The BHS-730 was one of the first pairs of headphones Phaiser released onto the market several years ago. It was met with glowing reviews and amazing user feedback due to its (reasonably) high sound quality and highly affordable price point.
However, like all good things the Phaiser BHS-730 was getting a little old and needed a few tweaks to keep it up to the ever-evolving modern standards consumers demanded.
To meet this demand Phaiser set their engineers to the task of creating the BHS-750. The 750 kept much of the original 730’s design but made a few very small tweaks that kept them competitive in the budget sports headphone niche.
Some people complained that the changes weren’t enough, and others were very happy.
So what were the changes? Were they big enough? Is the 750 better than the 730?
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THE COMPARISON OF “PHAISER BHS 750″ VS “PHAISER BHS 730″
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To be honest this is a bit of a nonsection for this article. One of the biggest “complaints” about the 750’s upgrade was that the audio quality was literally identical to the 730. Many of Phaiser’s die hard fans (they exist!) were expecting bigger and better things, but they were bitterly disappointed.
However, we take a different view of this situation.
It would have been nice for Phaiser to upgrade the internal components to further increase the sound quality of the 750 – but quite honestly, they didn’t need to. The 730’s were already one of the best-sounding pairs of headphones in its price bracket.
The 730’s had an excellent frequency response and were fully capable of providing HD quality audio. The higher frequencies sounded very clear considering they are a pair of in ear headphones. The lower end of the frequency spectrum was more than acceptable, compared to the competition.
If Phaiser decided to increase the audio quality it would have incurred an additional cost for design, development, and components. This would have meant that the 750’s would be more expensive than the 730’s (and would have put them in direct competition with some of the bigger better brands like Bose).
Audio Quality Winner: “Draw”
We think Phaiser made the right call by not upgrading the 750’s audio components. The 730 had (and still has) excellent audio quality considering its price bracket. By keeping the audio quality the same in the 750, Phaiser managed to keep themselves in the sweet spot between quality and affordability.
Again when Phaiser announced that they planned to release an upgrade to the 730, fans were expecting big changes in terms of battery life. The 730 already had a more than acceptable lithium ion cell that provided ample charge. It could provide 160 hours of standby time and 5 hours of playback time with ease.
However, again the fans were disappointed. Phaiser did change the battery for a better model – but they really shouldn’t have bothered.
Like the 730, the 750 has 5 hours of playback time (no difference at all). The only difference between the two products in terms of battery life was the fact that the 750 has an extra 90 hours of standby time. Both the 730 and the 750 have Phaiser’s awesome quick charging capabilities, which enable you to get a good (but not 100% full) charge in 60 minutes.
If you’re forgetful and don’t turn your headphones off, this could be a benefit.
But for everyone else – it’s next to useless.
Battery Life Winner: “BHS-750”
Despite the fact that this “improvement” to the battery was basically negligible, it is still technically an improvement. The 750 does have the better battery life out of the two products. We begrudgingly have to give this section to the 750, but we really think Phaiser dropped the ball on this one.
No one was expecting big radical changes with the ergonomic design of the 750. The 730 was already one of the most secure and comfortable pairs of running headphones on the market (at any price point). As predicted, the 750 and the 730 are identical in terms of appearance, controls, usability, and fit. The 750 is a little bit larger and heavier, but in real world terms the difference is negligible
Both products use Phaiser’s patented winged earphone tip design which secures the headphones in place inside your ear (instead of over the ear like traditional headphones). This design is much more comfortable than the over ear variety and is much more stable too. The flexible memory wire ensures a snug fit that won’t move around while you’re running, and Phaiser’s liquipel nano technology will keep them safe from any small amount of liquid (sweat) they encounter.
A handy little feature these headphones have is the two magnets that are located on the back of each earpiece. When you’re not using the headphones you can secure them together around your neck at a moments notice. This seemingly minor feature is actually really useful, especially when you’re storing them in your bag because it means that the cable won’t get tangled as badly.
Again, there is no real difference between the 730 and the 750 in terms of ergonomics. They are almost identical apart from very minor size differences, and this round is a draw.
As you may (or may not) know Bluetooth connections have varying levels of quality. Some of the first versions of Bluetooth were restrictive, unreliable, and provided a reasonably poor user experience.
The 730 and the 750 both use Bluetooth 4.1 which is one of the latest (and most reliable) versions of the technology. However, the 750 does have a couple of upgrades over the 730 which makes it a better product in terms of connectivity.
For all its great attributes, the 730 did have one small problem – it’s range was a little bit small.
It was advertised as 10 meters, but in reality, it was more like 5 meters (even less if your phone was in a pocket or a bag). This made audio dropouts too common, and the user experience could be a bit disappointing at times, to say the least.
Phaiser is a company that listens to user feedback, and in the 750 they beefed up the antenna to rectify the issue. The end result was that the 750 has a range of at least 10 meters (even when your phone is in a bag) and can even work up to 15 meters away in perfect conditions.
Verdict: “BHS-750 Wins”
This additional range is a significant advantage over the 730. In our opinion, it addresses the biggest issue the 730 had and makes the 750 a much more usable product.
In this section, the 750 is the clear winner.
Our Recommendation: BHS-750
If it wasn’t for the Bluetooth range upgrade, we would quite honestly probably recommend the 730 instead of the 750. The two products are both high quality and are remarkably similar.
However, the weak Bluetooth range of the 730 was a big issue for some people. Knowing that has been fixed in the 750 is what tipped the scales in its favor.
We confidently recommend you buy the BHS-750. You’re not going to regret it and you’re not really going to be paying that much more for the 750 compared to the 730.
It’s an almost negligible price increase.
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