What We Think
These headphones aren’t terrible, nor are they great. They are easy to use and have a good battery life. Nevertheless, the quality of build and sound is a disappointment, especially as they cost £69.95.
Inside the SuperTooth Melody’s large box, you’ll find the headphones themselves, plus a sizeable a travel pouch, and a proprietary USB charging cable. In terms of build quality the overall impression isn’t amazing, the faux velvet ear pads and head strap feel plastic, as does the silver effect trim. The Melody headset is not poorly built, but it doesn’t give us confidence for long term use in the gym or via the bottom of a bag. That’s what the travel pouch is for, of course.
We found the headphones quite small, yet comfortable to wear. The headphones are only really for casual/gym use as they are very light, though they do not produce great quality. The headset connects to any Bluetooth 2.1 enabled device, and in our tests this process was as simple as you could expect. There were no codes or manuals to decipher so it was a quick and easy process. When connecting a Nexus 7 to the headset, there was a slight delay in sound and the quality of sound was near to inaudible. On the other hand, when connected to an iPhone 5, the quality of the audio was decent.
Just like most mediocre Bluetooth headsets, the SuperTooth Melody had reasonable bass, reasonably clear sound, but no crispness of sound and not a great deal of volume. This could be due to the absence of the apt-X Bluetooth audio standard.
These headphones aren’t terrible, nor are they great. They are easy to use and have a good battery life. Nevertheless, the quality of build and sound is a disappointment, especially as they cost £69.99.