It’s not necessarily a rare thing to find a great pair of headphones for $30. On the other hand, finding an amazing pair of headphones for $30 is. I have made such a discovery with the Syllable G600 Bluetooth Studio headphones. Here are my thoughts.
- Active noise cancelling technology
- Dual audio drivers on each side
- 2 hour charge time
- Up to 12 hours of playback time
- *250 hours standby time
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Built in HD microphone with noise cancelling technology
- 1 year manufacturer warranty
These headphones look great. The exterior is made of a shiny black plastic with a Porsche red, rubber interior padding. The headphone cups themselves are also constructed from a shiny black plastic with a matte black padding inside.
On the right earphone you will find the power, volume, fast forward and rewind keys. The fast forward and rewind keys also double as the volume up and volume down keys. I personally do not like this design choice but it gets the job done.
On the left earphone you will find a 3.5mm headphone jack. The addition of this jack is fantastic because it allows you to the use the headphones wired if the battery has died. All you need to do is plug one end of the included male 3.5mm to male 3.5mm cable into the headphones and the other end into the device of your choice.
As much as I love the design of these headphones, they have one glaring flaw: the word “SYLLABLE” monogrammed in giant, white letters on both sides of the headband. Even with this small flaw, these headphones look and feel great. The build quality is superb and really makes you feel like you are using a $100 pair of headphones instead of a $30 pair.
The Syllable G600’s sound great. These headphones, hands down, are the best I have ever used. In fact, I would stack the G600’s against any pair of Beats by Dre studio headphones and wager that users would not be able to tell the difference in a blind test. But I must disclose that I have not owner a pair of Beats.
The bass, highs, mids and lows all sound phenomenal and in perfect balance. I literally have no complaints about the sound produced by the Syllable G600’s.
Even with extended use, the Syllable G600’s stayed pretty comfortable. There might have been some minor fatigue here and there, but it was so slight that I didn’t feel the need to take the headphones off because of it.
On the battery life front, I got about 8-12 hours of use with the Syllable’s connected to a Bluetooth device (usually my tablet). The included 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male cable allows you to continue to use the headphones after the battery has died. I love this feature and I am so glad that Syllable had the forethought to include it.
As far as the Bluetooth connection goes, I have no complaints. I noticed little to no skipping in my music while using the Syllables, and any that I did expereince was more likely caused by the device the headphones were connected to versus the headphones themselves.
Without a doubt, the Syllable G600 Bluetooth Studio headphones are the best headphones I have ever used. They are comfortable, reliable, built well and sound fantastic. You will not find a better pair of headphones at this price; and as stated before, I would wager that these $30 Syllables are every bit as good as a pair of Beats.
*photos courtesy of Amazon.com and Google Images