Review: Sony h.ear in Wireless Headphones

There are so many wireless headphones in the market but not all are built to be the same. After using the latest Sony h.ear in Wireless headphones MDR-EX750BT, I am sold. I want to buy it immediately. It has been a while since I am so comfortable wearing a Bluetooth headphones.

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My review set comes in Lime Yellow, a very striking color in my opinion. It has other colors too – Cinnabar Red, Bordeaux Pink, Viridian Blue, Charcoal Black)

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Packaging

As with any Sony products, the packaging is very well done. The headphones are nicely held by the box. Because of the unique shape, the box is very big.

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Underneath the layer that held the headphones, there are extra ear buds tips in various sizes, instructions and a two cables (one for USB charging and one for wired usage).

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One of the unique features about the Sony h.ear in Wireless headphones is that it can operate wirelessly and with wire (as shown below). So, with this cable, you have no worries about battery life.

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First Impression

The reason why I wanted to review this Sony h.ear in Wireless headphones is because of its unique shape. I saw many people wearing similar types of headphones. I felt that they are too big and uncomfortable to wrap around the neck.

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I was wrong, not on this Sony h.ear in Wireless headphones. With its unique shape, it actually wraps around the neck nicely and comfortably. After using it for a few hours, I totally forgotten about its existence on my neck.

For this review, I used the unit mostly to receive or to return calls. By hanging the headphones around the neck, I can plug them on when I need them (e.g. to answer call or to listen to music). There is no need to have an earpiece always on my ear. If you have tried before, you know that over a long period of time, it will become uncomfortable.
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Usage

It is very simple to use. To use it for the first time, you will need to pair it with your smartphone. Pairing is a breeze (for most Bluetooth headsets nowadays) and with NFC, it is even easier.

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Tap your NFC-equipped smartphone (sorry, iPhone) on the NFC logo on the headphones and they will connect immediately.

The controls are on the left side that wrap around your neck. It take a while to get use to it. For example, to pick up a call, you will need to reach the neck area to access the call button. I fumbled to locate the call button initially. After some practice, it becomes better.

I believe the mic is placed around the control area. According to those that I called, the sound quality is very good (HD quality) and did not notice much of the ambiance noise.

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The h.ear in Wireless headphones has a long battery life. It has a standby hours of over 200 and a talktime of 7.5 hours. In the event that the battery is dead, you can use the connection cable to continue to use the headphones.

The connection cable is actually connected to the same Micro USB port (shown below) for charging.

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Here is the Micro USB port with the rubber flap opened up.

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Here is how it looks like with the connection cable connected.

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After using so many wireless headsets specifically for calls, this Sony h.ear in Wireless headphones is the best one so far. When listening to music, the audio is crisp and clear. The bass is very good  when playing music. Some features of this headphones: –

High-Resolution Audio for uncompromised sound

Experience digital music to the fullest with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bit-rate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist’s music. Savour every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.

LDAC™: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content

LDAC supports several transmission rates according to your wireless environment. It allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional sound quality near to High Resolution Audio, by transmitting at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps (approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio). LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music, the way the artist truly intended.

I believe these two features are what make the sound seems so good.

Specifications

Size & Weight

WEIGHT: 38 g

General Features

DRIVER UNIT: 9 mm dynamic – Dome type (CCAW VoiceCoil)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (HZ): 5 – 40,000 Hz (Power off) (Wired)
SENSITIVITIES (DB/MW): 105 dB/mW (when using thededicated headphone cable)
CORD LENGTH: 1.0 m
PLUG: The gilding, L-form, stereo mini-plug

Microphone

UNIT OF MICROPHONE: MEMS
DIRECTION OF IN-LINE MICROPHONE: Omni directional

What’s In The Box

  • Clip
  • Carring Pouch
  • Connection Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Earbuds
  • Warranty Card
  • Operating Instructions
  • Reference Guide

Summary

I love the design of the h.ear in Wireless headphones. It may seem clumsy or even bulky at first. However, at 38g and hanging it by your neck, you can barely feel it. Here are some benefits that I found while using the review unit: –

  • able to take out the earpiece after finishing a call or a song.
  • able to hide it with your shirt collar (see below)

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  • Very good quality audio even when playing YouTube videos.
  • Good battery life with option to use cable.
  • Sleek design as compare to those on the market.

With a RRP of S$279, it is steep for a Bluetooth headphones. But think of it as a music companion and the option of using wire connection when you need them, coupled with a good battery life and design, it might be worth it. Unfortunately, it is not designed for sports. Do not use it if you are going for a jog or other sports. It is not made for these purposes. And I hope that Sony could add a simple software to tell us the remaining battery life, It is difficult to keep track of the battery life.

To find out more about the Sony h.ear in Wireless headphones, click the below link.

Click Here to Sony h.ear in Wireless Headphones MDR-EX750BT

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