TAIR Sports Headphone Review 2017
- Finalist for Best Bluetooth Earbud 2017
Getting off the couch and going to the gym is such a daunting task. Even if you’re an exercise fanatic, music makes the treadmill much more bearable. But headphones are so constricting with all their cords! Luckily, it’s the 21st century, we don’t have to be tied down by wires anymore. Sports headphones offer wireless music streaming through Bluetooth technology.
Bluetooth is a type of wireless signal that can travel about 30 feet. It can be used for a lot of different things, but it’s especially useful for streaming music. It is a secure connection that won’t be interrupted by other signals. It uses a small amount of battery power. And it is getting more advanced every year. Bluetooth is now capable of great quality wireless audio transmissions that are easy to set-up.
So how can you choose which sports earbuds to buy? An important factor is the Bluetooth connection. In theory, all Bluetooths are pretty similar. In practice, the quality varies greatly. Technically, all Bluetooth connections should travel about 30 feet, but many devices cut out over a much shorter distance. Headphones that can connect to two different Bluetooth devices simultaneously get bonus points.
Sound quality is obviously very important. Everyone has a different preference for equalizers. Some people like heavier bass, while others prefer a more balanced sound. But everyone wants to hear their music clearly without rattling or static. Sound quality will improve as the price rises, but you should be able to find something with good sound quality for a reasonable price.
With sports headphones, there are two special considerations. First, you want stability. If your earbuds are constantly falling out, it defeats the purpose of having wireless functionality. Second, you want your headphones to be able to withstand a fair amount of sweat. Some sports headphones are sweat-proof, which definitely puts them in a higher echelon. But ones that are not technically sweat-proof can still stand up to a sweaty gym session. Either way, if you can’t sweat all over your headphones, they are not appropriate for the gym.
TAIR Sports Headphone Product Overview
These earbuds are lightweight, which aids in keeping them in the ear. However, they don’t have any sort of stabilizers. The buds are shaped very basically, which can lend itself to issues when jumping and running around in the gym. A thick, sturdy neckband helps to keep them stable and prevent them from being pulled out of the ear, though. The neckband can also be easily removed if you don’t like it. The earbuds have built-in magnets so you can wear them around your neck when not in use.
Additionally, the earbuds are waterproof to withstand workouts. They also have a microphone, so you can take calls directly from the headphones. Noise canceling offers an additional degree of sound quality for calls and for your music.
TAIR Sports Headphone Pros And Cons
The TAIR sports headphones are surprisingly awesome, considering the price. The sound quality is excellent and clear. The microphone is equally impressive with its reception and clarity.
The construction of the headphones is sturdy. They come with three different sized earbud inserts. This allows a pretty tight fit, preventing the earbuds from falling out too often while preserving a level of comfort.
The battery life is probably where the TAIRs lack the most. They only offer about 3 and a half hours of play time. This is usually sufficient for a workout, but not for much else. You may find yourself charging these headphones more than you would like.
The waterproof capabilities are good enough for working out in most conditions. You can certainly sweat on them and not worry in the slightest. But don’t go running in the rain or take them underwater. They will not be able to withstand that amount of moisture.
The Bluetooth is a definite strength. They can pair to two different devices at once, so you can pair your personal phone and your business phone so you don’t miss any calls. The Bluetooth signal is strong and crisp. It rarely drops out and has a long range without a lot of worry about obstacles blocking the signal. The Bluetooth paired with the noise cancellation makes for great calling and listening.
Overall, the TAIR sports headphones are a strong set of earphones. They can stand up to the trials of a workout. For their friendly price, they’re hard to beat.
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