Sol Republic Shadow
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- Lightweight design
- Quite attractive in appearance
- Regularly reviewed as being quite comfortable
- Water resistance is quite handy
- Some functionality concerns with the left earbud
- Sound quality isn't great
ACTIVITIES FOR USE
They are semi-corded in that the two earbuds connect to each other via a cord that wraps around the back of the neck. They are convenient like a wireless variety in that the cord does completely stay out of the way of the arms and torso when moving around. They also offer water and sweat resistance in order to keep these earphones protected when building up a sweat or getting caught in a rainstorm. The music doesn't have the end just because of a little bit of water which reviewers found quite handy.
They are also ultra lightweight and sleek in design for all-day wear from the walk to work to the gym, they allow the wearer to keep listening uninterrupted. As with many wireless products, this product offers buttons via its cord in order to avoid having to pull devices out of pockets when busy doing other things. It stays connected via Bluetooth technology and can also are foldable in order to easily fit in a pocket.
They offer an 8-hour battery life which is pretty long when considering comparable products on the market. They offer 30 feet of wireless range and a one year warranty to cover any issues incurred when owning these earphones. This gives the consumer some peace of mind when buying these earphones.
Though the sound quality isn't quite Bose quality, the quality is clear and clean and not muffled or drowned out. Though this is the case, the bass of these earphones isn't amazing. If looking for a set of earphones that are more bass focused others should be considered. That said, for the price point the sound quality of these earphones really aren't bad and for the most part reviewers were satisfied with it which is positive.
Reviewers did note that the connectivity isn't terrible with these earphones, though the claim that it can connect seamlessly to more than one device seems to be false. Many reviewers disputed this fact noting that it does not connect to more than one device at a time and, in fact, they struggled to transfer the connection between more than one device.
The earbuds connect to a cord which is covered by a neck-shaped device that goes behind the neck. The neck piece doesn't seem to rub the neck or cause any additional neck stress when moving around either which is positive. The band and the neck piece are also quite flexible and smooth to the touch making these quite easy to wear and giving them the feel of something made of quality materials.
The neck piece is shaped to wrap around the neck sleekly and without looking too odd or obvious. The earbuds fit flush with the ears as well to avoid anything sticking out awkwardly. They are also offered in numerous color options as well for those looking for something that will suit their individual style. In addition to the color options, some of the color options offer bronze and rose gold as finishing touches making these earphones look more expensive than they actually are. Overall, they are stylish and modern which reviewers are really impressed with.
There were also numerous reviewers that noted that the left side of these earphones seemed to stop working overtime. Though not entirely dead, the left side started to lose significant volume over the months that they were owned which was frustrating and disorienting to consumers. These earphones do have one saving grace which is that they offer a 1-year warranty which helped those reviewers replace these earphones without stress which is positive.
EASE OF USE
Though they look and feel like they are made of quality materials there seem to be quite a few negative reviews of the longevity of these earphones and this should be considered before spending money on them.
- Extra long 8-hour battery life with quick charge features
- Bluetooth connectivity for reliability
- Lightweight design to avoid neck fatigue and all-day wear
- 1-year warranty for peace of mind
- Mic and music controls directly on the device in two areas
- Wireless range of up to 30-feet
- Sweat and rain resistant
The sound quality isn't terrible, though and those who bought these found that even in noisy areas the sound stayed clear and full. Overall, they are probably a bit of a risky buy but if considering them still at least there is the 1-year warranty to fall back on if they stop working which is positive.