Stereo headphones without all the wires
If untangling twisted headphone cables isn’t your idea of fun, then a wireless pair, such as the Cellink BTST-9000D, might be a better option.
It uses Bluetooth to transmit sound from a music player to the headphones. To get it going you first have to pair the two components. Thankfully, this is straightforward; hold down the ‘pairing’ button on the headset for six seconds then press the control button on the stereo adapter. The two will then be connected and will allow up to 10m distance between adapter and headset.
The Bluetooth stereo adapter plugs into the headphone socket of a music
player or mobile phone, and the headset wraps around your head. On a full battery charge both parts will last for around six hours in use and about a week on standby. Audio quality is good and it can be turned up to quite high volumes before any distortion occurs.
However, we do have some gripes. First, the triangular ear pads don’t sit entirely flush on your head, which means some sound is lost around the sides. The headset is also cumbersome and looks fairly silly. It didn’t fare well in the gym either, constantly slipping off while we were on the treadmill.
At £100, they’re not cheap,and for the same price you can pick up a set of top-quality wired headphones, even if it does mean grappling with knots.
The technology works well but these headphones are cumbersome, uncomfortable and costly
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