D1 Sports Headset 

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Avanca is not a name that I have previously heard of, this is a Bluetooth and NFC headset, the distance between the two buds is 34cm when the connection is pulled taught, they are designed to go over the ear and round the back of the neck.

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A snug fit is required when such devices are worn during exercise or dare I say the words ‘a workout’ and on my normal size head they fitted correctly but I fear someone with a larger head might find the unit a little on the small side to pass over the ears and round the back of the neck. I did also try them the other way round where the connection goes under the ears and that would fit most people without problem.

The total weight of the headset is only 18grams.

The triangular ear fitment is 2.5cm on all sides with just a small protrusion on the upper side where the case is extended to protect the connecting cable where it emerges.

The open side of each triangular earpiece has a silvered rocker control and if you look closely it is marked with the task they perform.

The right side earplug has a tiny on/off on the protruding corner and on the side nearest that a snug fit rubber bung that you prise open to charge the buds using the supplied .8metre micro USB to USB cable.

Follow the instruction to pair and once paired they will reconnect automatically next time the unit or the phone is turned on.

While charging a red LED is displayed, it would have been nice if this turned out when the unit was charged but even when I left it charging all night it was still showing red the next morning.

The stated time of use is six hours for playing music and eight hours for talk time, these figures were met without problem with what I term a normal volume level.

I tested these using Android without problem, the User Manual says Bluetooth will also work with iOS but I have not tested this.

Perhaps the more interesting feature is NFC (near field communication) this as stated only currently works with recent versions of Android and not iOS.

Of course the distance your SmartPhone can be away from the buds will be greater using Bluetooth, in my solid walled property I never get to the claimed 10 metres but that is the same for all Bluetooth devices and in an open environment that could be achievable but who lets their SmartPhone out of their hand or pocket let alone out of their sight?

Sound quality was respectable and as always I test this with a range of files of all Genre of music as well as a range of voice files.

The 13x10cm User Guide is in six languages with the first six sides in English, the font is readable and of a reasonable size and gives clear instructions for use.

Also in the box is a flexible drawstring pouch for the headset, the USB charge cable and two other sizes of buds.

The D1 Sports Headset is available from Amazon for £39.95.

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