Moto Surround: earphones for the busy (Review)

Motorola recently refreshed many of their products, including their sound devices. Out of this came a set of headphones and a set of earphones: the Moto Pulse and the Moto Surround, respectively. I had a chance to use both, and I have already written about the Moto Pulse. So, it’s time to dive into the Moto Surround.

The Moto Surround was made for those who are active, or use their hands a lot, and don’t want their earphones to get in the way. Further, Motorola

  • Leonardo Sanchez V

    Thanks for the review bro, I’ve been considering these for my gym workout, can you confirm what Motorola states about the range? Usually bluetooth devices disconnect 10 feet away from the source and I’d like to leave my phone inside gym’s locker. Thank you.

    • Benton Trerise

      No problem! Glad I can help. I can say the few times I walked away from my first gen Moto X with the Moto Surround, they stayed connected for about 100 feet (but I wasn’t measuring or anything, this is just estimation). The website says “Range: Up to 150 ft”, and then clarifies below “*Extended range when paired with a BT Class 1 phone”. Hope that answers your question!

      • Leonardo Sanchez V

        Awesome! Thank you!

  • Thanks for this review. Have been using it for a few days now. The design is fantastic, sound quality is great and calls too are loud and clear and there is no wind disturbance either when I’m driving a motorbike.

    It indeed got very loud at its highest volume and yes it certainly has very good noise cancelation although I still could hear near noises, which is exactly what I want – keeps me aware.

    My only concern is there is no caller ID – I’d love it much more if it can announce calls and text messages. That’d be totally hands free. Did this concern you? Any solution?