Amazing sound for a "full sized" pair of bluetooth headphones
I bought these along with a pair of Moor MR002 premium headphones, and I have to say, after testing, both are excellent. The Moor's I reviewed earlier, but these iCandy's are equally as good and fantastic value for a penny under £30. Although they are a bit bulkier than the Moors, they do look a little more "masculine" once they're on, and therefore probably won't be so appealing to the females amongst you. (the Moor's will be fine though) They pair really easily and the range is excellent. I can leave my iPhone on the living room table and easily wander around the house and even part way up the garden before the sound begins to drop out. The music can be controlled by the buttons on the left earpiece, and while they work well, they look a bit "old hat" compared to the controls on the Moor's. The on/off switch is a normal slide type toggle switch like the type they knock out at Maplin for a few pence, and the track forward/back is combined with the volume +/- button (well....it's not a button but a spring loaded "wheel" ) that is a little fiddly to use and also seems a bit outdated for a relatively hi-tech piece of audio wizardry. In contrast, the play/pause and call receive/end buttons are a much more modern push button design that sit flush with the outer casing but are easily found and operated due to the raised icons on their surface. (I should point out to the more fashion conscious that while the more modern buttons are in a prominent viewing position, the more "visually unappealing" controls are tucked away towards the back or bottom of the earpiece and aren't immediately in plain sight) The sound from these headphones is what struck me most. Very good bass response and a very natural and full sound, for virtually all types of music. It really is quite exceptional for under £30 and wireless to boot. In fact, it actually puts quite a few of my wired headsets to shame, with only my Urban Ears headset able to touch it. As with the Moor's headset, the budget range of bluetooth chips these days, that these headsets use, are really doing a fine job of producing very good audio clarity at great volume levels. Also, the mic used on this headset is also of a very good quality, and the noise cancellation feature seems to work well. The person on the other end of the call had no idea that I was using a headset, which is always a good sign, and we were quite happily chatting away, without having to raise our voices or struggle to hear what each other were saying. It's worth pointing out that with this headset, as with the Moor's, that if you are listening to music when you receive a call, the music will fade and you will hear the ringtone. Press the receive button to answer, or press twice quickly to reject. When the call ends, your music will fade back in from where it left off, a very nice touch. Build quality seems of a high standard and, while they are fairly light-weight, they don't feel cheap, with a nice finish being used on the plastic parts and the faux leather being stitched together well. The cushioned earpads are nice and soft and I've used them for a constant 5/6 hours without them ever becoming uncomfortable. It's also worth noting that this set of headphones can actually be used as a normal set of wired headphones too (cable is included) meaning that you can use them with mp3 players etc that don't have Bluetooth capability, which is another nice touch if you happen to use a variety of different audio/video devices. All in all, I'd say that it's definitely £30 pounds well spent, and a cracking set of bins!
P.S. on a side note, what a splendid service from MobileFun! These, and the Moor's I'd previously mentioned, both arrived within 24hours of placing my order and having it confirmed. It's not just in this case either, I've been using MF for years now, and this is the norm! Well done MF, another (and still) satisfied customer!
3 of 4 found this helpful.
Did you find this helpful?