Review: Sudio Vasa Bla Wireless Headsets

Maybe it’s because I am old school, but I haven’t been a fan of wireless headsets. My thought process has been that the best audio quality comes from headsets with a cable. Unfortunately Apple made using headsets with a cable more difficult when they dumped the headphone jack in that now infamous act of “courage.”  In my case, I’ve been living the “dongle life” with my iPhone 7 Plus via a Lighting to 3.5 mm adapter to try and use my existing headsets. But the net result was lesser sound quality.

That changed when I got my hands on the Suido Vasa Bla wireless headsets.

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I got mine in black with rose gold accents. But you can get them in four other colors. They look stylish and the cable that connects the earbuds is flat and has a rubber feel.

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There’s a three button control and microphone on the right side.

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While the left side has the battery. Inside the box, which for the record was one of the better unboxing experiences that I have had lately as the packaging is very classy and clever, is a micro USB cable for charging, a rose gold clip for the cable, a high quality leather case, and replacement silicone tips.

From a technical standpoint, it uses Bluetooth 4.1 to give you a range of 10 meters. The battery life is 9 hours (I got just over 8 in testing) with a standby time of 10 days. You can quick charge it in 10 minutes, but a full charge takes 120 minutes. That’s handy as I tend to take flights lasting 14 to 15 hours at a shot. Thus the ability to recharge quickly is more than welcome. It has a driver composed of a 10.2 mm dynamic speaker with a frequency response of 18 Hz – 23 kHz which is pretty decent from a numbers perspective.

The real question is, how do they sound? Once I found the right sized silicone tips so that they fit my ears and stayed in place, they were exceptionally good. Speaking of staying in place, I tried them during a workout and I had no issues on that front and it felt comfortable to wear. I subjected them to my current audio torture playlist made up of Austra, The Pet Shop Boys, Lana Del Rey, Bruce Cockburn and Phantogram and it all sounded great. Everything sounded crisp and assuming you pick the right sized silicone tips, the bass wasn’t overwhelming. Sound isolation is great once I figured out what size of silicone tips to use and I can’t wait to try them on my next flight. The take home message is that you need to invest some time to pick the right sized silicone tips to get the best out of these headsets.

So, let’s get to brass tacks. The Sudio Vasa Bla Wireless Headsets go for $99 CAD direct from the Sudio website. But if you use the promo code “TheITNerd15″ (minus the quotes), you can get 15% off. If you’re sick of living the dongle life like I am, but you still want great audio at a good price, take a look at the Sudio Vasa Bla Wireless Headsets. They sound great, they look good, and the price it right. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed if you pick up a pair.

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