Avantronics designs, develops and manufactures innovative high quality accessories for the world’s most popular gadgets. From cases, screen protectors and accessories for iPod, iPhone,iPad, smartphones and tablets to portable speakers, earphones and cables and power products. Avantree is a well-known brand owned by Avantronics, who treat the brand with the sort of loving care and attention normally only reserved for children from their parents. Today we are taking a look at the Avantree Sacool Stereo Bluetooth Headset, which is a wireless headset aimed at high-quality sound playback from mobile phones.
Let’s take a look at its specs and features, taken directly from Avantree’s website:
* Bluetooth stereo headset V2.1+EDR
* Chipset: CSR BC05-Multimedia single chip
* Support profiles: Headset, Handsfree, A2DP, AVRCP
* Operation range: Class 2, 10 meters
* Battery: 100mA rechargeable lithium battery
* Talk time: up to 5 hrs
* Music time: up to 5 hrs
* Standby time: up to 100 hours
* Headset size: 36.2mm x 21.2mm X 29.7mm
* Weight: 18g
* Bluetooth stereo headset with mic for music and call
* Incredible sound – in-ear driver with thumpy beats
* Comfortable and secure fir for wearing
* Small and stylish – fashion design for commuters
* Never miss a call – auto switching between music and calls
* Superb light – only 18g
* Easy pairing – easy to use
* Up to 5 hours music and play time
* Gaming and chat and VoIP (Skype, MSN, etc)
Package and Accessories
The Avantree Sacool comes in a white semi-
Inside the package, apart from the headset unit, we can find a USB charging cable, a quick guide, the user manual and two more pairs of earbuds of different sizes that ensure perfect fit with any ear type. The user manual has schematics and easy to understand instructions that help the user set up the headset very quickly.
A Closer Look –
The Avantree Sacool main unit that arrived came in white color with blueish stripes. There are various color combinations to choose from however. The overall appearance looks neat and the build quality is decent. Avantree have done a fantastic job designing the unit, as it is made to remain steady while using it. We were surprised with the weight of the headset, as it is exteremely light and does not bother the user even after many hours of music listening.
At the top of the left earpiece there is the On/Off button, which you have to keep pressed for about 2-
During use, the On/Off button can be used to pause/resume music playback or answer/dismiss calls.
Setting the unit to work with our Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos was a piece of cake, as the only thing needed was to keep the On/Off button pressed so that the unit can be found and paired with our mobile. The pairing procedure was painless and after the first time all you have to do is open the bluetooth on your phone, switch on the headset and they will pair automatically.
Performance and Verdict
We tried the Sacool headset with our Galaxy Y Pro Duos stock music player and the sound quality was beyond what we expected. The bass sounded deep and fulfilling and there was no hissing in the sound at all. Note that the unit has its own volume range so you might get a higher top volume that the normal wired hands free sets apply. If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with music playback, we would advise you to change the equalizer settings of your music player, as they make quite a difference here.
The unit fitted very nicely in our ears and there was no background noise when having the music at high volume. With the top On/Off button you can pause and unpause music playback at will, a feature which is very handy.
We were sure that the sound would be crystal clear while using the headset for answering calls, and we were not wrong; we could speak and hear the other end with ease without any trace of noise.
Battery life is very near to the acclaimed 5 hours. With our use we managed to run the Sacool for 4 hours and 50 minutes in one full charge.
Overall, we were very satisfied with the Sacool and we consider it to be a must product especially for people doing sports activities while listening to music with their mobile phone. This little gadget will surely be a lifesaver allowing more freedom of movement. Costing around 45,00EUR across Europe, we can say that it is not for everyone’s pocket, but you surely get what you pay for.
Note that you can safely buy the Sacool directly from Avantree’s eshop.
(+) Ease of use
(+) Superb sound quality
(+) Ideal to use for sports activities
(+) Good battery life
(-) Price, but you get what you pay for
Thus, we can surely give the Avantree Sacool Stereo Bluetooth Headset our Editor’s Choice Award.