We (the Product Ambassadors) received a set of high end Bluetooth headphones, the Motorola Buds, to try out. Juvenile drug references aside, these should be some of my new favorite headphones for music and online radio listening. With their around the neck design, they move the weight and bulk off your ears or head down to your collar. Only the ear piece comes up to your ear. I've been using Bluetooth Stereo earphones since the Motorola M9 series, graduating to the Altec Lansing Backbeat 9xx from Plantronics, and now to the Moto Buds. Normally, I'll listen to music at the desk over my Grado SR-60's or Sennheiser studio earphones. I'm kind of a bigot about sound quality and noise isolation.
In the box, you find a simple frustration free package consisting of the headphones, a USB dongle and a ‘get started’ guide. The ear tips are noise-isolating rubber, and three (small, medium and larger) are included in the package. They recommend charging the headphones before use, but with no charger, how do you do that? Fortunately, the USB port is standards compliant, allowing you to re-purpose your existing phone charger, tablet charger or a spare USB charger you have around. The short dongle could work in a pinch too.
Pairing is as simple as holding the rear power button until the status light flashes blue. Within a few seconds of finishing charging, I had the Buds paired to my LG G3 Vigor and playing streaming music off my Amazon library. Sound quality is clean and clear and they play nearly loud enough to satisfy a live music fan like me. Comfort is excellent, no weight or bulk on your ears and no heavy wires wrapping around your head. Both the Moto M9 and the Altec headphones had weight and bulk problems. These fit the bill for comfortable all day headphones!