Stereo Bluetooth headsets Mivi Collar have quite literally eradicated the need for mono headsets. They offer better sound, remote control for media, and above all, great battery life as well.
Mivi, an Indian brand known for mobile accessories, has launched the Collar Bluetooth stereo headset.
A BASIC YET FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
The Mivi Collar Bluetooth headset has a very basic yet functional design. Having a basic design is actually a good thing in the case of headphones or earphones, since all you want to do is plug in and start the music.
The construction includes a metal neckband which houses the Bluetooth earpieces and their aluminum housing on either side. The metal band is covered with a polymer sleeve to offer a comfortable wear through the day.
Talking about the earplugs, they consist of magnets that help them to stick inside of their housing to aid the storage and safety of the headset while transporting it.
While not housed, the earplugs can stick to each other rather than dangling freely and get tangled with other things.
QUALCOMM BLUETOOTH CHIPSET
I have reviewed a lot of Bluetooth headsets and the Mivi Collar is one of the cheapest headsets to feature a Qualcomm Bluetooth chip. With this chip, you are likely to get better sound, better connectivity, and noise suppression.
Pairing it up with any compatible device is a breeze. Just keep the power key pressed until the LED light alternates between red and blue. Then simply search for it on any device and pair it. There are no keys as Bluetooth 4.0 does not require a passkey, however, if any older device requires it, the key you have to enter is 0000.
Data transmission is great, thanks to the chip, and additionally, the connection strength is good as well. In my tenure of testing, I hardly experienced any drops or connection problems.
With this headset, you can also speak directly to your phone’s assistant if you have done all the settings right.
You can simply tell the assistant to call your contacts, message them or even email them, all without even touching your phone.
AUDIO CAN GET REALLY LOUD
Even though the materials used in the making of this headset seem good, initially I was not very happy with the audio quality. The bass was muddy and the vocals were a bit subdued.
I reached out to the brand as I thought it might be an issue with the review unit that I have received. And promptly enough, they replaced the unit.
Although this new unit sounded a bit better, I was still not very impressed with the sound quality. Somethings were really lacking.
So I decided to get on with the burn-in process. The burn-in helps the drivers open up and move more freely and get rid of obstructions if any. It did sound a lot better after burning them for close to 30 hours.
In this process I also found out that when played at close to 70 percent volume level, this headset can last for more than 10 hours. Nice!
Another good thing about it is its extra loud volume, so people who love to listen to songs at deafening levels can opt for this (not that we recommend it). For everyone else, 50 percent volume level is just fine.