We have been introducing to you quite a few affordable headphones and Sports earphones not only compatible with both iPhone and Android devices, but also with good sound quality for music enjoyment.
A few months ago, we reviewed the Syllable G600 which is a very good pair of budgeted on-ear headphone. Thanks to their sponsor again, today we are going to review the budgeted Syllable D700-2017 Wireless Sports Earbuds.
Listed features and specifications
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4-5 hours talk or music playing time
- Sporty, fashionable and ergonomic design
- Light weight
- Adjustable and durable headband
- Built-in microphone
There is nothing really standing out for the package. Simply slide out the box from the outer printed wrap, flip open the cover and there you have the contents.
- 1 x Bluetooth headphones
- 1 x Micro USB charging cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 2 x replacement pairs of eartips
Unfortunately, there is no carrying bag or case bundled but don’t expect with $20 price point.
Design and usage
The design is what you could expect from a typical pair of sports earphone, made of durable rubber on most of the parts and cable. You can wrap the earphone around your ears and with adjustable earpieces. Not only that you can get the earbuds well fit into your ears, but also secure them from falling off during workouts. However, the cable is a bit long and lack of cable management make it less comfortable to wrap around the neck.
Pairing is basically instant and painless, just normal process like most other Bluetooth headphones. Simple hold the button in the middle of the control for a few seconds to start paring. You will hear different notification tones, instead of voice feedback, after turning on and off, open for pairing, connected and disconnected. It does not interfere with Apple Watch like my pair of Jaybird which is impressive and make me be able to recommend this earphone for Apple Watch users.
The connection is stable and basically no reception issue during my test runs with the phone in pants and arm band. One major downside is that the battery is on a lower side for 4 to 5 hours of operation time so if you plan to workout everyday with it, you probably need to charge once a few days.
The sound quality is acceptable considering this price point. It delivers more bass than treble but on a muffle side, especially on live performance and Country genre. But it has a fairly okay performance on Pop music.
For podcasts, it is not the best so you may need to adjust the equalization to get the best effect out of the earphone that makes it more pleasant to listen to.
Phone calls are pretty good, clear and stable. But since the microphone on the control is not near any side of the earpiece but relatively in the middle of the cable, you may need to adjust a bit or speak louder otherwise the other side of the phone call may not be hearing you well.
Noise isolation is good against normal human or street noise. So be caution when crossing road and watch out for potential dangers when using. But if you are using it during evening workout, you will be able to get only the music streaming along the run.
Syllable D700-2017 In-Ear Wireless Sport Earbuds is very affordable though not coming with the best quality you would expect those with more than double of the price.
But if you are looking for a durable pair of sports earbuds for tough use, this should be added into your checkout cart. It is available on Amazon for just 19.99.