Summary: While a tad pricey at $200, BlueAnt's Embrace wired stereo headphones are comfortable and offer very good, natural sound along with an integrated mic and volume control for cell phone use.
Pros: The BlueAnt Embrace headphones are comfortable, sturdy headphones that fold for compact storage in an included carrying case. They feature a detachable cord with microphone and navigation controls for cell phone use, and deliver very good, natural sound.
Cons: They're little pricey at $200, and their design won't appeal to everyone.
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.