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SMS Audio SYNC by 50 Wireless Headphones (Black)

Manufacturer: SMS Audio

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  Well-presented and good quality; but pricey and VERY large

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After several months of usage, I'm still not entirely convinced by these.

The headphones are extremely well-packaged. There's a beautiful, pasteboard display sleeve (that's probably 2x as big as it actually needs to be), inside which you find a good-quality, zip-closing storage case. This case contains: the headphones and wi-fi dongle, a cleaning cloth, a cable and converter (allowing you to switch the dongle from wireless to wired mode), a USB lead and charger (complete with 4 different, interchangeable, international plug ends). These would certainly look like an impressive gift.

The ear-surrounds are well-padded and comfortable, though outside of the band is rather plasticey. The sound quality is great, and wearing the headphones I'm able to walk a couple of rooms away from the dongle before experiencing problems with sound cutting out.

There's only one charging lead included (cable-wise it's a fairly standard set-up that is identical to many mobile phone/e-reader chargers), but the headphones and dongle require separate charging, which I find a bit awkward. It's a shame that there's not a way to connect the two components for simultaneous charging purposes.

For me, the biggest problem is that these just don't stay on. Although the ear sections are comfortable, I find the overall fit very problematic. The band is adjustable, but even on the smallest setting, these headphones are HUGE. Too big for me. I can't use these while moving quickly or looking down at a book/my laptop without them slipping off my head. When in use, there are really bright, flashing blue LEDs on the sides of the headphones that I find intrusive and distracting - particularly in lower light levels.

PROS

- Well-made
- Well-presented
- Sound quality
- Pretty effective over distance

CONS

- Price
- Enormous headband
- Overly-bright blue flashing lights on band