We always get excited to try out a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, especially when they are tailored for sports. The WP-250 by Creative are just that. So, how did they turn out? Check out our review below.
Slim and Comfortable. The lightweight neckband (similar to the Motorola SF 600) keeps this headset slim.
Price. These are among some of the cheaper Bluetooth headphones made for sports.
Easy to Use Controls. The WP-250 is one of the first headsets we’ve seen make good use of a jog wheel for track skipping, making changing songs extremely quick and easy.
Lack of Clarity in High Sounds. While Creative does a good job emphasizing bass (which we liked for working out), they didn’t do a great job in the mid to high range sounds.
It’s easy to tell these headphones were designed with the active listener in mind. Creative utilizes an angled earbud extension that fits snugly in your ear canal and you shouldn’t have any problems with maintaining a secure fit. Though keep in mind it is a one size fits all neckband. As funny as it may sound people with larger heads may find a secure fit harder to maintain.
All the controls are on the right earphone and include: volume, track skipping (jog wheel), and a button to receive incoming calls.
If you read the product description at Creative they tout their “invisible mic” feature, but every pair of Bluetooth headphones we’ve tested has an “invisible mic”, so we didn’t really understand what they were getting at. Though we did manage some in call testing and clarity was above average.
Bluetooth connectivity was above average as well. Some devices won’t work well unless you have them in clear line of sight of the transmitter, but these seemed to do just fine whether the MP3 player was in our pocket or strapped to our arm.
Overall we liked the WP-250. They didn’t blow us away, but we didn’t have a lot of problems or much to complain about which can be rare in the headphones world. The only question is, are you better off going with something like the Plantronics Backbeat 903 or Motorola SF 600? That will have to be your call.
- Bluetooth equipped (up to 33 feet)
- In-ear canal
- Flexi-memory neckband
- Charging time: 2 hours
- Play time: 8 hours
- Talk time: 9 hours
- Weight: 1.1 ounces
What’s in the Box
- WP-250 Bluetooth Headset
- (3) silicone eartips (S/M/L)
- (1) charging cable (approximately 40 inches long)
Where to Buy
The cheapest price we found was on Amazon.