These compact over-the-ear headphones come with Bluetooth connectivity and great battery life, features that are great for travelling.
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Pro Great mix of sound quality, performance, battery life and portability for the price
The Matrix2 offers balanced sound, very long battery life, portability and source versatility which other headphones in the same price and category cannot match.
Pro Balanced sound
The sound signature of these headphones can be described as clean and balanced, with a touch of boost on the bass. The highs are clear and detailed yet do not sound edgy, the mids are natural and clear so vocals can easily be heard and the bass has good punch and depth without muddying up the sound.
The tonal balance makes the headphones quite versatile, and should work well across all genres of music.
Pro Very good battery life
These are great wireless headphones for long trips. Playback time on Bluetooth is around 25 hours at average volumes. This is easily 2 to 3 times longer than most Bluetooth headphones in this price category.
Pro Can function wired or wireless
You do not need to worry about keeping these charged if you are okay with foregoing Bluetooth connectivity temporarily. You can connect these headphones to your smart phone/music player using a 3.5mm cable and continue your music listening session even if the battery runs out.
Pro Clam shell travel case makes these easy to bring
The Matrix2 is easy to bring on the go and also gets extra protection when chucked into a bag. This is thanks to the included clam shell-style, semi hard carrying case.
Pro Comfortable over-ear design
Pressure on the ears is minimized due to the over-ear design and soft, padded ear cups.
Con Ear cup opening may be too small for some users
While the ear cups are classified as over-ear, the size of the cups is too small to cover all ear sizes. For those with larger ears, these would essentially be just on-ear headphones.
Con Poor isolation for closed back, over-ear headphones
The Matrix2 may leak more sound compared to other headphones of similar design. The small size of the ear cup opening may result in a poor seal as the pads may sit on the ear instead of covering them.