Thanks to BassBuds and FuelMyBlog for providing the earbuds to facilitate this review
These Earbuds, Fashion Bassbuds, with genuine Swarovski Crystals, an inline microphone, you see here is a little mic and a call control button. It doesn’t control volume, what it controls is answering calls, ending calls, switching songs. I actually had my brother call me when I received these so that I could test out how they work. He was kinda laughing at me because I said to him, “It sounds like you’re in my head!” It wasn’t creepy or anything it was just neat because they are noise cancelling headphones and it really sounded like his voice was being piped directly into my head. I could hear him very clearly even though my kids were nearby playing and talking; I didn’t have any trouble hearing him at all. Actually I also asked him if he could hear me OK since I was using the inline mic to talk to him and he said there wasn’t any problems with static. If you are not used to earbuds or earphones that are noise cancelling you might notice a very faint click on or slight bit of static when the other person on the other end of the line starts talking, but its not invasive to the conversation at all. It’s just something you have to get used to when you use noise cancelling. You might hear that sometimes when you are talking to someone in a call center you’ll hear that click on whenever they start talking well it’s the same thing for the other end when you start talking they hear that same thing and it’s really, really neat the way that whole thing works.
The sound quality out of these is amazing. I wanted to share with you I have this old HTC Droid Incredible, it’s first generation, I’ve had it for three years. I’d like to get a new one, but Verizon is going to hamper my data plan if I upgrade through them so I haven’t done that yet. The one problem I’ve found with my phone, other than it being old is that the sound quality isn’t very good coming out of there. It’s hard to listen to what you want to listen to when no one else wants to listen to it. Like I said it’s tinny, a lot of vibration coming through the speakers, it’s not the most pleasant thing to listen to. When I plugged these awesome earphones, my first ever by the way, the sound quality was wonderful. Like I said even with the phone call quality it was right there, it was personal, I couldn’t hear much of anything else. A lot of times all I’ll see is someones mouth moving and that’s how I know they are talking to me, the sound quality is so good. I would recommend listening to music a few notches lower than what you are normally used to because the sound quality can really be potent in your ears.
In addition to the Swarovski Crystal embellished earbuds there is in the box extra earbud covers in different sizes if you have smaller or larger ears and also 6 pairs of replacement covers. I went through and tried different ones and ended up keeping the ones that were preinstalled because they fit my ears the best. In addition to the earbud covers you’ll find this little catalog and it has all the different of the Fashion Earbuds with Swarovski Crystals that you can find. I have the Limited Edition White, they’re beautiful, perfect for a girl. They look like diamond earrings. The line is silver coated in clear plastic so you can see the silver line. They actually also have a Silver colored one that is great for guys. They have several different colors. They have yellow, red, midnight and they have combination ones like this one called Eclectic. It has different color earpiece, microphone, controller and line and each one has a different color crystal. This one is a pretty one too – Gold. Smooth for the very fashionable man or a girl that likes blue. NuSkool – and of course they are showing the kids cuz it’s called Nu Skool but that’s a pretty neat one too.
They retail for about $85 and I’d say it’s worth every penny. They’re comfortable, the sound is great. Thank you very much to BassBuds and FuelMyBlog for allowing me to try these out for the purposes of my review. They’ve been wonderful. I wish I would have had these a few weeks earlier so I could have used them during an online conference. Having to listen to the conference through the speakers on my laptop at full volume while everybody else is talking, and there’s a fan in the background and nobody can watch TV comfortably with this thing blaring. You know it would have been nice to have them earlier, but I’m glad I have them now. So next time I go to an online conference I’ll have my own personal space and be able to pay complete attention to everything going on. These are one of the best headphones I’ve ever tried. They are very comfortable.
What You Get
For $85 you will get the Fashion Collection Earbuds in your choice of color in a sturdy, well designed gift box. The box contains a soft protective BassBag to protect your precious earbuds in your pocket, purse, backpack or briefcase. Replacement earbud covers in silicone and memory foam and the user manual along with a certificate of authenticity for the Swarovski Elements Crystals and information on their 12 month replacement warranty that extends to overseas customers.
Thank you to BassBuds (http://www.bassbuds.net) and FuelMyBlog (http://fuelmyblog.com).