Veho Gumball 3000 Foldable Wireless HeadphonesBy: Site Staff
Most electronic companies offer a high end set of head phones these days. Very few companies have been able to differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition. Beats by Dr. Dre seem to be popular, but who has over $300.00 to spend on a set of head phones that eat batteries all day and plug into your device? That is so 1999. Veho offers a unique entry into the market which offers many positives for purchasers.
First off, the head phones are reasonably priced at $110.00. Many people think that for such a low price, you can’t possibly be getting much. The doubters are wrong. The Wireless headphones offer some very nice features. First off, the head phones are very practical to use. There are touch controls on the side for controlling your music player or smart phone. I could easily trigger the voice control on my iPhone 4 by holding the large, ergonomically friendly Gumball button. There is also a built in micro phone for using the headset as a hands free bluetooth headset.
Unlike Beats by Dre, which eats up batteries like I eat chocolates, the unit comes with a built in lithium ion battery that can keep the head phones pumping out songs, mix tapes and continuing your conversation for up to ten hours. The practicality continues, as the head phones fold over so they can be conveniently stowed in your bag, purse, or back pack. The ear cushions are comfortable for long use, and the blue tooth range is impeccable. I had my iPhone in my bedroom and I walked half way around the house before I started to lose the signal. For those looking to make a fashion statement, if black isn’t you’re thing, the Gumball 3000 edition offers the option of bright orange ear cushions.
Now we get down to business. I know what you are all wondering. The head set sounds too good to be true. Reasonable price, loads of features, and style all in one. The head set is not without a fault, however. The speakers that Veho has used are good, but for the low frequencies often associated with hip hop and rap music, they are not ideal. Generally, high end head phone systems offer deep lows, and high highs. The high range offered by the Gumball headphones is sufficiently clear and crisp. However, when the low frequencies hit, there can be a loss of clarity as the bass from the low range of audio creates distortion. If you are not into rap or hip hop, you will probably never even notice the issue. It isn’t a major issue, but something that needed to be mentioned.
Overall, the headset is a fantastic value. You get one of the most practical and ergonomically friendly premium head sets on the market, for a virtual bargain price. I recommend them to audiophiles everywhere, especially those who need a wireless option without sacrificing sound quality. If you are a hip hop junkie and a bass fiend, they may not be for you, but they are still worth checking out.
•Bluetooth specification: V2.1 + EDR
•Bluetooth profiles supported: HSP, HFP, A2DP and AVRCP
•Operating distance: 10 meters Class II
•Rechargeable 230 mAH Li-polymer battery
•Talk time: Up to 11 hours
•Music playing time: Up to 10 hours
•Standby time: Up to 250 hours
•Charging time: About 2.5 hours
•Charges via USB
•Folding design, easy to take with you.
•Extreme comfort from adjustable head hand and High quality leather earplug.
•Embedded microphone for hands-free conversation from Bluetooth – enabled mobile phones.
•Enjoy stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth A2DP devices.
•Pause the music & Play back automatically when receives an incoming call.
•Touch button for previous/next track, volume up and volume down.
•Call transfer between the headset and Bluetooth mobile phone.
•Automatically connect to the last connected Bluetooth device