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Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime

Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime

Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Audiophile Sound Quality - 20-Hour Playtime
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Features

  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS HEADPHONES WITH INCREDIBLE SOUND - The Arc-1 headphones combine 40mm, dynamic, biocellulose drivers with 24-bit DSP, and Bluetooth aptX codecs. Crystal clear, distortion-free, tone rich sound from the deepest bass to the highest treble. What this means in plain English is that the Arc-1 has the richest, clearest sound of any headphone in its class.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT OVER EAR HEADPHONES - At just 8 ounces, the Arc-1 bluetooth headphones are incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. The replaceable leather ear pads create effective passive noise cancellation.
  • Q-CONNECT TECHNOLOGY - Seamlessly connect to TWO bluetooth source devices of YOUR choice. Link with another set of any brand of Bluetooth headphones and share music with a friend, or answer your cell with the integrated microphone while watching a movie on your tablet.
  • 20-HOUR BATTERY LIFE - With 20 hours of music and 800 hours of standby time, you’ll wear out before the Arc-1 will. Fast-charging - just 15 minutes charging gets you a full 3 hours of playback!
  • PREMIUM ACCESSORIES - The Arc-1 headphones are truly the best over-ear wireless headphones in their class, and the accessories are no exception. Includes a rugged travel case and ultra-durable braided anodized aluminum shielded 3.5mm aux audio and USB charging cables.

Description

The Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones bring true audiophile sound quality to a light, comfortable, portable over-ear Bluetooth headphone. Where most headphones use a one-piece, non-rigid speaker cone, the Arc-1 incorporates a two-piece, stiff biocellulose composite speaker cone, with a flexible surround. This enables the speaker cone to move freely and reduces breakup distortion for better dynamics and cleaner sound. What this means in plain English is that the Arc-1 has the richest, clearest sound of any headphone in its class.


Product Dimensions 7.4 x 8.4 x 2.2 inches


Item Weight 9 ounces


Shipping Weight 2.11 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer Aiwa


ASIN B07FFFT8G3


Item model number 4001


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 404 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #29,539 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories) #669 in Over-Ear Headphones


Date first listed on Amazon July 11, 2018


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Features

  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS HEADPHONES WITH INCREDIBLE SOUND - The Arc-1 headphones combine 40mm, dynamic, biocellulose drivers with 24-bit DSP, and Bluetooth aptX codecs. Crystal clear, distortion-free, tone rich sound from the deepest bass to the highest treble. What this means in plain English is that the Arc-1 has the richest, clearest sound of any headphone in its class.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT OVER EAR HEADPHONES - At just 8 ounces, the Arc-1 bluetooth headphones are incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. The replaceable leather ear pads create effective passive noise cancellation.
  • Q-CONNECT TECHNOLOGY - Seamlessly connect to TWO bluetooth source devices of YOUR choice. Link with another set of any brand of Bluetooth headphones and share music with a friend, or answer your cell with the integrated microphone while watching a movie on your tablet.
  • 20-HOUR BATTERY LIFE - With 20 hours of music and 800 hours of standby time, you’ll wear out before the Arc-1 will. Fast-charging - just 15 minutes charging gets you a full 3 hours of playback!
  • PREMIUM ACCESSORIES - The Arc-1 headphones are truly the best over-ear wireless headphones in their class, and the accessories are no exception. Includes a rugged travel case and ultra-durable braided anodized aluminum shielded 3.5mm aux audio and USB charging cables.

Description

The Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones bring true audiophile sound quality to a light, comfortable, portable over-ear Bluetooth headphone. Where most headphones use a one-piece, non-rigid speaker cone, the Arc-1 incorporates a two-piece, stiff biocellulose composite speaker cone, with a flexible surround. This enables the speaker cone to move freely and reduces breakup distortion for better dynamics and cleaner sound. What this means in plain English is that the Arc-1 has the richest, clearest sound of any headphone in its class.


