The Damson Oyster is the latest in our stellar line up of Bluetooth speakers. With the introduction of the iPhone 5 and growing popularity of other brands of smartphone the once mighty iPod dock is fast becoming a thing of the past. A wireless connection is the preferred means to link your phone to speaker which doesn’t limit you to a single brand or device.
The Damson Oyster is an Apt-X Bluetooth enabled speaker that delivers a secure 10m range, whopping battery life and the sound you’d expect from a wired device. With not one but two speakers built into the device the Oyster pumps out 10w of sound producing a comprehensive frequency range. Expect warm bass and clear vocals from the Oyster.
On first handling the speaker you’ll immediately be taken by the build quality. The grilles are magnetic as opposed to drilled on, allowing for easy access of the internal workings if you want to see the drivers in action or to change for a different colour. The buttons on top enable pairing and volume control and are subtle and placed on the neat plastic band separating the grilles.
Pairing is effortless and the Oyster will remember your device and automatically link up when on and in range – a surprisingly handy touch. If you’re using a Smartphone, take advantage of the microphone and use the Oyster as a hands-free kit.
Recently reviewed in The Scotsman the Oyster was well received in the areas that count to the everyday user:
“The built-in rechargeable battery pumps out 12 hours of juice. […] Apart from vicious volume, the four speakers include Wave Field Syntheses 3D Sound, virtual surround sound tha did an admirable job of orbiting chimes around my head.” The Scotsman
The Jaybird Bluebuds X have worked their way into stylish men’s mag, GQ where their own stylish credentials were championed by non-other than Christine Ohuruogu.
How better to test a group of sports headphones than by charging an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion with the task. If there’s anyone who’s going to know about endurance running and sweat it’s 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu.
The Bluebuds X are the smallest Bluetooth buds on the market that hold an 8 hour charge. So if you’ve got a training schedule anything like Christine’s (or not!) you’ll have plenty of juice to keep you going. Music can boost performance by 20% so having the right earphones for exercise is crucial.
With a lifetime guarantee against sweat, a patented secure fit system and sublime sound, the Bluebuds X will give you that extra boost to help reach your new personal best.
What’s more, Christine Ohuruogu not only rated them as one of the very best sports headphones around but the best for style.
‘This pair of on-ear headphones are deeply comfortable and offer great build quality.’ The Independent
These headphones will bring a touch of luxury to your travels boasting incredible noise cancellation and super soft memory foam fit. The Denon ‘Globe Cruisers’ have dual functionality and will operate both wirelessly and plugged in for in-flight use. Enjoy the freedom of having high quality wireless headphones and on-ear controls for the ultimate in ease of use.
If it’s incredible comfort and optimum function you’re after look no further than the Denon ‘Globe Cruisers’.
Right here at Amp3 we are offering the mother of all Sonos deals. When you purchase a Sonos Play:3 bundle you not only get the stylish Play:3 speaker but you also get a Sonos bridge AND 6 months subscription to Napster only for £259!
Enjoy unlimited access to millions of songs, albums and playlists on this Sonos starter pack all for the price of a single Play:3 speaker!
The clever Sonos system lets you stream music from a music source such as Napster and plays out through the beautifully engineered speaker system totally wirelessly. Position your speaker in any room and control what you listen to straight from your smartphone using the Sonos app.
And if you want to expand your Sonos family adding speakers couldn’t be easier. By adding another speaker the Hi-Fi sound quality will automatically adjust when both speakers are recognised to produce sublime stereo sound.
Men’s Fitness have rated the new Jaybird Freedom Sprints as one of their must have running gadgets in a smartphone running gadget round-up.
‘The light buds stay firmly in place thanks to a rubber grip that sits in the contours of the ear, while sweat-proof controls make adjusting volume, skipping tracks and answering calls easy to do without interrupting your flow.’ Read the full review here.
The Jaybird Freedom Sprint is the latest in Jaybird’s premium line of Bluetooth sports headphones. They build upon their predecessor’s high performing qualities to refine this model into a set that positively exceed expectations.
Dramatically downsized, the Sprint is 40% smaller than the original Freedom making the earbuds considerably lighter. Controls are ergonomically placed for quick and easy musical adjustments and sound has been revamped for high fidelity delivery.
Though they are optimized for sport, these headphones are so much more than that. Their wireless nature, crystal clear sound and sharp tonal delivery for calls make use of these headphones positively effortless. Once you’ve purged your headphones of wires, you’ll never go back.
Safe in the hands of wireless headphones experts who promise a lifetime guarantee against sweat, why not check the Jaybird Sprint out for yourself?
‘[...]the Freedom Sprints also deliver crisp, punchy sound to confidently cement their position as one of the best pairs of earphones currently available for running.’ Men’s Fitness
The third set of headphones to be included in the Denon round-up this week are the AH-W150 sports earphones with Bluetooth.
These headphones will give you a full 7 hours of battery life so you can exercise until your heart’s content and not worry about recharging. The Bluetooth feature gives a freedom of movement that is totally unique to wireless headsets. No matter how you may organise your existing headphone’s cable there is always a chance of it getting in the way of your workout. With the Denon AH-W150 headphones you have complete freedom of movement making these the ultimate sports accessory.
Listening to music while you work out is proven to enhance performance which means that a reliable and high performing set of headphones are a must. These Denon AH-W150’s reproduce music to a high standard where bass is well controlled to deliver a punchy performance. Having been built to last these headphones will resist sweat and splashes making them less susceptible to the corrosive effects of moisture.
With on-ear controls these headphones are perfect for sport with a user experience that is easy and natural. Check out how these headphones will revolutionise your exercise experience.
The Jaybird Sportsbands were deemed ‘Best for Sound Quality’ by The Scottish Sun! The retro design of the Sportsbands were described as ‘perfect if you don’t like the in-ear style’ and their Bluetooth capability as, ‘fantastic – the sound is clear and they maintain a connection a long way (10m or more) from music source.’
Jaybird are renowned for making high performing sports headphones and the Sportsbands are no exception. They boast a contemporary design that is fully functional as both a sports headset as well as for everyday use. Their secure fit makes for a completely unrestricted experience without the fear of the headphones falling off.
Their simplicity in design reflects their simplicity in function. Bluetooth pairing is effortless and once connected volume, track and call answering is controlled from the headset itself.
Both headphones are engineered to be the best exercise accessory available. However, JayBird’s combination of microphone and impressive audio output with usability make these headphones as ideal for the everyday user as they are for the athlete.
Totally wireless the headphones allow unrestricted movement even during the most rigorous of exercises. Their lifetime guarantee against sweat means they are built to last and, unlike many sports headphones, are not susceptible to water damage. With a simple touch of a button, both sets of headphones will answer and end calls without disruption.
JayBird have implemented simple yet innovative design principles to produce what are sophisticated top of the range sports headphones.
These are the most stylish sports headphones you’ll find out on the market. However, their retro design does not suggest they are retro in performance.
Using a Bluetooth connection these headphones will wirelessly connect to your compatible phone or mp3 player – perfect for using at the gym. JayBird have long argued that if you don’t need wires, why have them? With these headphones you have a more enhanced freedom of movement to let you exercise without restriction.
With controls based on the headset you can change volume or track easily. The Sportsbands even come with an integrated mic to let you answer and end calls.