A relatively unknown company called Esonstyle has recently introduced their range of portable Bluetooth headphones. The S580 are a street-friendly model that’s available in several different color combinations. The headphones combine wire and wireless listening into a single attractive package.
Design and Build Quality
It’s clear that the manufacturer put a lot of effort into making these headphones stand out in the sea of cheap knock-offs and lookalikes. Their design is modern, bold, and visually appealing – especially to younger generations. You get to choose between 7 different color combination, including black+red, full black, black+pink, black+silver, black+blue, golden, and black+cyan.
Problems start when you try to put them on your head. You quickly discover that these headphones are unfit for anyone besides children and people with unusually small heads. We have stretched the headband almost to the point of breaking and still couldn’t get a good fit. Even though the ear cushions are soft and otherwise comfortable, the excessive pressure causes a lot of issues.
Moving on, Esonstyle decided that it would be a good idea to include voice prompts that play every time you press one of the several buttons located on the headphones. Let us tell you that it was anything but a good idea. The voice prompts are recorded in a broken English, and their low bitrate makes them sound extremely harsh and unpleasant. We really wish there was a way how to turn them off, but there isn’t.
At least the built-in battery lasts around 10 hours and can be charged back to its maximum capacity in about 2.5 hours.
The sound quality is actually not bad, for a pair of sub-$20 headphones. After the fiasco with the small headband, we were expecting them to sound like one of those old gramophones, but this turned out not to be the case. The headphones are easy to listen to and have a warm sound signature.
Bass frequencies are slightly muddy, but mids make up for it big time. Vocals are full of lush detail and earthy overtones. Highs won’t impress anyone who has some experience with high-quality headphones. At least, there’s no sibilance to speak of.
We really like that built-in microSD card slot, which allows you play your music without a smartphone. It comes really handy for active, outdoor use, when you don’t want to carry a lot of weight in your pockets.
What’s in the Box
Included in the box is one audio cable, one charging cable, and a user manual.