Senso ActivBuds S-250 waterproof Bluetooth headphones review

I’ve owned many sets of headphones in my day: Over-the-Ear, On-Ear, Earbuds, Earhook, you name it. But I am a huge fan of the Senso ActivBuds S-250 waterproof Bluetooth headphones. They’re my go-to set for when I’m on the run. Why is that? They’re waterproof (IPX-7 rating), noise-canceling, Bluetooth 4.1, HD stereo earbuds with very light earhooks that provide stability, comfort, and confidence that your workout won’t be interrupted by an earbud falling out by accident. They sport a long-lasting battery that won’t quit for 8 hours – long enough to outlast any workout you can throw at it or a binge-watching movie marathon. 
I like them, too, because the Bluetooth 4,1 audio means there is virtually no lag between the video you see on the screen and the audio you hear in your ear. Bluetooth 3.0 headphones had that insanely disturbing half-second delay that meant your dialogue was nowhere near what was appearing on the screen. It really took the joy out of your favorite movie. Not these. You can enjoy the Bluetooth 4.1 functionality for many comfortable hours, at a distance of around 30 feet. The only thing I would change about them is their bulk. They’re a little clunky. But the trade-off between their ‘clunkiness’ vs. their fit and sound, is no contest.

So let’s talk about sound quality. That’s one of the top reasons we buy headphones, right? Sure, they’re not Bose or Klipsch, but these are no lightweights, either. The bass is true and deep, while the trebles and mid-tones are clear and crisp. They’ve got quite a kick to them, too. With CVC 6.0 noise suppression, you don’t have to worry about annoying sounds in your area distracting you from your listening pleasure. I’ve frequently used these to listen to music or videos from my laptop while my wife watches TV in the same room, with little to no sound from her shows getting through.

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The Senso ActivBuds S-250 waterproof Bluetooth headphones charge very quickly and have a built-in mic so that you can receive phone calls while listening to your favorite audio. So you don’t have to worry about missing that important call because the headphones canceled out the ringing of your phone.

The best part is that they’re now on sale on for 79% off! You can get them for $35.97 right now, instead of the MSRP of $169.99. You really can’t go wrong with these headphones.

The product for this review was purchased with my own funds. For more info visit Senso and visit Amazon to order a pair.

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Product Information

  • Great sound
  • Low price
  • Bluetooth v4.1
  • Long battery life
  • Secure fit
  • Noise reduction
  • Comfortable
  • Charges very fast
  • Easy to pair
  • Flat wire
  • Range/signal is not as far/strong as I'd like
  • Bulky
  • Function buttons stick sometimes
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10 comments… add one
  • 1000acres March 1, 2017, 8:39 am

    This review piqued my interest. Received them yesterday. These are amazing. While they are a bit bulky, they are light weight and once in place are very comfortable. The sound is as good as some of my high end earphones. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for a great review.

    • James March 3, 2017, 3:08 pm

      I guess being a bit bulky is ok. Good basses, long-lasting battery, Bluetooth 4,1.. All this requires some space. Nice headphones.

  • Jim March 31, 2017, 2:56 pm

    I was loving them until they just stopped working after using them about five times. I don’t know what happened or even where to go to ask. I used them at the gym today and they worked fine, but when I tried to use them for a run they would not turn on. Just nothing. Any recommendations? Thanks. Jim

  • Don April 11, 2017, 3:45 pm

    My second pair since January just went kaput. You get what you pay for

  • Paul Latner May 6, 2017, 8:17 am

    Thanks for the review. I am looking at getting a similar paid called the SX-918 by Sardonyx, can you review them and let us know how they compare?

  • henry May 6, 2017, 7:02 pm

    the ear bud just wont stay in my ears while working out at the gym, the ear hooks are to flimsy and need to be firmer to hold them in my ears

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