Wireless headphones, collectively, don’t please me. But for this review, I chose to keep my prejudices aside and give the LeMe Bluetooth headphones a real chance. At the end of a week of using them extensively, I’m just left with my stance reinforced.
The headphones have a fancy ‘droplet’ design, which is supposed to accentuate the comfort but doesn’t deliver too well on that count. They are cushioned on the ear and over the head, but the design makes you feel they are heavy. If you plan to sit through a movie with them on, brace yourself for ear pain. The surround sound is decent, though.
There are 15 volume levels, but below 7, you can barely hear a thing, except of course the beep and 15 is loud to the point it’ll turn your music into noise. Between the two, you can find a fairly comfortable volume, but if you’re listening to something in your second or third language, you’ll be left wanting for more, literally.
Even if you find a desirable volume, the sound quality is extremely disappointing. The highest volume, as I said above, pours out plain noise in your ears. It starts turning sharp sounds to almost ultrasonic. That though, is also the only volume level where you can feel some bass.
At slightly lower volumes, even high bass numbers fall flat. If I’m listening to Surface by Aero Chord, I’m expecting a thump that’ll blow my mind — without piercing through my eardrums.
The headphones come with a built-in microphone which is good enough. There are three controls on the right to which make volume control, switching songs and play/pause convenient.
There were some connectivity issues initially, but I’m gonna hold my own amateur nature responsible for that. Once, paired, it connects automatically if in range.
But these things don’t even begin to make up for the negatives.
The only reason to buy these is if you don’t care about sound quality and want to be that person with the cool-looking headphones. But is Rs 2,500 really the price to pay for that? Me thinks not.