Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones Review

Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones Review

Marketed as a high-end stylish solution that solves the 'common issues' with all Bluetooth headphone products, can the Syllable G700 live up to the hype?

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Published Sun, Apr 26 2015 11:50 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Apr 7 2020 12:33 PM CDT
Rating: 77%Manufacturer: Syllable

Introduction, Specifications, Pricing & Availability

According to their marketing materials, there are four main issues with Bluetooth headphones of today: poor endurance (battery life), poor sound quality, bulky, and uncomfortable designs and annoying wires.

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With an aim to challenge the rest through their G700 Bluetooth headphones, Syllable has made some big claims from the beginning and thus we will be comparing this product to some previously reviewed models. Can the G700 live up to the hype? Read on to find out.

Specifications

These headphones will connect to your device through a range of options, including Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and an optional (and removable) 3.5mm cable. This connection will see the 40mm drivers pump out an impedance of 16 OHM and provide a frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz.

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Weighing 281g, this product isn't the lightest we've felt and that would be partly due to the solid metal framing and a 400mAh in-built battery, which claims a 12-hour playback time. The G700 is also much larger than other products we have tried, measuring 8.2 x 6.8 x 2.3 inches.

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With a claimed standard Bluetooth range of 10-15 metres, the standby time sits at a handy 320 hours. The headband is a mixture of solid metal framing and leather covering, alongside on-ear leather earcups being supplied.

Pricing & Availability

At the time of writing, the Syllable G700 is available for a reasonable price of $99.57 from GearBest with free shipping, however, the sound and comfort has to be tested before the price is deemed worthy. It sits around the same price range as gaming headsets like the Kingston HyperX Cloud I/II and the portable (but wired) Noontec Zoro II HD. If it can keep up with these products in their respective departments, expect it to score highly.

What's in the box?

Featuring a provided flat micro-USB charging cable, a 3.5mm AUX sound cable, product information card and carry case, it's refreshing to see that the full range of provisions have been covered. We've seen a few companies leave out the carry case and it's a real shame, seeing as these products are designed for travel, they will easily become worn, scratched and beaten by being carried in your luggage, handbag or backpack. The soft pouch allows you for a little extra protection, especially against scratches on the bare metal frame.

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The audio and charging cables are of great length, because one again, many companies are offering inadequate charging cables which severely limits your ability to top up the device. It's quite often to see 5cm micro-USB cables supplied which are quite annoying when put to use.

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The AUX cable has an extremely solid feel and seems well constructed alongside the joins around the actual 3.5mm connection look and feel well made.

PRICING: You can find the Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headset for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headset retails for $119.99 at Amazon.

Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

Canada: The Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headset retails for CDN$174.30 at Amazon Canada.

A Closer Look, Listening Experience and Final Thoughts

Let's dig deeper

The first and foremost thing to test is quite obviously the comfort factor. One of the 'problems' that Syllable set out to solve was that of bulky and heavy headphones, which is quite often coupled with an uncomfortable feel overall. Unfortunately, they haven't passed the grade in this regard, not even close. The metal body and on-ear design make for a heavy and sore ear experience. This could be fixed by the ear cups being a little thicker and more of an over-ear design.

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Clamped tightly on my head, these headphones connect through Bluetooth extremely easily to my phone with there only being a very slight whine noise in the background while you're waiting for the next song to play (as seen with all other Bluetooth options). My ears are quite small and my head is also a little large, but after only 25 minutes of use, my ears started to get sore.

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The two provided cables are of great quality and have solid connections to the product itself. They're going to last much longer than cheaper options as seen provided with other companies' offerings - meaning that Syllable has put care into some of the smaller things that help tie in a product as a whole.

Something a little heavier

Listening to the reverse-bass laden Warcry track by Audiofreq reports back a stellar experience. Easily providing the sound quality of (or better than) by Kingston HyperX Cloud II headset and the Noontec Zoro II HD, every single high-pitched sound and thump of reverse bass resonates cleanly throughout the whole song.

The volume could be ramped up just a little, those who like their music deafeningly loud may be left a little disappointed, but the sound is enough to make my ears ring after 20 minutes of use.

Let's bring it back a notch

Moving on to something a little softer, Pink Floyd's new track Things Left Unsaid once again reports back a positive experience. There's no hint of background whine or fuzz and each voice is crisp and clear with notes being beautifully presented, giving you the full 'cinematic' feeling without the Ubisoft 30FPS.

Loading up a middle-ground song like Twenty One Pilots - Car Radio helps test out something a little more mainstream with a mix between pure vocals, drums, rap and small snippets of heavy sound. Once again, a great experience is had, each drum beat is clean and you feel immersed in the experience thanks to the passive noise cancellation due to the leather on-ear design.

What's Hot

The sound: Hot hot hot! Amazing sound quality that removes the Bluetooth background buzz that is all-too-common.

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The price: These sub-$100 headphones out class my $140 Kingston HyperX Cloud II's and the Noontec Zoro II HD's in the sound department.

Strong backbone: With the metal design, it's unlikely it will break through normal wear and tear.

Easy to clean: The G700 has a very simple exterior and soft leather ear cups, meaning a quick wipe with a damp cloth will keep your product smelling nice and looking clean.

What's Not

The comfort: 30-60 minutes of use means you need an ear massage.

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The weight: Syllable set out to combat heavy and bulky headsets with their design, but they just added another one to the mix.

Final Thoughts

The Syllable G700 provides great sound quality, especially at a sub-$100 price, but in the end, it's the comfort that ruins the total package.

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If we could see a re-release of this product featuring a lighter and thinner frame, a headband design that clamps less and better ear cups, these headphones could easily make a TweakTown editor's choice award. However, in its current uncomfortable state, I cannot recommend them.

PRICING: You can find the Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headset for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headset retails for $119.99 at Amazon.

Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

Canada: The Syllable G700 Noise Reduction Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headset retails for CDN$174.30 at Amazon Canada.

Performance (audio quality)95%
Quality including Design and Build30%
General Features75%
Bundle and Packaging95%
Value for Money90%
Overall77%

The Bottom Line: Syllable's G700 headphones feel great and sound great, however, put them on your head and you're going to need an ear massage every 30 minutes.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

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