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Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset

Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset

Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset
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Features

  • Make calls and do more in style. A versatile headset with handset function. Take and make calls, see messages, play your music and FM radio, all from the display.
  • Hands down, or up. Choose in-hand or hands-free for talking and listening The compact Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54 can be used as an unobtrusive handset to both take and make calls. Or you can use it with the premium headphones for crystal clear audio quality.
  • Noise Cancellation. The headphones feature echo, wind, and noise cancellation, making sure all your caller hears is your clear voice.
  • HD Voice. HD Voice on the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54’s headphones sharpens your voice so everyone can hear you loud and clear.
  • Designed to complement your style. The Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54’s compact shape fits your hand and your style like a glove. Crafted from premium metal and featuring a splash-proof design, it’s as elegant as it is durable.

Description

Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset


Product Dimensions 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches


Item Weight 0.945 ounces


ASIN B0154G9CYY


Item model number SBH54BK


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.6 out of 5 stars 452 ratings 3.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,047 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available October 28, 2015


Manufacturer Sony


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Features

  • Make calls and do more in style. A versatile headset with handset function. Take and make calls, see messages, play your music and FM radio, all from the display.
  • Hands down, or up. Choose in-hand or hands-free for talking and listening The compact Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54 can be used as an unobtrusive handset to both take and make calls. Or you can use it with the premium headphones for crystal clear audio quality.
  • Noise Cancellation. The headphones feature echo, wind, and noise cancellation, making sure all your caller hears is your clear voice.
  • HD Voice. HD Voice on the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54’s headphones sharpens your voice so everyone can hear you loud and clear.
  • Designed to complement your style. The Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54’s compact shape fits your hand and your style like a glove. Crafted from premium metal and featuring a splash-proof design, it’s as elegant as it is durable.

Description

Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset


Product Dimensions 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches


Item Weight 0.945 ounces


ASIN B0154G9CYY


Item model number SBH54BK


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.6 out of 5 stars 452 ratings 3.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,047 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available October 28, 2015


Manufacturer Sony


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.

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Features

  • Make calls and do more in style. A versatile headset with handset function. Take and make calls, see messages, play your music and FM radio, all from the display.
  • Hands down, or up. Choose in-hand or hands-free for talking and listening The compact Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54 can be used as an unobtrusive handset to both take and make calls. Or you can use it with the premium headphones for crystal clear audio quality.
  • Noise Cancellation. The headphones feature echo, wind, and noise cancellation, making sure all your caller hears is your clear voice.
  • HD Voice. HD Voice on the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54’s headphones sharpens your voice so everyone can hear you loud and clear.
  • Designed to complement your style. The Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54’s compact shape fits your hand and your style like a glove. Crafted from premium metal and featuring a splash-proof design, it’s as elegant as it is durable.

Description

Sony SBH54 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset


Product Dimensions 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches


Item Weight 0.945 ounces


ASIN B0154G9CYY


Item model number SBH54BK


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.6 out of 5 stars 452 ratings 3.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,047 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available October 28, 2015


