The first attempts at Bluetooth stereo headphones didn’t wow us in the audio department. Yes, they are trés cool, very convenient and you won’t get trapped in a snarl of cords; but sound was about as good as a $15 set of wired headphones. Thankfully, things have improved much, and the IOGEAR headphones (Model # GBMHKIT) offer sound that’s certainly as good as Apple’s earbuds (folks may dis those but they do sound better than many other sub- $30 earbuds on the market) and are more comfortable since they’re lightweight over-the-ear rather than the jam in your ear design.
The IOGEAR kit is available in three configurations: the GBMHKIT, reviewed here, which includes a wireless transmitter for your audio device, the headphones with plug-in mic and a variety of cables to connect to various audio gear; just the headphones if you intend to use them with an already Bluetooth-enabled device (GBMH201); and just the transmitter in case you got the cans then picked up a non-Bluetooth device such as an iPod (GBMA201).
The one ounce transmitter measures only 2″ x 2″ and 0.4″ thick. The headphones weighed in at 3.4 ounces. The transmitter has an on/off button (hold it longer to put it in pairing mode), and a blue LED that glows solid when happily paired. It uses a standard 3.5mm stereo headphone plug to plug into your iPod or any other audio equipment with a 3.5mm stereo jack. The jack is located dead center on the bottom edge, but you can remove a rubber plug to slide the jack to the right side for use with the Apple iPod mini and 5G iPod Video. The headphones have a blue LED (flashing when looking for a partner, solid when paired and connected to its mate), a power button (press and hold longer to put in pairing mode), volume up and down buttons, and fast forward and rewind buttons.
Raad the full review here.