Syllable D900 Mini Bluetooth Earphone Quick Review by mark2410
Thanks to Syllable for the sample.
Brief: If ever there were Uhura earphones, it is these.
Price: £40 or US$50
Specifications: Brand: Syllable, Model: D900MINI, Color: Black, Bluetooth version: V4.1, Impedance: 16 ohms, Power level: CLASS II, Working Voltage: 3.2V - 4.2V, Sensitivity: -42dB±2dB, Frequency Range: 2.4-2.48Ghz, Talk/Listening time: Up to 120 minutes listen or talk, Standby time: Up to 8 days, Auto Power-Off technology: Power off when no connectivity for 5 minutes., Operating distance(range): Up to 10m/33 feet, Headphones weight: 5 grams per earbud, Noise reduction: Full duplex echo cancellation; Real time noise reduction; Voice clarity, Moisture protection: Design for sweat and moisture protection, Charge connector: Micro USB charging, Battery type: Rechargeable, non-replaceable lithium-ion polymer, Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Hands-free Profile (HFP) and Headset Profile (HSP)
Accessories: 3 x Eartips, 1 x Charging Station, 1 x Micro USB charge cable, 1 x User Manual
Build Quality: Sweat resistant and seem mostly fine, though the mesh filter disappeared on one of mine.
Isolation: Not very much. They are rather open backed so they don’t isolate a lot. So not one I’d want for noisy commutes, Tube or flights and I’m not sure I’d love for bus use either. Still if you’re out for a run with music playing you won’t hear traffic so please do use your eyes, or get a donor card.
Comfort/Fit: Well it’s a little odd at first, nothing to go over the ear at all, was strange. However once they are in and in a few minutes you pretty much forget they are there at all. They are a bit bass heavy tiring on the ear but physically, even shaking my head about to the point I had to sit down on the floor, they never moved or needed tweaking. Cool.
Aesthetics: Hmm not sure they are the best lookers ever but the whole, zero wire thing, anywhere that does certainly look cool. I like them.
Sound: All about that bass. Yep these are big old bass cannons. No ifs no buts, bass, seriously big bass, heavy thumping, powerful, grrrrrrr, crushing bass. So I wasn’t super pleased as it was too much for me but for you, well many people like tons of bass. It’s very big, weighty stuff. The mids are fine, a bit over thick and warmed but fine. The treble, its over thick and warmed too. Still if you’re playing mainstream pop, rhythmic thumping tunes then it’s not like you need revealing nuanced treble to point out that you’re listening to badly mastered stuff. These are really bass heavy, thumping party, energy cannons that is meant to power you through a gym session, huge, vast power driving the music and you ever onward.
Value: Good, you pay for having zero wires anywhere but many more for a month of gym membership so it’s not exactly bank breaking.
Pro’s: Massive bass energy. Not a wire in sight. Potent bass.
Con’s: No wires at all costs. Very bass heavy, flavoured sound.