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I’ve mentioned often that we all love music. I usually prefer my music over speakers, but there are times in life when one just can’t listen out loud and needs headphones. I was excited to be sent a pair of Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones to try.
The BTH240 Headphones support both wireless music streaming and hands-free mobile phone telephone calls. The headphones have buttons on one ear that allow you to control functions such as play, pause, next & previous track, and volume. The headphones work with a variety of devices, some of which include
- iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS
- All iPads, iPod Touch, Android phones and tablets
- All other Bluetooth (A2DP) capable devices
- PS3 (Supports only chat audio).
What excited me most about the Kinivo BTH240 Headphones is that they’re very portable. I have tried many types of the ear bud style headphones. Their sound just isn’t the same as an over the head headphone. The BTH240s are behind the head earphones, meaning that instead of the strap going over your head it goes behind your head. My hope was that these would be more comfortable and sound better then in-ear ear bud style headphones.
The BTH240s are light. Very light. Definitely a plus when bulk and or weight is an issue, since these don’t weigh much and fold up to be fairly small. There is no way that I could find to adjust the span between the two ear pads. I found the fit to be a bit loose and when I wore the headphones I had to put my hair into a ponytail and tuck that under the strap in the back to keep the headphones from moving around. The ear pads sit over the ears, more over them then on them. Being padded they were not uncomfortable like some ear buds. But, being so light also caused them to have a very loose fit, which had a big impact on sound volume and clarity. The headphones did not cancel out any background noise for me, in fact I heard everything going on around me. Because I heard so much going on around me I had to turn the volume up. That really didn’t help unless I put my hands over the ear pads to cause them to have a tighter fit. Once I did that I was able to actually hear the music a bit better. When there were no outside noises I got a much better listen and I found the sound quality to be good.
The BTH240s have a built-in rechargeable battery. To recharge you only need to connect the headphones to your computer with a USB cable. Fully charged the headphones should provide up to 10 hours of uninterrupted talk/music time or last 200 hours in standby mode. If using the headphones for phone calls any music you are listening to will pause when you receive a call. There is a built-in microphone. The headphones come with a small velvet bag that can hold the headphones (when completely folded) and the charging cable.
The Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones have a regular retail price of $49.99 and are currently on sale for $24.99. If you’re looking for something for travel or where blocking outside noise isn’t a big deal these are worth a look.
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