It seems like only yesterday that I was introducing you to the Tenqa REMXD Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. In that time I’ve had ample opportunity to check out what these headphones are good at, as well as what they’re not so good at. Below you’ll find exactly what you get for the low, low price of $39.
What you actually get is quite a lot, really. Whether you choose black or white, you get headphones that look like old school over-the-ear style headphones but with no wires with which to contend. Beyond their classic good looks, you get comfortable, well-finished headphones that fit snugly, but not so much that it feels like your brains are being squeezed out. On one side there’s a set of controls that communicate with whatever device you have them paired with to facilitate play, pause, track choice, volume and pairing. Also on that side is the tiny charging port and microphone for using these headphones as a hands-free telephony device.
As far as strictly listening goes, these headphones are quite good. They are capable of sound levels at which teenagers tend to listen to music (read: LOUD) yet still provide clear, though some would say, somewhat compressed or processed sound at lower levels. I have used these to listen to music (from classical to metal) as well as various videos and television programs, and at no time did I find myself wishing I was using something else to provide the sound.
When it comes to using these headphones for phone calls, however, they fall a little flat. The problem, I can only surmise, comes from the fact that the microphone is embedded in one of the earpiece housings, and though it is pointed in the general direction of your mouth, it seems to create a bit of delay and echo. So, in a pinch, these will work a communication device, but they are much better suited as a listening device.
There you have it, for $39 you get stylish, well-made headphones with a decent list of features that sound good and are capable of being used as a hands-free device. What you don’t get is crystal clear calls like you would from a wired device, or a device made for phone calls only. Go to the Tenqa site for more information or to get a pair for yourself.
**Full disclosure: These headphones were provided at no cost for the purpose of testing/reviewing, to think otherwise would be unrealistic.