There are so, so many helmets on the market that sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart. They may all look the same, with their charging cases and playback controls, but the truth is that there are huge differences between one or the other. Belkin SOUNDFORM freedoms are similar to many, but stand out on two of the most important points: sound quality and the ability to locate yourself at any time thanks to its integration with the Search application.
Design: elegant, compact and efficient
The Belkin SOUNDFORM Freedom, as completely wireless headphones as they are, come with their own charging case in which we will store the headphones for charging and transporting. The exterior appearance of the housing is elegant with a glossy finish at the top and a rounded base. Although the height may be a little more moderate, it is, with its weight, within the limits of what is expected.
On the front of the case we find a single LED that, through different colors, will indicate the state of charge of the headset. At the back, the USB-C charging port and a reset button makes its appearance, while at the bottom a small speaker reveals that these headphones are different from the rest, we’ll talk about that shortly.
Once we open the cover of the case, we find the two headphones comfortably magnetically attached and ready to use. Each headset has its own battery and status light, very useful to have a clearer picture of the condition of the helmet without having to go to our iPhone.
The Search app: to always know where you have the headphones
One of the key points of these SF Freedoms is the ability to locate them through the Search app on any of our Apple devices. Thanks to the receiver built into the charging box, we can know at any time where it is and make a sound to locate it easily.
Here it is important to point out that what we will always locate the charging case, not wireless headphones. It should also be noted that the location provided is at the address level. Inside the house, for example, one cannot use precise location, although the volume of the sound emitted is sufficient to locate the headset quickly.
Feature: Connectivity, control, comfort and sound quality
Connecting the headphones to our device for the first time is as easy as putting them on and selecting SF Freedom from the Bluetooth menu. Thereafter, the headphones will reconnect each time we remove them from their case. Each helmet offers us about 8 hours of audio playback and we can recharge both in the case to reach 28 hours of playback.
These SOUNDFORMs have a tactile surface with which to interact with the reading. A few taps on the headphones, for example, pause or start the music. We can also lower and increase the volume with a single tap on the left or right earbud, respectively. State changes are announced by a small sound feedback
When it comes to comfort, it’s a very personal matter. Personally I find the medium cushion very comfortable and hold the helmet firmly without the risk of it falling. Depending on the need, we can choose the small or large pads that are included in the box.
Belkin True Wireless SoundForm Freedom – Headphones (Bluetooth with wireless charging case, IPX5 certification against sweat and water, for iPhone and other Android phones), White
Without losing sight of the fact that this is a Bluetooth headset, it must be recognized that the sound quality is remarkably good. For my personal taste, I would have liked to have noticed maybe a little more bass, which maybe doesn’t have enough power. Also mention, now that video calls are the order of the day, the quality of the microphones of these headphones, far superior to many alternatives on the market.
As we said before, nowadays we find a wide variety of bluetooth headphones, all with their strengths and weaknesses. In the end, it looks like we have a helmet for every budget. At Belkin, with their SOUNDFORM Freedom, they are able to offer us much more than most in their price range. Some headsets integrated into the Search network with great battery life and very good sound quality.