Manufacturer Sony


abunda_amazon_reviews After 2 months of owning thus device, I believe I have spent enough time to give readers a thorough review highlighting all this device's strengths and shortcomings. As such, I have divided my review into two categories emphasizing the great and poor things the device has to offer. I do not focus much on specs because those are easily available at Sony's website, and on this website as well. Instead, I will give you a subjective experience of owning this device from a consumer viewpoint. (+)Positives ' Design - There is no denying that this is a good looking portable design. The buttons are easy to distinguish and provide good tactile feedback. After 2 months of ownership, the build quality remains solid, and it still remains very polished. It hasn't shown much signs of use, although the micro USB port does show some chipping around it. I attribute this to the tricky nature of plugging a microUSB cable to it's port. I suspect every failed attempt to get it in the right way leaves scratches behind. There is also a clip with a hinge mechanism that allows you to clip the SBH54 unto a shirt. It's somewhat less secure on thicker fabric, leaving the impression it can fall off the sleeve of say a winter jacket. On a side note, I am generally skeptical about the longevity of such spring loaded hinge mechanisms after one failed on the kickstand of my iPad mini case. I guess I will have to wait and see with this one. ' fm radio - A feature notably absent from most contemporary audio players and/or smartphones. Today, most people use podcasts and music streaming apps and services to consume most audio entertainment. However, I find FM radio players to be essential for emergency broadcasts when the data connection is unavailable/poor. It is also a zero cost alternative to eating up mobile data just to listen to local radio stations. For instance, I live in Philadelphia and I like to listen to WHYY on the go. Instead of burning through my data plan on Tuner FM radio or NPR one, I can save my mobile data plan and use the fm radio player on the SBH54 instead. ' Sound ' 3.5mm headphones - Results vary with the earphones/headphones. The bundled earphones offer noise cancellation allowing you to keep ambient noise out, but I do not use them. Instead, I use a pair of JVC HAF160B gummy earphones which are about average. They lack noise cancellation and speaking to people/listening to audio sound the same as listening to audio through open sound earphones. Bass is virtually non-existent. Mids are easier to pick up, as are highs. That said I think the bundled earphone do a better job at noise insulation. ' Built in microphone. Like previous generations The device can be used in tandem with a generic set of earphones with a 3.5mm audio jack- Sony does bundle a set of earphones with the package, see my comments on that in the negative section. Alternatively, you can tether the SBH54 to your phone via bluetooth and use it as a handset by itself just like the HTC mini plus. Call quality is quite good using the built in speaker on the SBH54. I can clearly hear the people I converse with on the other end of the call, and I haven't heard complaints from the other side. ' Battery - Below is a breakdown of the battery performance. ' According to Sony's website, the battery performance breaks down as follows:Talk time (up to 4h), Streaming time (up to 8h) Standby time (300h), Charging time (1h). For this review, I completely discharged my battery in 19 hours 1 minute 40 seconds. My streaming time came to just under 5 hours: 4 hours 54 minutes 54 seconds to be exact. 2 minutes 11 seconds went to a phone call using the 3.5 mm audio jack. ' Sony also states that it takes up to 1 hour to recharge a fully depleted SBH54. My test showed that the SBH54 took 49 minutes 47 seconds to get a complete charge. It is also worth noting that if you are in a bit of a hurry, you can charge the SBH54 from just under 5% to a 100% in 32.18 minutes to give you the same total usage time. This has been highly convenient throughout my daily use over a given week. ' Using the Drok usb meter, I observed the battery capacity to be 97mAh. I cannot find any specifications on Sony's website indicating its stated capacity, and I do not have another comparison that I can gauge this against to determine if it is the actual capacity or if I have experienced some degradation over my two months of ownership. (-) Negatives ' Earphone longevity - This is the second Sony SBH device I have owned from Sony, the first being the SBH50. Furthermore, this is the second bluetooth device from Sony where the left earphone has stopped working in just over a month. This speaks to fairly poor quality control on Sony's part given the fact that both devices