A total newbie, was just looking for some reasonably good quality bluetooth headphones with AptX to pair with my Samsung Galaxy S-IV i9500 and enjoy better quality music on the go. I am not looking for pro audiophile level stuff and hence on a limited budget too.
Initial choice for me was Bluedio R+ but after reading a helpful and detailed thread, on it http://www.head-fi.org/t/674551/bluedio-r-bluetooth-4-0-headphones-with-nfc-and-apt-x , it dawned to me that they dont come AptX enabled for connection with cellphones and hence I need to buy additional hardware and do tinkering to make something out of them.
Hence went on to find another substitute , read from a forum fellow member "bhazard" that he has tested and found the RamboTech BTH-033 to be a good headphone with the best bang for the buck.
I looked around further Rambotech models, assuming the rest of their product line and range would would be an equally good bargain, if not better, though it is not guaranteed, but I took my chances.
Shortlisted and now have ordered the BSH-557 http://www.cnrambotech.com/portfolio/bluetooth-stereo-headset-bsh557/. Its on the way and might take a while to reach me.
So just trying to know and understand, how to test this headphone for posting a sensible review. What are some standard ways, methods, tools and technique to test a headphone of this grade and quality. Any specific android tools, apps, or music samples. I understand that sound quality and perception is a subjective judgement and can vary person to person and is dependent on a lot of other factors. However just trying to know if there exists a minimum benchmark or calibration SOP (standard operating procedure) to which such equipment should adhere and comply with.
I am also betting, although not very clearly known to me, that these headphones or rest of the Rambotech range featuring AptX , comes factory enabled by default for AptX connectivity and music streaming from a connected cell phone. Would appreciate if someone can shed some light on it about how to test and ensure that AptX is really working.
Also would appreciate if someone already has this headphone and what have been the experiences so far.
Its really amazing to see how much one can learn from the collective knowledge and the community spirit of sharing.
Thanks for your support.