Product Dimensions 7.4 x 8.4 x 2.2 inches


Item Weight 9 ounces


Shipping Weight 2.11 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer Aiwa


ASIN B07FFFT8G3


Item model number 4001


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 404 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #29,539 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories) #669 in Over-Ear Headphones


Date first listed on Amazon July 11, 2018


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS HEADPHONES WITH INCREDIBLE SOUND - The Arc-1 headphones combine 40mm, dynamic, biocellulose drivers with 24-bit DSP, and Bluetooth aptX codecs. Crystal clear, distortion-free, tone rich sound from the deepest bass to the highest treble. What this means in plain English is that the Arc-1 has the richest, clearest sound of any headphone in its class.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT OVER EAR HEADPHONES - At just 8 ounces, the Arc-1 bluetooth headphones are incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. The replaceable leather ear pads create effective passive noise cancellation.
  • Q-CONNECT TECHNOLOGY - Seamlessly connect to TWO bluetooth source devices of YOUR choice. Link with another set of any brand of Bluetooth headphones and share music with a friend, or answer your cell with the integrated microphone while watching a movie on your tablet.
  • 20-HOUR BATTERY LIFE - With 20 hours of music and 800 hours of standby time, you’ll wear out before the Arc-1 will. Fast-charging - just 15 minutes charging gets you a full 3 hours of playback!
  • PREMIUM ACCESSORIES - The Arc-1 headphones are truly the best over-ear wireless headphones in their class, and the accessories are no exception. Includes a rugged travel case and ultra-durable braided anodized aluminum shielded 3.5mm aux audio and USB charging cables.

Description

The Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones bring true audiophile sound quality to a light, comfortable, portable over-ear Bluetooth headphone. Where most headphones use a one-piece, non-rigid speaker cone, the Arc-1 incorporates a two-piece, stiff biocellulose composite speaker cone, with a flexible surround. This enables the speaker cone to move freely and reduces breakup distortion for better dynamics and cleaner sound. What this means in plain English is that the Arc-1 has the richest, clearest sound of any headphone in its class.


Product Dimensions 7.4 x 8.4 x 2.2 inches


Item Weight 9 ounces


Shipping Weight 2.11 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer Aiwa


ASIN B07FFFT8G3


Item model number 4001


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 404 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #29,539 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories) #669 in Over-Ear Headphones


