New Flavor in Your Ear.
Wireless headphones are nearly a staple in coffee shops and commuter trains, but in gyms and the fitness arena users remain tethered in some way. Whether using the old school plugged in buds that came with our devices (evident with the recent complaints about the iPhone 7's lack of a 3.5mm jack), or the behind-the-neck connection between earpieces for most current Bluetooth devices—"wireless" has actually been a bit of a misnomer… until now. Here's the quick and dirty on these;
- Sol Republic has established themselves are perpetually up-and-coming… that's a good thing in their case
- price is a bit high, but that tends to be the tier in SR's marketing for higher end segments like these.
- fit completely into ear
- not noise cancelling, but very good noise isolation with the right silicon tips… that means everything to the sound quality too
- sound is amazing; balanced, if not a little bass'y, but the mids & highs don't lack
- zero wires—even between the sound units
- range & power are impressive… battery life is not—3hrs per full charge
- meant mainly for fitness and working out wire-free, so battery life actually works fine
- small pill case is the real gem; charges the buds, AND is an external power source for other devices, including your phone—whaaaaaaaaaaat?!
- and yes, they actually stayed put for me in sprint and jump-rope sessions
Well, that's the real. Worth the money if you plan to use them lots for a specific purpose. Sol Republic Amps Air run $180, available direct from Sol Republic, or from Best Buy and other major electronic retailers.