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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
-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
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.