Refined Wireless Audio
Completely no wires. Very well balanced audio over Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP AAC SBC), better range than the Bragi Dash.
Good Fit & Lightweight
Comes with a variety of ear tips for an excellent fit. Comply foam tips included in the box. Feels lighter and smaller than most true wireless earphones out there.
6 Hours of Standalone Battery Life
The Headphone lasts the longest in the True Wireless category. Even though it doesn’t come with a battery case, users can still charge this on the go with a power bank.
In The Box
A special thank you to Leader Radio Technologies for loaning us one set of The Bragi Headphone for this non-paid review.
Appearance, Design and Build Quality
Bragi has also used a new matte plastic material for the overall construction of The Headphone. Although it is very light in comparison to most true wireless earbuds out there, the housing feels a little cheap to the touch and it lacks waterproofing. However, The Bragi Headphone is still splash proof and sweat resistant, and should be durable enough for everyday use and the occasional workout session.
The Bragi Headphone has a fantastic fit due to its petite and well designed form. They come with a standard set of silicone fittips (the same ones used on the Dash) which provide good sound isolation, but can be uncomfortable for some individuals.Thankfully, Bragi’s included a pair of Comply memory foam tips which are much more comfortable than the standard ones. These foam tips also take the listening experience up a notch – using them with the Headphone provided fantastic sound isolation and an even more secure fit. It’s a great addition which adds value to The Headphone, and something other True Wireless Earphone manufacturers ought to include in their retail boxes as well.
Bluetooth Connectivity – average but better than the Dash
Bragi Dash vs The Competition
Apple Airpods vs Bragi Headphone
Apple’s Airpods (S$238) are the tech giant’s take on the True Wireless experience. The Bragi Headphone (S$248) has a very secure feeling fit in the ear, especially with the Comply foam tips on. They stay well within the ear even while engaged in strenuous activity and exercise – in comparison, the Airpods fall out of the ear quite easily.
Sound Isolation is also much better on The Bragi Headphone – lots of background noise could be heard while using the Airpods. The Headphone also has slightly better standalone battery life than the Airpods (6hrs vs 5 hrs) – beating them by one hour.
What the Airpods do better than The Headphone is Bluetooth range and connectivity. Due to a unique Apple W1 Bluetooth chip on board, the Airpods establish a really strong Bluetooth connection with the user’s iOS device, and can automatically power on, off, and pair with Apple Products once out of the case – something The Bragi Headphone can’t do. The Airpods also come with a battery casethat provides an additional 24 hours worth of listening time.
The Headphone has better sound quality, noise isolation, fit and standalone battery life. The Airpods have better Bluetooth connectivity and can automatically pair with Apple devices. They also come with a battery case, giving them an effective battery life of more than a day.
Bragi Dash vs Bragi Headphone
The Bragi Dash (S$428) was the Bragi’s first product and one of the first true wireless earphones to be sold to consumers.
The Bragi Headphone has better Bluetooth connectivity, better fit, and has more than double the standalone battery life of the Bragi Dash (6hrs vs 2.5-3hrs). Although the Headphone and Dash use the same microphone and audio transparency technologies, the listening experience is a little different – the Dash has a more balanced sound signature while the Headphone sounds warmer and bassier in comparison.
However, the Bragi Headphone lacks the smart fitness features, touch control and total waterproofing of the Dash. The Dash also comes with a battery case which gives it an additional 15 hours of battery life – 3 + 15 hours vs 6 hours on the headphone.
The Dash has much more smart features and longer effective battery life than the Headphone. The Bragi Headphone has less features and battery life but has much better Bluetooth range, better fit, and warmer, bassier sound.
Bragi Headphone vs Jabra Elite Sport
Compared to the Bragi Headphone, the Jabra Elite Sport has fitness tracking which measures VO2max and endurance levels. It can even estimate if the user is pushing him/herself too hard. Noise isolation and audio transparency seems similar, but the Bragi Headphone produces a better sound and has a much easier and better fit. However, the Elite Sport is more expensive than the Headphone (S$331 vs S$248), has worse battery life (3 hours + 5.5 hours) and has a difficult fit. It can be quite uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
The Bragi headphone has longer battery life, a more comfortable, secure fit and a better listening experience. The Jabra Elite Sport has fitness tracking.
Samsung Gear Icon X vs Bragi Headphone
Price & Availability
Available in Singapore for a price of S$248, the Bragi Headphones comes with a one-year limited warranty. It is distributed by LRT Singapore and you can purchase them online at third party retailers such as Lazada, and Mobyshop.
One again, a very special thank you for LRT Singapore for loaning us the Bragi Dash for this non-paid review. If you’re looking to purchase Bragi products or other True Wireless Earphones to buy, head over to their website at truewireless.sg. They have a good range of true wireless products for sale.