Coloud C22M (Flag Series)
also available - Jamaican and Brazilian models
These star-spangled doo-hickies arrived on our way out the door last week, just in time for the long July 4th weekend. It turns out the timing couldn’t have been better, as we had (and made) plenty of time to test these in a number of settings.
1. Phone Conversation on iPhone 3G
What sets these apart from other earbuds and headphones is the talk button/mic feature which allows them to double as an iPhone headset. The cans are well-insulated, which reduce much noise, and in every other test, this earned major points. However when used for phone (and Skype) conversations, the user’s own voice seemed barely-audible and muffled, giving the conversation a strange one-way quality.
2. Streaming audio (96/128K)
MOG Streaming Service on iPhone; “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
Crisp highs and big bottom, but the bass is a little much, and with today’s lack of “tone” settings on devices, there’s no way to dial it back. Call me old, but I worry that extended exposure to bass frequencies may induce headache.