Date first listed on Amazon July 11, 2018


abunda_amazon_reviews Ever since I received my Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker about a year ago, I have been sold on AIWA. From their customer support, to their values as a company, to the products themselves, AIWA is one of the most reputable audio companies on the market today. So, when I began receiving newsletters about the Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones, I jumped on the opportunity to get a pair for myself. Just a PSA before I get too detailed in this review: If you are considering these headphones, just buy them! Not because they're perfect, but because you have nothing to lose. If you love them, great. If you're not satisfied, thats fine too. AIWA will refund you all your money if your purchase is within the 90 day "No Questions Asked" period. Good luck finding another company that cares about you like that! SOUND QUALITY: The quality is definitely there; however, it is a different kind of experience. If you're looking for a music experience that puts you in the studio, where you hear the drummer on the right and the guitarist on the left, this is the headphone for you. If you specialize in audio produciton where your job is to live in the details, these headphones would also suit you. If you're a bass head, and want your music to FILL your headphones and gyrate your skull, this may not be the headphone for you. I think the best adjective to describe the sound from these headphones is ACCURATE. Maybe you (like me) are used to a certain kind of sound from your music. You may be surprised by the sound you get from the Arc-1's BECAUSE they are so accurate. Therefore, I don't believe sound accuracy ALWAYS equates to the best music experience for everyone. With that said, DEAR AIWA: Some headphones are great with bass. Others are great with with mids and highs. I believe the Arc-1's can do great with all of these. But! I miss having a 5 setting EQ (like on the Exos-9) where I can tailor the sound to the music I'm listening to any given day. With the Arc-1's, I'm getting sound accuracy across the board, but sometimes I do want the bass to punch me in the face, and other other times I want my mids and highs more up front. If there was a supplement (maybe an app?) to give the Arc-1's some more CUSTOMIZABILITY, these headphones would be my go to every time. As of now, I combine a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros, a portable amp, and the built in Spotify Premium EQ adjuster to tailor the sound frequency to the music I'm listening to that day. If I could cut out all these middle men and use an EQ adjuster that was made specifically for the Arc-1's, that would be awesome. HARDWARE QUALITY: In the words of AIWA employees, the external components of these headphones are "battle tested", and will stand the test of time. As far as accessories, not sure why AIWA would go through the trouble of providing a gorgeous braided charging cable, and then include the dinkiest aux cable I've ever seen. Obviously, these headphones are intended to be wireless, but if you're going to include an aux cable, make it of the same quality as the charging cable or don't include it at all. I will give AIWA the benefit of the doubt, though, because maybe the cheap cable only came with the pre-orders (which still seems a bit silly). The soft case is nice and slim, but nothing to speak of. Haven't received the pre-order hard case yet, but I assume it will be wonderful. The only thing I could complain about on the headphones themselves is that the buttons feel and sound a bit cheap. I wish they were, like the body, metal. Or, maybe even rubber, just not cheap wiggly plastic. Granted, I believe AIWA did the best they could do with a $200 budget. SOFTWARE: Definitely needs some work, but I love the fact that I can connect to my phone and laptop at the same time. I use this feature all the time and alone is almost reason enough to buy these headphones. It is, however, a bit finicky at the moment. Sometimes the headphones get confused and won't switch the sound over to my phone or laptop. I'm excited to see how this feature works after a few firmware updates. The Qconnect feature is really cool and works great. I really wish there wasn't a time gap between the two headphones though. That really limits the capabilities of this feature. COSMETICALLY: (WARNING: OPINIONS) These headphones aren't the best looking headphones on the market, but AIWA was pretty explicit about their intentions for this product. These headphones are "double the hardware", not double the fashion statement. I would love it if AIWA delivered a slightly more expensive, luxury option for these headphones in the future, where they could afford to pay more attention to detail. COMFORT: Very comfortable and light. My ears do begin to sweat after a couple hours, but thats only natural. No ear fatigue even after hours of listening. BATTERY: I don't think I'll have to charge these until the apocalypse. Wow these things can hold a charge. CONCLUSION: Great headphones. The reasoning behind the 4 stars rating is because of the need for firmware updates, no EQ customization, and, from a cosmetic viewpoint, they aren't worth mentioning. However, headphones like these for $200 dollars is unheard of. Like anything though, I believe these headphones will become better with time and refining. Just buy them. If anything, consider it a donation to the best audio equipment company on the market today and your donation happens to come with some of the best headphones you'll ever put on your cranium. Cheers and thank you AIWA for yet another incredible product!;;August 19, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Last word: Incredible for $199.99;;Hunter Grady;;;My ears are trained listening to my Sennheiser HD650 over ear headphones with a DAC and an Amp. I decided to get a Bluetooth pair. Based on some research, the first options were QuietComfort 35 or Sony WH-1000XM3. Unfortunately, I had to return them due to low sound quality. Sony though has amazing noise cancellation. Then I went to look for more high-end Headphones, and I found Beyerdynamic Amiron $699 wireless and a few others, such as Beyerdynamic Aventho wireless or a little less exciting, Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 The $699 Amiron sounded great, amazing clarity.. I almost liked their sound more than my HD650. But they are very heavy/uncomfortable and quiet sounding. I was going to end up using Amiron and even was willing to be fine with the high price. Until I heard Aiwa. As soon as I put them on, tears appeared on my eyes. Such clarity! My two months search is over. Don't think twice if you care about sound. See pictures for proof of my tests.... don't have a picture of Sony m3 though.;;January 10, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;This pair is by far not a joke;;Lex;;;I was very excited to purchase an Aiwa product, they are a brand I grew up with and it's nice to see them make a strong comeback. Pros: Very good battery, stylish, comfortable, and excellent noise isolation. Powerful and can reach high volumes with heavy bass. I wouldn't want Aiwa to take the bass out of future models. The bass is very clean and heavy which makes for a fun experience. Cons: The sound on these headphones are very colorful. They are hard to equalize because they seem to adjust the sound dynamically with a built in frequency limiter. I did notice the kick drum distorts at volume beyond 65% (which is already quite loud). The vocals appear too loud between 500 and 2000hz. Depending on the track the vocals might scream at you. I reduced these frequencies with the built in Spotify EQ and this helped them process the sound much better. Overall I am pleased with these headphones, I think they sound best playing bass heavy music. I would not consider these good for mixing or recording due to the colorization of the sound. I enjoy these headphones because they are wireless, and that's a new experience for me. I will say that they sound much better than my entry level hardwired Sennheisers. I dont feel comfortable being highly critical over them due to the fact they packed in bluetooth technology with a massive battery in the $200 price range. I think they are a well rounded product and you cannot get more for your money If you want wireless headphones. If you're looking for wireless headohones these are the ones to purchase.;;August 19, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Great bluetooth headphones, not for mixing. Bass heavy bangers.;;CREJO

