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Thursday
Oct222015

Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review - Geek Mode Off

I have been reviewing some of the higher end Bluetooth Earbuds lately like the Jabra Sport and the JLAB EPIC Bluetooth Earbuds. But these guys are in the $100 and even more price range which may put them out of the budget for some of us. So when a representative from Axgio contacted me and asked me of test out their Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset, I thought why not, after all they only retail for $20 on Amazon, and what if they’re good?

Before I give my two cents here is a listing of the Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset Features and Specifications…

Features:

  • Stable, secure and comfortable fit. Over-ear hooks, with three types of silicon ear tips that fit most ears.
  • 8 hours of music playtime (8 hours of talk time).
  • Stylish appearance and good looks.
  • Enhanced Volume allows you to enjoy music at truly loud and clear levels.
  • Two pieces of cord clips adjust suitable length for cable management.
  • Easy to answer calls, skip tracks and volume up/down, call pick up/end, previous song/next song and pause/play your music without the need to reach for your phone.

Tech Specs:

  • AptX for true CD audio quality.
  • Bluetooth Version: 4.1+EDR 
  • Profile Supported: HSP, HFP, A2DP and AVRCP 
  • Battery Capacity: 85mAh 
  • Charging time: about 2 hr 
  • Charging port: Micro USB 
  • Music time: 8hr 
  • Talk time: 8hr (have built in mic)
  • Net Weight: 17 g / 0.6 oz

What comes in the box?

  • Three different sized sets of ear tips.
  • Micro USB Charging cable
  • Cord Clips
  • Manual

So are they any good? I have to say I was super surprised! First off they came to my door almost fully charged so I was able to use them right away. And they sounded really good with lots of volume and bass, mids and highs where clear and smooth.

Once paired with my iPhone 6 plus I was happy to see the familiar BT icon showing the battery level for the headset in my iPhone menu bar and like many other Bluetooth headphones there was that reassuring female voice in my ear letting me know that the headphones where on and connected.

My pair of Axgio Vigour Sports had the largest ear tips on them and I actually found them to seal almost too good since these headphones really pound, not only in terms of audio level but also bass response. I ended up switching the ear buds to the medium sized ones for a slightly looser fit in order to lesson the bass response just a tad.

Audio quality is really very good, as I said, tons of bass but the mids are smooth and the highs are crisp yet not hard on the ears. I found when listening to music with already decent audio levels, I was only able to listen at around half volume or the Axgio Vigour Sports could distort a little bit but even at half volume they are more than loud enough. As you know, some music has a low overall volume level, with the Axgio Vigour Sports I was able to jack up even super quiet music to nice loud listening levels. Even with the deep bass and crazy amounts of volume the Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset is able to pump out I was still able to get a good 4-5 workouts in before having to recharge them.

The controls are located on the right ear bar rather than the cord like some other Bluetooth Earbuds, this is actually a good thing in my books because I do not have to hunt around for the remote and I also find that when the remote is located on the cable it can kind of tug the entire cable over to one side making you have to constantly readjust it while working out.

The build quality and finishes seem good but in terms of durability I can not say since I have only been using the Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset for a couple of weeks now. That said, at around $20 you can buy 5 pairs of these for the price of 1 unit  in many other similar type Bluetooth Earbuds making them almost disposable. I am kind of kidding here but the reality is that even if I broke or lost a pair, I could get another pair and still spend way less money than I normally would on a more expensive pair of Bluetooth Earbuds.

One area that the Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset seems to be lacking on in terms of being a “Sport Headphone” is being listed as sweat proof or moisture resistant. There is literally no mention of this in the manual other than to not get the controls wet. Personally this is not a deal breaker for me since I really don’t plan to use the Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset in a monsoon or in the shower. My ears do not perspire so much that I am concerned with rivers of sweat poring into the controls on the headphones. All the ports are covered and the body of the control area is coated in a rubber like material so I am sure a little bit of moisture should be OK. Again if you drop them into a lake or river than just grab your backup $20 pair without even missing a beat.

Pros & Cons:

  • Amazingly low price.
  • Really loud audio levels.
  • Tons of bass
  • Controls work really we’ll and are easy to locate.
  • Pretty comfortable to wear, did not need to readjust in my ears while working out.
  • They actually look pretty cool.
  • Three sizes of ear tips should fit most ears.
  • Good battery capacity with up to 8 hours of listening and talk time.
  • Not water or sweat resistant.
  • Can distort at higher audio levels.
  • Bass may actually be a bit too loud for some people (use smaller ear tips in this case)
  • Does not come with a carry case.

In Conclusion!

What can you lose when you only pay $20 for a pretty decent Bluetooth Headset. I love the freedom of being wireless while working out and with the Axgio Vigour Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset you can do this for about the same price as any mid range off the shelf wired earbuds.