GOgroove’s first wireless Bluetooth stereo headset, the Airband, has been quite impressive, much like the GOgroove AudioActive, their neckband Bluetooth stereo headset. The headband or sportsband style headsets are still relatively new to the sport headphones market, but are becoming very popular, especially among runners.
Comfort. Most sports headphones utilize an in-ear or in-ear canal earbud, while the Airband uses padded on-ear earphones.
Say Goodbye to Wires. The only time you’ll use wires with this headset is when charging.
Talk on the Run. The Airband supports hands free calling and has a built in function to pause your music to accept calls.
Not Ideal for the Gym. A lot of times in the gym you may be doing situps, pushups, or planks. Basically any movement that puts the headset in a horizontal position has a chance of causing it to slip. While this doesn’t happen often, it is something to think about.
Ever since the Jaybird SB1B Sportsband Headset was released sport headsets have become increasingly popular. Truth be told we can’t blame people for loving them, as we haven’t come across one that we don’t love. What’s not to love?
The sound is great.
The vertical style headphones using a soft on ear headphone are so refreshing in a market dominated by in ear headphones, not to mention the secure fit that comes with this style of headphone is usually more than enough for most active listeners.
The buttons are actually large enough to press, so you’re not fiddling around with trying to figure out how to skip a song.
On top of all that we love the style. The GOgroove Airband has a very symmetrical and sleek look which lends them to being used in more than just a workout or training environment.
Overall this is a great sports headset that you really can’t go wrong with. Our only caution is to someone who may be doing a lot of repetitive horizontal motions, like situps, as you may have to adjust the headset several times during the workout.
- Music Time: up to 8 hours
- Charging Time: 2.5 hours
- Bluetooth V2.1, 30 foot range
- Weight: 5 ounces
- Compatibility: all major mobile phones and MP3 devices
- Warranty: 3 years
What’s in the Box
- GOgroove Airband Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset
- AC Adapter
- USB Cable