Usually, headphones are a difficult item to review and at the end of the day, you the reader have to take my word for it. We’ve had the KitSound Clash Bluetooth Headphones in for review recently and we’ll start the review off with my good and bad points.
- They fold up for ease of storage with carry case.
- No syncing sound issues.
- Easy to use controls.
- Despite being on ear they comfortable to wear.
- Blue flashing LED bright at night.
The Kitsound Clash Bluetooth Headphones have a brushed aluminium construction, which are available in a number of different colours. The headphones are fully adjustable and fold up so that they fit nicely inside the supplied rugged carrying case.
On the right hand side headphone are all the usual controls: On/Off, Play/Pause, Answer/Hangup calls, Volume Up/Down, Rewind/Fast Forward. On the bottom is the MicroUSB charging port, a 3.5mm audio port and an LED. The left headphone is completely blank.
Once charged, which took about 2 hours from out of the box, (but I’m unsure how much charge they had at unboxing) they were ready for use.
As with any other Bluetooth device they paired with my devices easily, and for this review I paired them with my phone which is currently the LG G3, and my iPad mini.
My normal headphone of choice is a Bose Triport fully over-the-ear headphones. These headphones are somewhat old now, but they are amazingly comfortable to wear for a long time and the sound quality is second to none as you would come to expect from Bose.
I normally don’t like to use “on-ear” headphones as I find that after a relatively short amount of time they start to hurt my ears (feel free to insert the freaky shaped ear comments). I wore the KitSound Clash headphones for a couple of hours on the train whilst en route to March Of The Droids 2015 and much like Bose, they didn’t cause any discomfort.
In the sound the quality department, I cannot knock the KitSound Clash headphones; the sound was clear with good bass and midrange. They went plenty loud enough to damage your hearing without becoming distorted.
One thing I have noticed using some other Bluetooth headphones is sometimes when watching media is that you get a sync issue between the picture and the sound, the sound being half a second behind the pictures (any of the older readers remember the TV series Monkey? If not check out YouTube). No matter how I try, I can’t watch media with this syncing issue. I tried this with the KitSound Clash headphones, and everything was perfectly in sync, so another plus there.
The KitSound Clash Bluetooth headphones are available from Amazon for £75. Would I use them over my tried and trusted Bose headphones? In both comfort and sound quality, they come a very close second – very close indeed, but Clash headphones have the advantage of giving the user of being wireless.