We Reviewed It and Still Use It, BlueAnt Embrace OnEar Headphones
27 April 2012
Excerpt: It is time once again to take a look at an item we reviewed in the past, liked and… months later, still use. Today’s contender… The BlueAnt EMBRACE headphones . You can read the review here , but here’s a snippet of what we said last summer: All of this is good and well but when it comes to a pair...
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.
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
Conclusion: If you can’t tell already, I’m totally pleased with the Embrace headphones. They’re well made with aluminum stalks so they feel like they won’t break easily, plus have the folding design with a cable that unplugs rather than being bent or broken off, so they should be easy to travel with.
Excerpt: photos by Kevin In recent years we have seen a proliferation of on-ear and over-the-ear headphones priced in the $200-$300 range. There are, of course, the Beats by Dr Dre. They are joined by the likes of the Denon AH-D 1100 headphones ( reviewed here ), the Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) P5 Mobile Hi-Fi...
Pros: High quality; comfortable; sound great; good quality carry case; detachable cable with two cables included
Cons: Priced at $199.99 they are competitive but don’t have the “name recognition” of the likes of a “Beats by Dr. Dre”, if the price were 25% lower I think they would fly off the shelves. At this price they will have an uphill battle. That noted, I like these more than the beats I’ve tried.
Conclusion: We've very much come to like the BlueAnt Embrace in the time we've spent with them. The sound is very clean, they're an ideal partner for the iPod and music has a depth and quality that should suit even those with picky ears.
Pros: Great sound quality, comfortable, well-built, replaceable components
Cons: Expensive, not as portable as in-ear 'phones