Sudio Vasa Blå
Judging by the popularity of music services like Spotify, and the fact that the app has been downloaded 4.8 million times on Google Play, a lot of us love to listen to music. With this in mind, Swedish company Sudio opted to introduce the Vasa Blå Bluetooth in-ear headphones.
The Vasa Blå is actually an updated version of Sudio's rather popular Vasa earphones, featuring Bluetooth connectivity, rather than the standard 3.5mm jack. This is a double-edged sword because on one hand, you're getting wireless freedom, while at the same time, you're at the mercy of the rechargeable battery.
Without beating (pun!) around the bush, let's talk about the sound quality of these earphones. During our time with these earphones, we played a number of tracks that emphasized different
APRIL 2016 things. Adele's 'Hello' sounded great, with solid vocals and distinguishable instruments in the background. With Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' however, the highs were slightly overwhelming. Overall, we found that these earphones perform well with instrumental music, but suffer slightly when it comes to rock.
One thing's for certain though, the sound profile is tuned for accuracy, which is something that classical and instrumental lovers will appreciate. If you're a bass head, you'll want to head to the equalizer to boost the bass. It's also important to note that it's best to pair these earphones with smartphones with aptX technology, for better audio quality.
These earphones are also equipped with a microphone, which is located in the in-line remote control, allowing you to receive calls easily, and continue listening to your music afterwards.
In terms of usage and design, the Vasa Blå looks great, especially in the Rose Gold/Black color scheme that we reviewed. They're light, and when placed behind the neck, feel almost weightless. There's an in-line remote control close to the right earpad, and a small module for you to connect a MicroUSB cable to charge it. Four differently-sized sleeves are bundled, so finding one that's comfortable is easy.
In a nutshell, we found the Sudio Vasa Blå to be a good pair of in-ear Bluetooth earphones. They offer handsfree functionality, and have a fairly accurate sound profile. At around RM400, they're also reasonably priced, making this an easy recommendation.