Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired

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The Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones are designed with the fitness gurus in mind. They are designed to give you a comfortable and secure fit so you will not have to worry about them falling out of your ears at the gym, and you will not have the hassle of those annoying ear hooks. The FreeFlex earbuds adapt to almost any ear, giving you a custom fit that seals the buds in your ear, not only to help keep them secure but also to give you a little noise isolation for a better listening experience. Customers have mentioned that they have a great sound quality, giving you a strong bass that will not distort (even at high volumes) as well as crisp and clear vocals so you will enjoy the sound, no matter what you are listening to. When considering these headphones, however, keep in mind that many customers have had complaints about the longevity of them. They have the tendency to fall apart shortly after purchasing them and that can become quite irritating, especially if you are in the middle of a long run or workout and your music stops working.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Snug and secure fit
  • Easy to use
  • In-line remote and mic
Cons
  • Poor durability
Activities
Activities

Activities

The Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones are perfect for those who have active lifestyles and enjoy spending time going for runs or hitting the gym. These wonderful earbuds are designed to give you a snug and secure fit in your ear so you will not have to worry about them falling out while you are in the middle of your workout. They are both sweat resistant and water resistant so there is no need to worry about them getting damaged from the moisture of your sweat, or if you get stuck in a rain shower in the middle of your run.

You are not limited, however, to using these only for your fitness needs. Many customers use these as a casual everyday pair of earbuds or for their commutes when they want to tune out the world around them. They feature in-ear noise isolating technology that helps you block out outside noise. These headphones come with an in-line microphone that makes them great for those who prefer a hands-free calling experience, whether for personal or professional use.
Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

The Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones have a few of the more basic features that you would expect from a pair of sports earbuds. They are both sweat and water resistant which makes it nice for those who wear them for particularly vigorous workouts where they will be sweating a lot, no need to worry about the moisture getting into them and causing them to break. They feature a FreeFlex fit that ensures they stay in your ears while you are on the go. They will adapt to any size ear and stay secure, without needing to use ear hooks.

These earbuds include an inline remote to control your music while on the go as well as a microphone to give you the ability to have a hands-free calling experience. The added bonus of having the mic is that it will allow you to use your Google Assistant or Siri without having to remove your phone from your pocket.
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

There are not many advanced features integrated into the Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones, but there are a few. You can take advantage of the integrated noise isolating technology so you can listen to a more clear and crisp sound while tuning out the outside world. Something to note, these are not noise canceling headphones and as such will not eliminate all of the noise around you, they will just help dampen it so your music sounds better in your ears. The in-ear tip of the earbuds will seal inside of your ear to help block out that ambient noise around you.
Sound Quality
Sound Quality

Sound Quality

Customers can agree that the sound quality on the Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones is amazing. A lot of the success in the great sound quality comes from the noise isolation that is provided. The snug and secure fit of these earbuds seals inside of your ears cutting off a lot of the ambient noises around you so you are only hearing the music, giving it a more crisp and clear sound.

Reviewers have stated that when listening to music with stronger sub-bass content you will get a powerful sound that will not distort, even if you are listening to your music at high volumes, but you will still get that powerful bass even at moderate volume levels. Just because these headphones will give you a boosted bass sound does not mean that they cannot handle other, bass light, songs as well. They do a wonderful job at balancing out the booming bass with the definition and clarity present in high-mids and highs. You will get an overall balance in your music, giving you a pleasant listening experience.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

The Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones are connected to your phone through a typical 3.5mm AUX cord that plugs into the headphone jack of your phone. There is no need to worry about trying to get them to connect to any device, you simply plug them in and you are good to go. Some customers prefer these, wired version of headphones, as opposed to the wireless ones because they will not have to worry about trying to get them to connect to their Bluetooth, which can become frustrating. They commented that it is just easier to plug in and go.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

