Cygnett PurePhonic Bluetooth Headphones Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
Review Date: Dec 2012
Reviewer: James Wright
Cygnett PurePhonic Bluetooth Headphones
I've been using the PurePhonic
Bluetooth Headphones from Cygnett for around 2-weeks now and
I still can't fault this product. Ok... one fault... and this is
really being very pedantic but the manual for the headphones
were kind of squashed into the case. But that's the ONLY thing
wrong with these awesome headphones! Great design, features,
wireless and audio... end of story!
Apart from being wireless thanks to
Bluetooth, the PurePhonic headphones are very comfortable to
use, especially for long audio sessions and the sound quality is
quite decent for the price. The reason for the comfort are the
soft ear pads that gently cup your ears and to some extent
blocks out external sound. It's almost like you are not wearing
any headphones at all.
In terms of testing, I tested this product on my iPhone 4S and
iPad Mini via the Bluetooth capabilities of these two devices.
Pairing the PurePhonic headphones to any Bluetooth device is
quite simple and this is achieved by enabling Bluetooth on your
smart device. Firstly, you need to power up the headphones and
this is done by simply holding down the multi-function
button (MFB) on the right speaker for 3 seconds until the blue light
goes on. Finally you just pair the headphones on your smart
device and voila... pure audio and wireless bliss!
The headphones also remember the
last device it was paired too so if you have multiple Bluetooth
devices, you need to repair. However most people will suffice
with just one device. Unless you're a techno junkie or someone
who reviews products, I don't think this will be an issue!
Cygnett also recommend that you charge the headphones before use
which takes around 2 1/2 hours via USB. The USB cable is also a
little tight when you connect your headphones to it.
What about the looks? The
headphones look quite spunky! As they are collapsible
headphones, they measure around 18cm by 10cm and fit snugly into
the supplied case. Once opened, they look like any full-size
headphones. On the right of the headphones, you find all your
controls and features.
Multi-function button (MFB)
which doubles as a power button and navigating your calls
Navigation of music (next song,
pause/play & last song)
Although the buttons are quite tiny
on the right speaker, you will easily remember where they are
after using them for awhile. The biggest "wow" factor of these
headphones however is the audio quality. It was quite smooth
through the headphones.
Whether I was playing a game such
as Batman Arkham City on the iPad or listening to music on my
iPhone 4S, the audio quality streamed featured good levels and
some decent bass. In essence, you can be as far as 10 metres
away from your Bluetooth device to use this product as well.
If you have a Smartphone like an
iPhone, you can even take phone calls with the headphones as
it features a microphone. By including a microphone, this allows
the user to quickly take calls and once finished, you can go
back to gaming or listening to music. Answering calls is done
through the amazing MFB which even allows you to reject a call
or mute it!
So this is the end of 2012 and
according to the Mayan Calendar, the end of the world? Well if
it is <which I seriously doubt it is>, than the Cygnett
PurePhonic Bluetooth Headphones are the best headphones that
I've reviewed all year. Not only are they affordably priced but
the headphones produce some extraordinary audio quality.