I purchased came from different distributors. In a way, it makes me feel cheated that I spent $70 just to get something that did not last beyond 2 months. I guess it all went towards branding and nothing more. ' Buggy software - As the pictures show, the SBH54 comes with an accompanying app that allows you to monitor and control certain aspects of the SBH54 such as battery level, connection status, notifications, privacy, and settings. As I type this review, the app has once more shown the SBH54 as disconnected despite the fact that the bluetooth icon on the status bar clearly indicating that the two devices have established a connection.' It doesn't end there, I am often forced to do a hard reset because my phone and the SBH54 disconnect arbitrarily. Apparently, numerous customers share my complaints about the arbitrary disconnections. One only has to go to Google's play store to see what I am talking about. 'This along with the inconveniently defective earphones are my reasoning for the eliminating 2 stars out of 5 in the review. While I remain grateful to Sony for keeping features that are otherwise missing on contemporary consumer electronics audio devices, I cannot subjectively give this product 5 stars. It is plagued with software bugs that give the SBH54 a connection with a smartphone that is best described as erratic. Furthermore, the fairly short time it took for left the earphone to stop working is not in keeping with the reputation with the OEM behind this product.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2016;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Decent but leaves a lot to be desired.;;DMens90;;;Well, as probably others have, I got this for making my regular in-ear headphones wireless, the Shure SE535s. The included headphones are modest and aren't too terrible sounding, with a decent emphasis on the bass as many cheaper in-ears do, so I'd expect most people would be pleased with them for sound. However, because of the way the cable is designed on the particular model (MH755) and how it's so short, it's limited in terms of versatility in wearing it. Personally, I'd have preferred if they had it as a regular length (4 ft.) cable with even length split to the earpieces, but I digress. I'm not going to be using those too much. Using this with other IEMs is pretty great, though I'd be careful with the hissing in sensitive headphones, where even my V-moda M-100s get a very slight hiss. With the Shure SE535 (and basically any balanced armature driver-type headphones) I got it pretty noticeably, and noticed that the highs and upper-mids tended to sound especially harsh. However using a voltage-based volume control, like the Shure inline volume adapter and similar ones like it, actually works quite well in eliminating the hiss and smoothening out the sound, so like with my phone that also had the issue with hiss (Xperia Z3) I tend to just use the volume adapter all the time. Not really too much of a detriment for this product in particular, since it probably wasn't designed for higher-end stuff necessarily, but in the future I hope they tune the amplification for more sensitive headphones, since the small ones like what's included will hiss. As for a comparison to the Z3 for sound quality, I can't tell the difference really, which is a plus in my book. Bluetooth is usually associated with having pretty terrible quality most of the time due to its compression, but so far I haven't been able to tell a quality difference even with the convenience of the wireless connection to my phone. Though if you go for more high-end options for portable audio equipment, like the Chord Mojo, the difference is going to be way more apparent for obvious reasons. As for other features, like the mic and speaker, FM/AM radio, display, and buttons/UI, they're much the same as the previous generations of the device (SW600, SBH50, SBH52). The mic is alright, as much as you'd expect from any inline microphone for different headphones, and overall the SBH54 is nice for using as a mini phone instead of taking out your phone. Also the overall design is sleek and much improved, matching perfectly with an xperia Z3-Z5 device. Battery life is also still excellent for the size, giving a decent 7 hours when I tested it briefly for audio streaming. So I give it a 4-4.5/5. I'm taking off a bit mostly because the headphones are the same ones used for the past couple generations and their design is pretty "meh" for people that want to try and use them out of the box, and some for the hiss they still give in most portable headphones, like what's included.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;The included headphones are modest and aren't too terrible sounding, with a decent emphasis on the bass ...;;j33p

