Compact Headphones – Arctic Sound P311

I recently picked up a pair of new headphones, my requirements were for compact size, bluetooth, not inner ear, comes with case and low cost. After much searching and reading of reviews I settled on a pair of Arctic Sound P311.

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The initial impression is that the headphones are flimsy but after several weeks use and a toddler attempting to destroy them by streching them out as far as possible I think a better term would be flexible. They are very light and wearing them all day has no ill effects and more importantly requires no stopping to recharge, I have used them for three days semi continuously before having to recharge which is very impressive. The ear pads are soft and comfortable and most importantly the sound quality is good, not as good as the pair of Bose with noise cancelling I use at home but more considerably more impressive than I had expected at this price point.

Set up and use was very quick and easy I had the bluetooth connected to my Windows Phone 7 (HTC Mozart) within seconds, no repairing is required after the initial pair and subsequent pairings take a couple of seconds from power on. Charging is via a usb cable which met my need perfectly as I can use a port on my laptop and don’t need an additional power brick to carry around. The on headphone controls (volume, skip forward/back, multifunction) work well once you have figured out where they are in relation to your head while wearing. The multifunction button works well with only a couple of seconds delay from pushing to device operation, the microphone is ok in a quiet environment but I wouldn’t trust it somewhere with a lot of backgrond noise (not a problem for me and it wasn’t a feature I was looking for anyway so it’s just a bonus).

Overall for under AUD$50 delivered I don’t think there is another product that comes close to the quality and functionality of these headphones, I would recommend them to anyone with similar requirements I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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