Elliot Audio Active Review
As 2017 moves ahead, one of the most common New Year’s Resolution is to be fit get healthy.
Enrolling into a gym is the in thing to do, but running on a treadmill is just boring. What can help the tediousness?
Music! And what better way to listen to music than to go Wireless!
Enter Elliot Audio Active 2. As of this writing, EAA has amassed a whopping 150k+ likes. Yeah it’s sponsored but 150k is nothing short of amazing.
What made heads turn around was its insane price tag. P850. I honestly can’t argue with that so I decided to pick one up myself.
Seeing as it is only P850, I decided to look at this from that perspective.
PACKAGING AND CONTENTS
So let’s get right to it. Out of the box you get the following:
Extra sets of ear buds
A charging cable
And the device itself
BUILD AND DESIGN
Taking physical tour it has a decent build quality
It feels solid enough to take a few bumps
It has 3 touch buttons that performs different things.
The middle is used for pairing, turning the device on and off, play or pause
It has volume buttons, which can be long pressed to act as next track (+) or previous (-)
This maybe nit-picking but the placement of the buttons feels odd.
Once you wear the headset the (-) button is nearer to your ear which I find annoying especially if you want to play the next.
A special feature of this EAA is its ear buds can also be placed together as they are magnetic. Personally this is a very neat trick and a very welcome one.
In its name, this is supposed to be an Active device.
For the past two weeks I have used this device, it only came off once.
I have taken this to my workouts and work.
My typical days consists of 15 Minutes Boxing Mitts, 15 Minutes Punching Bag, and 15 Minute Warm-up.
It’s not as intense as a normal workout, but EAA stays on your ear like a champ
Onto performance though, it’s still ok but I have to share a few notes.
Battery life is above average, expect about 3 workout sessions before charging it.
If you plan to use it as your daily, expect the need to charge overnight.
The device has amazing standby time and about 5 – 6 hours of usage
You can use this device for calls but don’t expect much.
Oftentimes I find myself disconnecting because the other line wasn’t hearing me clearly.
Sound Quality is not this device’s strong suit though.
This maybe subjective but I find the highs too, well, high.
And at max volume it is deafening. The cymbals are way too loud.
This is kind of disappointing as most of my tracks have many highs.
I also didn’t find the bass as punchy as some may think it is.
I’m by no means an audiophile but I have tried several earphones namely:
Audio Technica CKS77
Sound Magic E50
Sennheiser HD600 (Owned by my brother)
Audio Technica MSR 7 (Owned by my brother)
Sony SBH 50
Jaybird X2 (Owned by my brother)
Though it’s unfair to compare EAA to say the Jaybird X2. I just can’t say that EAA can replace my earphones at home.
Again the sound is subjective to each and everyone’s ear.
What I find bad maybe good to you.
If you manage to get yourself one try comparing your current one with Elliot Audio Active.
Try listening to Brock Lesnar’s theme. And you can see what I mean.
Overall though, sans the high highs, I can’t suggest anything else remotely as good as the EA Audio Active for the price of P850.
For those looking for a rugged durable gym buddy that will never leave your side, your ear in this case, this one is a good buy.
I have an upcoming review for Soundpeats QY7, for a few extra hundreds this is miles ahead of EA
What I Liked:
What I Didn’t Like:
Highs are too high
Distortion at Max Volume