Stay tuned in on the go with these Sol Republic Shadow 1140-04 earbud headphones, which feature wireless technology and a long-lasting battery, so you can listen to music or talk on the phone using Bluetooth for up to 8 hours before recharging.
Best Blutooth buds I have tried!
Posted by: Roux from: on
I will start by saying that I have a mild addiction to headphones of all types, mostly ear-buds and over-the-ear. I impulse buy headphones under $150 way too often. However, that gives me the ability to see which ones perform better than others. From an over-the-ear perspective, My UE9000's are my favorite Bluetooth headphones for non-portable listening without cords (but they include cords if you want).
In the category of the Sol Republic Shadow wireless ear-buds, I have had the LG Tone, the LG Tone Infinim, JLab Epic, and Motorola S11's. Each had their pluses and minuses. LG was not big on durability or sound, but was great on phone calls. Motorola gave me fit issues with them staying in the ears, and JLab sounded better musically, but people couldn't hear me talk. Then I found these. They are comfortable, very comfortable. I don't even realize I have them around my neck. The sound is fantastic. I thought I might lose some fidelity being wireless versus the Sol Republic Amps I have, and I was mistaken. These sound superb. With the included tips, I found a perfect fit, and I have no problems with them falling out of my ears. The design is simplistic, yet practical. The cords are very durable. Heck, the whole unit is durable, and well made. I love that they are flexible and can be tossed in my bag. They are not rigid or stiff like the others I have tried. No matter what music I queue up to play (hard rock, electronic, classical, etc.), the sound is very solid. People have had no problems hearing me when I am calls, and the battery life is solid. I have had this running constant during an 8 hour work day and never had it run out of batteries. Overall, this is an excellent product for the price.
If I had to state 1 con, it would only be for certain users. I have to use a collared shirt with this so it stays in place. I am a big guy. Like 6' 3" 22" neck kind of guy. When I have this on with nothing but a regular t-shirt, it has a tendency to slip down off of my neck if it is not hooked in my ears. That is because when it goes around my big neck, the weighted ends are only 1/2 way around my neck. Movement causes them to slip backwards sometimes. For a user with a "normal" neck size, the ends should fall further down your neck towards your collar bone, and you won't have that problem. I can't blame the headphones for me being a large guy. They will fit superbly for most users.
Get these! You won't regret.
39 out of 40 found this review helpful.
Got em for gf...
Posted by: xmattxmanx from: on
My girlfriend seems to like them. She uses them to ignore me.
50 out of 61 found this review helpful.
Sound is amazing!
Posted by: EB803 from: on
I really want to give these a 5 star rating just because the sound quality is awesome and the bass is ridiculous. I own Beats by Dre and these sound wayyyy better. However, they didn't do the Bluetooth range correctly. You can go about 15 ft away but it gets distorted if you go any further. I basically have to keep my phone in my pocket. I would like to leave the phone on my desk and freely walk around.
Its true, one earpiece may fall out of your ear from time to time. And, the neck part will move as well. I can live with both of those but the Bluetooth range is really my only issue. I own the corded Sol Republic headphones and these sound just as good as those. The call quality is crisp and clear, and the pairing is super easy. I was so happy to see that they finally made a Bluetooth headset. With a little tweaking these would be perfect.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Comfortable and sounds great
Posted by: Shailo from: on
I've been through a lot of head phones from wired to wireless and might I say for the price you pay you do get more then your money's worth. Great job
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Carlos from: on
I've owned the wireles power beats 2, jaybird x buds, JBL, LG tones and the LG tone ultra and my biggest problem was that they wornt loud anough. The sol republic shadow sond amazing and loud!! much louder than any of the others and still having great quality sound and bass. I'm really happy with this buy for only a 100 I paid much more for the other ones and there not even as close as good as this ones.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Better than LG tone
Posted by: ProSound from: on
If you are wondering... these sound much better than LG tones. Ultra or Infinum. That other reviewer says they fall off when laying down. Really? I thought they weren't affected by gravity. What a bummer. Anyway the collar portion is shorter than the LG's but they stay put if you are vertical like most people will be when using them. Trust me, they are fine. Also the wires are thick and not skinny and brittle looking like LG's. I can see those shorting out sooner or later. Also bluetooth 4.0 vs LG's 3.0. Highly recommended!
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Great solution to a annoying problem
Posted by: wirelessyesss from: on
Great product.. I just received my delivery today. took longer to open the box than to sink these to my nexus 6. So easy and simplistic design. The neck pice is flexable and lightweight. The earbuds are good and comfy as well. I got the gray...which is very light in color. Looks white but the gold is a touch of glam i guess. overall very happy to buy this product. Cnet has a review on Youtube if you need some more convincing. That what made me buy them. They know their stuff and are quick on the new gaget timing. Get them you won't be sorry!!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Best Earbuds for price
Posted by: Scubasteve805 from: on
These things are amazing. they sound like the wired sol's but without the tangles. They can go a good distance away from my iphone and have no delay when using with my pc. Definitely a must.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: worksforcash from: on
Constantly falls from around my neck. These are almost impossible to use, even with the slightest movement. Also, ear buds could use some type of retention to keep from dangling all the time. However, they sound just as good as the Lg tones.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
after almost a month of usage
Posted by: steelbook from: on
so, i think these are pretty good for the price. one full charge will last me 5 full days and maybe a lil more. what i mean 5 full days is this, I turn them on while on my way to work, and i shut them down when i get to work. thats about a full hour of usage right there. i use them again when i leave work until i get home, thats about another hour of usage. doing this over the course of 5 work days i still have some juice left for weekend use. so i see a full week of usage for the amount of time i use them for. i'm not sure how everyone else will use them.
the audio quality sounds great to me. the earpieces take some getting used to. when you put them in, they really cause a suction in your years so its muffles outside sound a lot. if your going to be talking to someone, better take them off your ears.
also if you happen to pause the music and not play music for some time, but the bluetooth headset is still connected but in standby mode, i noticed when i turned the music back on, that there is some lag and disconnects every so often. but once i turned off the product and turned it back on, this issue corrected itself.
the call quality is what i was worried about, but its pretty good. not as good as when your hearing music, but i would say they are about a step down in audio quality compared to say apple earbuds. i was able to hear the person on the other end very well, the one slight downside is since the mic port is on the neck portion of the headset and not on the earbud cord, you have to make sure there is no jacket or sweater or scarf covering the mic, otherwise the person on the other end may not hear you. but for the price and audio quality, i think its a purchase worth making.