DBs Bluetooth Headphones
The dBs Wireless Bluetooth headphone supports all major bluetooth profiles - HSP, HFP, A2DP & AVRCP and is compatible to all android and iOs devices. It operates for approximately 10 hours. It also automatically connects to the last device it was connected to and has a multi-point connectivity that let's you connect it to 2 devices at once! While it is a bluetooth headphone, the package includes a 3.5mm jack for devices that you would like to use that doesn't have bluetooth capability. You can answer calls anytime or anywhere with its built-in microphone. The headphone is lightweight, the ear cups are well fashioned and very well cushioned to let you enjoy listening to long hours of music. It is compatible wtih all smartphones and tablets, iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPad Air, 5, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 2, 3, Tab 3, etc.
I have tried many different headphones. My favorite style among them all are the over-the ear bluetooth headphones. I was excited to try these out.
I ordered the black pair. It did come in a box that shows a white pair on the front, but that must be the company's standard packaging. (I think the white one is really attractive also) Out of the package, you see a folded pair of dBs bluetooth headphone, a micro-USB to USB charging cable, and a male to male audio cable.
I should not that there are no instructions included. I've owned a few different pair of headphones in the past, so pretty much know the gist of how they operate, how to connect them, how the buttons function, etc. I am a little concerned for someone who might be brand new at trying this type of headphone and won't know where to start. There is an enclosed card that has a website to go to. On that site are some helpful FAQ but no instructions that I could find. I hope this review helps any newbies with that.
The headphones are a bit small overall. I have a really small head and usually have issues with headphones being too large. These seem almost child sized. I had to extend them a little to fit comfortably. The width is comfortable for me with no added pressure on my ears from the sides. I really do like the sleek black look. They look very professional. There is a rubbery portion along the underside that sits on top of your head that helps keep the headphones from slipping and provides some comfort. It is not padded though.
I want to highlight separately that this set of headphones is extremely lightweight. It's far lighter than any other headphones I've owned. I'm sure that is much to the smaller design but I actually like how light it is.
I always focus so much of my comfort level directly with the earpieces. These are smaller with the cushion resting on your earlobes. With my sized head, I don't feel any added pressure and I can wear them for an extended amount of time without them hurting my ears. With someone with a big head, I'm concerned there will be that pressure, even though the headband does have quite a bit of give to it.
The on / off switch is at the top of the right ear piece. Once you switch it on, it will emit a tone indicating that it is on. It will automatically start searching for a bluetooth connection. You know it is searching when you see the light on the bottom flashing between red and blue very quickly. On your phone or device, make sure your bluetooth is on and the headphone should show up automatically. On my Blu Studio Energy phone, it shows up as "dBs-Live". You will hear a tone and the light be blink solid blue when it connects.
The other functions you can find on the right ear piece along with the on/off switch. The charging port is right next to the on/off switch. To the front you will find the button to answer incoming phone calls. To the bottom of the front you will find the button to play and pause music and movies played on your phone. (the ones played through the phone or devices' systems, not while using Netflix or streaming apps). On the back side, you will find an up and a down button. These control your volume up/down and previous/next in your playlist.
While you are listening to something through the headphones and an incoming call comes in, there will be a generic ringtone in your ear while your custom ringtone will play audibly at your phone. To answer, you press that top front button and it will connect you. When you are done talking, press the button again to disconnect.
There is a male to male audio cable included. To listen to a device that does not have bluetooth connection, you can just plug in the audio cable to turn these into corded headphones. The cord is not very lengthy but will do just fine from your headphones to a device in your hand or pocket.
Bottom line, I really enjoy these headphones. They don't have the noise-cancelling and true stereo effects that I've had with other sets but the music / sounds come through very clear and loud. The highlight for me is how lightweight they are. That is a big plus.