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Top Amazon Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By DMens90 - Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2016
Decent but leaves a lot to be desired.
After 2 months of owning thus device, I believe I have spent enough time to give readers a thorough review highlighting all this device's strengths and shortcomings. As such, I have divided my review into two categories emphasizing the great and poor things the device has to offer. I do not focus much on specs because those are easily available at Sony's website, and on this website as well. Instead, I will give you a subjective experience of owning this device from a consumer viewpoint. (+)Positives ' Design - There is no denying that this is a good looking portable design. The buttons are easy to distinguish and provide good tactile feedback. After 2 months of ownership, the build quality remains solid, and it still remains very polished. It hasn't shown much signs of use, although the micro USB port does show some chipping around it. I attribute this to the tricky nature of plugging a microUSB cable to it's port. I suspect every failed attempt to get it in the right way leaves scratches behind. There is also a clip with a hinge mechanism that allows you to clip the SBH54 unto a shirt. It's somewhat less secure on thicker fabric, leaving the impression it can fall off the sleeve of say a winter jacket. On a side note, I am generally skeptical about the longevity of such spring loaded hinge mechanisms after one failed on the kickstand of my iPad mini case. I guess I will have to wait and see with this one. ' fm radio - A feature notably absent from most contemporary audio players and/or smartphones. Today, most people use podcasts and music streaming apps and services to consume most audio entertainment. However, I find FM radio players to be essential for emergency broadcasts when the data connection is unavailable/poor. It is also a zero cost alternative to eating up mobile data just to listen to local radio stations. For instance, I live in Philadelphia and I like to listen to WHYY on the go. Instead of burning through my data plan on Tuner FM radio or NPR one, I can save my mobile data plan and use the fm radio player on the SBH54 instead. ' Sound ' 3.5mm headphones - Results vary with the earphones/headphones. The bundled earphones offer noise cancellation allowing you to keep ambient noise out, but I do not use them. Instead, I use a pair of JVC HAF160B gummy earphones which are about average. They lack noise cancellation and speaking to people/listening to audio sound the same as listening to audio through open sound earphones. Bass is virtually non-existent. Mids are easier to pick up, as are highs. That said I think the bundled earphone do a better job at noise insulation. ' Built in microphone. Like previous generations The device can be used in tandem with a generic set of earphones with a 3.5mm audio jack- Sony does bundle a set of earphones with the package, see my comments on that in the negative section. Alternatively, you can tether the SBH54 to your phone via bluetooth and use it as a handset by itself just like the HTC mini plus. Call quality is quite good using the built in speaker on the SBH54. I can clearly hear the people I converse with on the other end of the call, and I haven't heard complaints from the other side. ' Battery - Below is a breakdown of the battery performance. ' According to Sony's website, the battery performance breaks down as follows:Talk time (up to 4h), Streaming time (up to 8h) Standby time (300h), Charging time (1h). For this review, I completely discharged my battery in 19 hours 1 minute 40 seconds. My streaming time came to just under 5 hours: 4 hours 54 minutes 54 seconds to be exact. 2 minutes 11 seconds went to a phone call using the 3.5 mm audio jack. ' Sony also states that it takes up to 1 hour to recharge a fully depleted SBH54. My test showed that the SBH54 took 49 minutes 47 seconds to get a complete charge. It is also worth noting that if you are in a bit of a hurry, you can charge the SBH54 from just under 5% to a 100% in 32.18 minutes to give you the same total usage time. This has been highly convenient throughout my daily use over a given week. ' Using the Drok usb meter, I observed the battery capacity to be 97mAh. I cannot find any specifications on Sony's website indicating its stated capacity, and I do not have another comparison that I can gauge this against to determine if it is the actual capacity or if I have experienced some degradation over my two months of ownership. (-) Negatives ' Earphone longevity - This is the second Sony SBH device I have owned from Sony, the first being the SBH50. Furthermore, this is the second bluetooth device from Sony where the left