When my Avantree Sacool Pro noise isolating headphones arrived I was surprised at how small and slim the packaging was. I was expecting a larger box for some reason. That was a pleasant surprise.
On unboxing I found A nice little black sturdy carry case with the Avantree name embossed on it, the cool looking red and black Sacool Pro Bluetooth headphones,mini USB cable, spare buds, instructions and the normal Avantree advertising for some of their other products, and their warranty / support card.
Being a man, I jumped straight in without even reading any of the instructions of reviews.
having already used a pair of Jaybird Freedom headphones in the past I already knew how to pair these. Simply hold the power button for several seconds and the little LED on the headset flashes blue / red. I love the fact they auto pair. No need for pairing codes.
I love my music loud. I cranked up my normal 80’s stuff on my Galaxy Note 3. Wow, was I in for a shock. Compared to all the other headphones I have used, which include Bose, Beats, Jaybirds, as well as stock Samsung or Apple ones, these have such a deep bass to them. It took a bit for me to get used to that much bass. I love a nice deep bass tone to my songs and to be able to hear the bass guitars but sometimes, on some songs, it would be nice to be able to reduce the bass a bit, so I ended up using Poweramp which has a built in equaliser. Saying that though, most songs I listen to these Sacool Pro’s have a lovely sound. One thing I will say I have noticed is the middle tones seem to be less. These have nice bass and treble but the middle needs a bit more to it, but its only a bit, in my opinion. Some people may prefer it like that. Another thing I have notice is how loud these get. I mean LOUD!! So loud that the were distorting the songs a bit. Thankfully that was just for the test as it was at a volume I would not listen to normally. Mind you, listening to Simple Mind’s Don’t You Forget About Me was fun. Hearing the bass drum nearly throbbing my head as did the bass line on Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.
I got my wife to test them out, while we were in the garden today and I could not hear a thing from the headset, even though her head was bobbing away to the beat. Non of that annoying over bleeding of the treble that you hear when you sit to someone on the bus or train.
The design of these headphones is really nice. They are so light, only 18g. Some headphones hurt after a while, but I have not had that problem with these. While I am doing stuff on my laptop I have my Sacool Pro’s paired with my laptop and have my 80’s music blasting though them. I could be on the laptop for a few hours easy but there is no irritation from the headphone. No achy ears. In fact, just today, I had been working in the garden with them on, and after finishing off and coming back indoors, I could not find them. I went back out and checked the garden and the shed with no luck. I did eventually find them. They were still hanging round my neck from where I left them ( so I didn’t lose them ) when I took them off. They are so light I didn’t even notice them there.
They are a nice design Black with a red border and red buttons and wire. Very stylish.
The Avantree Sacool Pro incorporates Bluetooth 4.0, which from what I can gather uses less energy so should not eat your battery like some bluetooth devices do. This means listening to music you can get up to 8 hours, and talk time you can get up to 8.5 hours. In my opinion thats really good for headphones such as these. Ive had some bluetooth audio devices in the past that died after a few hours.
They also support aptX® to compress the audio data stream between the headset and the phone. aptX® significantly reduces the bit rate without affecting audio quality or introducing latency issues. So, with aptX® you can enjoy pure wireless CD-like quality sound whenever and wherever you choose.
You can connect 2 phones to these at the same time. For headphones, I do not see the reason for this unless theres something I am missing. Surely you would only listen to music on your own device or on one device at a time.
They also come with voice prompts. They tell you when you are powering up or off, when you are connected, or disconnected, and when you are pairing. These are the first headphones I have ever known to do this. This sort of thing is becoming a regular feature in a lot of Avantree products such as some of their car kits.
I tested the voice dialling facility of these and it worked perfectly first time. No problems at all.
The Sacool Pro’s will connect to ALL your mobile phones and tablets, and will connect to a Mac ( I am doing that now as I type ). I do not have a Windows pc to test these on but as long as you have a bluetooth adaptor, I would assume it would be fine.
The are a very secure fit and should have no problem staying in place if you are jogging or working out at the gym or doing aerobics as the wire loops over and behind your ears then behind your head.
The cost of these is amazing for what you get. You are getting a really fine pair of bluetooth headphones for only $49.99 ( 33.51 ukp ) at todays rates. My Jaybirds were 3 times that but perform no better that the Sacool Pro’s.
A little bit about Avantree. They are committed to environmental stewardship. Whenever possible, they use recycled and/or naturally bio-degradable materials for packaging and boxing. In manufacturing their products, they adhere strictly to RoHS standards which were enacted to eliminate the use of hazardous substances during production. That has got to be a massive thumbs up for Avantree. Being environmentally aware and doing what they can to help the environment is a huge thing.
The only thing I can think of for a con is the lack of or reduced middle in the sound. Apart from that theres nothing That I can say bad about these. I love them.
Where do I start??????
The style, the sound ( bass and treble anyway ), the volume, the comfort, the weight, and definitely the price.
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I have to say apart from the slight lack of middle on these, I love them. They will definitely be one of my go to sets.
Avantree have kindly provided me with a 10% discount code to give to you guys. This is only for the Sacool Pro headphones and will not work on other items. To use the code, please go to the Avantree website and place an order and enter the following discount code 10steAS8PMSA9V27Y40