Remax is an up and coming brand for mobile accessories & electronics. Personally, I don’t really like their gadgets because it feels cheap but a friend recommended the Remax RB-300HB Bluetooth Headset as a cheap headphone. So, after years of staying away from the brand, I bought it to try out.
After testing it out and comparing it against a couple of other headphones, I’d consider Remax RB-300HB as OK headphones if you’re looking for something cheap. One thing to note: this is more for a casual listening experience and not meant for gaming.
Remember when I said Remax looks cheap? Well, if you solely look at the packaging, you’d think that it’s a premium headset.
You’ll find the following parts in the box:
- 1 x Remax RB-300HB Bluetooth Headset
- 1 x AUX Audio Cable
- 1 x Charging Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Research & Product Breakdown
- RF Range: 10M
- Bluetooth Version: 4.1
- Sensitivity: 100±3dB
- Resistance: 32Ω
- Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
- Microphone: Yes
- Connectivity: Wireless Bluetooth With Audio Jack
The first thing I notice I put it on is that it is incredibly soft! It’s an earpad type of headphones which does not cover your entire ear. So, it doesn’t give you that annoying, bulky feeling when you wear it for a long time.
However, after wearing it for about an hour or so, my ears started to feel stuffy and hot. It doesn’t have any openings to make the headset more breathable. But it is very light so you can easily bring it anywhere.
In Bluetooth mode, it’s very easy for you to pause your music, increase/decrease volume and skip songs. The right ear pad has sensors that are activated by simple touch gestures.
Overall, the design of Remax RB-300HB is okay. Comparing it to the Nacon GH-300SR (gaming headset), Remax RB-300HB wins at being light, soft and comfortable (for a short time).
Surprisingly, the battery life is quite long! Most of my wireless Bluetooth headsets last about 2-3 hours per charge. Remax RB-300HB has a battery life of 14 hours (give or take) before I need to charge it. Plus, if it runs out of battery, you can simply plug in the audio cable and use it as a wired headset.
Remax RB-300HB came in strong but after a few months, this headset disappoints me. There’s a clear tear on the right which exposes the sponge. The tear doesn’t affect the listening quality but it’s aesthetically unpleasing. I’m also a lot more careful with the Remax RB-300HB as I’m afraid of damaging it further.
On many websites, it is stated that Remax RB-300HB has noise cancellation. Don’t be fooled. Remax RB-300HB (and many others) considered noise isolation/reduction, rather than noise cancelling. Noise cancellation headphones use a microphone to detect the ambient noises and tweak the audio you hear to cancel out the surrounding sounds. However, noise isolation headphones, such as the Remax RB-300HB, use the foam to absorb the surrounding sound.
According to its specifications, Remax RB-300HB has a frequency response range of 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
So, we’ve put it to the test. You can also use this video to test out your headphones.
To be honest, I couldn’t hear past 18000Hz but that’s just my hearing range. My colleague was able to hear from start to finish. Hence, Remax RB-300HB pass the 20Hz to 20,000Hz test!
We’ve used the Eminent Technology’s Multimedia Speaker Test (click HERE to check it out) to test out the left & right channels. Both are working great.
For the music test, I’m using Spotify with the equaliser turn off in order to listen to its raw clarity. Being a music lover, the overall audio experience isn’t great. It’s decent for its price but I would suggest spending a little more if the quality is important to you.
I’ve chosen to test it against a couple of older music as they aren’t compressed as compared to today’s music. So, it’s a better indicator to gauge the headphones sound range. I like that you can clearly hear from 2 (left & right) channels
Listening to movie soundtracks and classical music helps to test the headphones clarity because there are a lot of instruments playing. This is how I know Remax RB-300HB doesn’t project a clear sound. The instrumentals in He’s A Pirate was so poorly projected that it sounds very… “mushy”. Here’s an edited comparison to resemble what I hear. I try to replicate it as best as I could but it might not be 100% the same.
Usually, when I listen to music such as He’s A Pirate, Captain America or any other action-filled soundtracks, there’s an adrenaline rush that pumps me up. However, with Remax RB-300HB, it reduces the clarity and power of the music.
Songs Used For Test
- The Beatles – Yesterday (Classic Orchestral Pop) (1965)
- The Beatles – Hey Jude (Classic Pop Rock) (1968)
- The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup (Classic Pop/Soul) (1968)
- Alan Silvestri – Captain America (Movie Soundtrack)
- Klaus Badelt – He’s A Pirate (Movie Soundtrack)
- The Greatest Showman Cast – The Greatest Show (Musical Number)
Bluetooth headset typically gives a slight delay and the Remax RB-300HB is no different. However, you can plug the audio cable and it’s okay!
Video Used For Test
I’d say watching a movie on the Remax RB-300HB can get a little frustrating.
Well, if watching video delivers an audio lag, there’s no difference when it comes to gaming. Don’t expect much for using Remax RB-300HB for gaming as its built and marketed for entertainment.
Another thing to note is the microphone isn’t well recommended. Using Remax RB-300HB to play casual, cinematic games is still acceptable and would not pose many problems. But when it comes to competitive or shooting games, the 0.1-second lag can cost you the game.
Games Used For Test
- Fortnite (PC)
- Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4)
There are not a lot of places that are still selling this model so get it while it lasts.
We are showing you the different places you can get it from so that you can decide which is a better option for you. For example, if you’re in Singapore and decide to purchase from Amazon, you will need to pay for international shipping and handling charges. However, if you’re located in the US or Europe, buying from Amazon would be the convenient alternative. If you don’t like buying from online stores, you can head over to their official website HERE to locate BenQ’s nearest outlet.
Why should one buy
Typically, a decent wireless headset will cost you about S$80 or more. At S$56, REMAX RB-300HB is the cheaper alternative. It’s also great for people who move around a lot as it’s light and easy to bring around. So, if you are thinking about using this for travels and you’re not strict on audio clarity, you might want to consider the Remax RB-300HB.
However, if you are looking for a gaming headset, you might want to check out the Nacon GH-300SR. I’ll release a review on that soon!
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