(Awful) TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY – Vido Sound Wireless Headphones
Time for some (horrible) Travel technology – with the Vido Sound wireless headphones with a microphone.
Just wait. You’ve pre-judged the review by saying they’re awful …
That’s because they are. I’ve listed cheaper headphones that make it sound like mud in an echo chamber, with a constantly raining storm. Just don’t buy them, no matter how fast or desperate you are.
Where can I get them if I want to involve my sadomasochistic side?
Poundland for £ 6. According to Good Housekeeping, Vido products are approved. So they have to be good.
In this impression, they are not.
Don’t expect much for £ 6?
I hope for some clarity so I can understand and hear what is being broadcast from my phone. It’s not an echo chamber that turns music into mud and distortion.
Tell me what they are (the unboxing experience).
They come in a box as shown below.
Well, it looks a little premium. Open the box and the headphones and the controller are visible.
Opening the box, we head to the territory of cheap plastic.
And that’s just the packaging.
The headphones are locked, with the charging cable.
Inside the box, we rolled up the instructions and the tips of the ears. Make sure you are sitting somewhere where your ear tips do not fly.
These are “wireless” headphones in the sense that they use Bluetooth. In this case, it is a central receiving unit, which has wires in the left and right headphones.
Direct User Controls: No captive touch controls.
But it has regulatory marks.
Although the headphones look like metal, they are, of course, made of plastic.
And cheap lightweight plastic.
To charge this device, use the classic USB Micro B to find out how it is used to power it.
USB Micro B. At most 2015.
The headphones include 4 sets of silicone ear tips. I used some that were applied to the device, which passed a basic shake test when I was sitting in a coffee shop and walking for about an hour with them in place.
Pairing the device with my Apple iPhone 12 Pro was quite easy: it was all about going into Bluetooth settings and searching for the device. When you turn on your device for the first time, it enters search mode and appears immediately.
At least they can get the right pairing experience.
Volume and distortion
You can drive around 30% of an iPhone’s Bluetooth volume, before 1) they become unbearable and the distortion is amplified. You can drive them comfortably between 20 and 30% volume without them being too muddy. After 40%, distortion is the friend of these speakers.
What mud are the sounds?
If you want clarity on some headphones, this is not a headset for you. The vocals are very resonant and the base is dominated, distorting the whole song. For audio testing, I played from Apple Music (your own choice of audio sources is valid … even Youtube with its shitty compression).
Let’s start with the classic – Noise storm Crab Rave. The base is muddy and I’ve had trouble resolving some of the techno rhythms, while the highs aren’t clear.
Switching to the UK Eurovision Song Contest – Space Man by Sam Ryder. You need to turn down the volume, as Sam’s voice will break these drivers when he gets up.
Another economic class and beyond the favorite “The Spirit in the Sky” by Keiino – again, the volume should be low enough, otherwise it is just distorted. The voices are echoed and distorted, and the instruments are just a mess.
Finally, we will move on to Jeff Waynes Music version of War of the Worlds (The New Generation) – The Eve of the War. Oooooh, dear. Liam Neeson sounds closer to shouting Ankin NO, in echoes, while the orchestra just sounds like a disaster and the band’s electronics are so bad. It’s embarrassing.
And finally – Hi Spaceboy by David Bowie and The Pet Shop Boys. Sigh. Full of echoes and mud. Echos and Mud summarize this product in three words.
Comfort and fit
I used them for a few hours and, although they could feel like they were present, they fit reasonably into the tips of the supplied headphones. The driver is not annoying (as some might think), with the user interface reasonably understandable when walking around a city. Included are four sets of tips for all types of ear holes for those who prefer larger or smaller designs.
What else can I get for the price?
At the £ 6 level, not much, it’s true.
Spend a little more (for example, £ 17.99, Aukey has some reasonable MyMemory headphones. If you’re looking for instant gratification, spend £ 20 and get some Flying Tiger headphones that are a much more passable and does not obscure the sound.
What if I prefer wired wireless headphones?
I mainly used Skullcandy headphones that have this design (in fact, I have a pair of Jib + that work lot better than that … and much clearer) when I passed by the airport and lost them quickly a few days later.
You can get them at Skullcandy for £ 25, or a quick look online shows that HMV sells them for £ 19.99 or less. Agros has them for £ 14.99.
Are they absolute rubbish?
Let them stay on the shelf. Both your wallet and your ears will appreciate it.
It should be pretty obvious, but yes. I’ve had better airplane headphones than these things.
And that says a lot.
If I had to compare them to some horrible headphones I’ve had in the past, they have the audio fidelity of the Onew Singapore dollar headset I wore. And even then, I thought they were making me out of a dollar.
£ 6 is like being taken to the cleaners for something that, while producing sound, will make you grimace a lot when you use them to the point that after a few days you would like to spend a little more on something. that will use you. be clear on at least some levels
If you’re desperate for a pair of wireless headphones, I’m struggling to say they will, with a pinch.
Although they work and are a set of safety headphones to have nearby, I have better options at home. Or anywhere for that.
Please do yourself a favor skip these headphones. They offer poor quality compared to the price they charge you for something like this and are certainly not worth the £ 6 they charge for them.
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