I’ve been planning to buy a vacuum Bluetooth headset review AWEI for listening to music from your smartphone. Nice design, compact, good sound and a decent autonomy – such criteria, I put at the forefront when choosing a device. Buying headphones AWEI A980BL Chinese shop gearbest.com was a little adventurous act, but I took a chance and now will talk about his impressions of this acquisition.
Why is Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL?
I pondered for a long time over which option to choose a wireless headset for yourself. Format collar me quite impressed, checked on the LG Tone, false solutions are cumbersome and inconvenient and are not suitable to me personally in style, though, and have a good sound and excellent autonomy, even in the low-cost options, such as GMB Audio BHP-OSL OSLO, or Prestigio PBHS2.
In my mind made up as follows – it should be a normal vacuum earphones plugs with high-quality sound, coupled with short lead for lining the neck, with the most compact remote control which packed all the stuffing, including the battery, in addition to the panel should be a button playback controls, and of course – a microphone, that is, the presence of headphone headset function. An important point is the support of the latest headset wireless protocol Bluetooth 4.0, later I will tell you why.
I should note that these options are, in principle, are well represented in the American retail, but the price of these headphones is not quite adequate. Basically, I came across offers from $ 40 to those models that meet my minimum requirements at least outwardly, and to $ 200 – something that recommended by experienced colleagues and friends as an option with a good sound.
In principle, I have looked after for it in the local shops a few models in the region of $ 60-80 but thought that they then I’d have to buy at any time, and decided to consider the proposals of the Chinese stores in this category.
It turned out that the same GearBest filled with a variety of options like almost starting at $ 5, and then even more unclear what to buy, because the choice is very complex, and it is unclear what is the basis. Brands totally unknown nature, reviews somehow also did not inspire confidence, they can store and the employees themselves have written. I decided to rely on his experience, the sense of beauty and technical flair. And in order not to risk too much money, I planned to pick something in between, to $ 20. So that, if you’re lucky – will enjoy. No is selling or throw and not so pathetic. So I chose some Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL headset for $ 17 despite the fact that these earphones we just stand around $ 60-80.
In addition, at the same time I decided to check the delivery store, which, as stated on the site, free to America (and in most other countries). Therefore, in order to select a base variant of delivery by regular mail instead of more expensive expedited or express.
Immediately after the order I received from the store and confirmation number for the tracking (tracking number), although no reference to the website for tracking the letter was not there. We had a little Googling. As it turned out, delivery by mail in Sweden, and this number, I learned that my product shipped, I passed customs clearance, sorting, and is in the process of transportation (under transportation). At this stage of the process stood a long time, it seemed to me – forever. And then, when I had almost forgotten about your purchase comes a notice from the post office – my package arrived. I carried out the order of 11 September. Notification received from the post office on October 3. That is, my order went 22 days. In principle, in view of free shipping, I think it’s very appropriate term.
Packaging equipment: Bluetooth headset review AWEI
In a sufficiently large colorful box of yellow color, I have found: the very headset, two pairs of soft silicone ear cushions of various sizes, clothespin and clip the wire. The USB cable is not included.
Appearance, materials, arrangement, assemblage: Bluetooth headset review AWEI
The quality of the headset is the first point that I was surprised. It was really unexpected. By handsome appearance Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL I was ready, even expected it, because I saw pictures of the goods on the store page. In practice, it turned out that the photos do not deceive. The headset does look very impressive.
The Bluetooth headset review AWEI WEI A980BL speaker enclosure is made of some kind of metal, pretty thick. Perhaps he stamped, and the speaker before punching is put into the cylindrical workpiece, as there are not seams on the body simply do not have the absolutely one-piece molded metal body.
By the way, in addition to more classic silver version, on sale there is a black version of the headset with the red wire – fashionable, youth and sports.
Due to the lack of joints Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL become partially waterproof – the manufacturer is positioning it as a solution for sports – sweat and splashes of the speaker box is not afraid.
The outer surface is decorated with the imitation of rough turning (I do not think that the blanks for housings headphones really are machined from a single piece of metal).
Two Bluetooth headset review AWEI connects the thin flat cable with a length of 60 cm in silicone insulation. Closer to the left earpiece is a plastic control panel with buttons. The joints of the cable with the headphones and remote control are made of rubber and look quite robust. Three buttons on the remote. Central is responsible for turning on and turning off the power and pause playback. The top and bottom, a stylized plus and minus – for volume control and switching tracks (long press).
The central button also integrated two-color LED indicator – blue and red. The red LED indicates the necessary battery. Blue is on a full charge. Alternate fast flashing is on standby for pairing with the main unit via Bluetooth. Furthermore, in the active state indicator flashes blue low frequency, allowing the headset to find in a dark room.
