At the time of writing I am getting married in 3 months and I have vowed to my bride to be that I will have kick ass abs for the big day. It’s one thing having the encouragement to join a gym and another to keep you there for a considerable time without getting bored. That’s where a gym head’s best friend comes into play, an inspirational playlist and a decent set of earphones that keep those all important guns pumping for longer. Now the worst thing about listening to music at the gym is the countless times you’re running on the treadmill and you somehow manage to hook your hand in the cable, pulling them out of your ears and ruining your jam; it doesn’t hurt you physically, just emotionally. A huge thank you to the team at Tecevo for offering me an audio olive branch, I dedicate this cheese grater stomach to you!
Introducing the Tecevo FX 4 Wireless Stereo Headphones, a pair of brightly coloured Bluetooth ear-buds designed for people on the move. Connecting easily to your mobile device, the FX4s aim to be an impressive audio option that can be used anywhere and by anyone, doubling up as a hands-free alternative to answering your phone as well. Consisting of 2 earphones connected together with only 1 tangle free cable (that apparently is the perfect size for everybody), the FX4 Wireless Stereo Headphones promise to provide comfort, ease and powerful audio performance, with noise cancellation to top it all off. Packaged inside a handy travel case, customers will find their illuminous headphones of choice along with a USB charging cable and a selection of replacement ear buds, all varying in size if you have particularly large or small sized ears. At first glance, the FX4s sound pretty good and definitely something that could make my gym experience more enjoyable, so let’s get a jog on ay!
The headphones are easy enough to connect to my mobile phone, pressing down the power button for 8 seconds syncs the device permanently and holding down for 4 seconds each time will turn it on and off. The ear pieces themselves are very lightweight and do provide a good amount of comfort in my ears and during my tests I did find them to remain snugly in my ears, but the lightness of them did cause me to constantly to ensure they were pushed in tight enough. Tecevo claim that the chord that connects the ear pieces together is “just about the right length”, and though initially when wrapped around the back of your neck this appears to be correct, the lack of any slack or give in the chord does cause it to gain favour on one side of your neck. I can’t tell you how many times I had to pull the chord to the centre of my neck because of the loop that formed underneath one of my ears made it difficult to turn my head without the earphone falling out. Again during my workout, I found the chord to stick to the sweat on the back of my neck which made it tough to once more turn my head without one of the ear buds coming away. An easy way to resolve this issue is to have the chord dangling in front of your neck like normal earphones, however this defeats the point of how easy these earphones are supposed to be; if they’re out of sight they can’t cause any problems.
Situated on the right ear piece is the volume control which provides an easy to access way of amending your music, and if your mobile device is already set to the highest volume, the FX4s can add a little bit more oomph to that volume limit a lot of headphones can have. Despite its lightweight and arguably flimsy feel, the FX4s are surprisingly rather durable with a mighty impressive audio sound concealed inside. Packing plenty of bass boost, (which is essential for me and my heavy metal), the FX4s delivered a powerful plethora of audio goodness which nicely drowned out the grunting and trance music that currently commands the gym floor space. Whereas some Bluetooth gadgets can substitute good quality in exchange for the ease it now provides, the FX4s generously sound just as impressive as the high end wired ones I currently own, which proves it can be done even on a budget. Contrary to my pessimistic belief, the sound quality when using it as a hands-free way of answering your phone (permitted you’re using that as your music device), isn’t bad and is certainly better than any other earphones I’ve attempted it on in the past. Those noise cancellation ear buds however do make it difficult to hear yourself whilst on the phone but the lack of any fiddling to answer your call more than make up for it.
In short, the Tecevo FX 4 Wireless Stereo Headphones provide a solid wireless way of listening to your music and answering your calls if you’re on the move. The audio performance is rather impressive and the ease of connecting them to your preferred device makes them a desirable product for anyone looking for a cheap Bluetooth option. The chord however isn’t the most comfortable to have around your neck as the lack of freedom does often make it slide predominantly to one side of your neck, causing it to tug at your opposite ear. Aside from the chord’s annoyance, the ear buds themselves are comfortable and light in your ears that are ideal if you chose to use them for sports and outdoor activities. Promising to maintain a solid 5 hours of continuous playback in one sitting, the FX4s from Tecevo are a great set of cheap and easy to use Bluetooth earphones that sit comfortable amongst those at the top of the audio food chain.
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