I’m always looking for a light pair of Bluetooth headphones that sound good and are comfortable to wear, so I was pleased when recently sent a pair of the Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones to try. They incorporate a two-piece, stiff bio-cellulose composite speaker cone with a flexible surround, and they are not only comfortable, but they also sound great!
Aiwa is an audio name that I grew up with but had lost touch with over the years. What I didn’t realize was that Aiwa Corporation had been resurrected in 2015 with no affiliation to “the Sony Corporation or any of its subsidiaries, the previous holders of the Aiwa Trademark.”
We’ve proudly resurrected the iconic Aiwa brand in the passionate pursuit of bringing people together around music. How do we do that? We create products that deliver legendary sound quality; we bring you the music you love, the way it was meant to be heard.
Aiwa has a simple formula for delivering serious audio equipment without compromise – we have the best acoustic talent, we put our money into the highest quality components and we offer world-class customer service.
For those that want music to be more than background noise, for those who want their music to have the power to entertain. Aiwa.
So let’s take a look at the new Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones, and see how they compete with all the others that are now available.
Inside the box, you’ll find the Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones, a heavy-duty travel case, a no-tangle nylon-wrapped microUSB charging/data cable, a no-tangle nylon-wrapped 3.5mm audio cable, and a quick start guide. I want to compliment Aiwa on the packaging — ever bit of the box and its interior can go right in the recycling bin, even if you live in an area with limited recycling.
The travel case measures approximately 10.5″ long by 8.5″ wide by 2.75″ thick. It is stiff and strong, and it should protect your headphones whether they are in your backpack or suitcase. As a frequent traveler, I do wish that the headphones could be folded into a more compact bundle, but when traveling I generally just wear them on my shoulders, removing them for TSA check-in. The lightweight makes this a comfortable way to travel.
Aiwa Arc -1 Headphones Feature:
• 90-day returns, 3-year warranty
• Accessories include a rugged travel case and no-tangle woven USB and audio cables
• 20-hour battery life for nonstop music
• Leather ear pads and lightweight aluminum construction for maximum comfort
• High-performance Qualcomm CSR 8670 chipset with aptX Low Latency
• High-resolution 24-bit DSP
• Integrated microphone for calls and voice control
• Visible battery level indicator