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 Amazon.com.

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.

Our Review of the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones

Man, it is good to review another Skullcandy (just one word) product again! It has been five years, and I am glad to be back at it again. I am very pleased to review the Crusher Wireless Headphone, and I realize that the company name refers to the candy on the skull.

I am assuming that the name of Crusher Wireless refers the way that they crush the brain (in a good way) with their stereo haptics and directional bass. I suppose that I could just talk about it, but I’m going to let a YouTube video at the end just show it to you. Rest assured, I have been reviewing products from this company for almost ten years now, and they do not disappoint. By the way, there is a bass slider on the side of the earcup made for more immersive bass, something that you will want for its noise isolating fit.

So that is the sound, but does it crush it on the battery level? Oh yes. We are looking about 40 hours of wireless sound. Oh, there is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack in case you want to do some wired listening, for whatever reason.

In addition to all these features, the construction is terrific and practical with a foldable design along with an included travel bag. This is quite a deal for the holidays, and if you want it, get it on the Skullcandy site for $199.99 in black and gray/tan.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio Headphones

At this time, I have reviewed several Beyerdynamic products, and I have lost count. They certainly are the makers of some quality headphones, and if you don’t believe me, just do a search on this site for “Beyerdynamic” and you will see. In the case of the Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Studio, it definitely has proven that the company has a reputation of astounding sound, particularly with their over-the-ear headphone models.

Before I get into this review, I want to say that I am told that the only difference between the DT 770 Studio and the classic DT 770 is the name. I can’t say that I can verify that successfully, so I am not going to swear by that.

It does, however, have cutting-edge drivers, and they have some of the best materials such as neodymium magnets, a steel headband, anodized aluminum forks, as well as composite housing and some really terrific earpads.

I will have to say that these will block out whatever sound that you happen to have around you. It does have a lot of ultra-precise and analytical sound, and it also has a great cable as well.

Now, here’s the thing: I can’t find this product on the Beyerdynamic website. Now, that is the DT 770, but I have been informed that the DT 770 Studio exclusively for the Guitar Center and can be purchased in most Guitar Center stores, now available for about $179.99 from the Guitar Center website here.

Beyerdynamic Custom Game Review

I always like reviewing Beyerdynamic products, and I was lucky enough to try out one of their newest pair of headphones with the Custom Game. I don’t think these are related to the Custom Street that I reviewed a while ago, but they have some similar features.

First of all, it has these custom design covers that can change the basic side-look of the headphones, and they are made for the game with stuff like “work hard/play hard”. You can also switch out with different optional rings, as well as ear and headband pads.

Another thing that is adjustable is the sound with this very interesting slotted control on the side for easy access. One of the settings is the loud ambient noise suppression, and then another is to provide something of serious balanced sound. The balance is with the bass to make certain that your gaming audio is optimal.

By the way, there is another manual control that you should know about. There is an integrated cable remote control, which allows you to mute the mic in order to adjust the volume. It’s perfect for taking calls if you want to, and there is a Y-extension cable for setting up whatever device that you want to connect to it. By the way, this Y-extension is for the PC, and it also has that big plug-in.

The Custom Game also has a professional and adjustable microphone that can be plugged in when needed. This gooseneck mic is made for suppressing ambient and background noise, which is good for any time you are playing with friends. Yeah, you’ll enjoy this one.

Best of all, the Beyerdynamic Custom Game headphones are built strong but they also have your ear’s comfort in mind. You can purchase them on the Beyerdynamic on the company website for $209.00.

Our Review of the Soft-Tones Pillow Speaker

It seems like many of us have a habit of using our earbuds on our smartphone so we can listen to music or even watch videos before we go to sleep. While there are contraptions like the SleepPhones designed for that, you can always go with something else, and I would recommend the Soft-Tones Pillow Speaker.

It works like you see in the picture. It comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack that you plug into your smartphone or tablet, and then you can hear the sound as you lay down on your pillow. Granted, you have to be laying down on the pillow face-up, but it works. Best of all, it works without batteries.

