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Brainwavz BLU-300 Wireless Headphone Review

Almost perfect budget gym headphones

by Nicole on December 9, 2018
Brainwavz BLU-300
Positives
  • accurate sound that is free from distortion
  • the price is right, solid budget headphones that feel way more premium than the price tag
  • great battery life, moderate volume you’ll get 14 hours, if you blast it you’ll get 8HR (6-8hr is what Blu rates them at)
Negatives
  • Charge time, 1.5-2 Hr is way too long, when my headphones are dead and I’m running out the door I need 5-10 min to give me a few hours of listening time. Not 30min for a few hours of listening time.
  • Not very heavy on the bass, the deep lows are missing.
  • power button is not very intuitive or you have to fiddle with it a lot to turn it on or off.
  • The band style means they don’t easily fit in your pocket

The Blu 300 Bluetooth headphones are band style headphones which rest on the back of your neck with magnetic earbuds. The band is comfortable however, you have to decide if this type of product is your jam.

From a lifestyle perspective, this type of headset means you have to commit to the fashion choice of wearing them at all times. If you want to take them off you can’t put them in your pocket, you’ll have to have a bag to store them in. If you’re using them solely as your workout headphones then you’ll have a gym bag they are budget friendly enough.



The overall sound quality from these is good; they go surprisingly loud which is a good thing for gym orientated earphones.

The midrange and high end have a good representation with little to no noticeable distortion or harshness even when at moderately high volumes. The overall sound quality is well rounded and vibrant and quite lively.


The ear tips are angled to help keep them from falling out, while the IPX7 water resistance means that the headphones will not only stand up to sweat, but a run in the rain as well. The earbuds don’t offer active noise canceling, but the design offers good noise isolation, keeping you immersed in your music.

Featuring a lightweight neckband-style design, this earphone wears comfortably for long periods of time. On the right arm of the neckband, there are playback and volume controls, as well as a micro-USB charging port.

Rating
Design / 7.5
Sound / 7
Performance / 8
Battery Life / 8.5
Price / 9
Editor's Choice / 8
Hardware / 8
Brainwavz BLU-300

The Blu 300 earbuds use Bluetooth 4.1, which isn’t the latest version, but they still offer a range of up to ten meters, meaning your phone can stay safely in your bag while you’re at the gym. To this end, the headphones feature onboard controls to control volume, pause, resume, or skip songs, and even answer and end calls, all without needing to even look at your phone.

With a low price of just $39.50, the Brainwavz BLU-300 offers a competent sound in a durable and comfortable package. From a pure audio standpoint, this earphone they are fantastic if you’re not an audiophile but as a workout headphone they are loud enough, sweatproof and stay securely in your ear. The charge times are what kills me on these, 8 hours of listening is totally fine, but 2 hours to get there is way too long.

8.0
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