By now our regular readers are well familiar with the brand Luxa2. For those of you who are not Luxa2 is Thermaltake's mobile acessory/audio division. We've covered their products in the past including headphones, power banks, wireless chargers and more. Well today is no different as we're bringing you a full review on their Lavi O wireless bluetooth in-ear headset. Let's dive straight into it now!
LUXA2 was founded in 2009 by Thermaltake. The mobile accessory brand is designed based on the principle of modern desire for more sophisticated mobile accessories. LUXA2 answers these needs in the minimalist style with the latest technology, and is presented with a high standard in functionality and value. It's a state of mind for accessorizing modern technology with everyday gentleman and lady's essentials. Innovation in technology and style by LUXA2. Presenting modern mobile accessories in a sleek, sporty, and street element fashioned design.
Let's take a look at the features and specifications for the Lavi O headset now.
Features and Specifications
Unbeatable Sports Sound
- Latest Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 CSR technology
- 90% compatible with majority of sporting activities
- Ergonomic anti drop ear-hook design
- Long lasting playtime & fast charging
- Handy control interface with built-in mic
- Exceptional comfort and secure fit
- Universal fit (S/M/L)
- Easy pairing and easy use
- 1 year warranty
Wireless Music, Wherever, Whenever: Latest Bluetooth 4.0 CSR technology brings the most up-to-date and best sounding wireless streaming experience to your ears, whatever the activity.
The Best Music Partner for All Your Sporting Activities: Lightweight, ergonomic, comfortable and secure design construction, together with easy to use control interface means you'll be able to enjoy all your favourite tunes within an instant, leaving the rest of your time to focus on your set activity.
Handy Control Interface with Built-in Microphone: Easily adjust the volume, and control the playback of your tunes during your activity without the need to stop. Additional built-in microphone lets you receive and end calls with a simple click of the play/pause button.
Exceptional Comfort & Secured Fit: Ergonomic anti-drop ear hook design provides long-lasting secure comfort throughout your workout and other sporting activities. Comes with 3 interchangeable earbuds (S/M/L) for universal fit.
Work Hard, Play Hard, Reach Your Goal: Whatever the sporting activity, the long-lasting playtime of the Lavi O means you'll have a reliable and motivated partner from start to finish.
Rest, Charge, Go: Exceptionally quick charging provides the Lavi O with a full charge in 40-minutes flat. A standard 5-minute break from your workout will priovide you with over 40-minutes worth of additional playing time.
Compatible for All User Types: With 3 interchangeable ear bud sizes (S/M/L), cord keeper, cable clip and carrying pouch included for optimal convenience and portability.
Easy Pairing and Use: For both smartphone and tablet devices
||Lavi O In-Ear Wireless Headphone
||40mins (micro USB input)
||8mm / 16Ohms
||CSR v4.0 8635
||Up to 5 hrs
||Low power: Red (flashing)
Charging: Red (solid), Power full: Blue (solid)
Pairing: Blue & Red (flashing)
Bluetooth connected: Blue (slow flash)
Bluetooth unpaired: Blue (rapid flash)
||Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Frequency response: 20Hz～20KHz
Sound press level: 110dB±3dB
Microphone: Φ4.0*1.5mm, -42±3dB
||550x30x14mm (included cable)
With that out of the way let's get to the unboxing!
Packaging and Unboxing
The Luxa2 Lavi O headset comes in an attractive full-color display box with a clear viewing area. The front lists some key features of the headset.
The back of the package shows a detailed picture of the headset along with more features and package contents.
The headset itself is tucked neatly into a molded plastic tray. To the left you'll see a cloth carrying bag and accessory pack underneath that. Also included is a user's manual.
Here we have the contents laid out. Included with the headset and carrying bag are two more sizes of rubber inserts, two cord keepers, a cord clip and a short USB cable for charging.
Let's take a closer look at the Luxa2 Lavi O headset now.
A Closer Look and Usage
The headphones themselves are rather tiny. The Lavi O comes with black plastic housings with a gray colored flat cable connecting the two. They are labeled left and right, naturally.
Luxa2 included two extra sets of rubber ear buds so you can change them to best suit yourself. The two black plastic parts on the bottom of the photo are cord keepers - more on those in a little bit. In the top left you'll find the typical cord clip so you can clip the cord to your shirt.
Also included is a micro USB cable for charging the headset.
Here is the heart of the Lavi O headset. This small (50.25mmL x 12.4mmW x 5.5mmT [1.98"L x .49"W x 0.22"T]) little box contains all of the control circuitry, bluetooth capability and an 80mAh LiPo battery pack as well as the control buttons, status LED and charge port as well as a microphone on the bottom side for talking on the phone.
The charge port is covered by a rubber door with "DC IN" molded into it. Chargign the Lavi O only takes about 40 minutes according to Luxa2. When the power level gets low the status LED starts slow flashing red. When plugged in and charging the status LED is solid red. Once it's fully harged it changes to solid blue. Playing time is up to 5 hours on a 40 minute charge. Not too shabby.
The cord keepers allow you to wrap the cord around and shorten it to keep it from bouncing all over the place. Alternatively you can use the included clip and just clip the cord to your shirt.
To pair the Lavi O with your device simply ensure Bluetooth is turned on and then press and hold the power button (play button) for about 7 seconds until the LED indicator starts flashing from blue to red and back rapidly. Then when it shows up in your device simply tap on it and you're done. This is confirmed when teh status LED changes from red/blue flashing to a slow blue flash.
The Lavi O headset is set to use Phone Audio, Media Audio and Contact Sharing from your device, for obvious reasons.
Lets wrap up this review with some final thoughts.
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Setting up and using the Lavi O headset was fast and easy. Sound quality is actually quite impressive from this tiny little headset with 8mm/16 ohm drivers. This depends on getting the right earbud fit though. Once you get the right ones for your ears they seal nicely and the sound quality is dramatically improved.
Using them can take some getting used to as you can't see the control buttons when you're wearing the headset due to the fact that the control unit hangs a mere two inches from the right earbud. But once you use them for a while you quickly learn the functions of the three buttons. The play buttin is used to power on/off the device as well as pause/play music. The + and - buttons are for volume control obviously.
To recieve a phone call through the earbuds simply press th eplay button. To end the call simply press it again. The mic on the control unit seems to pick up spoken word pretty well in up to moderate noise environments. In the couple weeks I've been using them I've been averaging about 4-5 hours of use time listening to music and other audio from my phone. Obviously the higher the volume the lower the battery life. But with a short 40-minute recharge time it's nothing to worry about.
Overall I'm very pleased with the LUXA2 Lavi O headset. The headset retails for $39.99 but can be found over on Amazon for just $29.99 shipped at the time of this writing which is a great deal for a great headset. I'm happy to give the Luxa2 Lavi O Bluetooth headset our Highly Recommended award!