iFrogz Timbre Live Up to Their Name

Posted on 30. Dec, 2009 by in Product Reviews

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I love music. I love BlackBerry Smartphones. I listen to my music on my BlackBerry SmartPhone. My only problem is that the headphones that come with BlackBerry’s, are ugly, bulky and have poor sound quality. For the average user, they are fine they’re stereo, and they have a mic thats all the matters. However, If you are really into music they are lacking. Enter the iFrogz EarPollution Timbre.

The Timbre noise isolating earbuds ($49.99) sport a natural wood-chamber and offer superb sound quality with a classy look as well as a high definition microphone to support iPhone and most Blackberry models. Timbre earbuds feature clean bass and you guessed it, outstanding audio “timbre” as well. Each pair comes with three earfit pieces for ultimate comfort and ambient noise control.

  • Driver unit: 10 mm
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20Khz
  • Cord Length: 1.1 m
  • Plug: 3.5 mm

Continue after the jump for my full review.

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The Timbre come with three size earbuds, standard for in ear headsets, and the set I received from iFrogz have a mic as well. The cord is interesting, it seems it resists tangles which is a plus as I’m forever un-tangling my headsets. The mic produces good audio even in noisy or windy environments, though that’s not really the feature I was most impressed with. These things are beautiful for one thing, I love the wood sound chamber though I am curious if this is only aesthetic or if it has anything to do with the amazing sound quality these produce. I have run sound boards for about 8 years now, and have mixed live performances as well as some studio projects, and let me tell you these headphones compete with the most expensive over the ear, noise canceling headsets I’ve used. Sound may be generally characterized by pitch, loudness, and quality. Sound “quality” or “timbre” describes those characteristics of sound which allow the ear to distinguish sounds which have the same pitch and loudness. Timbre is then a general term for the distinguishable characteristics of a tone. These earbuds do precisely that, the sound quality is pristine at any volume level, or loudness. The bass is crisp, and solid, the mid and high ranges sound remarkable and I have yet to here them distort. The audio depth and resonance they produce is almost unreal in a headset in this price range. Bottom line, I’d challenge you to find a better sounding set of earbuds, with a mic for under fifty dollars, you’ll be hard pressed to do so I promise.  Check out the Timbre and all of iFrogz headphones, and cases at iFrogz.com

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