Sunday, November 28, 2010

TDK WR700 Wireless Headphones review on CNET: earn 4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Good overall review from CNET on the TDK WR700 wireless headphones, posted on Oct 18, 2010. Reviewer gives them a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. Has some issues but at the same time realizes they are not even close to being showstoppers. Which is why I guess they didn't score a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. And good to see that the reviewer mentions that the TDK WR700 wireless headphones use Kleer wireless audio technology. One of the complaints I read on other product reviews is the hiss from an old technology wireless headphone. What you notice with wireless headphones/earbuds that use Kleer technology is that there is no hiss during the quiet parts and you hear CD-quality, uncompressed, lossless digital stereo audio. Bluetooth compresses audio, distorting it even further from what the artist originally intended. Kleer doesn't compress, you hear what the artist intended.

Here's an excerpt from the CNET review:

"As noted, the other benefit is the sound quality. While the WR700's are a little bright and have a slightly canned sound (they don't sound "open," which may cause some listening fatigue) they deliver rich sound with good detail and strong bass. What impressed us was that we didn't feel we were listening to wireless headphones, which is praise in itself.

So despite some small shortcomings in design, we liked TDK's WR700 headphones and for the price (around $120 online) we think they're a decent option for people looking for a set of wireless headphones for late-night TV watching or music listening--or just to have the freedom of not being tethered to your mobile device."

And they've got a video, which is always appreciated as you get a much better sense of the product from just pictures. He opens up the headphones and the transmitter to show off the batteries, and more:

Purchase the TDK WR700 wireless headphones on Amazon UK >>

And there are always more reviews of the TDK WR700 wireless headphones on the Amazon websites. And, always remember to read the reviews of the vendors as well. 

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