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The expertly sequenced and always vibrant debut from the Puerto Rican rapper collects every fascinating side of Bad Bunny into one singular statement.
In the first three years of his nascent career, Bad Bunny put out enough singles and did enough guest features to fill out several albums. As an audition for pop superstardom, it’s been impressive. He can adapt to seemingly any style—trap, R&B, reggaetón, bachata, dembow—with a heavy, nasal croon perpetually drenched in Auto-Tune. He became a huge star in 2018, circumventing terrestrial radio and government censorship to become the third-most streamed artist in the world on YouTube. Why does Bad Bunny even need to release an album?

Hër Wireless On-Ear Headphones Review

Hër wireless on-ear headphones look fabulous though it isn’t particularly cheap at £99 – but is it worth the price?

Should I Buy The Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones?
We like the Hër on-ear headphones. It sounds good and looks even better, though that shouldn’t discredit its performance. The audio quality is balanced and delivers a fairly lush bass, which should keep commuters and daily users more than satisfied.

The wireless range could be stronger as it tended to cut out or stutter at times, but this was usually within the first few minutes after pairing. The headphones also come with a strong 21-hour battery life. And though it's designed with women in mind, it can really appeal to anyone after a stylish pair of headphones with clear sound.

Price When Reviewed
  • £99
German brand Hër’s on-ear Bluetooth stereo headphones packs lush sound in a compact and elegant design. It’s decidedly marketed to women, with its soft colours and minimalist design (we can argue feminine aesthetics another day) – and 3% of its profits go to the German Committee for UN Women.

We found that it offered a fairly balanced bass and treble range, making it ideal for daily commuters and casual listeners, though perhaps not the audiophiles who want to hear every minute detail (they can see our round up of more premium wireless headphones).

Hër headphones isn’t particularly cheap at £99/around US$111, but is it worth the price?

UK Pricing And Availability
Hër headphones are available directly from the Hër website for £99/around US$111/€99,00 and will soon be available at Selfridges in the UK. If you're buying online, the company offers free delivery if you're within Europe. At this price range, it’s on the higher end of budget headphones.

Design And Build
The design is an immediate strength for the Hër headphones – it’s compact, gorgeous and feels comfortable. The leather headband adds a premium feel against the matte metal finish on the housing and slider.

It’s also lightweight and sits comfortably without clamping onto your head with unnecessary pressure. Though it doesn’t have noise cancellation, it does block out the outside world fairly well when in use, making it ideal for commuters.

The ear-pads also swivel 90 degrees, so you can adjust to an angle that suits you.

The headphones come with an audio jack cable which you could use if you run out of juice. It’s a thin plastic cable though, which doesn’t quite match the high-end look of the headphones themselves. We would expect a weightier nylon braided cable.

Though it’s sweat resistant it’s not the most suited if you’re particularly active – while it stayed put during jogs, it occasionally slid off during floor exercises.

Sound Quality
Now for the most important part. Hër headphones deliver a clear sound that handles bass well and does a fair job with trebles too. Overall, you can expect a balanced audio quality without tinniness or flatness. Bass beats also come through with a nice, satisfying richness.

The headphones have an impedance of 64 ohms, which sets it above the standard of low-impedance headphone, which are usually between 25 -50 ohms. This makes it versatile for at home and outside use, and ideal for casual listeners and commuters.

Hër promises a wireless range greater than 10m. We paired the headphones with our phone and the sound did cut out or stutter when we stepped away more than 8 metres. When worn on the streets, the sound occasionally cut out when the phone was placed in our pocket.

This could be a problem if you’re streaming music while focusing on other things (like walking while not bumping into strangers), but if you often just watch videos on the train or browse Instagram while streaming Spotify in the background, we don’t think this should be an issue, as your phone would be out and in very close range.

You can control the volume using a volume-up and volume-down buttons on the right earphone housing – the buttons are quite close together, so it might take some getting used to.

Hër also promises 21 hours of playback and should take 2 to 3 hours to charge. It comes with a micro-USB cable, again made of the same cheap plastic as the audio cable.

We used the headphones with and without the cable and did not need to charge it in three to four weeks of use (having not charged it at all out of the box!). Hër promises 840 hours of battery life in standby mode.

We did find the audio quality sounded fuller when connected to Bluetooth – though this might have just been due to the quality of the cable provided.


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