My Review of the Libratone Q Adapt Headphones
Today we will be taking a step into the world of wireless headphones. Although Libratone isn’t a common household name, the amount of sales they have on Amazon would make any consumer at least stop and think about them.
First of all, don’t be fooled into using the Libratone app. It’s not necessary to use the app to connect the headphones to your device, but the app does have some other uses so maybe check it out when you get some free time. The point I want to make is that there is no setup time, just follow the instructions for pairing and you’re good to go.
The Libratone bluetooth headphones have some controls that can seem a bit foreign at first, but once you get used to it, it becomes second-nature. One of the buttons is a switch for different levels of noise cancellation, ranging from “Yes there’s music but I can still hear people” to, “I’m practicing for the lip-reading Olympics.” The other button is simply a power switch – on and off.
The other controls like volume, play, pause, etc. are controlled by touch. Although the instruction manual kind of skipped over some of these commands, they are pretty obvious if you’ve used some devices that has similar features. Double tap to skip a song, triple tap to go back – I think you get the idea. If you aren’t fond about looking like a secret agent out in public while tapping your headphones, then you can use the app to be a bit more discrete.
And the quality of sound? Well, coming from someone that uses Sennheiser headphones religiously for computer use, these Libratone headphones actually impressed me. To my surprise, streaming the music via bluetooth actually sounded the same, if not better, than using the included aux cord.
At the end of the day, there’s something uniquely special about the transition to wireless headphones. The feeling of the headphones not being attached to a device is quite different, and not having to deal with tangled up cords is pretty much the greatest blessing of this century. Even if you don’t go with the Libratone headphones in particular, wireless headphones in general will probably become the future of listening to devices so you might as well get used to them now.