One great thing that the Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones can boast is that they are super comfortable. Customers, especially those who are wearing these for their long workouts, can appreciate the high comfort level, as they will not have to worry about their ears hurting halfway through their routine. They will give you a universal fit that will fit just about everyone's ears. The FreeFlex technology that is used for the earpieces will adapt to any size ear keeping them in place and secure, no need to use those annoying ear hooks that just get in the way. Customers love that they will stay in their ears, no matter what they are doing. One reviewer even mentioned that she wears them to bed without fear of them becoming uncomfortable or falling out.
Style
Style

Style

The Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones have a plain and simple design, nothing over the top or overly complicated. Most customers can appreciate the simplicity of these. Customers have commented that the design is great for what these headphones are made for, and that is hitting the gym or going on a run. They feature an inline remote to control your music without having to access your phone. The remote also houses the built-in microphone giving you the added advantage of making or receiving hands-free calls or even using Siri or Google Assistant if needed.

There are only two color options available with these earbuds, coming in either black or white. Customers do not seem to mind that they do not have a lot of color variations and they are happy with the two options they have available to them.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The biggest flaw with the Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones, according to customer reviews, is the durability. They seem to suffer from premature wear and tear which can be extremely frustrating. Unfortunately, users had problems with them falling apart after only using them for a short time. Usually, the mic will stop working first, and then one or both of the earbuds will stop playing music. It appears that it is a fault in the wiring, as it is flimsy where it attaches to the earbud where it is already fragile and after a short time that wire will start to fail and you will lose connection.

The inline remote and microphone also have some faulty wires which can cause some problems with your music when you are wearing them, as they can randomly skip your tracks due to the bouncing of the remote while you are on the run. This can be alleviated a little by clipping the cord to your shirt while you are running, but it will not solve the problem altogether.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones are extremely easy to use. As they are wired headphones you do not need to worry about connecting them to your smartphone, you simply plug the headphones into the standard headphone jack located on your device and you are good to go.

The inline remote is also super easy to use. It comes with three buttons that you will use to control your music and/or phone calls. The top and bottom buttons (the plus and minus) will control the volume of your music and will also allow you to skip any tracks you are not feeling at the moment. The middle button is used to play and pause your music. It is also the button you will use to answer your phone calls and hang up when you are done. Most users have no problem figuring out the controls of these very user-friendly headphones.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

The beauty of the Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones is that they do not have a power source. There is no need to make sure your headphones are charged, they are always ready to go. They are not wireless and simply plug into the headphone jack of your device so there is no need to ensure they are powered properly to work. Customers love that they can just grab them and go and not have to worry about the hassle of making sure they have sufficient battery life or keeping track of the charging cable.
Price
Price

Price

When you are purchasing a pair of headphones you are going to want to make sure you are getting what you pay for, if you are dishing out a lot of money you are going to want to make sure that you get a decent pair that will last you a while. That being said, the MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) of the Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones rings up at $50 but can generally be found online for a slightly cheaper price tag. For a pair of wired headphones that have a lot of durability issues, many customers believe that the price tag is too high and that they are not worth the money they paid for them.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-FreeFlex technology in the earbud ensures that it stays put and will not fall out even during the most vigorous workout
-Noise isolation helps ensure that your music stays crisp and clear and helps tune out some of the ambient noise around you
-Rich and powerful bass and clear vocals give you great sound quality for a fantastic listening experience
-Sweat and water resistant so there is no need to worry about moisture damage from sweat or getting stuck in the rain mid-run
-Inline remote to control your music
-Integrated microphone for a hands-free calling experience
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Sol Republic Relays Sport Wired headphones give you a comfortable and secure fit so you will not have to worry about them falling out at the gym. The sweat-resistant feature of them is also an added bonus for those who like to go hard at the gym or on the track. These headphones give you a great sound that customers appreciate and the noise isolating feature helps them tune out the busy world around them.

The problem, however, lies in the fact that they just do not seem to last. Customers have complained, on numerous occasions, about these breaking after only a short time, making the price tag seem too steep for them to justify purchasing another pair as a replacement.