No more messy wires

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECHNOLOGY -

IF YOU are tired of lis­ten­ing to mu­sic us­ing the wired ear­phones that came with your por­ta­ble mu­sic player or smart­phone then per­haps it’s time to go wire­less.

To­day we look at the Creative WP-350 Blue­tooth wire­less head­phones that can eas­ily be paired with a Blue­tooth de­vice such as a smart­phone or a sup­ported MP3 player. For the pur­pose of this re­view, Creative loaned us a Zen Touch2 por­ta­ble me­dia player.

The pair­ing of the WP-350 with the Zen Touch2 and a Black­berry smart­phone via Blue­tooth only took me a cou­ple of min­utes and soon I was good to go.

At your fin­ger­tips

The WP-350 is de­signed in such a way that it is light­weight and it sits com­fort­ably on your ears. It has a soft pro­tec­tive cush­ion on the un­der­side of the frame that makes the whole lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence plea­sur­able even when you are trav­el­ling long dis­tance.

The ear cups can be folded flat to make it eas­ier to store in your bag.

For your added con­ve­nience, the WP-350 comes with a travel pouch too.

As the WP-350 rests com­fort­ably on your ears, you can eas­ily ac­cess both mu­sic and voice calls while on the go.

To lis­ten to your favourite songs again, just tap the rewind but­ton gen­tly on the right ear cup of the head­phone. You can also ac­cess other play­back con­trols such as play, for­ward and stop as well as ad­just the vol­ume lev­els in the same man­ner.

The mu­sic play­ing over the head­phones was crys­tal clear and had good range. No com­plaints in this depart­ment.

Creative has in­cor­po­rated a concealed mi­cro­phone in the WP-350. The head­phones al­low you to pause your mu­sic and pick up a phone call seam­lessly. To an­swer a call, tap the but­ton on the right ear cup of the head­phone. Yes, all the con­trol but­tons are lo­cated at this area.

Voice calls sounded clear thanks to Creative’s Clear­speech En­gine tech­nol­ogy.

The back­ground noise is dras­ti­cally re­duced and it en­hances your speech ef­fec­tively when you are speak­ing over the head­phones.

With the WP-350, I lis­tened to my favourite mu­sic for a few hours, and the recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery did not go flat.

The com­pany claims that the WP-350 can last up to eight hours of au­dio play­back. Once it goes flat, you can charge the WP-350 us­ing the supplied USB cable.

Con­clu­sion

I found the Creative WP-350 Blue­tooth wire­less head­phones handy es­pe­cially for those who lis­ten to mu­sic on their smart­phone while trav­el­ling. This is be­cause one can easy switch from lis­ten­ing to mu­sic to an­swer­ing a call by just tap­ping a but­ton.

The WP-350 is easy to use and com­fort­able to your ears too. How­ever at RM399, you may want to give it a test be­fore de­cid­ing to get one.

Pros: Light­weight; easy on ears; good sound qual­ity, wire­less con­ve­nience.

Cons: A lit­tle pricey.

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