When the Apple AirPods has been announced recently, many companies have decided to enter into the wireless headphone market. Now, another totally wireless headphone is included in the list and is set to rival the AirPods. Among the many recently entered wireless headphones, one that stands out is the Sol Republic Amps Air. Observing the Amps Air in terms of design and functionality, this one looks similar to other totally wireless headphones like Bragi The Headphone.
Like the mentioned products above, this Sol Republic earphone comes with two (2) independent ear buds both of which are paired together to an audio source or audio device via a wireless connection, Bluetooth.
In terms of design, the Amps Air is surely unique with its silicone sleeve with tapered grooves, thus providing a nice and sleek look as well as a premium feel into it. Aside from that, the Sol Republic headphone is purposely designed to serve as a wireless sports headphone. It offers a secure yet comfortable fit into the ears and also enables smooth airflow which helps in reducing sweat build up within the ears while doing fitness activities. Consider this feature also as a guarantee that the Amps Air is made to be sweat-resistant.
Each of the ear buds comes with a button on its exterior allowing you to control over the play and pause functions, call answering, and voice assistant activations for the Apple Siri and the Google Assistant.
As for the performance, we were impressed with how this wireless headphone has delivered. As mentioned, the Amps Air really fit well with our ears and this helped a lot in containing a pretty decent sound quality and a lot of bass response. Aside from that, the Sol Republic headphone produced a nice balance between the treble and bass so the tracks that are being streamed with it sounds really clean and detailed without any hiccups and distortions.
Similar to other wireless headphones out there, one disappointing matter is a short battery life. The Sol Republic Amps Air has this mediocre feature and only rates a battery life of 3 hours only. However you can solve that by charging it via its included charging case (with 2,200 mAh battery) that gives the wireless headphone an extra life of more than 15 times.
For the preview, we were impressed with how the Apple Airpod’s rival, the Sol Republic Amps Air has features. The Sol Republic headphone has performed reliably and offered nice and sleek design. Although the battery life may be a bit of an issue for some audiophiles out there, the Amps Air is still a nice wireless headphone to consider aside from the AirPods.
The Sol Republic Amps Air is now available in the market at a list price of $180.