Summary: Super-portable, with a relatively easy learning curve, the S7-HD headphones provide great audio quality without sacrificing any style.
Form Factor: Like the BackBeat headphones I reviewed a few weeks back, I like the S7-HD for its portability. The two headphones are connected by a flexible and bendable audio cable so that when not in use, the headphones can be scrunched up and fit into a normal size pocket. Like I have said before, bluetooth stereo headphones are primarily for on the go use, thus portability and storability are huge factors. Each earphone itself goes over the ear and stays in place using an earloop.
Controls: There is a power toggle on the side of one earphone and a single button on each ear, one for answering and ending calls and the other for playing and pausing music. The plastic outer ring of each earphone can be rotated in either direction, one being able to control the volume and the other being able to control the track selection. The rotating rings are actually very helpful and intuitive considering that you are learning a new set of controls that you must use without sight–the rotation is a nice way to pair matching controls (volume up/volume down, track rewind/track forward). The mixing and matching of control types definitely helps with the new device learning curve.
Sound: The sound on the S7-HD is good. The S7-HD is in the category of lightweight headphones that give adequate sound quality. Because of the size and weight of the headphones you can’t expect heavy bass or any other sound quality pizzaz. But judging the sound based on its class, there definitely is not something to complain about. The sound is sharp and clear.
Word: If you are in the market for a good-sounding everyday pair of headphones for your commute, this is a great priced pair that is easy to use and store. GOOD BUY.
Note: We received a demo unit from the company in order to write this review.