Sunday, November 25, 2012

BassBuds 2012 Classic Collection Headphones (REVIEW)

Before I get to the review, I thought I'd hit you off with the good stuff first. BassBuds has allowed me to offer a $30 discount off the price of their classic and fashion collections for the holiday season! 

This is an unbelievable savings off of the already affordable price of $85 so take advantage of this while it lasts. I've tried almost every headphone and earphone on the market and these compete with or beats almost all of them.  $55 for such a high quality product is an absolute steal!

Here's what you need to do to get the discount.  Visit their site:

Enter the following Discount Code at checkout to receive $30.00 off:
Discount Code: BB59783

You already know that I'm a big fan of the BassBuds brand earphones so you already have my endorsement but if you'd like some more detailed information on the product, check out my review below.

I consider myself a headphone connoisseur since I am constantly reading reviews on the latest and greatest styles and I also buy at least 2 or 3 pairs a year.  I think it's the DJ in me that is always in pursuit of that perfect sound which combines clear highs, solid mids and deep bass.  I very rarely find a headphone that lives up to my high standard and almost never find an in-ear style headphone that keeps me interested for more than a few minutes.

I received the BassBuds Classic Platinum Style earphones (above) to review a few days ago.  They are very slick looking with the light grey wiring and platinum colored earbuds.  The Swarovski Crystal elements also bring a funkiness you won't find on any other brand. 

I actually appreciated the uniqueness after a few days, especially when I got some looks on the street and a few people even complimented me on their look.  I think everyone is so sick of seeing the same Beats by Dre or Apple phones that they appreciate something new and funky.  If you want subtle, these might not be for you.  The crystal Swarovski elements won't exactly allow you to stay incognito but if you can handle the brightness and a few weird looks then these might be for you. 

One of the best features that will probably go unnoticed by most is the anti-tangling wiring.  This is much harder to find on high end headphones than you would think.  Most companies still cheap out on the wiring and go with the rubber style that gets into a tangled mess way too easily and usually break down before the headphones run their lifespan.  You can tell these will last a long time and won't be an issue for a long time.  It's a thicker quality that you can feel and see. 

I had a little trouble with the original earbuds that were connected since they kept falling out which was a little bit annoying.  This also wasn't helping with the sound quality but when I pushed them all the way in it made a huge difference.  I don't know if I have weird shaped ear canals but I always find it difficult to keep earphones in my ear without constantly pushing them in our by buying a third party insert or foam piece that keeps them more in place.  Luckily, they included a variety of options and sizes for me to choose from and I ended up with Large foam earbuds which fit snugly in my ear and also increased the noise isolation and bass. 

I loved having all of these accessories included right out of the box.  That is a great extra value right there that I wish more companies would pay attention to this small detail.  I think a lot of people might give up on or return some decent quality earphones because the standard size they receive doesn't fit our sound good so you really need a few different options.  Every ear is different and BassBuds understands that!  

I was thoroughly impressed after listening to just a few different songs.  I'm big on bass heavy music such as Hip Hop, Electro and House so it was nice to see that these could keep up with those genres without a hiccup.  I turned up the volume to test their limits and there really wasn't a level that they couldn't handle.  It got to the point where my ears couldn't handle the volume but the sound was still crystal clear and there was no distorted bass which is one of the few headphones I've ever tested that could handle that.  As BassBuds puts it on their site: "experience superior sound quality of  High Definition crystal clear Advanced Crystaltronics Sound Technology."   Sounds dope to me!  Literally and figuratively. 

BassBuds are fully compatible with all smartphones and have an in-line MP3 controller to change songs without having to reach for your phone.  It also includes a high quality microphone and you can answer calls with just the click of the controller.  Very solid feature! 

BassBuds is a UK based company so they are making their mark on the other side of the pond currently but you can order and ship to the US through their website

The price for the units I tested is about $85 after the exchange rate.  That is a solid price based on what I've seen and heard.  I would expect these BassBuds to go for $150 or more when compared to similar quality units.  I fully expect BassBuds to make an impact in the US very soon and I expect them to take some market share from some of the other companies that have been selling too many overpriced, lower quality headphones.  They will need to step up their quality once people get their first listen of BassBuds headphones and realize they can get high quality sound at a competitive price. 

BassBuds Features
  • Intergrated Microphone with Call/MP3 Controller

  • Answer/End Call Control

  • Play/ Pause your MP3 Player

  • Skip Forwards and Backwards  through your music

  • Activate voice control commands.

  • Compatible with all Smart Phones

  • Crystal-clear HD audio via the Advanced Crystaltronics Sound Technology


  • Precision-cut, high quality, light-weight and balanced aluminium housing

  • Anti-Tangle, durable, double-wrapped cable

  • FREE Stylish and Protective Storage Bag

  • FREE Black, White and Memory Foam Earbuds in 3 sizes

  • Gold-plated 3.5mm audio jack for optimum connectivity

  • One of the largest earphone colour ranges in the world!

  • Choose from our Classics Collection or 2012 Fashion Collection
  • Ultra distortion-free bass and crisp treble

  • Noise Isolation: Immerse in the music

  • 9mm Dynamic Speakers with Neodynium Magnet

  • Earphone Housing is made with high grade aluminium

  • Sound waves emitted in the sound chamber are specifically tuned and
    directed towards the front chamber housing entering the ear canal with
    optimal bass and balance in treble

  • Speaker diaphragm is composed of PET materials and the diaphragm
    patterns are uniquely designed to maximize the performance of the micro
    speaker with minimal distortion

  • Micro Filter for extra audio purity

  • Wide Frequency Response

Visit their site:

Enter the following Discount Code at checkout to receive $30.00 off:
Discount Code: BB59783

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