Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY
Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY

INTRODUCTION:

Kitsound is a company from the United Kingdom, so you may wonder why it named its latest Bluetooth headphone to Manhattan, one of the boroughs of New York. The reason behind, they want to pay homage to this great musical city, one of the richest city in the world in terms of music history and a birth place to many music genres.

So what is Kitsound Manhattan? It is a wireless headphone that operates via Bluetooth to stream audio from your mobile phones, tablets, PC or Mac.


UNBOXING:

Unboxing Video

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY
Retail package

The box is one of the biggest I have seen so far, upon opening you will see a cartoon with a similar texture to that of an egg tray. It provides good support and cushion to the Kitsound Manhattan. Aside from the unit, the retail package includes the USB cable for charging, the micro USB to 3.5mm audio cable if you want a wired connection and the user manual.


DESIGN:

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY

The KS Manhattan has a minimalistic design, but it still looks nice and stylish. The color accent is standard for all parts of the headphone except for the metallic hinges. These hinges are attached to each ear cup which can be adjusted to comfortably fit to any human head. They can also be folded making the headphone more compact and more portable for easy storage during travel.

The headband has a little padding, but nonetheless it is still soft. On the other hand, the ear cups are heavily cushioned that adds comfort when wearing the headphone. Overall, the design looks fashionable and the build quality is above average.


CONTROLS/INDICATORS/PORTS:

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY

The left ear cup houses the microphone pin hole, the multi-function button, a red LED indicator, the blue light indicator, micro USB port and the on/off switch.


USAGE and PERFORMANCE:

To start using the Manhattan, switch the power button from OFF to the Bluetooth symbol. The blue and red indicators will flash alternately which means that it is ready for pairing. On your device, activate the Bluetooth and search for "Manhattan DT" and select it to start the pairing. Usually it does not ask for pass code, but if it does, just use "0000". During my review, it usually takes less than a minute to have a successful pairing and it becomes lesser once you connect to the same device again.

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY

The sound output is fairly good with the right amount of bass, great treble and decent amount of audio depth. You can also use it for phone calls, to answer press the multi-function button inwards and if in any case you want to reject the call, press and hold the same button for at least 2 seconds. The microphone quality is great too, the other end can hear me loud and clear.

I also paired it with my computer and there was no problem encountered whatsoever. I used it to listen to music, while watching videos and even for Skype calls.

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY

I also test the wired solution by plugging the micro USB end of the cable to port on the left ear cup and the 3.5mm jack on my device. It works fine and to my surprise, the audio quality is a little better than the wireless connection.

Kitsound Manhattan Wireless Headphone Review: From UK to NY

It has a 18 hours of rated music play time and 30 hours of talk time. I was not able to gauge the exact hours of usage, but it lasted for a week of use in just a single charge with at least two hours of use everyday. Meanwhile, it needs 2 hours and half to fully charge through the USB port of my computer.


CONCLUSION:

The Kitsound Manhattan is aimed for consumers that loves to have great wireless headphones on a budget. It has a stylish design, above average build quality and most importantly, it definitely delivers in terms of audio quality.


The Kitsound Manhattan is exclusively distributed by Xoti Corporation and available through their dealers/resellers for Php2,990 with one-year warranty.

39 comments:

  1. I love the color of the said audio device.!

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  2. yay! so cute... love it... liked and shared <3

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  3. love the color! have never tried a wireless before...

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  4. WAAA!!! I really want this. :D And it's color blue--my favorite. :P I hope to win this and have it as a birthday gift. :)

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  5. Wow! Great gadgets, love to own one.

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  6. I want it badly :) Plsss. pick me!

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  7. Reuter Sam O. SantarinaAugust 9, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Ma Favorite Color! Really want to have this! Pick Me!

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  8. Really want that headphone!!! Hope to win...

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  9. nice, i want it

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  10. Looks cool *_*

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  11. Super like,So handy.

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  12. I like this very much..I want it.hope to win

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  13. The ease of pairing
    it with your Bluetooth-enabled device is thumbs up. I’d love to have it.

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  14. The padded cups gives an ultra comfort i guess and I hope it is also available on black.

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  15. Ma. Clarice ItumayAugust 30, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    I like this since playback time is long plus easy pairing!

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  16. Woah. Who can resist that kind of gadget <3

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  17. Wow, Very nice... I love the color and style.

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  18. nice review..i like it

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  19. nice..love it

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  20. Perfect for my walk. keep on sharing your reviews. tia

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  21. OMG..this headphone is so cool ..!

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  22. i want to have it so cool :)

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  23. Christian Wyn DoradoMarch 3, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    This is cool headset.

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  24. I like the color, like my wedding motiff.

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  25. I wanna test it on my future runs. :) #wireless hehe

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  26. Shared on my social media accounts!!

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  27. 18 hours of music playtime is awesome.

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  28. Jasper Jed VillacruzMarch 11, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    hope to with.grrr

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  29. Hey there. I just bought mine. I'm happy with it except for the mic. It gives static. I'll see if there's a difference after I fully charge it. It's still running on factory charge.

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  30. Bernadette Ontong Jumao-asApril 8, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Done

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  31. April Rose AbantoApril 10, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    hoping to win =)

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  32. Like and like ni hubby to. Hope to win :)

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  33. Olive Amelita RamosApril 14, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    I love to have this one for my two boys!

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