Syllable A6 Bluetooth Earbuds: Great sound and design for less than $40 (Review)

Wired headphones have been mainstream for over fifty years, with wireless headphones having only recently becoming more popular. Battery technology and streaming rates simply could not match the quality and ease of a wired set. In the last few quick years you can now find wireless headsets at very affordable prices. The Syllable A6 Bluetooth earbuds separate themselves from from the rest of the pack with a magnetic clasp to keep your headset available and safe around your neck even when not in use.

Design

The Syllable A6 Bluetooth earbuds employ a magnetic clasp to create an almost necklace-like earbud experience. The volume, play/pause, and track controls hang comfortably from the earbuds like a tiny pendant just below your neck. This unique necklace design makes it very easy to find and use the controls and also find the earbuds to put them in your ear if you have taken them out. By moving the battery to the center cable, the earbuds are designed to be much smaller than the competition.

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Usage

I spent a good week using these bad boys on a daily basis, and my only complaint is the battery life is rated over three hours. That works great for the length of my exercise routine and nightly walks with my dog, but falls short for all-day listening.  These earbuds are so convenient that I wouldn’t take them off at all. The Syllable A6 headphones are super light-weight and the necklace style neck band makes them really easy to leave on without bothering my neck.

They stayed comfortably in my ears throughout my workout with the clasp only becoming undone when I would take off or put on my hoodie. The clasp really is a game changer, making it nearly impossible to have the entire headset fall off/get lost. As battery life continues to improve in the headset field I really do hope that more earbuds elect to mimic this clasping design.

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The sound of these earbuds was surprisingly good. Considering the Syllable A6 Bluetooth earbuds cost less than $40, the sound quality and features easily outperform the price tag. These aren’t reference style earbuds for enthusiasts, but the music that came through was very “fun”. The bass wasn’t too strong, but the mids and highs were very clear giving these earbuds a nice and balanced sound signature.

The Syllable A6 Bluetooth earbuds also have a built-in inline mic for taking calls. I found this feature to be very useful when I was working in my lab and had to take a conference call. The sound came through loud and clear and the recipient on the other end heard me equally as well.

A nice benefit from having a magnetic clasp is I found myself sticking my A6 earbuds to the fridge to help prevent loss. Earbuds are really easy to misplace and I loved this side benefit.

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Specs

Driver: 10mm Copper collar horn

Impedance: 32Ω

Bluetooth Version:V4.1

Power Level: CLASS II

Working Voltage Range: 2.8V-4.2V

Microphone Sensitivity: -43db±2db

Bluetooth Frequency Range: 2.4-2.48GHz

Bluetooth Range: 10 meters without obstacles

Distortion: ≦0.1%

Output power: ≧1.4mW

Signal to Noise Ratio: ≧75 db

ShutDown Current: ≦0.7uA

Play time: ≧3h

Audio Transmission and Remote Control Protocol: A2DP/AVRCP

Power Indicator: Red light on when charging, and blue light on when charging is completed

Summary

With a unique clasping design and accessible controls, the Syllable A6 Bluetooth earbuds are an easy choice over standard wired earbuds.  The clasp makes keeping track of the controls a breeze and the battery being in the center makes for super comfy earbuds. If you’re in the market for a nice pair of Bluetooth earbuds, that won’t break the bank, the Syllable A6 should be given strong consideration.

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