Review of Bidenuo G800 in-ear headphone with android controls w/lots of pics!!!
This is a review of Bidenuo G800 in-ear headphone with Android controls. http://dx.com/p/bidenuo-g800-in-ear-...8#.Uyzy6rCPL3h
I'm very pleased to see that more and more companies are starting to recognize importance of fully integrated in-line remote dedicated specifically to Android smartphones. Though multi-function control even with iPhone dedicated remote usually works with Android, volume buttons don't. With this particular model of Bidenuo headphones, I was intrigued since it had "for android" indicator on the box. Plus, it looked really cool
Here is what I found.
I have reviewed a number of Bidenuo headphones from dx.com in the past, and those always arrived in a nice looking package. Out of the box, I was very impressed with a level of design details and included accessories. First of all, it comes with a neat looking hard shell storage case, oval in shape instead of a typical round. Also, included was a shirt clip and a set of hybrid eartips, much better quality than a typical silicone eartips. Headphones had a flat textured rubbery cable which appeared to be tangle-free. From a distance, the cable kind of looks like a shoelace, actually very original design. 3.5mm headphone connector was straight and gold plated, and also had a decent strain relief. At the other end, you have a similar strain relief connecting cable to earphones inside of a lightweight metal housing. Now, here is something where I have love-hate comment. The diamond cut of these earphones look cool, but it can "rub" you the wrong way depending on the size of your ears. In theory, once you put it in your ear, it should stay there without moving. But if you don't have a good fitment and earbud is moving, that diamond cut finish will not feel as pleasant rubbing against you ear. I personally didn't have a problem with it, but others might do.
Labeled as "for Android", I was able to confirm it's remote working perfectly with my Note 2 where multi-function button single click performed Play/Pause/Call, double-click to Skip Next, triple-click to Skip Back, and long-press to start Google NOW. Also, Volume up/down buttons worked perfectly, which I would expect for HTC, LG, and Sony phones as well. Call sound quality was good. Regarding audio playback, don't expect high audiophile quality for something that cost $17 plus change. But for that price, it sounded pretty good. Bass was punchy (not deep and boomy), mids/treble were clear. For general audio listening and phone control these will do the job fine!
Overall, Bidenuo G800 was a nice set of in-ear headphones with a confirmed full Android controls. For that price, the sound was not bad at all, and they also had a decent build quality. My only concern was with diamond cut exterior finish which might not suite everybody, depending on your ear size and headphone fitment. But in general, they look pretty cool and represent a good value considering included premium hybrid eartips and a protective case.
Here are the pictures.