Scosche RH1060 Bluetooth wireless headphones review

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Right now is an interesting time for the headphone market, as it seems to be rather booming. Since the emergence of Beats by Dre, the consumer market for headphones have practically skyrocketed. Scosche may not be your average household name for electronics, but they’ve been innovators in consumer electronics for many years. With so many brands and options out there, what do you choose? Well that all depends on what you’re looking for. If you want a dependable, great-sounding wireless Bluetooth headphones, then look no further; the Scosche RH1060 is all that and more!

The Packaging

My personal opinion is that if a company takes the time to create a quality product, they’ll use the same tenure and care to package their “baby” as well. That being said, Scosche actually opted for a basic, but nice tough cardboard box. That way the contents were packaged were quite interesting, in a good way. Everything that is included with the headphones, were tucked away nicely in the hard case that comes with it. I’ll get into the accessories next, but I love the simplicity of how they packaged everything, as opposed to many other companies that sort of “spread everything out” so to speak.

Accessories

Besides the standard instructions, the RH1060 comes with a cleaning cloth, large hard case, soft travel bag, USB cord for recharging and a flat headphone jack cord.

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The RH1060 – Outer

I know I haven’t mentioned this until now, but these are over-the-ear headphones. I prefer these over any on-ear version, because they’re more comfortable to me. I’m usually very picky on over-the-ear though, only because I have large ears. I have to say that these are some of the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever had a chance to use. A large part of that is due to the memory foam padding wrapped in real leather that Scosche opted for as opposed to pleather or fake leather and a cheap foam. Not only are they great for prolonged use, but your ears don’t sweat either. Anyone who uses over-the-ear headphones knows exactly what I mean by that.

Looking at the headphones themselves, you can see that Scosche didn’t go cheap with the quality (using real leather was the first indicator). In all honesty, everything visually about it screams quality. Most of it is finished in a gloss black hard plastic, with a chrome ring emblazoned with the Scosche logo circling the buttons on both sides. On the left side is the large power button, to which pressing it turns it on, and holding it in pairs it to your Bluetooth-enabled device. On the right side are 3 buttons, the Play/Pause button and volume control for the remaining 2.

There are somewhat hidden stainless steel hinges that allow them to collapse for easy storage. As with most other headphones, they’re also adjustable, with a two axis gimbal to better fit different size heads. Other noticeable features are the micro-USB port for charging (Bluetooth), a built-in mic for phone calls and an audio jack to connect to a device.

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The RH1060 – Inner

Okay, so the packaging is nice and they look good, but the real question is how do they sound? One word – awesome! The RH1060s come with 40mm Neodymium drivers. So what does this mean to you? The Neodymium drivers are better than standard iron, so they deliver a higher sound performance. Testing through different types of music, everything was clear and hit the way it’s supposed to.

Bluetooth can be a bit finicky, as there is sound quality degradation that can occur and can make the sound somewhat muddled. Fortunately with the RH1060s, there practically isn’t any at all. From Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack to Rage Against the Machine, to even Jay Z’s Blueprint Vol. 2, everything sounded perfect. They even sound better than many of the wired headphones I’ve tested out, and that speaks volumes to the quality of these headphones.

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Miscellaneous

The battery life for these headphones are quite phenomenal to say the least. It has a run time of about 9 hours and a standby time of 1000 hours. I literally used them every day for about a week at an average of 2 hours per day, and didn’t have to recharge them until the 6th day. This is due in part to Scosche’s attention to quality again, by going with lithium-ion rechargeable batteries as opposed to using disposable batteries (wireless Beats by Dre, I’m looking at you). Charge time for a full charge is just under 3 hours, to which you can still use the headphones as they charge.

The Bluetooth functionality is standard as with connecting to any regular Bluetooth-enabled device. One thing I’ve noticed, is that they seem to work best with Apple devices, as I think that was the market Scosche was primarily targeting. Everything else that was non-Apple connected without issue though. An interesting feature I found is that you can connect hands-free if you have Siri on your iPhone.

Final Thoughts

Scosche has definitely delivered on a quality product at an affordable price. With a price point of $199, they’re cheaper than most other Bluetooth headphones available currently, yet maintains a higher sound quality than the rest. If you’re in the market for high quality without breaking the bank, then the RH1060 would be my best suggestion.

Grade: A+

Price: $199

image   RH1060 Specs

  • Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
  • Bluetooth 2.1; A2DP, AVRCP, HFP BT Profiles
  • 33 feet wireless range
  • Conforms to ROHS, EN-71 and WEEE standards
  • Driver size: Φ40mm
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20KHz
  • Sensitivity: 100dB +/- 3dB at 1KHz (IEC-318 I/P Level: 1mW)

Be sure to check out Scosche’s official Website for more products and info.

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