chip.

Its younger brother the Powerbeats Pro uses a newer chip the H1 chip for seamless linking to the iPhone. The W1 takes one more step to link…Oh the horror!

There are other differences you may want to consider. The Powerbeats Pro has all its controls on the ear pads and will automatically turn on when you unfold them.

The Powerbeats3 has its controls on a wired lanyard and you turn it on by turning on by pushing a switch on the actual earphones.

Once your battery is drained you will have to plug in. Where with the Powerbeats Pro you have a hard case that also acts as a charging base. The case for these are a soft silicon case.

it does have the ear hooks on them to keep them in place during vigorous activity.

The sound profile is essentially all Beats. Heavy on the bass, the rest is kinda secondary. Perfect for Hip Hop and POP music. Not really made for audiophiles (Fuddie Duddies). But a fun experience is to be had with a pair of the Powerbeats3: Click here for more.

 

Bose SoundSport Free – Free 2B Me

The Bose SoundSport Free. These wireless earbuds claim a battery life of up to 5 hours which is good enough for several workouts for me. they are sweat and rain resistant, so runners will like these earbuds a lot. They also let in a little ambient noise so if you are in public you are able to hear a bit and its good to know what’s happening in your surroundings.

These Bose units are pretty comfortable and fit nicely and sound crisp, clear and powerful. They don’t really sit in the ear canal as they sit, more or less, on the ear canal. The SoundSports also come with a handy charging case. A very nice feature if I say so myself, and I say so…myself.

These earbuds are large side, so if you don’t mind looking a little like Frankenstein with the protruding bolts on his neck then you wont mind the look of these, except these are on your ears. I personally think these units are good looking, but that’s my opinion. I do like the color choices that are available.

I say, “Let them eat cake.” Not only do these Bose SoundSport sound great, they look delicious as well. Bon Appetit!

Sennheiser Momentum – Let’s Keep the Momentum up

For the audiophile extraordinaire, primarily known for years as the pinnacle of personal audio (Headphones, that is.) The Bluetooth Sennheiser Momentum is the product for all you high end audiophiles out there.Not only do they sound incredible, but they look the part too.

Unfortunately the battery life is something not to write home about. The earphones itself have a battery life that lasts 4 hours plus an additional 8 with the charging case. Not awful, but certainly not the best. Okay. It is pedestrian at best.

But let’s talk about the he audio quality. It is fantasical!!! ( Is that a word?) Good punchy bass clear mids and crisp highs. Using the Sennheiser Smart Control App gives you the ability of total control over the sound quality of your music. The sound quality is the saving grace of these little beauties.

They also feature fingertip controls on each earphone. These may need getting used too. But nothing a little practice won’t help.

These earbuds are so exquisitely refined with detailed natural sound and impeccable styling, these may be too good for me. This is style well defined. But if given the chance these Bluetooth earpods would be mine. All mine…Muhahahaha! Okay. I’ll stop now.

Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds

These earbuds are definitely a home run for Sony. They are comfortable, leek and sound amazingly awesome.

Clean, crisp and natural sound is pumped into your ear, then little butterflies are released tickling your ear canals with their little beating wings….No? Okay. But you get the picture.

These earbuds have an expected battery life of 8 hours, plus the 16 hours (two full charges) contained in the case. So, you can expect a 24 hours of listening time before you have to recharge.

The case can hold two more full charges. You just pop the earbuds into the case when the battery is empty and they will charge up.

You can also do a 10 minute charge and get 90 minutes of playback. Once your case battery is empty you just connect it to a USB port and recharge the case and the earbuds placed in them.

Each earbud has a touch pad on the ear piece, and you change the settings by using the Sony app that will give you even more control.

This is why Sony is so damned good.

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