It's hard to find solid Bluetooth headphones that don't break the bank, but Sony has done it
With the death of the headphone jack, our attention has been drawn towards how we listen to music. What headphones we wear and how much they cost matters. You can settle for the earbuds that come with your smartphone, but if you want a superior listening experience, it's worth investing in a pair of on-ear headphones.
For the longest time, I held off on going down the on-ear route as I couldn't find a pair that were comfortable to wear whilst out and about. I also struggled to find a pair that offered a good listening experience, but didn't break the bank. That all changed this week as I managed to get my hands on Sony's MDR ZX220BT headphones.
Out of the box, the first thing that I noticed was how light and neat they are. The ear cups fold inwards, so they're compact enough to fit into a bag when on the go. They're also light enough to wear around the neck.
Pairing up with a smartphone couldn't be easier. They connect to a smartphone, tablet or laptop via Bluetooth. Users can go into their Bluetooth settings and select the headphones, or simply touch the NFC chip on the back of their smartphone against the left ear cup.
I've been wearing them all week, both in the office and on the go. They're incredibly comfortable. I don't feel as though I've been walking around with on-ears. The sound quality is surprising too, given their price tag of €79. I don't see myself going back to my in-ears any time soon.