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Hunter Grady - August 19, 2018
Last word: Incredible for $199.99
Ever since I received my Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker about a year ago, I have been sold on AIWA. From their customer support, to their values as a company, to the products themselves, AIWA is one of the most reputable audio companies on the market today. So, when I began receiving newsletters about the Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones, I jumped on the opportunity to get a pair for myself. Just a PSA before I get too detailed in this review: If you are considering these headphones, just buy them! Not because they're perfect, but because you have nothing to lose. If you love them, great. If you're not satisfied, thats fine too. AIWA will refund you all your money if your purchase is within the 90 day "No Questions Asked" period. Good luck finding another company that cares about you like that! SOUND QUALITY: The quality is definitely there; however, it is a different kind of experience. If you're looking for a music experience that puts you in the studio, where you hear the drummer on the right and the guitarist on the left, this is the headphone for you. If you specialize in audio produciton where your job is to live in the details, these headphones would also suit you. If you're a bass head, and want your music to FILL your headphones and gyrate your skull, this may not be the headphone for you. I think the best adjective to describe the sound from these headphones is ACCURATE. Maybe you (like me) are used to a certain kind of sound from your music. You may be surprised by the sound you get from the Arc-1's BECAUSE they are so accurate. Therefore, I don't believe sound accuracy ALWAYS equates to the best music experience for everyone. With that said, DEAR AIWA: Some headphones are great with bass. Others are great with with mids and highs. I believe the Arc-1's can do great with all of these. But! I miss having a 5 setting EQ (like on the Exos-9) where I can tailor the sound to the music I'm listening to any given day. With the Arc-1's, I'm getting sound accuracy across the board, but sometimes I do want the bass to punch me in the face, and other other times I want my mids and highs more up front. If there was a supplement (maybe an app?) to give the Arc-1's some more CUSTOMIZABILITY, these headphones would be my go to every time. As of now, I combine a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros, a portable amp, and the built in Spotify Premium EQ adjuster to tailor the sound frequency to the music I'm listening to that day. If I could cut out all these middle men and use an EQ adjuster that was made specifically for the Arc-1's, that would be awesome. HARDWARE QUALITY: In the words of AIWA employees, the external components of these headphones are "battle tested", and will stand the test of time. As far as accessories, not sure why AIWA would go through the trouble of providing a gorgeous braided charging cable, and then include the dinkiest aux cable I've ever seen. Obviously, these headphones are intended to be wireless, but if you're going to include an aux cable, make it of the same quality as the charging cable or don't include it at all. I will give AIWA the benefit of the doubt, though, because maybe the cheap cable only came with the pre-orders (which still seems a bit silly). The soft case is nice and slim, but nothing to speak of. Haven't received the pre-order hard case yet, but I assume it will be wonderful. The only thing I could complain about on the headphones themselves is that the buttons feel and sound a bit cheap. I wish they were, like the body, metal. Or, maybe even rubber, just not cheap wiggly plastic. Granted, I believe AIWA did the best they could do with a $200 budget. SOFTWARE: Definitely needs some work, but I love the fact that I can connect to my phone and laptop at the same time. I use this feature all the time and alone is almost reason enough to buy these headphones. It is, however, a bit finicky at the moment. Sometimes the headphones get confused and won't switch the sound over to my phone or laptop. I'm excited to see how this feature works after a few firmware updates. The Qconnect feature is really cool and works great. I really wish there wasn't a time gap between the two headphones though. That really limits the capabilities of this feature. COSMETICALLY: (WARNING: OPINIONS) These headphones aren't the best looking headphones on the market, but AIWA was pretty explicit about their intentions for this product. These headphones are "double the hardware", not double the fashion statement. I would love it if AIWA delivered a slightly more expensive, luxury option for these headphones in the future, where they could afford to pay more attention to detail. COMFORT: Very comfortable and light. My ears do begin to sweat after a couple hours, but thats only natural. No ear fatigue even after hours of listening. BATTERY: I don't think I'll have to charge these until the apocalypse. Wow these things can hold a charge. CONCLUSION: Great headphones. The reasoning behind the 4 stars rating is because of the need for firmware updates, no EQ customization, and, from a cosmetic viewpoint, they aren't worth mentioning. However, headphones like these for $200 dollars is unheard of. Like anything though, I believe these headphones will become better with time and refining. Just buy them. If anything, consider it a donation to the best audio equipment company on the market today and your donation happens to come with some of the best headphones you'll ever put on your cranium. Cheers and thank you AIWA for yet another incredible product!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Lex - January 10, 2019
This pair is by far not a joke
My ears are trained listening to my Sennheiser HD650 over ear headphones with a DAC and an Amp. I decided to get a Bluetooth pair. Based on some research, the first options were QuietComfort 35 or Sony WH-1000XM3. Unfortunately, I had to return them due to low sound quality. Sony though has amazing noise cancellation. Then I went to look for more high-end Headphones, and I found Beyerdynamic Amiron $699 wireless and a few others, such as Beyerdynamic Aventho wireless or a little less exciting, Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 The $699 Amiron sounded great, amazing clarity.. I almost liked their sound more than my HD650. But they are very heavy/uncomfortable and quiet sounding. I was going to end up using Amiron and even was willing to be fine with the high price. Until I heard Aiwa. As soon as I put them on, tears appeared on my eyes. Such clarity! My two months search is over. Don't think twice if you care about sound. See pictures for proof of my tests.... don't have a picture of Sony m3 though.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By CREJO - August 19, 2018
Great bluetooth headphones, not for mixing. Bass heavy bangers.
I was very excited to purchase an Aiwa product, they are a brand I grew up with and it's nice to see them make a strong comeback. Pros: Very good battery, stylish, comfortable, and excellent noise isolation. Powerful and can reach high volumes with heavy bass. I wouldn't want Aiwa to take the bass out of future models. The bass is very clean and heavy which makes for a fun experience. Cons: The sound on these headphones are very colorful. They are hard to equalize because they seem to adjust the sound dynamically with a built in frequency limiter. I did notice the kick drum distorts at volume beyond 65% (which is already quite loud). The vocals appear too loud between 500 and 2000hz. Depending on the track the vocals might scream at you. I reduced these frequencies with the built in Spotify EQ and this helped them process the sound much better. Overall I am pleased with these headphones, I think they sound best playing bass heavy music. I would not consider these good for mixing or recording due to the colorization of the sound. I enjoy these headphones because they are wireless, and that's a new experience for me. I will say that they sound much better than my entry level hardwired Sennheisers. I dont feel comfortable being highly critical over them due to the fact they packed in bluetooth technology with a massive battery in the $200 price range. I think they are a well rounded product and you cannot get more for your money If you want wireless headphones. If you're looking for wireless headohones these are the ones to purchase.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Hunter Grady - August 19, 2018
Last word: Incredible for $199.99
Ever since I received my Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker about a year ago, I have been sold on AIWA. From their customer support, to their values as a company, to the products themselves, AIWA is one of the most reputable audio companies on the market today. So, when I began receiving newsletters about the Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones, I jumped on the opportunity to get a pair for myself. Just a PSA before I get too detailed in this review: If you are considering these headphones, just buy them! Not because they're perfect, but because you have nothing to lose. If you love them, great. If you're not satisfied, thats fine too. AIWA will refund you all your money if your purchase is within the 90 day "No Questions Asked" period. Good luck finding another company that cares about you like that! SOUND QUALITY: The quality is definitely there; however, it is a different kind of experience. If you're looking for a music experience that puts you in the studio, where you hear the drummer on the right and the guitarist on the left, this is the headphone for you. If you specialize in audio produciton where your job is to live in the details, these headphones would also suit you. If you're a bass head, and want your music to FILL your headphones and gyrate your skull, this may not be the headphone for you. I think the best adjective to describe the sound from these headphones is ACCURATE. Maybe you (like me) are used to a certain kind of sound from your music. You may be surprised by the sound you get from the Arc-1's BECAUSE they are so accurate. Therefore, I don't believe sound accuracy ALWAYS equates to the best music experience for everyone. With that said, DEAR AIWA: Some headphones are great with bass. Others are great with with mids and highs. I believe the Arc-1's can do great with all of these. But! I miss having a 5 setting EQ (like on the Exos-9) where I can tailor the sound to the music I'm listening to any given day. With the Arc-1's, I'm getting sound accuracy across the board, but sometimes I do want the bass to punch me in the face, and other other times I want my mids and highs more up front. If there was a supplement (maybe an app?) to give the Arc-1's some more CUSTOMIZABILITY, these headphones would be my go to every time. As of now, I combine a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros, a portable amp, and the built in Spotify Premium EQ adjuster to tailor the sound frequency to the music I'm listening to that day. If I could cut out all these middle men and use an EQ adjuster that was made specifically for the Arc-1's, that would be awesome. HARDWARE QUALITY: In the words of AIWA employees, the external components of