An enchancment to an already unbelievable EPOS Adapt 660 headset with a brand new look and that proceed that can assist you work smarter, wherever you’re
Epos Adapt 660 AMC
It’s simple that Covid has modified how most of us work endlessly, from making an attempt to focus at dwelling to concentrating again on the workplace, whereas additionally staying linked on the go.
EPOS are specialists in audio know-how, their enterprise and gaming headsets have been recognized for his or her distinctive audio high quality and intelligent design options. The Adapt vary is aimed toward professionals wanting the best degree of efficiency.
EPOS has collaborated with top-tier racing crew and James Bond’s automobile of alternative Aston Martin to create a headset so spectacular it may increase the eyebrow of an MI6 agent.
The team-up with Aston Martin Cognizant F1 crew has produced a variant of their unbelievable EPOS ADAPT 660 headphones with the EPOS 660 AMC.
The Adapt 660 AMC is sort of an identical to the common 660, that includes the identical glossy oval ear cups and principally matte black design. Nevertheless, the AMC model options delicate, metallic inexperienced accenting of historic Aston Martin’s British racing inexperienced.
I am glad EPOS caught to their trademark subtlety and understated class however with a small pop of color simply to make them add just a little aptitude and stand out.
Clearly when you a fan of F1 or Aston Martin you’ll love them, nevertheless I’m not a racing fan and surprisingly I too actually liked the look.
As an alternative of redesigning their already well-engineered design or coving the headphones in sponsors and branding like an F1 Automotive, they’ve retained the elegant look that’s extra in frequent with Aston Martin as an alternative of masking it in logos and garish colors like so many different collaborations do.
Constructed of a mix of plastic, metallic and leatherette padding on the cups and headband, they don’t seem to be essentially the most stable headphones I’ve used however they’re nonetheless very sturdy and reliable.
The trade-off is that they’re very comfy and light-weight at solely 227g, and can be adjusted for optimum consolation. As a result of its low weight and cozy design, it is simple to put on practically all day which means it is the one set of headphones you will want.
The mushy, reminiscence foam padded ear cups do not press too laborious in your ears and create seal, serving to block out exterior sounds with out being uncomfortable.
For those who’re on the go the headset folds down just a little to turn into extra compact and dissipate much less house in your bag.
There’s a zippered, mushy case but once more supplied that now features a black EPOS emblem and a inexperienced Aston martin tag. Whereas I am glad a case is supplied to guard the headset and maintain them wanting good for longer, I want it was just a little harder and extra sturdy – particularly for such a premium product.
Controls are minimal and quite simple to make use of on the 660 AMC, with only one button to pair the gadget or launch Microsoft Groups which makes it fast and environment friendly to get into your conferences when you use Groups.
Contact controls are additionally included on the correct ear cup for dealing with playback controls, answering and ending calls, and altering the quantity or activating pass-through audio.
There may be additionally a swap to toggle Lively Noise Cancelling simply above the button.
To show them on, you simply rotate the ear cups barely till they make a satisfying click on sound. That is cool, however the one draw back is that when eradicating them I usually by accident click on them again into the off place.
The 660 AMC is extremely versatile, it gives you with a number of other ways to attach together with wirelessly through Bluetooth 5.0 or through the USB dongle supplied. It’s also possible to hook up with an ordinary 3.5mm jack if you wish to save battery or hook up with a non-Bluetooth gadget as I used it to typically hook up with my PS Vita.
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I may additionally hook up with a number of gadgets on the identical time, permitting me to take heed to music whereas not worrying about lacking calls or necessary notifications whereas I used to be in conferences.
With a variety of round 25 meters, I may usually get lost from my machine whereas in calls giving me a way of freedom that actually helped my focus.
Utilizing the EPOS Join app you may replace the firmware of the headphones in addition to customise equaliser settings. There are some surprisingly good presets, and you too can change a number of the superior settings. This isn’t important for utilizing the headset, nevertheless I might actually suggest it.
The 660 AMC has a unbelievable battery lifetime of round 30 hours. The lengthy battery life makes these the proper headphones for all-day use from work conferences and calls within the workplace to the commute dwelling.
It does nevertheless take round 3 hours to completely cost, which may have been improved with so many gadgets now supporting quick charging know-how.
The headset additionally prices through Micro USB to USB A which may have been up to date to the extra normal USB C normal.
You probably have eager eyes you should have seen there is no such thing as a obstructive growth arm mic to fret about as with a few of their different headsets as there are three microphones positioned on the inside and outer parts of the earcups.
With the machine studying, enhanced microphones pay attention and filter out ambient noise to scale back undesirable sound. Utilizing the microphones collectively, it consistently tunes the directionality of the microphone system for optimum speech choose up in noisy environments and successfully isolating your voice and enhancing readability.
This labored extremely properly within the busy workplace and in espresso retailers in addition to whereas I used to be taking calls operating for the bus, in excessive instances audio high quality degraded just a little however I used to be nonetheless clear and background noise choose up was minimal.
The 660 AMC helps the Amazon Alexa digital assistant with the intention to take heed to climate reviews, information briefings or podcasts.
The audio high quality in EPOS headsets is at all times fairly good however the 660 and 660 AMC are simply astounding, not just for conferences however for music and video – I’ve even used them for just a little little bit of moveable gaming because of the compact and light-weight design.
Providing a number of the richest element and readability I’ve ever heard, the 660 AMC is de facto well-balanced. The bass was highly effective with out being too overpowering, and there was no muddying within the excessive vary.
Every part from acoustic tracks to synth, rock, rap and classical simply sounded so wealthy and crystal clear.
The energetic noise cancelling on the EPOS 660 AMC continues to be a number of the finest I’ve ever used and nonetheless my go-to headset on the tube, in a busy newsroom, and even at dwelling whereas my associate works.
There’s additionally a swap to vary between on, off and adaptive mode, which listens to your environment and adjusts noise discount primarily based on background ranges.
Whereas the Adapt 660 continues to be an distinctive headset, with crystal clear audio and nice design alongside the highly effective Lively noise cancelling it actually helped me focus – particularly whereas I get used to working within the workplace once more.
The AMC variant nevertheless, regardless of the Aston Martin design wanting unbelievable and it not going excessive with its branding, seems like a wasted alternative to have pushed the 660 design just a little extra, and supply further tremendous tuning below the hood.
It’s costlier than the usual 660 at £429 in comparison with £379, so I might suggest the common 660 until you need one thing just a little extra particular that stands out.
The EPOS Adapt 660 is the one headset you want all day with its wi-fi performance and skill to pair a number of gadgets without delay in addition to its unparalleled audio high quality and unbelievable ANC that helps you focus. It gives killer comfort and high quality with out compromise leaving the competitors resentful.
The EPOS Adapt 660 is out now for £429.99 and is offered from the EPOS web site