I have to admit that the around-the-neck style is usually not my first choice when it comes to headphones, but the Braven Flye Sport wireless earbuds have proven to be the exception. The sound alone was enough to change my mind about the design, but I really didn’t feel like the band was obtrusive or heavy in any way. The wire was also long enough that it wasn’t tickling the back of my neck, and Braven also provides a clip so that the headphones don’t flop around too much.
But back to the sound…
I almost couldn’t believe this $50 pair of headphones had a sound quality comparable to its high-end counterparts. A colleague of mine suggested that I play the same song on every pair of headphones I test in order to keep my reviews consistent. In addition to that, I think it’s important to hear how different instruments come across, and that’s why I picked the song Wait So Long by Trampled by Turtles. The group is considered an American bluegrass/folk-rock band and their songs include vocals, guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, and harmonica.
My personal favorite instrument in the banjo, and I’ve gotta say, it came across beautifully on the Braven Flye Sports. Not only that, but I could clearly hear every detail of the song, whereas with other headphones I’ve used, certain background vocals and sounds get lost in the shuffle. The Flye Sports captured every sound, every instrument as it was meant to be heard.
I also had no problem navigating the in-line remote. The controls were large enough to feel exactly what I was doing without being too bulky. Charging was also relatively fast, as promised, and although I wasn’t keeping exact time calculations on the playtime, the earbuds seemed to live up to the 12 hour battery life.
The only nitpicky comments I could make about the Braven Flye Sport earbuds are that the earhooks are a bit flimsy and almost too straight. I didn’t actually need them though because the ear tips alone were secure enough for me. Lastly, I wished the package came with a USB charging port. I know of many companies that don’t include these with their wireless headphones, but I always appreciate it when they do.
All things considered, the Braven Flye Sport wireless earbuds get a big thumbs up from me, and I can definitely see becoming a solid go-to.