Vividdi Vibes – Bluetooth high performance but with a "pepper" price [REVIEW]
The Bluetooth headphones are now on a high demand after many smartphone manufacturers have dropped their 3.5mm audio jack on their devices. Thus, the market has been flooded with models, both from well-known manufacturers in the accessories and audio equipment industry, as well as from new players. The Romanian brand Vividdi is part of the second category and currently has only the Vibes on-ear helmet model, which I had the opportunity to test.
Vividdi Vibes are made of premium materials and have a stylish design. The headrest and cups are covered with a soft and pleasant touch that mimics the skin.
The headphones are made of aluminum, and on the right are all buttons and connectivity elements. The headphones are simple to use because they have only three physical buttons: + and - for volume (short press) and switch to another melody (long press) and a multifunctional button (has On / Off function, allows Bluetooth connection and accept or end a call).
Also on the right helmet is the micro-USB battery charging slot, a notification LED, and the call microphone
Between cups and headphones, for a very good sound insulation, there is a soft rubber "lining"
Main Technical Characteristics:
Frequencies: 20-20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ohm
Speaker diameter: 40 mm
Battery capacity: 250 mAh
Music autonomy: 14 hours
Weight: 162 g
Phone Calls: Yes
PERFORMANCE AND USE
The headphones are comfortable and light enough for the 162 grams they have. Pairing with your smartphone is easy by holding down the multifunction button. When the headphones are connected, you get a voice alert. The same thing happens when you stop or start them.
The sound quality was, for me, far beyond expectations. I did not know this brand, but I was pleasantly surprised. The sound insulation is very good, the bass is well defined and strong enough, and the sound is rich, clear and balanced. And during the phone calls, the headphones behaved very well. Everyone I talked to told me they heard me very clearly. Returning to sound insulation, the cups do not just protect you from the noise around you, but prevent the headphones from coming out and disturbing your office colleagues when listening to high volume.
I did not notice delays when I played the video, as happens with other wireless headphones, and no short cuts when my phone is in my pocket.
Battery autonomy is also very good. I did not manage to download them completely during a week when I used my headphones for at least an hour and a half every day. According to the manufacturer, Vividdi Vibes offers a 14-hour autonomy for music. The battery is fully charged after it has been exhausted within two hours.
Unfortunately, Vividdi Vibes does not seem to offer dust and water resistance, nor does it have a universal audio jack for times when the user is out of battery
It's hard not to recommend these headphones when it comes to sound quality. You will not be disappointed with this aspect. However, Vividdi Vibes have a great price. Online stores demand between 400 and 500 lei for these headphones. Personally, I would not dare to give so much money (for reasons of primarily reliability) to a pair of headphones from a little-known brand, when there are models from established manufacturers that cost the same or even less . Examples are Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 or Audio-Technica SonicFuel ATH-AR3BT, which also offers wired connectivity. Another model I appreciate and have a similar price is the Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless