The fact that Bragi managed to deliver exactly what is said it would is an impressive feat alone. It took the company longer than anticipated, but the final product is a category first. Truly wireless headphones that break new ground in terms of features and usability. Sure, there are some performance issues, but there's nothing to suggest a few software tweaks wont smooth off these early rough edges.
- Good sound
- Snug, secure fit
- Easy to use
- Excellent design and build quality
- Portable charging case
- Bluetooth problems outdoors when the phone is in your pocket
- Sleeves for different ear sizes are ugly
- Still some bugs in the firmware
- Fitness features need expanding
- Critic Reviews (5)
- User Reviews (3)
- 58AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE5 ReviewsWired50Review: Bragi DashThese Dashes are a tantalizing glimpse at a device from that future, proof that it’s possible to put all the sensors and chips in front of our eyes into our ears. This kind of gadget could someday be amazing, but Bragi hasn’t made good on its promise yet, and it needs to.The Wall Street Journal60Review: Truly Wireless Headphones Arrive, But WithBoth of the first models I tested come with too many strings attached for most people. ... the daring will be drawn to the Dash, if only to see—and hear—the next revolution in wearable tech.The Verge60Bragi Dash review: wireless earbuds are still an uSome of the problems can be fixed by software updates, while others will surely have to wait for new hardware. But all of the issues are likely to nag even the most anxious customers and Kickstarter backers.iLounge70Review: Bragi Dash Wireless EarphonesBragi has promised fixes, but only time will tell if the Bragi can become worthy of its $300 price tag. If you’re patient enough to look past some bugs in exchange for some exciting technology, give the Dash a try. Everyone else should wait a few months to see if Bragi can refine the experience.Digital Trends50BRAGI DASH REVIEWWhen everything works according to plan, the Dash are a brilliant example of high-end audio technology ... Unfortunately, the Dash still feel more like a prototype than a sterling example of cutting-edge tech. ... for now we’ll reserve our $300 for earbuds settled on steadier ground.
- 63AVERAGE USER SCORE3 ReviewsEngadget Reader40July 2, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Im hop[ing these become available on greentoe... http://gtoe.me/l/7A0q-A-04rEngadget Reader90March 28, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The first of it's kind. Truly, this is what we (society) want from earbuds. It is the natural evolution of earbuds vs headphones. That being said, the first of it's kind usually isn't perfect in every way. Then... THAT being said I'm thoroughly impressed about how refined they are. I'm not much of a reviewer, but I wanted to write a review SOMEWHERE on the internet. I feel the Verge and maybe a follow up review from Engadget were too harsh, which gave me a big pause from picking these things up and I'm glad that I didn't listen. Sound:They really do sound good. Yes, my B&O Play earbuds sound better. I'd probably say my Klipsch buds sounded better before. And I'm going to say the latest Jaybird offering sounds better as well... AND YOU'D EXPECT THEM TO. You can't expect a revolutionary product with a certain design constraint of being totally wireless to trump the market norm out of the gate, especially from a start up business with no prior market developments. They do sound good though. Better than your standard $25 earbuds out of BestBuy or the included Samsung or standard iPhone buds. I'd say the sound is equivalent to your $75-100 skullcandy buds... except NOT as loud. They are sufficiently loud for me, but if you are one of those guys walking around making sure the people around you can hear you buds, these won't work for you. They block more ambient sound than a lot of buds I've tried including the Jaybirds, so this helps you not need as much volume to get a good, clear sound. They get loud enough for me to want to turn them down, but you'll probably keep them on the higher end of their volume scale. Signal Reliability:This is one area I think they were too critically harsh on. The Bluetooth reliability is right on par with some of the first offerings from Jaybird. In recent versions, Jaybirds have improved in this area, and I think Bragi will follow suit. I've had very little issue with them, yes if you put your phone in your left pocket, you will likely have some short hiccups. If you put your phone in your right pocket, you MIGHT have a short hiccup. I've had zero hiccups that seem to come from the placement in my pocket, but more so if I reach up to my ear or wipe my forehead and smother the signal. Bluetooth simply does not penetrate your body, so this is an issue that is tougher to solve where there isn't a wire around the back of your neck to the other side for more antenna options. I can put my phone on the bathroom counter, walk around the corner and take a shower with no signal issues whatsoever, so possibly this is even better than the early Jaybird offerings. There is room for improvement, but if you want buds like this, the signal issues shouldn't keep you away. Fitness stuff extra features:I honestly don't use any of these, and I would have preferred Bragi just leave this stuff out of this first offering. I can't even tell you if it works well. I know you can start activities pretty easy, but as to it's performance, I have a Hauwei watch I ALSO don't use for fitness tracking, but mere step-counts. I have the latest Fitbit if I desire fitness tracking. Fitness tracking performance is just something I haven't seen very useful outside of the Fitbit offerings that have long battery life, automatic activity detection, automatic recording, and sleep tracking with no need to activate it and deactivate it. Even then, my wife is the one who is obsessed with how well she slept according to a graph, when it only makes me more tired to know the lack of sleep I get when there is no alternative. If you want to leave your phone behind, and load up a playlist on these I'm sure it will do some activity tracking, but even though I haven't used it I'm certain you won't get near as quality of data you get from a full on Fitbit or higher end system. The translucent feature is cool, and I can see it working in some situations. It was nice when I want to do my thing, but know when the wife is talking to me. It doesn't sound particularly good. I had a pair of industrial cans that I used to listen to music on while around equipment on industrial job sites that had this feature built into them. It would cancel out machines and sandblasting noise so I could hear employees speak, and that worked wonders. But those were more ear protection devices so it was a little different. These work, but it would be something you want to turn on if needed and off the rest of the time. It interferes with your music experience for sure. Again... A very cool and useful feature they thought about, but it's going to take some more development. Battery life:I use buds to work out or watch movies/tv shows while the wife sleeps next to me. I've failed to run out of battery or hear any battery warnings. Which is a testament to the charging case as I would normally run out of battery on my Jaybirds because as you fall asleep, the last thing you want to do is make sure you plug in your headphones. If you want to wear these all day at a remedial job, probably not going to work. For mowing the lawn, working out, etc... ZERO complaint. Design:Just great. Wow. Beats any other "first" device to a market I've ever seen. They are comfortable. They look pretty good on me (big man), although they looked a little oversize on my wife, but would be acceptable for working out. She tried her hardest, but she couldn't make them come out "accidentally" from her ears. Honestly, you can't complain about the design. They set the bar so high considering the performance it's going to be hard to catch up. On that note, the voices and controls are VERY refined and pleasant. It's like they started with Android 4.0 instead of going through the dark days of early Android. Conclusion:If you want to spend $300 on a pair of earbuds for working out and activities such as mowing the lawn or watching a movie on a tablet from time to time or something of that nature.... These should be considered. Revolutionary device and I have ZERO buyer's remorse. If you are an audiophile, then you will probably want to spend $300 or much more on some other buds or cans. If you are looking at Jaybird, I've had every version... I'm not knocking Jaybird, but all things being equal... it's hard to imagine me using my Jaybirds for anything right now. I used to worry about my Jaybird's in the shower because they were "sweat-proof" not intended for swimming. These... zero worry. A little more money here, but it's a no-brainer having both in front of me. I do wish they would have spend less time bringing these to market by leaving all the fitness and extra features out of this version and pumped up the volume and signal a little bit, but like I said... I'm happy with both as is considering they've accomplished a big step in earbud evolution everyone else has been afraid to attempt... Great product. I hope Bragi sells a lot and keeps making products like Jaybird did.Engadget Reader60March 8, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!im hoping kanoa will produce something good.... http://www.getkanoa.com/?referrer=OrF6l6JqcG6NGq