BÖHM S9 High-Performance Bluetooth Sport Earbuds Review

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Editor rating

4/5 on July 13, 2016 Reviewed by: Peter Alexander

User's rating

320 reviews

PROS

  • Respond well to equalization
  • Respectable sound quality and accuracy
  • Magnetic design
  • Fantastic Bluetooth range

CONS

  • Bad call quality

VERDICT

The most interesting thing about these earbuds is the exact combination of features and design decisions, which makes them so good for the gym. You see, if we were to judge the S9 by their sound alone, we would most likely conclude that there are better options out there. However, that doesn’t change a single thing about their suitability for listening in the gym. If that’s what you intend to use them for, you won’t be disappointed.

Stylish, small, and popular: these are some things that come to mind when we think about the BOHM S9 Bluetooth earbuds. These likable sport-oriented performers are considered by many to be the best Bluetooth earbuds for the gym and working out. Continue reading this review to find out why.

Design and Build Quality

Probably the most useful feature about these earbuds is the magnetic casing, which lets you keep your earbuds securely fastened around your neck with the magnetic tipped aluminum casing. What’s more, the flat, durable cable doubles as a comfortable neck strap, keeping your Bluetooth earbuds in place throughout the workout.

BOHM didn’t omit any standard features that are commonly found on fitness-oriented Bluetooth earbuds, including a sweat-proof design and earwings for an excellent fit. You can jump around like crazy and the S9 won’t move at all.

A few centimeters from the left earbud is a sleek inline remote with built-in microphone. You can use it to answer incoming calls, control your music, and communicate without your friends without taking your smartphone from the pocket.

The battery lasts approximately 5-6 hours and can be charged to 100 percent in about 2 hours. Standby time is 120 hours. After we did a few simple tests, we can safely say that the BOHM S9 contain a very strong Bluetooth transmitter capable of penetrating thick walls. You can keep your phone in the locker room or your gym bag and still be able to listen to your favorite songs.

Sound Quality

Advanced Bluetooth 4.1 and a top line CSR chip with APT-X technology makes these earbuds the best in class Bluetooth earbuds for running. The easily recognizable “V-shaped” sound signature will grow on you in a matter of minutes and keep you going until you reach your goal. All music genres – classical, jazz, metal, indie, hip-hop, or rock – sound great.

Some songs can be a bit overwhelming in the bass department, but you can easily fix it with a little EQ tweaking. One of the presets in your smartphone will likely do the trick just fine. We also have to praise the exceptionally wide soundstage, which makes you believe that you are truly standing right in the middle of a busy concert.

It would all be well and good if it wasn’t for the subpar call quality. While incoming calls sound decent, the microphone does a very poor job at distinguishing between unwanted background noise and speech. The resulting mess is only good for emergencies and definitely not suitable for long or important conversations.

What’s in the Box?

When you purchase the BOHM S9 Bluetooth earbuds, you get a micro USB cable for charging and a carry pouch, which can help you keep your earbuds stored while traveling.

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