Review: FSL Reflex Bluetooth Earbuds
Bluetooth earbuds are becoming more popular each day, and with good reason. There are no cords to manage or get tangled, and the form factor makes them well-suited for actually staying in your ears. In other words, they’re great for when you’re moving about, be it something as vigorous as going for a run or something more leisurely like walking around your house.
The FSL Reflex Bluetooth Earbuds come with a hard zip case for storage and safe transportation, as well as four different sizes of interchangeable rubber eartips for the best possible fit. A nice feature of these earbuds is that each side has its own battery, which combine for up to an impressive 12 hours of usage once fully charged via any standard micro-USB cable (a short one is included), although you’ll probably want to cut that figure by several hours if you listen at higher volumes. As you would expect from this type of device, it has an IPX-3 rating for water resistance, which means you don’t have to worry about sweating on it or getting caught in the rain.
While the FSL Reflex Bluetooth Earbuds will work with the audio output of almost any Bluetooth-enabled device, its built-in microphone, volume controls, and track selection features will likely only fully work on specific devices, like smartphones. As is usually the case with small headphones like this, Bluetooth range is not the greatest, so you won’t want to be more than three to six feet away from the device it has a connection with.
Audio quality is solid. There’s a decent amount of bass with excellent voice and instrument clarity. These aren’t audiophile headphones, but they’re not priced like them either (only $34.95 right now on Amazon), and they still sound pretty great.
With excellent sound quality and a competitive price, the FSL Reflex Bluetooth Earbuds are well worth considering if you’re in the market for a Bluetooth headset. The only potential caveat is that like similar products, the design of the connecting cable that goes between the two earpieces may be a bit bothersome to some. I know I tend to prefer a more rigid connection, which I don’t notice on the back of my neck like I do with this type of soft connector.