The Sol Republic Shadow combine a unique style, superior audio quality and other exceptional features, to make them one of the best wireless headphones you can buy. That is why we have provided this detailed review. As you read it, you will discover the main reasons why you should join other runners who are using and enjoying these that hang around your neck.
The Sol Republic Shadow were designed like a piece of jewelry. They have a smooth finish with attractive metal accents on the earbuds and tips. They come in attractive color combinations such as black with steel accents and milky white with rose gold accents. When you wear the earbuds, thin cords attach them to a structured neck strap. That is why they look more fashionable than other wireless headphones. This unique neck strap bends in the mid section to fit comfortably behind your neck. But the ends are rigid so they can hold the controls. To protect the earbuds from sweat and enable you to wash them when they are dirty, Sol Republic has added some water resistance.
Sol Republic provided three sizes of ear tips in the package: small, medium and large. The medium and large sizes fit snugly and are more effective for keeping background and ambient noise out. They are ideal for use in the gym and on quiet trails. However, they should be used cautiously when you run on a busy street during the day or at night. The neck collar stays secure around the neck but it moves with you as your turn your neck so the earbuds remain stable in your ears. They are so comfortable, you can afford to keep them on your neck even when you are not running or listening to music.
Audio quality on these headphones is balanced with the bass, mid and high frequencies coming out distinctly in every track. So whether you are listening to rock or heavy metal with a lot of bass and low frequencies, or you want to experience the soothing feeling of R & B tracks, you will enjoy clean, clear and well separated sound output. However, to justify its status as a sports headset, Shadow Wireless is a bit biased towards deeper bass.
The Shadow delivers an above-average battery life of eight hours. This is far better than the 5 – 6 hours offered by many more expensive ones. You will be able to squeeze out close to 9 hours or a little more from a single charge if you do not run the battery down at a stretch. When the battery is low, you will hear a voice prompt telling you to recharge the device. The micro USB charging port is located on the left side of the neck collar.
With the Sol Republic Shadow, you can connect to two different smartphones via bluetooth. As long as the two phones are not further than 30 feet from you, you can play and pause music tracks from two different devices seamlessly. So if your friend is playing a particular track or listening to your favorite song on Pandora radio, you can switch over to share the excitement using your headphones.