These iClever Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones are definitely good starters for someone looking to get active this New Year, but there are definitely better values on the market. On one hand, they do bring IPX4 water resistance, but in doing so they lose out on sound quality. They are a good value for someone hitting the gym as long as they aren't an audiophile.
- Ease of use
- Audio Quality
With the New Year’s rolling around in a few days, many people will be hitting the gym to lose that holiday weight. What good is working out if you don’t have decent headphones to accompany your weight loss goals? Well, we were fortunate enough to receive some iClever Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones just in time for your New Year’s resolution. These Bluetooth headphones normally go for $29.99 on Amazon, but the question is, are they worth your holiday gift cards? Let’s take a look.
I have already reviewed one set of iClever Bluetooth Headphones, so this time around I knew what to expect when opening the shipping box. A plain cardboard box. I am a big fan of this because I am tired of packaging being covered in specs, marketing slogans, etc. Sure enough, the Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones came in the same style of packaging.
Opening up the box, these headphones definitely have a futuristic look to them. Something that suggests to me that they really belong in a gym or on someone who is active. The design is very sleek and has no sharp edges, except on the top. It has a different look that will differentiate you from the crowd.
When putting the headphones in my ear, they seemed to fit decently, but not as well as I hoped. When I am active, the last thing I want to worry about is my headphones falling out. They can handle a decent amount of movement, but any real hard motions and they begin to come out. I wish they would have went with the same design on the other iClever headphones we reviewed.
Since these are Bluetooth headphones, that means they need to be charged and there is one single wire, not a split one. On the right headphone you’ll find the charging port. It is sealed off to protect the port, as the headphones are IPX4 certified. You will also find the buttons to control your music down on the cord, which is typical of headphones. On one side you have an LED light to indicate whether it is being charged, fully charged, or synced up. On the back side there are two buttons to control the volume.
An interesting feature on these iClever headphones is their magnetic top. The two headphones will stick together, which can either end your current call or pause your music. It is pretty useful if you assume you will take your headphones off after a call or listening to music. You can also answer a call when taking the headphones apart, if they are stuck together.
Performance/Ease of use
One issue I have always had with Bluetooth devices are pairing. Sometimes it goes very smoothly and other times it is quite the opposite. With the iClever Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones, it was actually quite simple. It took seconds for me to get it paired up to my Nexus 6P. Since the headphones are compatible with being linked up to two devices at once, it was just as easy to hook it up to my computer.
As far as performance goes, the headphones still haven’t disconnected on me. Now, I haven’t walked the full 32.8 feet away from my phone which is the operating distance, but I still have walked a decent distance. I was more impressed with the fact that the headphones never got choppy are disconnected while the device was well within range.
Since these headphones are wireless, they obviously require some charging. I always have either a power source near me, whether it is an outlet, computer, or even my Nexus 6P, but I never needed them. iClever states that you can get up to seven hours of music playback and 200 hours of standby time, so they definitely can last a decent time. I never had to charge them midday, but for some they might have to. These headphones would last me two to three days easily, with 1-2 hours of listening time per day with a few calls mixed in.
When you go wireless you have to make sacrifices, but the battery life on the iClever Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones don’t make it too much of a sacrifice, so if that is putting you off about going wireless, don’t worry about it.
Like I stated earlier with everything getting more portable and smaller every year, quality also goes up every year. That just isn’t for the high-priced items, it goes for the lower priced items as well. I have used $100+ headphones and $5 headphones, but I was honestly wasn’t too impressed at what the iClever Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones brought to the table.
The first thing you notice when trying any headphones is how well they cancel out noise. With these Bluetooth headphones, I would say they are middle of the road: not the best, but not the worst. The nice thing is that the way they are shaped though, they don’t let too much music escape the earbuds. It always annoys me when I can hear others music and I don’t want to be that guy.
iClever did a decent job making sure that these headphones can pick up all ranges of sounds, as nothing sounds too mushy or runs together. I listen to mostly metal music, so it is really easy to tell if the quality isn’t there. There are a lot of aspects to the music, so it is easy for headphones to drown out the sound and lose crispness. So many times with lower-tier headphones, the audio is mucked up and there isn’t a clear distinction between the lows, mids, and highs. I didn’t mess with any
Overall, if you are looking to get yourself un-wired just in time for that New Year’s resolution, be sure to take a look at the iClever Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones. Not only do they come in at a very reasonable price tag of $29.99 and are IPX4 water resistant, but they perform well outside the price range. I have been using them quite frequently and have not run into any issues with them whatsoever.