Here in the men’s style precinct of Examiner-land, there is a concerted effort to find the best product for the best price. Such things as overall quality of materials, construction, and fit and finish are taken very seriously, as well as product performance and style. Today we get to explore what you get when you spend more than $40 on a Bluetooth stereo headset. The Motorola S11-FLEX HD is such a thing.
These space-age looking in-ear headphones are so much better than their somewhat odd looks would suggest. Firstly, the fit, which takes a little while to get used to, becomes a thing of second nature due to the fact that the S11 is very adjustable. The S11 has adjusts in five key areas to accommodate noggins of all shapes and sizes. The ear stems are length-adjustable and rotate to ensure the right angle of interface, and S11s come with 3 pairs of silicone ear gels to make sure you can seal in the music or phone call and seal out the stuff you don’t want to hear.
In regard to sound quality, the S11-FLEX HDs are seriously top-notch. Whether paired to my HTC phone, iPad or MacBook Air, whatever I was listening to came through with crisp highs and thumping lows. When it came time to make and take phone calls, the S11 also performed flawlessly. Thanks to its dual noise-cancelling microphones, making and taking phone calls is a thing of beauty, and thanks to its simple and intuitive multifunction button, it is also very easy.
Combine the versatile fit, great sound, and flawless telephony ability with the fact that it is possible to get three hours of playtime off of just one 15 minute charge means that they will always be ready when you are.
Yes, I know the S11s are substantially more expensive than the other headphones in this series, but they are well worth it. If you are in the market for a stellar pair of headphones that work as well for listening as they do for talking, you’d be hard pressed to find something better than the S11-FLEX HD from Motorola. To get a hold of these you can either click on over to the Motorola site or head on over to your local Best Buy.
**Full disclosure: These headphones were provided at no cost for the purpose if testing/reviewing, to think otherwise would be illogical.