Review of the Aventho Wireless from Beyerdynamic

In addition to the Beyerdynamic DT 240, we had a good time reviewing the Aventho Wireless. These Aventho Wireless are about the same weight as the one that I most recently reviewed, and besides the Bluetooth capability, there are some differences.

So, you will notice the design, and I suppose that I could describe it as minimalist, but in a very classy way. The earcups barely cover the ears, assuming that I have regular sized ears.

Beyerdynamic says that the sound adapts acoustically to the user’s hearing, but I am not certain how adaptable it is. Apparently, the sound quality is thanks to Tesla, but I am not certain how that applies either. It does use Mimi technology, which is apparently used by one million people. Yeah, I don’t feel right not knowing what that is.

One thing that I find most interesting is Beyerdynamic has offered a MIY application which is able to create a sound profile, track daily listening habits, not to mention adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad.

What touchpad? Oh, I probably should mention that the volume control of these headphones is on the right side, which you can discover pretty accidentally. All it requires is a slide of a touch. Oh, it comes with a microphone, so that’s good for taking some phone calls while you are listening to music.

You should be able to purchase the Aventho Wireless on the Beyerdynamic site for about $449.00.

Our Review of the Sennheiser HD 660 S

Well, it appears to be headphones week as we get to review another great pair of high-quality headphones with our old pal Sennheiser. The last time was the PC 373D, but this time it is the HD 660 S, the successor to the HD 650.

I’ll start by saying that the HD 660 S is made for serious audiophiles, which means that I might not be well-equipped to review it. I had an interesting thing happen when I tried to plug it in, as I could only get sound from one side. I really had to jam the cables in, which made things extremely tight, but it is working. Now, you can see from the picture that this guy appears to have speakers on the outside as well as the inside, but if that is the case, I couldn’t figure out how to blast the sound from outside like the inside.

But hey, all that matters is the sound that the user can hear. In fact, I’m watching The Cloverfield Paradox with it on now, and the crisp bass and mid-frequency response is quite something, all right.

When I first put on these guys, I was very pleased to feel the comfort of the earcups. I was able to adjust the size of the headband, but I’m not certain how comfortable the 660 S will be after a few hours of use.

So yes, for those that really want some serious sound, then your search may be over. I say may because you might be put off by the price, which is $499.99 on the Sennheiser site.

The Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Review

It looks like we have another chance to review another fine Beyerdynamic product with the DT 240 PRO. By now, I have lost track of how many of these headphones or earbuds that I have reviewed, honestly.

So, where should I start? I mean, I know that these headphones are surely made for professionals, but hey, they are made so anyone can use them. It has the over-ear design, and these earcups are made for comfort.

But hey, all that really matters about any pair of headphones or earbuds is the sound, right? Well, this has studio-grade reproduction, so you know that it is good. We are looking at clean, deep bass, plus a vivid midrange and precise treble as well.

Not only is the sound great, but there is also some great isolation to keep out background noise for minimal sound leakage. It feels like it has been made for podcasters, so I suppose that is the intended audience for the DT 240 PRO. I mean, it has PRO in the title so it must be made for professionals.

What I am not seeing on this is a gooseneck microphone, and I am quite surprised. I know that it isn’t wireless and all, but hey, the Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO is something. It is available for purchase on the Beyerdynamic site for $99.99, which is a fair price for what you are getting, in headphones terms.

Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition Review

We’ve reviewed many a gaming headphone in the past, but this will be the first time reviewing Sound Blaster X H7 Tournament Edition by Creative. This is apparently an improvement on the usual Sound Blaster X H7, but since we haven’t reviewed those ones, we won’t do a comparison.

We can tell you that these headphones have nearly the same sleek look as their predecessor. This newest edition has red connecting wire that runs through the headset, and brushed aluminum finish on the sides of the earcups. Their red X logo on the side glows when plugged in, which provides a nice touch.

Most important to many gamers is the comfort and sound produced by the headphones. The sound is fantastic with 7.1 virtual surround sound, and the ability to customize sound for various games via the app for the PC called BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro. This includes Scout Mode which allows you to hear beyond what you can see.

There is an inline volume control toggle, which you can also connect your phone to and be able to answer calls. The mic is removable, and it has improved noise cancellation and design over the original model. Did we mention comfort? The headphones are lightweight at 272 g, and the padding on the headband is cushioned.

These headphones are compatible with PlayStation® 4, Xbox® One, XBox360 and the PC. You can even hook them up to your smart devices like tablets and phones. The  Xbox One  does require a stereo headset adapter that is not included with the headphones.

So wrapping it all up, I would say that these headphones are a good buy for their price range, which is $99. You can buy them off the Creative website, or other places, but it seems to be the best buy right now off the Creative website.

Disclaimer- Thanks to Creative for sending us these headphones to review in exchange for a fair and honest review.

iHome Bluetooth Headphones (iB90) and Color Changing Speaker (iBT76) Review

We’ve done many reviews of iHome products in the past. They’ve sent us a couple more more products for us to review, so we’ll do that today. We’re going to review the iB90 Bluetooth headphones and the iBT76 color changing speakers.

These lightweight wireless headphones with a long last battery (up to 43 hours of music and talk time) might not be of the same high quality as Beats or other more costly brands, but for what they do, they are well worth the money you pay.

Once you open them up, they are quick to hook up to any Bluetooth enabled device like iPhone or Samsung. From there, you can download an app called Melody which can be found in the App Store or Google Play.

Melody is a music assistant that will help you listen to songs without having to scroll through your phone. Melody works with Spotify, iHeart Radio and also NPR.

Here is a video on the Melody app:

As you can see, you can use this app with other iHome products, and with the headphones, you can simply tap the headphone to tell Melody what to play.

These headphones are also nice for answering calls, and you can use voice control to access Siri and Google Now. The have 40 mm drivers and enhanced bass response to provide a nice sound. Of course, the true audiophiles will probably disagree, but they are spending way more than $49.99 (on iHome’s site, or less on Amazon and other places).

Another product that works with Melody, and is very cool is the iHome Color Changing Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker. This item plays your music like the headphones do, but this lets you share your music with all around you, AND… it changes colors!

Yes, my favorite part about the speaker is that the lights pulse to the music, you can make them fade slowly, change quickly, or keep it on your favorite color.

The speaker has an option to use as a speakerphone with echo noise cancellation. And if you have iOS 10, you can know when to answer a call, as it will announce the name of your incoming calls.

It’s really portable, and comes with an attachable strap, so great to take to parties or picnics. You CAN hook it up to a stereo with a 3.5 mm in-aux jack, but that is not included.

It has up to 16 hours of playback on a rechargeable battery. If this works for you, you can buy it for $49.99 on the iHome website, or at stores like Wal-Mart.

Thanks to iHome for sending us these products to review. As usual, we are not compensated for these reviews, but we were sent these review items for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

Onanoff BuddyPhones WAVE Wireless Headphones are Safe for Kids

Even kids are really into technology products these days, and as parents, we want to protect them in every way- including their hearing. These headphones not only provide safe levels for kids to listen to their media, they have some great features, which we’ll cover in this review.

We’ve reviewed similar kids’ headphones in the past. The difference in these ones are that they max out at 94dB as compared to the 108dB of the Kidz Gear headphones. The KG headphones also don’t appear to be as durable as BuddyPhones. These WAVE headphones are also waterproof- just in case your kid forgets to take them off before jumping in the pool.

Other features of the BuddyPhones include a 24 hour battery life, different listening modes for toddlers, kids, travel mode and study mode- which allows kids to hear voices more crisply while still protecting their hearing. Your kids can be 30 feet from the devices they are using, or they can connect the buddy wire to listen with up to four siblings or friends (who would also need to be wearing Buddy Phones, of course). The wire also contains a built-in mic.

There are four different colors/designs to choose from. BuddyPhones sent us the blue version of the WAVE with the robot to review. There’s also a green jungle theme with a monkey on the side, a pink unicorn theme with a rainbow head pad, and a yellow bumble bee theme.

You can currently buy these headphones for $79.99 USD on their website and here’s their video:

RHA MA750 Wireless Headphones Review

We’ve done a lot of reviews of wireless, in-ear headphones or earphones, but this one is one of the more high-end ones we’ve been sent to review. So we appreciate the opportunity RHA gave us by sending these to us in exchange for an unbiased and fair review.

These headphones are not TRUE wireless. They do have a neckband that holds all the components, but for those who don’t like being physically connected to their phones while working out and listening to music, these are very reasonable and well designed to feel like you aren’t wearing anything.

The silicone rubber neckband will comfortably rest around your neck, and the ear pieces secure around the top of your ears to help keep them in place. The casings are high-quality looking magnetic metal so when you are not listening to music, you can take leave them hanging around your neck without getting them all tangled.

Many different choice of earphone tips- including COMPLY- come in a nifty little holder that might keep them all together, but I can see the potential of them falling out and rolling all over. I think a better case to contain them all might be a good thing for RHA to implement in the future. At any rate, it’s nice to be able to get the perfect fit for the good noise isolation quality these headphones are designed to provide.

Included in the package(Carrying case, USB-C charger, earphone tips

The sound quality seems good to us, but I have read mixed reviews, and there are people who are more of an audiophile.

MA750s seem to be in competition with the Apple Beats X earphones. These earphones, though, have a 12 hr battery life- 4 more hours than Apple’s. I’ve also read they have a better sound quality. I have not had the chance to review those personally, so I cannot compare.

