Excerpt: BlueAnt is one of my favorite Bluetooth headset manufacturers, and when I heard BlueAnt introduced a brand new pair of headphones I was really pumped to give them a try. BlueAnt's Embrace headphones aren't Bluetooth enabled, nor are they wireless. Until now BlueAnt has revolved solely based on Bluetooth connectivity with its outstanding headsets, but for odd reasons they decided to release their first ever headphones with a traditional wired connection.
Summary: The cord on the BlueAnt Embrace is detachable from the headphones so you can switch out the two different cords if you're device doesn't support the Apple'ish volume control. The blue cord is the one that has the remote controls on it and also has a hole on the back of it for the microphone as well. That cord is compatible for volume and microphone features on Apple products.
Pros: travel case, awesome bass and great sound, no extended arm for mic, soft padding all around, 2 sets of cables and adapter, works with gaming
Cons: pretty expensive MSRP, no Y splitter, Pressure on ears gets uncomfortable, volume remote controls works only for Apple products
Excerpt: BlueAnt’s recently introduced the Embrace headphones, and they’ve graciously sent a pair for the Gadgeteer to review this week. These are BlueAnt’s first non-Bluetooth headphones, using a standard 1/8″ connector, and designed with a focus on sound quality and comfort. They also come with two cables, one regular cable and another with an iPod/iPhone/iPad controller & microphone. Read on to find out how BlueAnt’s newest headphones stack up.
Excerpt: Though BlueAnt is best known for its wireless audio products, the company has just released Embrace ($200), a leather and metal pair of headphones with two cables in the package -- one a traditional 3.5mm headphone plug with a 2.5mm adapter, and the other a custom version with a three-button remote control and microphone for Apple devices.
Excerpt: Choosing a set of headphones, especially expensive ones, is pretty hard. There are so many different pairs, styles and performance levels that we could, in theory, run a site just reviewing headphones and never run out.
Pros: Great sound quality, comfortable, well-built, replaceable components
Cons: Expensive, not as portable as in-ear 'phones