It’s been a year and a half since we reviewed our Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headphones. For our new review we have their updated Manhattan Fathom Wireless Headset. This headset features Bluetooth,NFC, and the availability to listen to your music, even if your battery is dead. Are the Fathom worth a look at for your next set of headphones? Lets find out.
Lets start out by checking out the look of Fathom Headphones. The version we have are black. Manhattan also offers a white version. Included in the box are the headphones, a microUSB charging cable, 3.5mm headphone cable, and a carrying case.
The Fathom headphones are over-the-ear headphones that have a soft leather cushions. The ear pieces move independently from the rest of the headphone so they fit very comfortably onto your ears.
The right ear piece has the charging port, the headphone jack, volume button, status light, and the play controls/ phone button. The noise cancelling mic for phone calls is also on the right ear piece.
The head band features an inner metal band, covered in a hard plastic. The crown of the band has a padded section for comfort when your listening to music for hours on end.
Once you have your headphones charged, pairing them with your phone is a breeze. If you have a phone that has NFC you can just hold down the phone button on the headset when it is near your phone and the Fathom Headset will automatically connect. For Bluetooth, hold down the multifunction button for about 5 seconds until the LED light flashes red and blue. Next, just pair with your phone as you would any other Bluetooth device and you are good to go.
The Fathom Wireless headphones have a slide adjuster on both sides so the headphones will fit most any size head.
The Fathom are very comfortable and light weight.You can wear them without any fatigue. For answering phone calls, all you have to do it touch the phone button on the right ear piece and you are automatically connected to your incoming call.
On initial charge, it may take up too 3 hours to reach a full charge but once fully charged, the Fathom Wireless Headphones will play for up too 15 hours. If you choose to connect your headphones to your device with the included headphone cable, the control buttons on the headset will not function.
The sound quality of these headphones is excellent with clear crisp highs which makes vocals and movies sound great. Also the lows are clear and there was no distortion with the music i was listening too or the movie Apollo 13 that I used for testing. One thing I did notice, was that these headphones don’t get loud to the point where you could damage your hearing. This is a great thing if you are looking for headphones for your child (as I am) so they can’t damage their ears.
Overall the Manhattan Fathom Wireless Headphones are a great and sturdy set of headphones. They feel very well-built and from previous reviews of the Manhattan products, I can say they do make a quality product. Priced at $68.24 on Amazon.com, they are a great value for the money.