I am not a fan of cords. Untangling mangled cords is the last thing I want to do before enjoying some tunes or a movie. Having tried a bluetooth stereo headset before, I didn’t have my hopes too high when I ordered these Bluedio headphones from MyTrendyPhone.co.uk. I went with the white version known simply as ‘R’ stereo headphones and my hopes were met and completely overcome.
The R stands for Revolution, and these headphones honestly live up to their name. Each ear is treated to 3 32ohm 3D drivers and a 100ohm subwoofer that you have to try to believe. When I played a song with deep bass, it felt like the headphones were bouncing on my ears. But even the volume was high, there was never a time where it felt uncomfortable. I believe this is because of the over-ear design. I am more accustomed to earbuds which are jammed up my ear canal, but the over-ear design plays to your ears’ natural way of taking in sound. Of course it’s amplified, but that’s the point.
While the listening experience is amazing for the listener, bystanders will be well aware of the Backstreet Boys pounding away if you’re out and about with the volume up high. The packaging is elegant and showcases the R’s folding portability.
Along with the headphones there is a genuine leather carrying pouch, 3.5mm line in cord, microUSB to USB cord used for charging, and the instruction manual in the box. There is even a small pocket inside the pouch that conveniently holds the cords and manual and keeps them separate from the headphones.
The main controls are located on the right ear. The middle button is multifunction used for powering on and off, pairing, answering and hanging up calls, and pausing/playing music. The ring around the middle button lights up in red (charging), blue (bluetooth active), and green (line in/microSD active). The other 4 buttons are for volume and skipping.
The left ear does not have any controls but sports the Bluedio logo on a reflective background.
The underside of each headphone reveals the microUSB charging port and the 3.5mm jack.
Another function that I have yet to try is independent microSD card playing. There is a microSD slot located behind the right earphone which is barely visible in the picture above. If you don’t want to bring your phone with you, or just have tons of music, you can play music directly off a microSD card. I’m not sure I’ll use this feature very much since I have my phone with me, but I’m sure there are lots of people who would use it frequently.
Overall, the Bluedio R bluetooth stereo headphones are fantastic. The sound quality is amazing, the bass is incredible, battery life is outstanding, and they’re comfortable enough to provide many hours of audio awesomeness. I was curious how they would stack up to Beats headphones and I was surprised to find that the Bluedios beat the Beats hands down in sound quality and bass pumping.
One of the best parts about the Bluedio R’s is the price. At 62.30 GBP ($101.26 USD) they’re about a third of the price of their Beats counterparts.
- Awesome sound quality – highs and lows
- No more cords!
- Multifunctional – bluetooth, line in, microSD
- Long battery life (about 20 hrs talk/music, and 325 hrs standby
- Sound containment could be better
You can find more information and grab your own Bluedio R’s from the MyTrendyPhone website: