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.

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 Amazon.com 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

Price:$35.97
Manufacturer:Senso
Retailer:Amazon
Pros:
  • Great sound
  • Low price
  • Bluetooth v4.1
  • Long battery life
  • Secure fit
  • Noise reduction
  • Comfortable
  • Charges very fast
  • Easy to pair
  • Flat wire
Cons:
  • Range/signal is not as far/strong as I'd like
  • Bulky
  • Function buttons stick sometimes

14 thoughts on “Senso ActivBuds S-250 waterproof Bluetooth headphones review”

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  2. 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.

  3. 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

      1. Thanks, Julie. The treblab pair look a bit different, are they the same rebranded pair? The XR100 look like the centre/control button is big and round, different on the Sardonyx version. Anyway, would be great if you could compare them all, and perhaps Google will have fixed the Nexus 6p bluetooth issue by now (or maybe you have a new phone with better BT sound..) Thanks again

  4. 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

  5. I bought the Senso250 earbuds for handsfree phone use. Cannot make calls out pressing the side red button. will not play music either. The red button is supposed to activate the phone, but it only redials last # with a double click. Receives calls well and sound is clear.
    But cannot make calls using the earbuds. Have to go to my phone to dial. Called Tekatron and they told me it was not compatible with Android Google phones.

    1. tom billiodeaux

      called no. found in my paper received with the product.
      don’t have it with me now.
      Also these do not stay on my ears like my MPOW do.
      I purchased another pair of MPOW Cheetah and they don’t fall off and sound great. All functions work with my Android Note 4 phone.

  6. This review sounds just like the information supplied by the manufacturer. But it was not my experience.

    These earbuds have okay sound. Lots of base, but not a ton of quality after that. The bluetooth is weak. You must be in direct eyesight of the source at all times or the sound will be interrupted/cutoff. You cannot keep it in your backpack and still have it play. You cannot keep it on the other side of the gym and still listen. You MIGHT be able to keep it in the side pocket of a thin jacket that you are wearing and have it still play, but if you turn your head the wrong way it will stop. At least that was my experience while the bluetooth still actually connected. After using it a handful of times will running and working out, the bluetooth will no longer connect to devices. It charges. It powers on, but does not connect. I am waiting to see how Senso sayso about how to remedy it or how to begin the warranty process. I’ll keep you informed.

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