Bluetooth and headphones in tandem represent the ultimate freedom for audiophiles who would rather have their devices tucked somewhere at home as they roam about than being strapped by cords and spare them the agonizing ritual; untangling wire codes. However, much of that remains a wish list, not at least with the Brookstone Bluetooth stereo headphone.
It has a 300-inch range latest Bluetooth Class 1 v2.1 with EDR standards that realize faster multiple pairing, along with security and battery life enhancement.
The Brookstone Bluetooth stereo headphones is endowed the following amazing features: Built-in microphone for making and taking calls; On-headset controls for volume, playback control and call management tasks; 2 AAA batteries (not included in package); Fully adjustable and rugged steel-core headband for custom fit; 300’ wireless range, and 40mm neodymium speaker drivers for stereo enhancement and base resonance.
It is conclusively feature-filled and road-ready from the above highlight points.
Sound Quality and Customer Reception
With the 40mm neodymium speakers, users generally appreciated the consistent stereo quality with the manufacturer promised ‘bass resonance’. However, customer reviews at BrookStone gave sound quality aspects of the headphones the highest score (10) followed by comfort(9), value for money and light-weightiness both at 7 while amazingly bass quality of the headphones had least score at 6. The customer survey carried out using the power reviews plug-in sampled 12 customers.
Some notable negative feedback touched on a disgusting buzz noise that arises during paring and apparent failure by the manufacturer to address the issue.
The Brookstone Bluetooth Stereo Headphone as mentioned in the highlight features, has hands free support for calls and seamlessly auto-swaps between calls and music, a positive. It does this by pausing music and switching to voice mode for incoming calls.
With the two AAA batteries, the Brookstone Bluetooth Stereo headphone packs up enough power for 30 hours of wireless play.
Ruggedness of the steel-core headband makes it firm and comfortable to wear. This is especially significant for outdoor use; just what a Bluetooth headphone is supposed to offer any way.
Strengths – The road-readiness of this product is quite a good thing considering the Bluetooth range (300’) and the flat-folding ear pads that easily slim it to fit in a tight backpack.
Weaknesses – The headphone package comes without a manual and therefore comes with a bit of fiddling to figure out how to use.
Conclusion – The Brookstone Bluetooth Stereo Headphone is definitely a good gadget, recommendable to anyone. Most customers who have used it love it and recommend gifting someone with one! It retails at about $69.99 at Amazon, a 30% price cut.