Review: Luxurious Wireless Headphones at a Surprisingly Low Price

 Luxurious Wireless Headphones at a Surprisingly Low Price

Satechi makes a broad range of accessories that really complement the life of an Apple user. It makes remote controls, mouse pads, charging stations, and more that all fit in nicely with Apple's use of aluminum and attention to even the smallest of details. And since Apple bought the somewhat garish Beats to use as its headphone line, Satechi makes headphones that are now more Apple than Apple! Case in point, the Aluminum Wireless Headphones ($69.99). Available in gold, space grey, and silver, they would look right at home in an Apple Store. The only thing non-Apple about them is the low price, about $70 for Bluetooth wireless headphones.

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Satechi even offers a Headset Stand for its headphones, in the same matching colors. This is a convenient place to store your headphones, but it serves another purpose. The stand includes a USB 3.0 Hub so you can charge your wireless headphones as well as other devices. The stand offers three USB 3.0 ports and costs just $34.99. 

I liked Satechi's use of luxurious materials, especially aluminum, and the elegant design. It's rare to find a quality Bluetooth wireless set of headphones for under $70, and Satechi goes the extra mile by offering a wired cable with inline controls and microphone so you can use it in a wired configuration on a plane or without worrying about battery. They have decent sound, especially when using the wired connection without the limitations of Bluetooth.

Pros

  • Luxurious materials and elegant design
  • Wireless for under $70, with wired cable
  • Gold, Space Gray, and Silver color choices
  • Optional Headphone Stand with USB 3.0 Hub
  • Optional wired connection

Final Verdict

Considering Satechi offers a 10 percent discount when you sign up for its mailing list, you can get a pair of wireless headphones, with stand, and a USB hub for under $100, and it looks like it was designed by Apple in Cupertino!

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.