I’m not an over-the-ear headphones type of guy. I’ve tried, but no matter the headphones I’ve tested, they eventually make my ears ache. I’m not alone in this. So, this is why I generally look for good in-the-ear earbuds. For my runs and other fitness activities, I’m currently using the Axum Gear workout earbuds. They are a solid choice.
However, when approached to test the new headphones from iDeaPLAY, I couldn’t refuse – even though I was positive I wouldn’t like them just because of their type. But, I was actually proven wrong in this instance. The iDeaPLAY V207 is absolutely the most comfortable set of over-the-ear headphones I’ve ever experienced. In fact, I’ve worn them for hours without ear ache -which is the most amazing thing about these to me – and that’s even beyond the awesome sound quality and the 19 hour battery life with the noise canceling engaged. The price may be a bit much for most, but these are truly worthy of consideration if you want quality of sound, expanse of features, and total comfort.
Interestingly, when these arrived for testing, my old pair that I’ve been using for Skype calls are starting to fall apart. The ear padding is flaking. So, I’ve begun using the iDeaPLAY headset as a replacement and this has worked out great.
The headphones are available from Amazon for around $80: iDeaPLAY Active Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones
- ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING WIRELESS HEADPHONES – Active noise cancelling technology removes distracting surrounding noises for a calming and private listening experience. Reduce outside noise by 85% by lowering ambient noise to a whisper with the flick of a switch. Great for reducing the noise of city traffic, drone of a plane cabin or loud coworkers.
- WIRELESS AND WIRED CONNECTION – Reliable Bluetooth 4.1 connects seamlessly to all your Bluetooth enabled devices with a 33ft effective range. Intuitive on board controls and built-in microphone. 3.5mm AUX port with cable (included) for use in flight mode or with an MP3 device. Enjoy up to 19 hour battery life with active noise cancellation engaged and up to 23 hour battery life with ANC switched off.
- HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO – High-definition 40mm drivers combine with Active Noise Cancellation and extremely high 103dB sensitivity to deliver exceptionally clear sound with full dynamic range and powerful bass at any volume. Clear, high-resolution sound, with hi-fi stereo bass, a detailed midrange, extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield. Low Latency with the Apt-x technology.
- FOLDABLE AND COMFORTABLE – Extra-wide supportive headhand with luxurious hand-sewn leather finish. Slightly larger ear cups using ergonomically designed, leather covered memory foam cushions provide extreme comfort for long listening session. Omni-directional earcups allow for a fully customizable fit. Comes with a free soft case so you can keep them well-protected in your backpack or suitcase.
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