A 3 year warranty will give you the comfort of mind to know that RHA takes pride in their product and believes it to last. They are also splash and sweatproof- which is great if you use these to exercise- as I’m sure most users would.

Overall, I think this is a great product, and would recommend them for people who want to spend $169.95 (the price listed on their website), or about $157 on

Outdoor Technologies for the Holidays, Part 1: Rhinos Rugged Wireless Headphones and Tags 2.0 Wireless Earbuds

It’s pretty great that there is a company that makes a lot of terrific electronics for the outdoors with an appropriate name like Outdoor Electronics. I’m going to be reviewing six of their products in the next few days, and I am going to start with two audio products with the Rhinos Wireless Headphones and the Tags 2.0 Wireless Earbuds.

Outdoor Technology Rhinos Rugged Waterproof Wireless Headphones

I suppose that the company named these Rugged Waterproof Wireless Headphones the Rhino because that particular animal is just so tough. I suppose that if a Rhino was a pair of headphones, it would have 40 mm drivers, right? I definitely associate this animal with being IPX6 Waterproof and shockproof, which means they can be dunked in water, and they will even float. Now I didn’t want to give them that particular test, but I am told that you just have to shake off the excess the water.

Since this is wireless I should probably get the stat of the playtime out of the way. It has 8 hours worth of playtime, and there is an ODT Audio application for iOS and Android that works with it.

I’m sure that I don’t have to say this, but there is a built-in microphone with controls for adjusting the volume, changing tracks, play/pause, and answering calls. Something that I did see that was different is that there is a walkie-talkie function, a button that allows to communicate in a private group of up to 99 people.

In short, I’m going to recommend the Rhinos for the holiday season, and you can find them on the Outdoor Technology site for about $129.95.

Outdoor Technologies Tags 2.0 Wireless Earbuds

Okay, let’s talk about some audio that is a little smaller with the Tags 2.0. Unlike the Rhino, I am not certain why it is called the Tags. I’m guessing that is the second version, hence the 2.0 label.

Anyway, these guys are good for 5 hours on a single charge, and it has some good sound too with a built-in microphone. It also has some inline controls similar to the Rhino like the volume and play/pause, on the wire and not the earcup.

What is interesting is that the cord is made thick so it will not tangle up. Also, the Tags 2.0 have a feature where you can snap them together when not in use. Then you just wear them like a necklace, and I should probably let you know that they are sweat and splash resistant.

You should be able to purchase the Tags 2.0 on the Outdoor Technology website for about $39.95.

The Jabra Elite 25e Review

Well, I sure am glad that I can review another Jabra product! Seems like only yesterday that I was reviewing the New Jabra Elite Sport, but it was actually last month. Yeah, Jabra is one of big leaders in the Bluetooth department, so I’m not about to say anything bad about them, nor about the Elite 25e.

You can see that the Jabra Elite 25e has quite a unique shape. The closest that I have reviewed recently was the Flex Force from iFrogz, where you can wear them around your neck and still put them in your ears.

That being said, let us discuss the numerous features such as the battery life, good for about 18 hours (22 days of standby). There is also a voice button the can connect you the user to Siri or Google Now, and thanks to its ability to resist the elements, the Elite 25e can be used in all types of weather.

So how is the sound? Well, if you like 10mm speakers, then you should like how the Elite 25e can handle your music, or even your phone calls.

You should be able to purchase the Jabra Elite 25e on the Jabra site for about $79.99, and it is a good deal.

SleepPhones Wireless from Acoustic Sheep

Normally, when I do a review of a product, I often say that it has been a while since I have reviewed an Acoustic Sheep product, but that just isn’t true, as I just reviewed the SleepPhones a few weeks ago. I’ve been reviewing a lot of stuff, and the SleepPhones are a decent product, but I didn’t mention the cord factor. This cord is a little bit troubling when you are trying to sleep, but tossing and turning is creating a very thin snake for your head.

However, having a cord on your headphones was a necessary evil before the invention of Bluetooth. Combine that with Acoustic Sheep’s “headphones in a headband”, and you have a recipe for some great sleep. I didn’t report about this the last time, but I have been informed that the SleepPhones were designed by a family doctor.

I also should have mentioned that the SleepCloud Breeze fabric, which is a trademarked thing, has a fleece fabric that is good for those who live in warmer climates. In all honesty, I haven’t given that much thought, as it is colder where I am at. I cannot really testify if these SleepPhones will be good in the summertime.

So let’s get the final stats out of the way. The SleepPhones are good for 13 hours of playtime, so you will need to recharge them every what, like two days? Maybe you will need to develop a habit where you just charge it daily, just to be safe.

All and all, the SleepPhones Wireless are the ones made for sleep, and they more than fulfill their promise. It is available for purchase on the SleepPhones site for $99.99.