- Posted: 1:44 PM, May 9, 2012
SMS Audio SYNC by 50 are wireless headphones, boasting the use of Kleer technology and can be used for up to 50 feet without any real loss of quality. The headphones, while a tad bulky, offer a reliable wireless alternative to their competitors and combine quality sound with sleek and smooth presentation.
The first thing you’ll notice about the SMS Audio SYNC by 50 headphones are that they can be used with or without a wire (the connection is included with the set). While both options are available, the use of the SYNC by 50 dongle is what makes these headphones worth using. The dongle plugs into any standard headphone jack and can be synced to as many as four devices at one time. The process of synching your headphones, dongle and music device is relatively simple and can be completed in a matter of minutes.
SMS Audio SYNC by 50As I noted before, the amount of area these headphones can cover ranges from 0-50 feet without any severe audio loss. In all likelihood, you will not find yourself more than 50 feet away from the dongle, but having the option available is a nice plus that the SYNC by 50 headphones offer. My one gripe with the dongle is that it is flimsy when connected to most music devices, meaning that it does not lock in securely enough to not move around while you are on the go. It would have been nice if the dongle had been able to lock into a specific device and not be able to be rotated with ease.
The look and feel of the SMS Audio SYNC by 50 headphones are also one of the brand’s strong points. The headphones come in either black or white and feature an adjustable headband along with memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort and the ability to fit them to your liking. The black version is stylish and sleek, featuring an LED “S” symbol on each ear cup that lights up and blinks while the headphones are in use. In addition to the lights, each earcup features easy-to-use, raised buttons for power, sync (also functions to add bass), volume and fast-forward/rewind.
The SMS Audio SYNC by 50 headphones are also very light and do not put any sort of strain on the wearer’s head or neck. Overall, between the memory foam ear cushions, adjustable headband, stylish look and lightweight frame, the SMS Audio SYNC by 50 headphones are a comfortable and stylish accessory regardless of demographic.
SMS Audio SYNC by 50When it comes to the sound, obviously the most important feature for headphones, SMS Audio SYNC by 50 headphones deliver high-quality sound that does not overpower you with bass. While the headphones are not entirely sound-cancelling, they do keep out the majority of outside sound, although at times it does seem as if the outside interference is stronger than you would prefer with a pair of high-end headphones. As mentioned before, the headphones do offer users the ability to increase bass using the bass boost button conveniently located on the earcup.
In the whole package you get a hard-shell carrying case, wired microphone cable, usb charger/adapter, airplane plug adapter, cleaning cloth and of course the headphones and dongle.
Final Verdict: The SMS Audio SYNC by 50 are high-end wireless headphones that provide quality sound with an impressively sleek and stylish design. There are a few minor issues with the fact that the headphones are not entirely noise-cancelling and that the dongle at times does fit loosely into many standard headphone jacks. Both flaws are easily overlooked, but for the steep price tag, it would have been nice if this wasn’t an issue. The Post’s Game Report recommends the SMS Audio SYNC by 50 for anyone looking for a high-quality wireless set of headphones.
Final Grade: A-
The SMS Audio SYNC by 50 can be purchased by visiting the SMS homepage