these headphones are "battle tested", and will stand the test of time. As far as accessories, not sure why AIWA would go through the trouble of providing a gorgeous braided charging cable, and then include the dinkiest aux cable I've ever seen. Obviously, these headphones are intended to be wireless, but if you're going to include an aux cable, make it of the same quality as the charging cable or don't include it at all. I will give AIWA the benefit of the doubt, though, because maybe the cheap cable only came with the pre-orders (which still seems a bit silly). The soft case is nice and slim, but nothing to speak of. Haven't received the pre-order hard case yet, but I assume it will be wonderful. The only thing I could complain about on the headphones themselves is that the buttons feel and sound a bit cheap. I wish they were, like the body, metal. Or, maybe even rubber, just not cheap wiggly plastic. Granted, I believe AIWA did the best they could do with a $200 budget. SOFTWARE: Definitely needs some work, but I love the fact that I can connect to my phone and laptop at the same time. I use this feature all the time and alone is almost reason enough to buy these headphones. It is, however, a bit finicky at the moment. Sometimes the headphones get confused and won't switch the sound over to my phone or laptop. I'm excited to see how this feature works after a few firmware updates. The Qconnect feature is really cool and works great. I really wish there wasn't a time gap between the two headphones though. That really limits the capabilities of this feature. COSMETICALLY: (WARNING: OPINIONS) These headphones aren't the best looking headphones on the market, but AIWA was pretty explicit about their intentions for this product. These headphones are "double the hardware", not double the fashion statement. I would love it if AIWA delivered a slightly more expensive, luxury option for these headphones in the future, where they could afford to pay more attention to detail. COMFORT: Very comfortable and light. My ears do begin to sweat after a couple hours, but thats only natural. No ear fatigue even after hours of listening. BATTERY: I don't think I'll have to charge these until the apocalypse. Wow these things can hold a charge. CONCLUSION: Great headphones. The reasoning behind the 4 stars rating is because of the need for firmware updates, no EQ customization, and, from a cosmetic viewpoint, they aren't worth mentioning. However, headphones like these for $200 dollars is unheard of. Like anything though, I believe these headphones will become better with time and refining. Just buy them. If anything, consider it a donation to the best audio equipment company on the market today and your donation happens to come with some of the best headphones you'll ever put on your cranium. Cheers and thank you AIWA for yet another incredible product!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Lex - January 10, 2019
This pair is by far not a joke
My ears are trained listening to my Sennheiser HD650 over ear headphones with a DAC and an Amp. I decided to get a Bluetooth pair. Based on some research, the first options were QuietComfort 35 or Sony WH-1000XM3. Unfortunately, I had to return them due to low sound quality. Sony though has amazing noise cancellation. Then I went to look for more high-end Headphones, and I found Beyerdynamic Amiron $699 wireless and a few others, such as Beyerdynamic Aventho wireless or a little less exciting, Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 The $699 Amiron sounded great, amazing clarity.. I almost liked their sound more than my HD650. But they are very heavy/uncomfortable and quiet sounding. I was going to end up using Amiron and even was willing to be fine with the high price. Until I heard Aiwa. As soon as I put them on, tears appeared on my eyes. Such clarity! My two months search is over. Don't think twice if you care about sound. See pictures for proof of my tests.... don't have a picture of Sony m3 though.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By CREJO - August 19, 2018
Great bluetooth headphones, not for mixing. Bass heavy bangers.
I was very excited to purchase an Aiwa product, they are a brand I grew up with and it's nice to see them make a strong comeback. Pros: Very good battery, stylish, comfortable, and excellent noise isolation. Powerful and can reach high volumes with heavy bass. I wouldn't want Aiwa to take the bass out of future models. The bass is very clean and heavy which makes for a fun experience. Cons: The sound on these headphones are very colorful. They are hard to equalize because they seem to adjust the sound dynamically with a built in frequency limiter. I did notice the kick drum distorts at volume beyond 65% (which is already quite loud). The vocals appear too loud between 500 and 2000hz. Depending on the track the vocals might scream at you. I reduced these frequencies with the built in Spotify EQ and this helped them process the sound much better. Overall I am pleased with these headphones, I think they sound best playing bass heavy music. I would not consider these good for mixing or recording due to the colorization of the sound. I enjoy these headphones because they are wireless, and that's a new experience for me. I will say that they sound much better than my entry level hardwired Sennheisers. I dont feel comfortable being highly critical over them due to the fact they packed in bluetooth technology with a massive battery in the $200 price range. I think they are a well rounded product and you cannot get more for your money If you want wireless headphones. If you're looking for wireless headohones these are the ones to purchase.