Voxoa is a new company that recently launched a line of wireless bluetooth headphones.
Pics from Voxoa's website.Pics (Click to show)
Spec/TechnologySpec/Tech (Click to show)
Basic Specs on them:
Color: Black or White
Style: On ear
Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz
NFC: For easy paring with smartphones
Built in microphone with Echo Cancellation. HD Voice technology.
aptX for 16/44.1 CD quality playback
16 hours of battery with 3 hours charge time.
Folds for portability and a pouch is included.
I feel like Voxoa has some confidence in their new headphones. They seem to be more audiophile than most main stream brands at least. In fact, they were confident enough to provide me with a frequency response graph of their new headphones. IDK what exact measurement tools/compensation were used for the measurement though.
Now my pics! They have arrived. I received a black version.My Pics! (Click to show)
I should have reserved the second post of this thread for this review, but it's too late now.
Anyways, here's the review!
Part 1:Form Factor/Usability (Click to show)
Portability: Highly portable. The fold so they fit in jacket pockets and the wireless feature adds to portability.
Comfort: Good. Some find on ears uncomfortable, but these are definitely one of the more comfortable on ears I've tried. They are also comfortable around the neck, if you like keeping your headphones around your neck.
Build Quality: Very good. These are surprisingly super flexible, and they take drops well. My friend and I dropped them from head height(180cm, 170cm) about three times, and they survived all drops.
Aesthetics: Well, as the pictures show, Voxoa's are visually appealing. I got the black version, so IDK how white version might be, but black version looks premium and simple.
3.5mm jack: Voxoa has the capability to bypass all of it's internal components(amp/bluetooth) and just be used as a passive headphone. This means even if your battery dies, you can use them cabled. They also sound bit better when used through cable as it bypasses the internal amp.
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 works great. Easy connection, good connectivity, and convenient as hell. I, as an audiophile, though I would never admit this, but it is absolutely like the best thing. No cables! OMG. If you haven't tried wireless headphones, try them. It makes life easier. I will cover the sound through bluetooth in the sound part of the review.
Remote: Remote is functioning. As expected, there are some delay when the button is pressed, but my phone/computer both responded to all button press. Voxoa has volume control/track control feature on the right side.
Mic: Mic is functional. I made 3 calls with them on, and they were all working. One complaint though. It picks of outside noise really well, which I suspect is because the mics are facing outwards.
NFC: If you are setting up connection between Voxoa and an android with NFC capability, you don't have to go into setting. Turn your NFC on, and place your phone where NFC marking is on the headphones(they have to be on too). It will pair itself automatically. Tested with Samsung GS3.
Battery: Although I never fully drained the battery, I have ran it for 12 hours without charging. You get at least 10hrs of battery, which is awesome.
Earpads: Believe it or not, the earpads come off and are replaceable. Bonus for long time use
Part 2:Sound! (Click to show)
The sound of these Voxoa's are worthy of some praise, especially when compared to many main stream headphones(aka beats, soul...). Overall signature is a bassy sound with slightly recessed lower mids.
This review will be divided into parts as always.
Gears/References: iRiver AK100, Leckerton Audio UHA-6S.MKII, Samsung GS3. ATH-M50, Sol Republic HD Tracks, Beats by Dr.Dre Solo.
Sub-Bass: As with a bass oriented headphone, bass is strong and prominent. I would mind it being slightly tighter and faster, but the impact is good.
Mid-Bass: Powerful. It's not total bass head level, but there's enough bass for me to call it bass oriented headphone. Again, they are very punchy, but I wouldn't mind bit more tightness.
Lower mids: Slightly recessed(less recessed than M50 though), but still present and enjoyable. Bit of grain.
Upper mids: Overall good. Smooth and present upper mids. There's bit of grain though.
Lower treble: These aren't dark headphones. They have present treble. It doesn't sound bright, but just warm/natural.
Upper treble: Super extension! My UERM cuts off around 18k, but I have audible hearing range above 20k(Surprising! But I've tested with Voxoa's). This surprised me a lot. I could actually hear 20k sine wave. But this
means that upper treble of Voxoa's have some serious extension. Upper treble is present again.
Detail: Fair. Better than beats and tracks, but worse than M50.
Clarity: Fair. Lacks slightly when compared to M50.
Soundstage: Better than all three references.
Imaging: On par(or slightly lacking) with M50.
Smoothness: While overall smooth, there are some grain in the mids. Voxoa's are smoother than all three
The review above has been done through the 3.5mm cable that came with the headphones. But how's the wireless sound? Well, thankfully, they don't lack too much even when compared to wired mode. Little bit of clarity and imaging is lost, but the sound sig remains fairly similar and the sound quality is still respectable. I used a apt-X enabled GS3 for this evaluation. If you have an apt-X enabled device, the sound quality should be fairly good even through bluetooth.
Part 3:Final Words (Click to show)
Currently willing to lend my Voxoa HD Wireless to those that might be interested! 12/2/13
Edited by kimvictor - 12/8/13 at 5:08pm