When you are planning to invest in a pair of Bluetooth earphones do your research to find one that really works as promised. There are many that do offer a great performance but suffer from unreliable connectivity features. The moderately priced Senso ActivBuds S-250 is the one we are reviewing today. This Senso bluetooth headphones review would give you an introduction to what the product really has to offer and how well it performs in the competitive market of Bluetooth headphones.
Does this really perform as good as what the customers have to say? This one does have some great user ratings and has also been acclaimed by critics. Does this product suit the active users? Is the sound clarity good? At the end of this Senso bluetooth headphones review, you would have all these questions answered.
Features and Specs
- Bluetooth version 4.1
- Comes with a waterproof form factor with an IPX7 rating
- Packs CVC6.0 noise cancellation technology for call clarity
- micro USB charging
- 2 hours of charging can last up to 9 hours
- Standby time up to 240 hours
- Comes with a carrying case as well as 3 sets of different sized earbuds
The Senso ActivBuds features a sleek practical design. The smooth flat cable doesn’t tangle and thus there is no risk of bending and breaking the cable. And to add to the security of the cable comes the clip for cable management which is very handy. It comes with a neat classy design. The flat earpiece houses the battery and the controls as well. And this one also carries the earbuds that comfortably sit inside your ears. The hook goes over the ears and ensures that the headphones do not wobble while you are jogging.
Design and comfort
The practicality of the design is something that we should talk about in this Senso bluetooth headphones review. The ergonomic design does feel very comfortable on the ears while also staying in place even when you are very active, say while jogging or during your rigorous workouts. There are some that come with ear hooks that sit in your ear canals. But this one comes with a soft ear hook that rests above the ears. The hooks with their smooth finish and the perfect shape snugly sit on the contours of the ear and you would not even realize that they are there.
There is nothing gaudy in the design and there are no extra remotes. The controls are all provided on the earpiece and this gives a clean finish. You can use the cable management clip not just while you store your earphones but also to adjust the length of the cable dangling on your neck.
In spite of the attractive price tag, this one is surely going to stay with you for years together. For the skimpy form factor, it carries it feels impressively solid and premium in its build quality. The waterproof rating ups the ante and so sweat and water splashes are not going to damage your earphones. This makes these the perfect companion for the outdoor and for your workouts.
Music and call quality performance
The controls for the handsfree calling mode are also included on the earpiece. The transition is very smooth when you suddenly respond to a call while listening to music. The wireless reception on this one boasts of a great consistency so this would soon become your dependable option. The HD sound quality performs as advertised. The sound quality is pretty good in almost all genres of music. The stereo output also stands out when you watch movies as the vocal clarity is very good. Bass is a little deep and there is not much that the earphones do with the treble. On the whole, these are decent sets of earphones that are great to watch movies, listen to songs and even to answer calls. In each of these areas, it impresses with the same reliability in the sound quality.
What we liked about the Senso ActivBuds
- The bass on this is not the best but the depth it adds gives a nice effect to the music
- The high fidelity sound definitely shows in terms of the dynamics in the music. So every detail is delivered with clarity.
- We were very much impressed with the call clarity on this
- The rugged design and the water resistance of the earphones make this one of the best outdoor options in this price segment
- The battery life is pretty good and works as promised.
What we did not like so much about the ActivBuds
- It is hard to come up with any negatives when we talk about the Senso bluetooth headphones review. This is pretty much an all-rounder in its performance. But the sound output is not the best for music lovers especially in the way it tunes the bass and treble for some songs with high beats. That is however not very noticeable unless you listen to music really loud.
- One other thing we found a little tricky was the buttons. The positioning is just perfect-there is nothing to complain about The size is also right and so you do not get mishits. But the buttons felt a bit sticky at times. But this was not an issue that we noticed too frequently.
Senso bluetooth headphones review – the final verdict
There are several earphones in the price segment of the SensoActivBuds. But there are very few that manage to give a decent performance in terms of all the features while also keeping this durability. The pairing happens pretty fast and we have not noticed signal drops so far. Towards the signal limits, you might notice a little break here and there but that is only during the calls. With clear stereo output, consistent voice clarity during calls, a long battery life and easy to use controls this one sure makes a great value for money. There are not many fancy colors to pick from. The brand has managed to keep this as simple and practical as possible- so it is all features and performance- no–fuss.