In a previous review, I had the opportunity to review SwageU Wireless Bluetooth headphones, provided to us by Rokit Boost. I frequently listen to music on my daily commute, so my expectations for what qualify as “good headphones” are quite lofty. The perfect pair, for example, should be comfortable, affordable and most importantly, high quality (especially in regards to sound quality). To my pleasant surprise, SwageU Wireless Bluetooth headphones did not disappoint in any of those domains and I was more than eager to abandon my old pair. Now, Rokit Boost is taking it one step further with the introduction of the SwageU EVO Bluetooth headphones.
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SwageU VS. SwageU EVO Bluetooth Headphones
SwageU EVO maintains many of the original features seen in the SwageU, such as the curved ergonomic design. Both headsets are extremely lightweight and rest comfortably on the base of the user’s neck. The tactile buttons (play/pause and forward/previous) are also displayed right on the main body of the headphones, making it easy for users to control how they listen to their music or answer phone calls (the headset can pair up to two mobile devices via Bluetooth). I also appreciate the fact that every function has a designated button, as combining functionalities, such as volume control and play/pause, onto a single button can be very confusing for the user.
SwageU EVO also does not disappoint when in comes to sound quality. Just like its earlier counterpart, these headphones do an excellent job of drowning out background noise. Although they do not play too loudly, all the nuances of your music – from the highs, mids and lows – can be heard clearly. The equalizer functionality, combined with noise reduction, echo cancellation and aptX technology, also work together to ensure users have the richest listening experience possible.
However, that’s where most of the similarities end between the SwageU and the SwageU EVO. The EVO now boasts a new “sleek and simplified profile,” which makes it easy for users to listen to music or take phones calls using the built-in microphone. An added “mute” functionality, plus the flat ear bud-connecting wires (vs. the thin wires seen in the original), all come as additional perks.
Perhaps the best upgrade, however, is the longer overall battery life. The SwageU EVO Bluetooth Headset now allows users to listen to music for up to 12 hours nonstop and talk on the phone for up to 15 hours. The headset can also remain on standby for up to 150 hours!
Now, after having tried out both versions, I can faithfully reaffirm my support of Rokit Boost headsets. The comfort, quality and aesthetics simply cannot be beat at the price of $59.99. For more information on Rokit Boost SwageU EVO headphones, click here and on Amazon.