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Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Blu Band
Blu Band
Blu Band
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This week, we have two Bluetooth headsets from two different manufactures to put on the chopping board. There is one thing I should note before I start the review and that is that I'm a bass junky, so I don't want none if it doesn't have bass son.

Blu HD by IMEXX Audio Rhythmz

This bad boy is no stranger to the review table because it blew our minds the last time it was here. Let's see if it still has its wow effect.

The Blu HD comes packed with a hard-shell case, flat tangle-free headphone jack (Detachable), cleaning cloth, and a USB cable for charging.

Appearance - 4 out of 5: Well, it looks like a red sexy alien device with a button to switch on and off Bluetooth.

Sound quality - 4 out of 5: This headphone has a perfect balance between bass, mid-range, and treble. At extreme volumes, the device was still able to produce lucid sound.

Build and fit - 4 out of 5: The Blu HD is made with mostly plastic but doesn't feel cheap. Your ears will be pleased by the cushion-soft ear pads. Plus, you'll be using slide gestures to skip songs and adjust your volumes since the buttons on this device are touch sensitive. The going price for this Bluetooth headphone is around $18,000.

Blu Band by Klip Extreme

A Bluetooth headphone that cost less than $7,000 has arrived. The Blu Band has impressed me with its cost and features. It speaks "power on" when it's turned on and "power off" when it's turned off. This is a first for me, and I have used a lot of Bluetooth devices. The Blu Band comes packed with a USB cable for charging.

Appearance - 4 out of 5: Well, it looks quite similar to some Beats by Dre headphones you'll see folks wearing these days. Only difference here is the absence of red and the Beats logo.

Sound quality - 4 out of 5: These headphones have a perfect balance between bass, mid-range, and treble just like the Blu HD. These are the loudest Bluetooth headphones I have ever used.

Build and fit - 3 out of 5: The Blu Band is also made with mostly plastic but is just as sturdy as the other candidates here. These headphone are so tight that they begin to hurt your ears after an hour using them. The music controls are on the left ear piece, which takes time to get used to. The going price for this Bluetooth headphone is around $6,000.

Final Thoughts

These two Bluetooth headphones have their strong points for me. I'll choose the one with the strong point that suits me best, and that's the best advice I can give potential buyers out there.

The products mentioned in this article were provided courtesy of Royale Computers and Accessories telephone#: 906-1067, 906-1068, and 754-5048.

- Payton H. Wilmott