earphone has stopped working in just over a month. This speaks to fairly poor quality control on Sony's part given the fact that both devices I purchased came from different distributors. In a way, it makes me feel cheated that I spent $70 just to get something that did not last beyond 2 months. I guess it all went towards branding and nothing more. ' Buggy software - As the pictures show, the SBH54 comes with an accompanying app that allows you to monitor and control certain aspects of the SBH54 such as battery level, connection status, notifications, privacy, and settings. As I type this review, the app has once more shown the SBH54 as disconnected despite the fact that the bluetooth icon on the status bar clearly indicating that the two devices have established a connection.' It doesn't end there, I am often forced to do a hard reset because my phone and the SBH54 disconnect arbitrarily. Apparently, numerous customers share my complaints about the arbitrary disconnections. One only has to go to Google's play store to see what I am talking about. 'This along with the inconveniently defective earphones are my reasoning for the eliminating 2 stars out of 5 in the review. While I remain grateful to Sony for keeping features that are otherwise missing on contemporary consumer electronics audio devices, I cannot subjectively give this product 5 stars. It is plagued with software bugs that give the SBH54 a connection with a smartphone that is best described as erratic. Furthermore, the fairly short time it took for left the earphone to stop working is not in keeping with the reputation with the OEM behind this product.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By j33p - Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2016
The included headphones are modest and aren't too terrible sounding, with a decent emphasis on the bass ...
Well, as probably others have, I got this for making my regular in-ear headphones wireless, the Shure SE535s. The included headphones are modest and aren't too terrible sounding, with a decent emphasis on the bass as many cheaper in-ears do, so I'd expect most people would be pleased with them for sound. However, because of the way the cable is designed on the particular model (MH755) and how it's so short, it's limited in terms of versatility in wearing it. Personally, I'd have preferred if they had it as a regular length (4 ft.) cable with even length split to the earpieces, but I digress. I'm not going to be using those too much. Using this with other IEMs is pretty great, though I'd be careful with the hissing in sensitive headphones, where even my V-moda M-100s get a very slight hiss. With the Shure SE535 (and basically any balanced armature driver-type headphones) I got it pretty noticeably, and noticed that the highs and upper-mids tended to sound especially harsh. However using a voltage-based volume control, like the Shure inline volume adapter and similar ones like it, actually works quite well in eliminating the hiss and smoothening out the sound, so like with my phone that also had the issue with hiss (Xperia Z3) I tend to just use the volume adapter all the time. Not really too much of a detriment for this product in particular, since it probably wasn't designed for higher-end stuff necessarily, but in the future I hope they tune the amplification for more sensitive headphones, since the small ones like what's included will hiss. As for a comparison to the Z3 for sound quality, I can't tell the difference really, which is a plus in my book. Bluetooth is usually associated with having pretty terrible quality most of the time due to its compression, but so far I haven't been able to tell a quality difference even with the convenience of the wireless connection to my phone. Though if you go for more high-end options for portable audio equipment, like the Chord Mojo, the difference is going to be way more apparent for obvious reasons. As for other features, like the mic and speaker, FM/AM radio, display, and buttons/UI, they're much the same as the previous generations of the device (SW600, SBH50, SBH52). The mic is alright, as much as you'd expect from any inline microphone for different headphones, and overall the SBH54 is nice for using as a mini phone instead of taking out your phone. Also the overall design is sleek and much improved, matching perfectly with an xperia Z3-Z5 device. Battery life is also still excellent for the size, giving a decent 7 hours when I tested it briefly for audio streaming. So I give it a 4-4.5/5. I'm taking off a bit mostly because the headphones are the same ones used for the past couple generations and their design is pretty "meh" for people that want to try and use them out of the box, and some for the hiss they still give in most portable headphones, like what's included.

