We’ve reviewed lots of wireless headphones in the past couple of years (you can read those here), so when I was offered the chance to review the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones, I was intrigued. Did the leads get in the way? Read on to find out more.
- Jet 2 | Precision turned aluminium
- Remote music and phone call control
- 10mm driver
- Tough and durable
- Stress tested cable
- Gold plated connectors
What’s In The Bag?
I liked the no-frills packaging of the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones. No big cardboard boxes, just a simple packet. Tear open the package, and the headphones are inside, with a small leather carry case. Included with the headphones, are a couple of different sized silicone tips.
I found the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones very comfortable to wear. They are very light but solid, so after a while, you forget that you’re even wearing them. The only issue I had was wearing them in bed at night. They’re quite long, so they stick out quite a bit. This meant that wearing them with your head against the pillow was a little uncomfortable.
Having gotten used to wearing wireless earphones, I thought that the lead would get in the way. Fortunately, thanks to the tangle-free nature of the lead, I didn’t find it a burden at all. I quickly got used to it and was able to adapt.
On the recommendation of someone who works at Flare, the first song I listened to was “Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles. Embarrassingly, it was the first time that I’d ever heard the song all the way through. I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality of the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones. I could hear every nuance of the song, from the waves lapping on the shore to the clinks of the glasses in the pub.
After using them to listen to a wide range of songs, my taste in music is somewhat mixed; I was pleased with the warm bass the earphones produce, and how ‘sharp’ they sounded.
A particular strength of the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones was that, when listening to music, it felt like I was in the room with the bands, the level of spaciousness and the reproduction of dynamics the headphones produced was fantastic, you almost feel the song.
Additionally, I used the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones when gaming. I was pleasantly surprised at how good they performed. Playing atmospheric games like BioShock and Death Stranding highlighted the spaciousness that these headphones are capable of.
Built into the headphone lead, is an inline controller. Using this, you can play and pause audio. In my tests, I wasn’t able to answer or end calls using it.
Adding to the value of the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones is the fact that there is a microphone available. I tested this out on a few phone calls, and the quality was more than good enough.
Rapid Reviews Rating
For the price of £39.99, it’s easy to recommend the Flare Audio – Flares Jet 2 Earphones. Sound quality is great, and the build quality is excellent.
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