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SmartOmi Magnetic Bluetooth Hybrid Headphones Review

SmartOmi, the popular wireless headphone manufacturer known for the Boots earbuds, have released hybrid headphones which can be used either in a wired or wireless configuration. They are perfect for people who like to listen to music on every occasion but don’t want to spend money on multiple different headphones. With the Magnetic Bluetooth Hybrid headphones from SmartOmi, you can use the same pair for jogging and home listening.

SmartOmi Magnetic Bluetooth Hybrid Headphones

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SmartOmi SmartOmi Magnetic Bluetooth Hybrid Headphones 39.99


Design and Build

The Hybrid earbuds sport an elegant metal design. SmartOmi went with a stylish gunmetal color, which helps the otherwise very classy earbuds fit into the typical gym environment.

Included in the box is one pair of futuristic-looking ear-hooks. They do a very good job of keeping the headphones in place no matter what activity you decide to do. On top of that, they take some of the pressure from your ear canals and distribute it over a large surface area, improving the overall comfort. Also in the box are 3 pairs of interchangeable eartips of different sizes. We had no issue finding the perfect size, and it’s very likely that neither will you.

From the design point of view, probably the most impressive feature of the Hybrid headphones from SmartOmi is the magnetic base in each earbud. It allows you to clasp the headphones around your neck. This creates a sort of necklace, making it much easier to store the headphones when not in use. That being said, you can still take advantage of the provided mesh carrying case, if you so desire.

Likewise, you have the option to use the headphones either in a wired or wireless configuration. All you need to do to turn the SmartOmi headphones into a seemingly regular pair of wired headphones is to connect the included Line-in AUX to the USB port located right in the middle of the cable which connects the individual earbuds together. It’s really handy to know that you always have a backup to fall on in case you run out of battery power.

Also included is a 3-button remote control with one multi-function button in the center and two volume rockers around it. All 3 buttons should automatically work with all modern Android and iOS devices.

The Hybrid headphones last up to 5 hours on a single charge and have a standby time of 96 hours. The battery life is probably the most underwhelming aspect of the headphones. The only redeeming thing about it is the fairly fast charge time. It takes the headphones only 2 hours to go from 0% to 100%. You can tell that the headphones are fully charged when the built-in LED indicator changes from red to blue.

SmartOmi stand behind their products with a 12-month warranty. They can afford to do so because the vast majority of their customers is satisfied with their products, as evident from the great reviews posted all over the internet.

Sound Quality

The headphones use the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for faster data transfers and uncompromising audio quality. Just like the SmartOmi Boots, the Hybrids sound good on virtually every level.

Despite their small size, the bass reproduction is visceral and utterly enjoyable. When listening to Supermassive Black Hole from Muse, the impact of the bass is really what we imagine flying through a black hole at a supersonic speed must feel like. Mids and highs are clean, crisp, and nicely colored with warm undertones, keeping listening fatigue safely at bay.

The signal is sufficiently strong for you to walk away from your smartphone or tablet, go to another room and never experience any connectivity issues.

What’s in the Box?

The packaging includes 3 pairs of replaceable eartips, line-in AUX cable, microUSB charging cable, mesh headset case, and user manual.

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Hybrid construction, bluethooth device which can be use either wired or wireless
  • Integrated magnets on the back
  • Stylish design
  • Flat tangle-free cords
  • Fast charging speed

Cons

  • Underwhelming battery life

Verdict

The SmartOmi Magnetic Bluetooth Hybrid headphones are another great product from an innovative company that knows how to create a product that stands out and fills a niche that most other manufacturers wouldn’t even knew existed. Their shorter battery life can easily be overlooked in the light of all the other features and, above all, the fantastic sound quality and listening experience.

SmartOmi Magnetic Bluetooth Hybrid Headphones

ImageBrandProductPrices
SmartOmi SmartOmi Magnetic Bluetooth Hybrid Headphones 39.99