After having great success with the Motorola S9-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset, Motorola decided it was time for an upgrade. Unfortunately the feedback for the new Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset has been all over the map. So, here’s what we think.
Style. A lot of Motorola headphones are dominated by a sleek black exterior highlighted with a bit of bright red. They definitely don’t lack here.
Wireless Connectivity. The range on the Bluetooth is over 30 feet and some people have been able to hit as high as 50 feet with no obstructions.
Comfort and Fit. We received a lot of mixed reviews on comfort. The end result is they don’t seem to be comfortable out of the box. However, after spending a few days with them most people end up with a good fit.
Sound Quality. The one bad thing about having a successful predecessor is that it sets the standard. The Motorola S9-HD headphones had a pretty high quality sound. The Motorola S10-HD don’t sound horrible, but they just don’t match the S9.
When we first saw the Motorola S10-HD headset we were excited. Unfortunately that excitement died pretty quickly. Like we mentioned above, it was going to be difficult for Motorola to outdo their predecessor: the S9. They definitely made some improvements in the form of streamlining these headphones into a more lightweight and compact sports headphone. Unfortunately they didn’t really address any major issues that active listeners wanted to see addressed.
There have been a lot of complaints with comfort, but we really tend to disagree. Out of the box they aren’t the most amazing headphones in the world, the earbuds are a bit large and the frame is somewhat rigid. However, after putting in a bit of time running they definitely start to feel a lot better. Most people don’t ever take advantage of the different size ear gels and end up complaining about the fit. If you get these, definitely expect to mess around with the fit for at least the first week.
Overall these are a pretty decent pair of workout headphones, but if you’re looking for a high quality pair of Bluetooth sports headphones, we recommend starting here.
- Talk Time: up to 9 hours
- Music Time: up to 8 hours
- Standby Time: up to 240 hours
- Range: 33 feet
- Bluetooth: Version 2.1
- Noise Reduction (aka Noise Isolation)
What’s in the Box
- Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset
- Charger (110V)
- 4 different size ear gels