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Sudio Vasa Bla review - stylish Bluetooth in-ear headphones

Richard Easton
26 Jun 2016
Sudio Vasa Bla colours
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
70
inc VAT (as of 24th June)

The Vasa Bla are good sounding wireless headphones with quality accessories

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Specifications

Headphones subtype: In-ear neckband, Plug type: N/A, Weight: 14g, Cable length: N/A

If you're looking for a pair of wireless, in-ear Bluetooth headphones, you'll probably find that most of them are geared toward sport and fitness use rather than general, everyday listening. You'd think this would be the other way around, but thankfully the Sudio Vasa Bla are one such pair that buck this sports-ready trend.

With their flat, rubber neckband cable and rose gold finish, the Vasa Bla are much more stylish and fashionable than its sporty rivals. There's a three-button control and microphone down the right-hand side for hands-free calling, while the left-hand side houses the battery unit. However, the battery unit is a little chunkier than the remote control on the opposite side, which makes the headphones feel a little unbalanced when worn.

Sudio Vasa Bla lead

You get a choice of four different-sized silicone tips. The user experience will vary, but for me, none of the tips felt absolutely perfect. As there's no external wingtip or means to secure the headphones more firmly in your ear, the combined weight of the remote and battery often made it feel like the headphones were slowly drifting out of my ear canal. As a result, I regularly found myself re-adjusting the headphones to make sure they fitted properly, making them more of a hassle than I would have liked. That said, you can always buy an additional pair of Comply foam tips, but this will set you back an extra £13-odd. 

Along with the headphones themselves, you'll find a good quality leather, felt-lined carry case in the box. It buttons at the top to keep the headphones safe, and a metal clip that resembles a tie bar is also included if you want to secure the cable to your clothing.

Sudio Vasa Bla Accessories

As for the sound quality, the Vasa Bla's 10.2mm dynamic drivers inside are well-tuned. The sound signature has plenty of detail, and the bass isn't too overbearing, allowing the treble to shine through clearly. In multi-instrumented tracks, there's a nice separation of instruments and vocals were crisp. You'll need to make sure you use the right-sized silicone tips to ensure a good seal, though, otherwise the bass will sound pretty thin. 

Battery life is rated at 8 hours, which is a reasonable amount for this type of headpdhones, and charging is handled over Micro USB. You don't get any advanced notice when the battery is low, though, and once the beep warning triggers it will repeat very frequently until the battery completely dies, which is pretty irritating. The rubber cover hiding the Micro USB port also feels a little flimsy.

Overall, the Sudio Vasa Bla are stylish-looking headphones that produce a great sound, but the fit could be problematic unless you're willing to pay a bit extra for a good pair of foam tips. Still, at £70, the Vasa Bla are a welcome addition in a sea of wireless in-ear sports headphones, and the sound quality is top-notch for the money. Buy Now from Amazon


Hardware
Headphones subtypeIn-ear neckband
Headphones driverClosed
Active noise-cancellingNo
Power sourceNone
Headphones sensitivity112dB
Frequency response18-23,000Hz
Headphones impedence32 ohms
Plug typeN/A
Inline volumeYes
Weight14g
Cable lengthN/A
AccessoriesLeather carry case, clip, silicone tips
Buying information
WarrantyOne year RTB

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