Megadream Syllable Bluetooth Earbuds Review

Editor rating

4/5 on July 13, 2016 Reviewed by: Mark Torrent

User's rating

220 reviews

PROS

  • Integrated charger
  • Good battery life
  • Great for short listening sessions

CONS

  • Unreliable pairing

VERDICT

We hope that Megadream fixes the pairing issues very soon. Many customers online voice their complaints about it and advise others to stay away from these Bluetooth earbuds. Indeed, it’s hard to recommend something that might not even work. Still, if you manage to get these earbuds for a great price, then give them a go. You might find yourself lucky and not experience any problems at all.

With a name like “Megadream”, you are absolutely right to expect something unusual. Indeed, these tiny cableless Bluetooth earbuds are nothing like what you commonly see. What makes them so unique is the complete absence of a wire connecting them together.

Design and Build Quality

The Megadream Syllable earbuds are housed inside a futuristic white shell that resembles a communicator or a mind-reading device from some sci-fi movie. Needless to say that the earbuds look awesome. The Syllable come in a hard-shell case that doubles as a charging station. All you need to do is plug the included USB cable in a place the earbuds on the charging pins.

A good fit is provided by several pairs of replaceable rubber eartips. It pays off to spend some time selecting the right size, because it plays a critical role in the overall sound quality. Of course, there’s also a pair of earwing, which insert into your ears and serve as an extra layer of support.

People are often worried to use this type of Bluetooth earbuds for running, fearing that the earbuds could fall out and get lost – that’s a big mistake. The complete absence of wires makes these ideal for intense physical activity.

The manufacturer promises simple, automatic pairing; however, the opposite is true. The earbuds often fail to connect at all, probably due to a poorly written firmware. The same issue has been reported by many users from all over the world, so it’s not just a rare occurrence.

At least, the battery life hovers around respectable 6 hours when fully charged. The standby mode isn’t very reliable, because the earbuds tend to drain quite a bit of energy even when not in use. You should always remember to properly turn them off.

Sound Quality

As it’s always the case with this kind of Bluetooth earbuds, you have the luxury of choosing whether you want to listen to one piece or two. The former can be useful for work or listen to audiobooks during your daily bike commute. The latter is the way to go for the best stereo sound quality.

The sound quality is respectable, but don’t expect to be blown away by crystal-clear highs and boomy bass. These earbuds are not aimed at audiophiles.

What’s in the Box?

The rather standard set of accessories includes the earbuds, replaceable eartips and earwings, and the convenient charging cradle that doubles as a storage case.

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