Monday, June 17, 2013

It's time to cut the cord with Scosche's RH1060 Bluetooth headset

Next at bat is the latest Bluetooth wireless stereo headphone from Scosche, the RH 1060. Crafted with genuine leather and viscoelastic memory foam on the headband and ear pads to provide a comfortable fit during long periods of use. More importantly though are the insides, as the RH1060 sports 40mm REALM drivers, Bluetooth 2.1, and a rechargeable battery that allows around 8 hours of wireless playback when fully charged. If the battery is dead, just plug in the headphone cable and you can listen until you get a chance to charge. Let’s see if the RH1060’s have what it takes to run with the big dogs.

To start, these cans are big but with the over ear fit they are built to rest nicely for longer periods of time by removing the pressure by way of the memory foam. Don’t be worried about the space for packing on trips because both sides fold in and a hard case is included which also holds the headphone and charging cables. The sound quality is incredibly clear especially for a Bluetooth headset. The highs are crisp and the mids provide that additional range. Once powered and synced up I was able to turn the volume up/down, track forward/backward, pause and take calls by buttons on the side of the headphones without needing access to my phone.

On the other side of the spectrum is that these are a big pair of headphones, yes they are comfortable with the over ear fit, they are just larger than the norm. The build quality feels strong and never in my time spent with the RH1060 did I feel that they weren't up to the challenge or couldn't take the abuse and while they have a glossy finish subject to fingerprints, they did not scratch from being set down multiple times whenever I had to get up and am always wired when the battery runs out of juice. Lastly when it comes to the sound, my only complaint was that I was expecting deeper bass, when listening to bass heavy music, it just could not go that low.

At the end of it all the type of music in which you listen to and the type of fit you prefer will help determine if this headset is the one for you. The over ear fit was nice but added to the size and the sound quality was crisp and clear though not capable of hitting the low end while both wired and wireless. The quality is that of most Schoche products I have received, that being sturdy and little to no interuptions during playback via Bluetooth. Schosche's RH1060 is available now for $199.99.