|Flips Audio - In Solo Mode|
Note: Although I received this product for reviewing purposes, the opinions expressed here are purely my own.
When I opened the package containing Flips Audio, I was going to give them to the Teen to try. He is, after all, recovering from a nasty double virus (bronchitis and pneumonia). Maybe these would cheer him up. However, upon reading what they could do and feeling the quality of the headphones, I decided to keep them for myself. Hey – Mom deserves nice things, too, right?
And nice they are! Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was the carrying case which is great if you, like me, tend to be a little reckless with headphones. My old earphones are kept with my electronics in a storage hassock and every once in a while either the cat or my daughter decides to explore in there. Plus, Diva is a pilferer who likes to “borrow” my stuff. The sturdy, egg-shaped “shell” means Flips Audio is well protected.
The headphones themselves are light-weight and fit perfectly; snug enough to keep outside noise out (although they are not noise-canceling headphones) but not brain-squishingly tight. I immediately tuned into some John Mayer, then Bach, and finally, The Bee Gees. The sound quality was impressive. There was no need to adjust the balance; every note sounded right.
|The ear cups flip out to become speakers. How cool is that?!|
I then flipped the ear cups out and the device went into speaker mode. Interestingly enough, I liked the speaker mode is even better than when unit was on solo. The sound is clear, crisp and, again, perfect.
Flips Audio is the answer to the question, “What are you listening to?” They are now my headphones of choice. And since they're collapsible, they easily fit into my Fall/Winter purse so that I can carry them around and enjoy my media while I'm waiting for my son to finish soccer practice or my daughter to finish gymnastics.
As I said, Mom deserves nice things. Flips Audio is definitely one of those.