These are the Regent headphones, a pair of wireless on-ear headphones from a Swedish company named Sudio. They feature custom ear-caps, over 24 hours of play time and a premium price tag.
The overall design of the headphones is very nice and feels premium. The headphones themselves are made from a high-quality plastic with touches of metal.
Across the top is a faux-leather headband with some soft cushioning to make sure that the headphones are comfortable to wear for long amounts of time. The housing is made from a high-quality plastic and this joins to the headband via a retro-style piece of metal.
Unfortunately, this does mean that the wire that connects the drivers together is exposed. I see this as a problem as this wire could easily be snagged or caught on something if it were in a bag, for example.
The earcup cushioning, like the headband, is soft and comfortable. This is especially important for on-ear headphones they will be sat on your ears rather than around them. The isolation from the earcups is around the same as any other pair of standard headphones.
In regards to ports and buttons, these headphones have got you covered. On the left-hand side is the 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can use a 3.5mm cable and be able to use these headphones without the need to have them charged or powered – which is a handy feature. On the right-hand side is where your micro-USB charging port is, as well as your microphones and buttons.
The sound quality of the headphones themselves is okay, but they sound a little muffled and lacking in clarity, I also wish that they were a little punchier.
The headphones still provide a good listening experience for casual listening, but the listening experience was not as rich or deep compared to other headphones. I suppose the best way I can phrase it in regards to frequency coverage is that the headphones miss out some of the lows and some of the highs, so that is why it does not sound as “rich” as I’d personally like.
Despite my issues with frequencies, these headphones can still get pretty loud if you need them to.
The microphone on these headphones sits on the right ear-cup and the quality of that is quite good for a pair of headphones. You can listen to a sample of the microphone here:
Features & Accessories
These headphones can be customized with removable ear caps, so you can add a personal touch to your headphones. Just make sure you’re careful removing the caps as I managed to break off one of the pieces of plastic that helps them slot in.
There are a variety of different style caps and they can be purchased from the Sudio website, each pair of caps are £15, it would’ve been nice to see those a little cheaper.
In regards to battery life, Sudio claims over 24 hours of listening time – which is fantastic. You’ll also get up to 20 days standby time. This means that these headphones will be great when you’re travelling as you won’t have to worry about them quickly running out of charge and they will keep their charge when in your bag.
Overall, if you’re looking for a fashionable and comfortable pair of Bluetooth headphones these are a good pick even if they don’t sound the best for the price.
You can purchase the Sudio Regent headphones from Sudio.com and as a bonus, Sudio has given Richard Tech readers 15% off! Use code RichardTech15 at checkout.