Snugs True Wireless
The ultimate headphones for wire haters?
From $376.95 From Snugs Earphones, snugs.com Features Bluetooth 4.2, sweatproof Liquipel Nano Technology, power pack storage (500mAh)
True wireless headphones differentiate themselves from ‘regular’ wireless ones due to their total lack of wires. As such, you’re untethered while you listen to music.
The Snugs True Wireless headphones take this fairly new technology one step further by offering its signature custom-fit tips allied to a pair of true wireless Jabees Beebuds headphones (Snugs doesn’t make its own) so they fit perfectly in your ear.
Custom-fit tips are neat because there’s no sound leakage in use, so audio quality is much improved, and you get the benefit of natural sound suppression; Snugs boast a reduction of -30DB, which is impressive.
We’ve used Snugs’ custom fit tips in the past and have always been impressed with whatever headphone they were paired with, but how do they fare in the Beebuds alliance? In terms of audio, they’re loud, but muffled, and lack liveliness. The Snugs tips do their best to carry the Beebuds, but there’s a limit to how much you can do with a $50 pair of totally wireless headphones. Matched to a superior headphone, such as the B&O E8, the setup would really shine. Of course, you can buy the Snugs tips separately ($219) and then add your own, if you like.
Operating the Snugs is easy thanks to a single button on each unit offering complete control using different combinations of presses. The included case has a 600mAh battery built in, which makes charging simple — click them in place, and off you go. A full charge takes less than an hour and you’ll get around 4 hours of playback time.
the bottom line. They have the potential to be great but the Beebuds hold the Snugs back; we’d buy the tips separately and spec better quality headphones.
You can specify the exact color of each Snugs tip, from Red Metallic to Pastel Pink Glitter.