Review: Urbanears Bagis

Urbanears’ Bagis earbuds don’t wow you acoustically, but at least they’ll coordinate with your ensemble thanks to their wide array of Rainbow Brite hues.

These are traditional earbuds, not in-ear monitors. The design offers enough noise reduction that I was able to listen at a comfortable volume on my daily bus commute while still being able to hear when my stop was announced. Also, the backs of the earpieces snap together, a simple, functional addition that makes them easier to carry — just snap the earpieces together and wear them around your neck. It’s also especially useful when you run into a friend mid-workout and want to chat for a minute without holding the buds or stowing them away.

Like most cheap earbuds, the bass in these guys is virtually non-existent. Mids and highs are decent, but overall, the sound quality lacks the fullness and clarity other buds under $50 were able to produce.

The Bagis buds have an inline mic and one-button remote for pausing and un-pausing music and taking calls, but no included volume controls. The call quality is definitely reduced when talking with these — the person on the other end sounds canned, and high-frequency interference is more pronounced. At least they’re a bit clearer than Apple’s standard white earbuds.

Spread the love