I’ve been using the Ghostek Rapture Wireless headphones for over two weeks now. Here, we review the headset based on build quality, comfort, controls, sound quality and finally value for money. Without further ado, let’s go into our review of the Ghostek Rapture Wireless headphones.
- Rapture Bluetooth headphones
- USB charging cable
- Standard AUX cable
- Leather Pouch
- User Manual
Build and Comfort
First impressions are important, and I was instantly blown away by the Rapture’s look and feel. GhostTek sent us a brown color which looked rather premium all thanks to the brushed metal finish and the eye-catching LED’s. The leather ear cups are very comfortable to wear whether you’re gaming or listening to music. The headsets fit nicely around your head and do not move around or feel loose.
The ear cups fold inward for easy storage which you can carry in the leather bag Ghostek included with the headphones. The headset looks a bit big on my small head, but cups can be adjusted to a wide range of head sizes. Even the button layout is very easy to use and intuitive.
Features and Connectivity
The Rapture headphones use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and were simple to connect. I was able to easily pair my iPhone 5S with them. The wireless signal is pretty good, even the audio was excellent and there was no drop in call quality up to 30 feet (the standard range of Bluetooth devices). I could answer phone calls using the headphones by pressing the multifunction button for incoming calls, and the quality was equally good. That said, I could hear an echo of the incoming caller’s voice in the background during some calls. The Ghostek Rapture also comes with a 3.5mm jack cord in case you don’t want wireless connectivity.
Here is the million-dollar question. Do the Ghostek Rapture sound good? Yes, they sound pretty dope given their price. The audio is sharp and excellent. They’re not overly bassy and what you get is a well-balanced sound experience. Lows are sharp and well defined, though mids are a tad washed out. That said, the overall sound quality can give any expensive headset a run for its money. I could clearly hear all the background sounds and notes that were there in the songs.
They also do a great job of blocking out unwanted noise and I felt totally drowned in the music. These headphones are easily the best I’ve heard in this price range, and if you’re a casual listener like me, you’ll be left impressed with the headset’s sound quality.
When it comes to battery life, Ghostek claims you get a standby time of a whopping 1000-Hours and a Music Play Time of around a full day. Charging the headset requires a standard micro-USB cable and once fully charged, the headset lasted a good 4 days of moderate usage.
- Excellent sound
- Nice, sleek design
- Ear pads are super comfortable
- 40mm Graphene Drivers
- Equipped with Qualcomm’s apt X technology to bolster sound quality
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Lack of instructions
- Slightly bulky
As I said, these are one the best headphones I’ve come across at the price point of $125. Everything about them from the build, color, comfort and sound quality is top of the line. Not to mention, they’re lightweight and equipped with super soft leather which makes them very comfortable to wear. I would recommend these to anyone wanting a well-priced, comfortable headset which delivers excellent sound quality.