The Sony DR-G250DP headphones are ideal for use with your iPod, being well-built, comfortable and well priced.
With so many means of playing our favourite tunes and videos while holding conversations wherever and whenever we want, there's never been a more pressing need for portable headsets. Sony recently refreshed its range of earpieces and we've looked at one of its latest creations: the Sony DR-G250DP.
The DR-G250DP hands-free headset provides extra versatility with its integrated retractable microphone. This makes the Sony DR-G250DP ideal for making VoIP (voice over IP) calls or for use with your mobile phone.
The Sony DR-G250DP's neckband headset is worn behind your head and secured with comfortable clips. The Sony DR-G250DP's headset is lightweight without feeling too flimsy. As it can be folded, it's also compact to carry around, and the Sony DR-G250DP's 3m cord offers additional flexibility. Even at its loudest volume, sound quality with the headset is full and sharp – we were particularly impressed by the bass.
The Sony DR-G250DP features an integrated flexible pipe microphone that can be extended by pulling the tip. This is designed to minimise surrounding noise and seems effective. Recordings were of a very high quality even in the presence of background sound.
The end of the Sony DR-G250DP's microphone can be bent and positioned for even more precise audio recording. The Sony DR-G250DP's microphone is retracted by turning a dial on the side of the casing, but we found this a little awkward.