Snugs True Wire­less

The ul­ti­mate head­phones for wire haters?

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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.

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