Recent Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By DMens90 - Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2016
Decent but leaves a lot to be desired.
After 2 months of owning thus device, I believe I have spent enough time to give readers a thorough review highlighting all this device's strengths and shortcomings. As such, I have divided my review into two categories emphasizing the great and poor things the device has to offer. I do not focus much on specs because those are easily available at Sony's website, and on this website as well. Instead, I will give you a subjective experience of owning this device from a consumer viewpoint. (+)Positives ' Design - There is no denying that this is a good looking portable design. The buttons are easy to distinguish and provide good tactile feedback. After 2 months of ownership, the build quality remains solid, and it still remains very polished. It hasn't shown much signs of use, although the micro USB port does show some chipping around it. I attribute this to the tricky nature of plugging a microUSB cable to it's port. I suspect every failed attempt to get it in the right way leaves scratches behind. There is also a clip with a hinge mechanism that allows you to clip the SBH54 unto a shirt. It's somewhat less secure on thicker fabric, leaving the impression it can fall off the sleeve of say a winter jacket. On a side note, I am generally skeptical about the longevity of such spring loaded hinge mechanisms after one failed on the kickstand of my iPad mini case. I guess I will have to wait and see with this one. ' fm radio - A feature notably absent from most contemporary audio players and/or smartphones. Today, most people use podcasts and music streaming apps and services to consume most audio entertainment. However, I find FM radio players to be essential for emergency broadcasts when the data connection is unavailable/poor. It is also a zero cost alternative to eating up mobile data just to listen to local radio stations. For instance, I live in Philadelphia and I like to listen to WHYY on the go. Instead of burning through my data plan on Tuner FM radio or NPR one, I can save my mobile data plan and use the fm radio player on the SBH54 instead. ' Sound ' 3.5mm headphones - Results vary with the earphones/headphones. The bundled earphones offer noise cancellation allowing you to keep ambient noise out, but I do not use them. Instead, I use a pair of JVC HAF160B gummy earphones which are about average. They lack noise cancellation and speaking to people/listening to audio sound the same as listening to audio through open sound earphones. Bass is virtually non-existent. Mids are easier to pick up, as are highs. That said I think the bundled earphone do a better job at noise insulation. ' Built in microphone. Like previous generations The device can be used in tandem with a generic set of earphones with a 3.5mm audio jack- Sony does bundle a set of earphones with the package, see my comments on that in the negative section. Alternatively, you can tether the SBH54 to your phone via bluetooth and use it as a handset by itself just like the HTC mini plus. Call quality is quite good using the built in speaker on the SBH54. I can clearly hear the people I converse with on the other end of the call, and I haven't heard complaints from the other side. ' Battery - Below is a breakdown of the battery performance. ' According to Sony's website, the battery performance breaks down as follows:Talk time (up to 4h), Streaming time (up to 8h) Standby time (300h), Charging time (1h). For this review, I completely discharged my battery in 19 hours 1 minute 40 seconds. My streaming time came to just under 5 hours: 4 hours 54 minutes 54 seconds to be exact. 2 minutes 11 seconds went to a phone call using the 3.5 mm audio jack. ' Sony also states that it takes up to 1 hour to recharge a fully depleted SBH54. My test showed that the SBH54 took 49 minutes 47 seconds to get a complete charge. It is also worth noting that if you are in a bit of a hurry, you can charge the SBH54 from just under 5% to a 100% in 32.18 minutes to give you the same total usage time. This has been highly convenient throughout my daily use over a given week. ' Using the Drok usb meter, I observed the battery capacity to be 97mAh. I cannot find any specifications on Sony's website indicating its stated capacity, and I do not have another comparison that I can gauge this against to determine if it is the actual capacity or if I have experienced some degradation over my two months of ownership. (-) Negatives ' Earphone longevity - This is the second Sony SBH device I have owned from Sony, the first being the SBH50. Furthermore, this is the second bluetooth device from Sony where the left earphone has stopped working in just over a month. This speaks to fairly poor quality control on Sony's part given the fact that both devices I purchased came from different distributors. In a way, it makes me feel cheated that I spent $70 just to get something that did not last beyond 2 months. I guess it all went towards branding and nothing more. ' Buggy software - As the pictures show, the SBH54 comes with an accompanying app that allows you to monitor and control certain aspects of the SBH54 such as battery level, connection status, notifications, privacy, and settings. As I type this review, the app has once more shown the SBH54 as disconnected despite the fact that the bluetooth icon on the status bar clearly indicating that the two devices have established a connection.' It doesn't end there, I am often forced to do a hard reset because my phone and the SBH54 disconnect arbitrarily. Apparently, numerous customers share my complaints about the arbitrary disconnections. One only has to go to Google's play store to see what I am talking about. 'This along with the inconveniently defective earphones are my reasoning for the eliminating 2 stars out of 5 in the review. While I remain grateful to Sony for keeping features that are otherwise missing on contemporary consumer electronics audio devices, I cannot subjectively give this product 5 stars. It is plagued with software bugs that give the SBH54 a connection with a smartphone that is best described as erratic. Furthermore, the fairly short time it took for left the earphone to stop working is not in keeping with the reputation with the OEM behind this product.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By j33p - Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2016
The included headphones are modest and aren't too terrible sounding, with a decent emphasis on the bass ...
Well, as probably others have, I got this for making my regular in-ear headphones wireless, the Shure SE535s. The included headphones are modest and aren't too terrible sounding, with a decent emphasis on the bass as many cheaper in-ears do, so I'd expect most people would be pleased with them for sound. However, because of the way the cable is designed on the particular model (MH755) and how it's so short, it's limited in terms of versatility in wearing it. Personally, I'd have preferred if they had it as a regular length (4 ft.) cable with even length split to the earpieces, but I digress. I'm not going to be using those too much. Using this with other IEMs is pretty great, though I'd be careful with the hissing in sensitive headphones, where even my V-moda M-100s get a very slight hiss. With the Shure SE535 (and basically any balanced armature driver-type headphones) I got it pretty noticeably, and noticed that the highs and upper-mids tended to sound especially harsh. However using a voltage-based volume control, like the Shure inline volume adapter and similar ones like it, actually works quite well in eliminating the hiss and smoothening out the sound, so like with my phone that also had the issue with hiss (Xperia Z3) I tend to just use the volume adapter all the time. Not really too much of a detriment for this product in particular, since it probably wasn't designed for higher-end stuff necessarily, but in the future I hope they tune the amplification for more sensitive headphones, since the small ones like what's included will hiss. As for a comparison to the Z3 for sound quality, I can't tell the difference really, which is a plus in my book. Bluetooth is usually associated with having pretty terrible quality most of the time due to its compression, but so far I haven't been able to tell a quality difference even with the convenience of the wireless connection to my phone. Though if you go for more high-end options for portable audio equipment, like the Chord Mojo, the difference is going to be way more apparent for obvious reasons. As for other features, like the mic and speaker, FM/AM radio, display, and buttons/UI, they're much the same as the previous generations of the device (SW600, SBH50, SBH52). The mic is alright, as much as you'd expect from any inline microphone for different headphones, and overall the SBH54 is nice for using as a mini phone instead of taking out your phone. Also the overall design is sleek and much improved, matching perfectly with an xperia Z3-Z5 device. Battery life is also still excellent for the size, giving a decent 7 hours when I tested it briefly for audio streaming. So I give it a 4-4.5/5. I'm taking off a bit mostly because the headphones are the same ones used for the past couple generations and their design is pretty "meh" for people that want to try and use them out of the box, and some for the hiss they still give in most portable headphones, like what's included.