Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

 

Wicked Helix Headphones Review

Headphones stay in place and sound pretty good too

Apr 11 2011, 12:38pm CDT | by

10 Updates
Wicked Helix Headphones Review
 
Buy Wicked Helix from Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Now
 

Comments

Recommend Your Tweet as Top Tweet:

Full Story

Wicked Helix Headphones Review

Today I am checking out the Wicked Helix headphones. These are in ear headphones that have a loop that goes behind the ear to keep them in place with activity. If you need those new headphones and a set that will stay put during vigorous activity the Wicked Helix may be perfect.

Gallery

3 images
Wicked Helix Headphones ReviewWicked Helix Headphones ReviewWicked Helix Headphones Review
 

Specifications

The Wicked Helix some with several sizes of ear tips and can be had in three colors. The frequency response is 20Hz to 20,000Hz and it has a dB rating of 103db. The impedance is 16ohms and they have a 10mm driver and a 4-foot cord.

In Use

If you are an active sort that wears headphones while you exercise or move around a lot you know that it can be a big challenge to keep the earphones in your ears at times. I know I have had more than one set of headphones ripped out of my ears over the years when I was moving around. The Wicked Helix I am checking out today will stay in place for just about any activity you might have in mind.

The Wicked Helix comes in black and white, yellow and maroon, and blue and orange colors. Each side is a different color combination to make them stand out. Rather than just poking these headphones into your ears and hoping they stay put, these have an ear loop. The ear loop wraps around the outside of your ear and keeps the earphones in place.

The ear loop is flexible plastic and is comfortable for extended wear. I wasn't able to get these earphones to fall out of my ears with exertion, which is a good thing. I did notice that the design of the ear loops on my head tended to make the earphones not fit snugly in my ears. I had to stop a few times and push the tips back into my ears to block more external sound and improve the bass you hear.

Speaking of bass, the Wicked Helix are not designed to provide you with tons of bass like other Wicked products. The bass is ok, but anyone wanting deep bass will want to go elsewhere. These headphones are more focused on the mid and high-range sounds, but the overall sound is well rounded and not bad at all.

My review set of Wicked Helix are the black and white versions. This is the least flashy of the three colors and the others are much brighter, the maroon and yellow pair remind me of Iron Man. The 4-foot cord is sized well if you plan to carry your music device in an arm sleeve or a pocket. If you need distance to put your player into a pocket or tray while you work out the 4-foot length may be too short for tall folks.

Verdict

Pros

  • Decent sound
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Weak bass
  • Ear loops make tips come out of my ears
 

Conclusion

The Wicked Helix is a decent set of earphones for users needing stability that are able to live without deep bass.

8.0
10
 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar... REA ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 7

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz examines t ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 6

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest following intervention from a... READ M ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Update: 5

Malaysia Spends Over $9 million on MH370 Hunt: Report

Source: NDTV

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Malaysia has so far spent about RM27.6 million (over $9 million) on search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an off ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jun 9 2014, 3:12am CDT
 

Update: 4

Bill for Kidex likely to soar to RM3.4b

Source: Malaysia Today

The original RM2.4 billion tag on the proposed highway did not take into account the cost of acquiring the land mostly in the urban areas, claims an assem ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 9 2014, 2:51am CDT
 

Update: 3

MACC: No elements of graft in Bank Rakyat’s loan to businessman

Source: Malaysia Today

BET AWARDS '14 - Red Carpet
(Bernama) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found no elements of corruption in Bank Rakyat’s RM32 million interest free loan to a businessman. MACC in a statement today said initial... READ MORE ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 31 2014, 9:33am CDT
 

Update: 2

IHH Healthcare posts 25% rise in 1Q earnings to $62 mil

Source: The Edge Singapore

IHH Healthcare Berhad announced that revenue grew by 8% y-o-y to RM1.8 billion ($703 million) for 1Q2014 ended March, as earnings grew 25% YoY to RM159.1 m ...
Source: The Edge Singapore   Full article at: The Edge Singapore May 29 2014, 11:29am CDT
 

Update: 1

Hasan Malek evades media over RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal

Source: Malaysia Today

Elizabeth Zachariah, The Malaysian Insider The minister embroiled in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal refused to take questions from the press today at an event in Kuala Lumpur.... READ MOR ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 28 2014, 11:42pm CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Steal Stamo&#039;s Phone At Coulier&#039;s Wedding
Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Steal Stamo's Phone At Coulier's Wedding
Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber's prank earned the attention of social media.
 
 
New leaked iPhone 6 Parts Reaffirms huge Redesign
New leaked iPhone 6 Parts Reaffirms huge Redesign
It’s not exactly a mystery at this point: Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 and “iPhone Air” phablet will feature a huge redesign that represents a big departure from its current iPhone 5s and 5c models. According to...
 
 
Now you have another reason to avoid Samsung smartwatches
Now you have another reason to avoid Samsung smartwatches
Android Wear has the mobile development community very excited, but the hardware might not be ready for primetime quite yet. Reports have begun to circulate stating that the charging mechanism on Samsung...
 
 
Electric Cars are the New “IN” Thing in Formula E
Electric Cars are the New “IN” Thing in Formula E
Electric cars are indeed the new “in” thing on the motor sports scene.