Finding a decent, cheap pair of headphones is never easy, however after picking up a pair of Treblab’s XR500 Bluetooth Headphones the other day, via a lightning deal, I have to say I may just have stumbled across some gems.
The XR500 headphones aren’t the most attractive you’ll see out there. The unit itself is made of plastic and looks very chunky to the eye, saying that though, once you have them in your ears they are actually very comfortable. As with most Bluetooth headphones, you’ll place one in your left ear, put the cable around the back of your neck and insert the right ear piece. There is also a bit rubber which goes over your ear, making the headphones feel very secure and therefore ideal for running, hitting the gym or just listening to music whilst doing the housework.
Pairing the XR500s up with your mobile phone couldn’t be easier. You simply hold down the button to activate Bluetooth mode, find the device on your phone and press pair. That’s it and even better it never seems to lose connection or at least hasn’t in my experience. Of course, you’ll need to charge the headphones too, but this is done simply via USB and even better, they hold a 9-hour charge, meaning you won’t have to plug them in all that often.
Upon finally getting around to listening to some music, I have to say the sound quality blew me away. I own a pair of Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphones and they are nowhere near as loud as the XR500s. They are also fairly similar in terms of sound quality with a substantial bass response, crisp treble and clear middle range. The foam-lined earpieces are also pretty effective at cancelling external noise, making for a fantastic music listening experience.
The Waterproof XR500 also includes a built in microphone, making taking phone calls just as easy and pleasant as listening to music, with little lag and very decent call quality.
As you would expect, the XR500s include a few built-in control features. For instance, the home button can be used to power on/off, answer and reject calls, redial, while also being used to pause/play music. The volume controls can also be used to skip forwards or backwards when listening to songs, as well as being able to set the volume level you are comfortable with. These are all functions which are pretty much standard these days, but it’s good to know they are there and work well.
The Treblab XR500s can often be found for around £29.97 on Amazon, although we’ve seen them in a lightning deal quite a few times now for £24.97, which is well worth it.