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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Good sound
  • Snug, secure fit
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Portable charging case
Cons
  • 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
82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

40
PopcornTime
Im hop[ing these become available on greentoe... http://gtoe.me/l/7A0q-A-04rread more
90
Wyered1
The first of it's kind. Truly, this is what we (society) want from earbuds....read more
60
M0nkeyWithAGun
im hoping kanoa will produce something good.... http://www.getkanoa.com/?referrer=OrF6l6JqcG6NGqread more
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
60
The Wall Street Journal
Both 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.
 
60
The Verge
Some 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.
 
50
Wired
These 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.
 
70
iLounge
Bragi 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.
 
50
Digital Trends
When 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.