A couple weeks ago, you got introduced to some new headphones from iFrogz called Impulse. These are the wireless headphones that promise premium sound at a plebeian price point. Now, after living with these bargain cans for a while, some conclusions have been reached and some words have been jotted down for your benefit and enjoyment.
The existence of the iFrogz Impulse Wireless Headphones is proof positive that competition is a good thing. Options for buying wireless Bluetooth headphones that offer decent sound and basic functionality are plentiful, but it’s hard to imagine too many being able to match or beat the 60 dollar price tag ($59.99 to be exact). Let’s just say that the Impulse Wireless Headphones are punching way above their weight.
A quick glance at the Impulse headphones wouldn’t really leave you thinking that they only cost sixty bucks. Closer inspection leaves you with much the same impression. The headphones don’t feel overly light or flimsy, the folding joints are smooth and click decisively into place, the contrast stitching and matching ear cup cover are handsome and stylish, and once slipped on, the fit and subsequent comfort speaks volumes about quality and craftsmanship, not a low, low everyday price. Good job Zagg.
Once opened up and slipped on, turning the headphones on and getting them paired with the prefered mobile device is easy-peasy. The headphones, of course, come with instructions, but it takes about 5 seconds to figure out how to pair and operate the Impulse, so they’re not really needed. Power button on the left, play/pause on the right as well as volume control just above on the same cup. That’s it and that’s really all that’s necessary.
All of the above is important and certainly pertinent to the story of the Impulse, but how do they sound? Good. Shockingly good, in fact. The 40mm drivers in each cup does a great job of delivering the goods. From Yuja Wang, to Bauhaus to calls from the boss, the sound is clear and delivered as if in a void thanks to the sound-isolating AeroFoam that also helps provide the supple fit.
Complaints? Hardly. The foam on the earpads that helps keep unwanted noises out of your head can make some music sound (feel?) a little muted at first, but, inexplicably, that sensation subsides rather quickly. I have a couple hypotheses on this but lack the interest to disassemble these perfectly good headphones to satisfy my curiosity. You’ll just have to take my word on the fact that it is something you’d likely notice at first but then soon forget about.
So, there you have it, the iFrogz Impulse Wireless Headphones from Zagg are pretty awesome. Feel like you spent a hundred bucks on your listening pleasure when you only spent sixty. For more information about Zagg and its line of mobile accessories, click here.