Bluetooth earbud prices have drop drastically over the years and now you no longer have to pay $100 to get a decent pair. There are many options out there for under $50. Bluetooth headphone sound quality is getting better all the time, and so are designs and features. The LyreBeats-S1 fit anyone’s needs, especially in the gym or any other kind of active lifestyle.
LyreBeats is a brand known for a wide range of Bluetooth devices including car kits, Bluetooth headphones and Bluetooth receivers. They released a new line of inexpensive Bluetooth earphones in March 2017 called LyreBeats-S1. If you like Beats headphones with earhooks these similarly designed earbuds will catch your interest.
2018 Update: We no longer see the S1 very often in retail stores or available online. If you’re interested in the S1 you may want to consider something like the Sony MDR-XB50BS or the SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, both of these headphones have a similar design and performance comparable to the S1.
Though Lyrebeats-S1 look quite bulky, measuring 36mm in length and 18mm in width. They aren’t discreet but they are lightweight and very comfortable to wear. They are also sweat resistant and deliver good audio performance for a reasonable price. They have soft earhooks to help create an exceptionally secure fit and have 7 hours of battery at average volumes. They seem to be well-built with an entirely plastic construction.
Unlike other Bluetooth earbuds in this category, the LyreBeats-S1 deliver a decent, noticeable bass punch. You may not feel they have a strong, rumbling bass at first but gradually you will notice there is enough bass for your active playlist. Note that you get the best sound if they fit properly in your ears – the tighter the seal, the better the sound becomes. Unfortunately, the mid-range could be sweeter.
Picking the right pair of included eartips is very important. For the fitting, fit the earhook first and fix the position of housing until you get the best bass or best noise isolation. These earhooks and eartips are all setup for athletic activity. If you feel the cord is too long, the cord shortener accessory will reduce bouncing, microphonics, and manage the cord neatly.
The foam tips really improve you music listening experience as they seal the sound in the ear better than silicon tips. However, due to their durability, you may consider using them them for watching movies and listening to music rather than playing sports
If you want to adjust the volume, the control is easy and smooth. Simply hold the left earpiece and press the button to navigate tracks, answer calls, and adjust the volume. The CVC noise reduction technology works great as advertised.
What you get in the box
Battery life is rated at 7 hours when used at moderate volume levels (60% of maximum volume) and the headphones are sweat resistant, with a rating of IPX5. Thanks to the LyreBeats app, you can check the battery level of the LyreBeats-S1 and even their last location when they paired with your phone in case you misplace them. The app also gives a friendly notification when the battery is at 10%.
Bluetooth earbuds are varied in design and style. If you are familiar with Beats or Sensor headphones, then the LyreBeats-S1 aren’t a step up in design, but they are offered at a great price for Bluetooth headphones because of both their build quality and sound. Bluetooth headphones in general have limitations, but the LyreBeats-S1 have the perfect range to be considered a “natural sounding headphone”.
For under $100 there isn’t a huge difference between Bluetooth earbuds considering sound, but for the $25 price tag, the LyreBeats-S1 earbuds offer a lot of bang for your buck. They are comfortable and secure for active users, and offer great sound.
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