On the other side of the console – the inscription AWEI, and on the side – microUSB port to charge the gadget. Hole microphone is located on the opposite face.
In general, materials and assembly set AWEI A980BL cause only positive emotions. This is a quality product. At least judging is their appearance and tactile sensations. But go to the basic function of headphones – quality music playback.
Sound: Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL
And then I was struck once again. With the quality of the sound from the headset all just fine. I could not believe my ears. The deep lows, clear and ringing are high, and all that is between them pretty well – the frequency range of headphones from a very wide. Of course, much depends on the quality of the source and filling the hardware playback devices, as well as the software component (player, equalizer, effects).
And indeed, the sound quality is the notion of a purely subjective. I tested the headset with smartphones LG G2, Huawei Mate 7, Xiaomi RedMi Note 2. Best Sound provides the first device, which is famous for its musical chip that plays audio with 24-bit / 192 kHz. In addition, I use this smartphone software audio processor Viper4Android FX, which works wonders and makes the sound simply divine. The Chinese showed weaker results, but only when compared to the LG G2 directly. In general, both the smartphone give approximately the same sound quality in a pair with a headset AWEI A980BL and it is very worthy. I do not want to sound like anti-advertising expensive brands, but when compared with the same vacuum earphones or headphones, which is much more expensive, Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL shows the results are not worse, and often better.
An important factor is good sound headset – the use of the wireless module with support for Bluetooth 4.0, which provides a sufficient connection speed to stream high-quality music.
Autonomy: Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL
Here we come to the weakest spot Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL. While watching which way you look. After the device is very compact and it has to pay. It is not known what capacity battery engineers managed to cram in a small remote, but this autonomy was exactly as specified in the characteristics of the device. During the test the experiment I was able to squeeze out a maximum of 4 hours 35 minutes of continuous music playback at average volume. Talk headset rests considerably longer – about 6 hours.
Now count how many hours a day do you listen to music and talking on the phone using a headset and determine the frequency of charging for themselves. Personally, I charge it every 3-4 days. By the way, full charge AWEI A980BL from a standard USB port lasts a little more than 2 hours. If you use a powerful charger is from 40 minutes to half an hour. In standby mode, the headset is “living” 4-5 days (120 hours according to the manufacturer). Again, if once again draw attention to the compactness of the body panel, the results are very decent. In many ways, they are achieved through the use of Bluetooth 4.0, which is precisely characterized by, among other things, low power consumption.
Ergonomics and operating experience: Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL
First is as headphones sitting in the ears. From this moment everything is fine, I think. But, please note, I am not engaged in active sports. Although the manufacturer is positioning the product as a sport is a headset, but no additional accessories for fixing in the ear is not provided here. For normal use of the same – everything is fine and comfortable. By the way, diffusers headphones directed slightly at an angle to the main body of the speaker to use the anatomical features of the human ear for a secure fit and extra wearing comfort.
Due to the shape of the speaker box headphones convenient to insert and remove from the ears – there is something to cling to your fingers.
Second is how convenient remote. He did not interfere with normal use, though, to use a sports complex is probably better to use a clothespin to clip and pulling the wires behind the neck.
The remote is great grope blindly and pressed well, no complaints.
The Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL is equipped with voice guidance in English when turning the device goes into pairing mode. Playing music is muted when the notification and pauses automatically during the incoming phone call.
Furthermore, Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL can work simultaneously with multiple devices. This is another advantage of the protocol Bluetooth 4.0. For example, you connect a headset with a laptop or a tablet to listen to music or voice chat, and the connection with your smartphone use for phone conversations.
When using a Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL with new iPhones and Android devices in the status bar appears on the screen battery gauge headphones. A very convenient, agree.
And another nice moment in the headset, as you may have noticed, is that they are magnets to any metal surface, and you can hang them at home, such as a PC case. In addition, the two headphones are connected to each other and they can be worn around the neck as an amulet when you are not using the device for its intended purpose.
Results: Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL
My conclusion is clear – you can take. Personally, I am absolutely satisfied with the purchase. The Bluetooth headset review AWEI A980BL meets all my requirements, voiced at the beginning of the review. Of course, I would like more autonomy. Those “collars” or headset from LG in the form of overhead headphones can provide about 10 hours of playback on a single battery charge. But compact AWEI A980BL, of course, is a cut above, and this criterion is very important for me.
I can say that I certainly discovered (I hope for you) AWEI, as quite a decent brand of audio equipment. I think that other models of headphones and headsets of the brand should also be quite good, both in functionality, quality of materials and workmanship, as well as the sound. I think you can safely buy a suitable model to you if you do not see the sense in paying more for products to more well-known brands. Successful you shopping!