Direct Beats Systems (dBs) comes in. Our good friends at dBs provided me with the dBs Live Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headphones to try out and review. And you know what... they couldn't come at a better time. The dog days of Summer are on their way and I am looking forward to just lounging around and listening to some of my favorite tunes. But before I get into my experience with these headphones, lets talk specs.
- Compatible with Bluetooth Version 4.0 and below.
- Compatible with EDR Class 2
- Up to 15 Talk/Stream Time and up to 250 hours standby time
- Built in microphone to answer calls
- Supports HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP Bluetooth Profiles
- Full ear enclosure provides maximum bass and noise reduction
- Light weight (7 ounces) for long lasting listening comfort
- Rechargeable Lithium Battery (MiniUSB Cable)
- Connect with non Bluetooth compatible devices using a 3.5mm jack cable (included)
|The MiniUSB port and the on and off switch is at a pretty awkward position...|
but in no way a deal breaker.
Alright so let's get right into my first thoughts. No instruction manual. Hmm... Well, I guess we don't need one, right? I mean how hard can be to figure out a pair of headphones. lol The dBs headphones are definitely light weight and light weight is not an understatement here. The dBs Live Bluetooth Headset is extremely light. Only 7 ounces or so. A far cry from some of the other over the ear headsets that I've had my hands on. Also, they feel very soft. Even though I believe the headset is made out of plastic, there is a soft feel to them. They feel as if an extremely soft and invisible velvet coating is around the plastic. I thought that was pretty cool. After slipping them on, I noticed that there was just enough pressure to cover the ear canal to keep the headphones securely on your head. Also, I wear glasses and I was pleasantly surprised to notice that the headphones were not pressing the temple arms (handles??? You know... the part that goes around your ear) up against my head causing discomfort. Many, MANY, headsets that I've tried had too much pressure and cause too much discomfort so I wouldn't wear them for long. That was not the case at all here. You can also adjust the headset length to fit a larger head by adjusting the part that goes over your head. This is a pretty standard function so there's no surprise there. Also, just above each ear piece, on the inside handle, the left and right sides are marked with a L and R. Pretty discreet but in a good way. And lastly, the 4 buttons to control the functions and the on and off switch are all on the right ear piece and are perfectly placed to easily get to and press.
|The buttons are pretty self explanatory, but just in case you are still confused, |
the pictures near the buttons should help.
I also wanted to test the call answering feature here. The microphone is located just under the right ear piece and wanted to see just how well my voice would carry during a conversation. I asked the wife to call me just to test it out. I answered the call by pressing the "phone" button started to chat. She said that I was coming in loud and clear. No static, no buzzing, no muffled sound. She compared me sounding to just how I would if I were on the phone. That was pleasant to hear. I don't use the answer call function on many of the headsets that I own because they are over sensitive or the quality is just not the best. But these are a little different. I might actually keep them on to answer a call here.
|So much for lounging around headphones, huh. These dBs Headphones are good for just about anywhere.|
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