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Review: BBP Mobiband Stereo Bluetooth Headphones With Mic

BBP Industries released budget-friendly friendly audio equipment—Mobiband Bluetooth Stereo Wireless Headphones with Mic. Originally priced at $99.95, [easyazon-link asin=”B007Z534YC” locale=”us”]Amazon now offers it for just $49.99[/easyazon-link]. People who might have been looking for headsets that offer enough features for a lower price, this one may just come in handy.   This devices works as promised as far as functioning as both a headphone for music and a wireless headset for your phone.

 

Audio Quality

Mobiband Bluetooth Stereo Wireless Headphone uses a 16-bit high-fidelity stereo encryption and while it is not impressive as with other high-end devices, the audio quality is pretty good. For average users, having a stereo audio is just enough to be appreciated and that’s exactly the case here. There is some room for improvement as far as audio is concerned. One of the things I want to see should BBP Industries decide to release a follow-up unit is the bass boost to give the headset a bit more oomph.

With 250 mAh battery, the Mobiband heaphone can reach up to 10 hours of continuous music playback or 11 hours talk time before a recharge is needed.   And it takes just 2.5 hours to fully charge back to full strength.  All in all, the quality wasn’t compromised as the manufacturer didn’t design this headset to feature Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround audio system.

 

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Bluetooth & Compatibility

Mobiband headset uses Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and could pair with compatible devices for as far as 10 meters or 33 feet at 2.4 GHz frequency. It makes use of A2DP, HSP, HFP, AVRCP codex and compatible with the following devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Android devices Phones, gaming devices, and Mac/PC’s with Bluetooth. Pairing with these devices is a charm.  When receiving calls, the call comes through flawlessly and the voice sounds crystal clear from our test.

Design

Bluetooth headsets generally are known to be portable and lightweight to keep you connected on the go. The Mobiband headset delivers there. While it does come with the ability to be folded and carried around easily, it isn’t as sturdy as one would imagine. The quality of materials used isn’t great here and you will know as soon as you get it considering its fairly low price.

The overall design however is great and has been built for comfort. You might have trouble fitting it in your pocket though. What’s better is that the headset is wireless, so you don’t have to deal with the hassles of wires. The ear cushions are substantially large and should fit just about any set of ears.

The headband is adjustable so you can raise and adjust it according to your preference with the help of the notches on either side. We do want to note that the headphone may easily slip off your head for people with long hair, that was our experience from testing the item.

The headset comes in two color combinations – Matte Black and Matte White. It has a few touch sensitive buttons to switch between music tracks, answer calls, and increase/decrease volume. The microphone on the headset is practically invisible.

Performance

Without going too much into detail, we will simply say that the Mobiband Stereo Bluetooth headset does exactly what it promises to do. There are absolutely no complaints regarding the sound quality of the device as the ear cushions fit very well on your ear.  The bass isn’t as high as your $200 headset, so you might want to look elsewhere if that’s a prerequisite for you.

Some users have complained that the songs just skip on their own without the user choosing to do so, which we feel is an isolated incident. The unit packs a decent rechargeable battery good enough to last a few days on moderate usage. The company claims a standby time of 250 hours and up to 10 to 11 hours of continuous usage.

Given the open design of the ear cups, there is substantial noise leak. But this can be a beneficial feature as you are always aware of what’s happening in your surroundings. But if you’re on public transport, the noise from your surroundings will be prevalent. The device doesn’t sport the apt-X codec which gives audio a substantial boost. This feature was left out as iOS and Android devices don’t have native support for it yet. An average user wouldn’t know the difference. Lastly, unlike other headsets that project a small amount of heat to the ears, Mobiband does not.

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Overall Impression

This is not a high-end headset, so there are some shortcomings. That being said, the headset excels in almost every department. The headset is meant to be used as both a headphone for your music as well as a wireless headset for phone calls, and it it delivers as advertised.  The sound quality is decent, battery is pretty neat, build quality is not bad, and the price is just enough for everything that it comes packed with. If a friend asks for a cheaper headset with good quality, I would surely recommend this.

You can use these headphones for your morning gym sessions or while jogging and you won’t be bugged with wires that typically come with previous generations of headsets. We would have liked better accessories to come with the device but considering its 50-dollar price tag, this one is actually just fine. For being what it is and delivering what the manufacturer promised, I would give this headset 4/5 rating.

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