Love to run and listen to your music from your smart phone or iPod? Hate the standard ear buds because the cord is extremely annoying? You are not alone. I’ve wanted to try out a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones for almost 3 years. Finally, I have a pair of iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones for my runs and I’m reviewing it for you today!
Pairing to a Bluetooth Device
These headphones were very easy to use. Figuring out how to pair them with my iPhone was my big challenge. I had to resort to reading the instruction (Gasp!) but that proved to be the smart thing to do, because it was actually easy once I followed the direction.
When it comes to sound, I won’t profess to know much about quality, but I find the sound coming from the iSport Headphones to be very clear and crisp. I also didn’t experience the sound dropping, even while running. I love that there is a volume control on the right side of the headphones so I don’t have to fiddle with my phone while I’m on a run to change volume or the track.
Fit & Comfort
The headphones sound perfect so far. Fit and comfort is where I’ve had the most challenges. Did the ear buds stay in my ears while I ran? Not at first. The ear buds come with customizable SportClips and ear tips that come in small, medium and large. The difficult part for me what to find the right combination that would keep the ear buds firm in my ears. After several iterations, I finally found the sweet combination that would allow me to run fuss free!
The instructions on how to change the SportClips and the ear tips are non-existent. It was a very difficult and frustrating thing to do so. Now that I have them customized to my ears, I hope I never have to do that again.
Charging the iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones is quite interesting. It charges via a micro USB cable. Simply plug the micro USB side into the right earphone and the regular USB side into your pc/laptop, or another device made for USB charging. The indicator light turns from red to blue when charging is complete (about 1.5 hours).
The iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are definitely long-lasting. So far, I’ve only had to charge them once, and that was when I first received them. The factory charge is only long enough to pair your phone and few calls (says the manual).
Although I haven’t yet tried to use this feature, I ould actually take calls straight from the headphone controls. I could answer, end, or reject calls. There is even a pinhole sized microphone on the controls so you don’t have to fuss with your phone at all. I’ll have to test out this feature soon!
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The iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones come in blue and in black. I love the bright blue colour of my pair. I have to admit that I do find that the headphones stick out of my ears quite a bit and that it’s not very attractive, but when I’m running, I really don’t have to look at myself, so I don’t worry about it. Also, I tried running with the wire hanging behind my head, but I find that the ear buds stay put better if I wear the wire in the front, just under my chin.
All wireless headphones are expensive. The iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones retail for about $100. Monster has various wireless headphones at different price points, from $80 all the up to $400. I can only guess that the quality and ease of use goes up with the price point.
Overall, I am happy with my iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones. I’ve been wanting wireless headphones for a long time. The iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones definitely do the trick. I was frustrated with them at first due to the fit, but now that I found the right combination for my ears, I can honestly say that I would definitely recommend the iSport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones from Monster!
Have you tried wireless headphones yet? What has been your pet peeve about finding the right pair for you?