Yes, there are some stereo speakers embedded in the ergonomically shaped memory foam, and you won’t hear the sound unless you are laying on the pillow. Well, you can kind of hear the noise if you happen to be sleeping with the person using the Soft-Tones.

You should be able to purchase the Soft-Tones on the Resperate site for about $49.95. For those that want to sleep with earbuds, this is the way to go.

ZAGG Holidays, 2017, Part 3: iFrogz Toxix Headphones, Resound Headphones, Impulse Duo Earbuds, Free Rein Earbuds, Resound Earbuds, and Flex Force Earbuds

This is hopefully not the final part of our ZAGG series, as there are still so many ZAGG products that I want to cover for this holiday season. I’m going to discuss not one, not two, but six pairs of headphones and earbuds, all of them are wireless.

iFrogz Toxix Wireless Headphones

I’ll start with these Toxix Wireless headphones, which seem to be an odd name. Honestly, I usually avoid things that sound “toxic”.

These pair of over-the-head phones have AeroFoam Comfort padding with 30 mm drivers, so they will definitely give your ears an earful of quality sound that one can expect from iFrogz with its “rich, multi-layered sound”. The Toxix have these terrific on-ear controls for volume and track switching, and there is also a ten hour battery life.

All of that, but it comes with a sweat resistant iPX-2 standards with an adjustable headband. It is available on the iFrogz website in black or blue for a price of $24.99.

iFrogz Resound Wireless Headphones

Similar to the Toxix Wireless is the Resound Wireless as the design is nearly the same. They have that AutoFoam comfort padding as well, and they are IPX-2 Water Resistant.

The on-ear controls are slightly different as it is has only three buttons instead of four. Also different is the 20 hours of battery life, which is twice as much as the Toxix. The sound is an improvement as it has 40 mm drivers, and I should mention that this and the Toxix have an incorporated microphone.

You should be able to purchase the resound wireless headphones for about $34.99 on the iFrogz site here.

iFrogz Impulse Duo Wireless

Next up is the first set of earbuds that I will be reviewing with the Impulse Duo Wireless Dual Driver Wireless Earbuds. The dual drivers are so named because of the 6mm Dual Neodymium drivers per earbud for richer and fuller sound.

Of course, it has the full controls with volume as well as play/pause. What is handy is the magnetic clip that it has for attaching to any clothing and helpful for storing the earbuds as well.

The battery life is good for about 10 hours, and it is also meets the IPX-2 standard. It is available on the iFrogz site for $44.99.

iFrogz Free Rein Active Wireless Earbuds

The Free Rein earbuds are made for those who exercise, and they are low budget alternative for those who want to workout with their wireless earbuds. They are very lightweight and they have a Secure Fit so they won’t be leaving the ear anytime soon.

Granted, the drivers shrink up from previously mentioned models as they are 10 mm. The battery life is also somewhat low as it has 5 hours, which means that your exercise routine should be short in order to use them.

Oh, the Free Rein Wireless meet iPX-2 standards, so they are ready for sweat. I should also mention the controls, and I fully enjoy the flat wire.

You should be able to purchase the Free Rein Wireless on the iFrogz site for $19.99.

iFrogz Resound Wireless Earbuds

The iFrogz Resound is made for a comfortable and secure fit with four sizes of earbud tips. The drivers are 5.5 mm, and, as you might of guessed, they are IPX-2 water resistant.

The controls of the iFrogz Resound are similar to other iFrogz earbuds, and they also have that magnetic clip as well. There is also a microphone Qualcom cVc noise cancellation technology in order to amplify your voice and block outside noise.

You should be able to purchase the Resound Wireless on the iFrogz site for $29.99 in rose gold and gray.

iFrogz Flex Force

And now, for the final pair of headphones/earbuds with the Flex Force. What really makes these unique is how there is this neck holder thing that also holds the volume and play/pause button.

There is also this feature that allows the earbuds to magnetically lock together. The earbuds have 8mm drivers, and they are sweat resistant, meeting IPX-2 standards. The battery life is pretty decent at 8 hours per charge.

You can purchase the Flex Force on the iFrogz site for about $29.99 in black or white.