Wireless neck bluetooth speakers are a new product form compared to other products in the audio market. It combines the neck-mounted bluetooth headset with the portability of the speaker and the wide sound field effect, and avoids the pain of wearing the headset for a long time and the “disturbing” attribute of the speaker. Therefore, many manufacturers have launched their own products in the current bluetooth market.
This time I bring you a detailed review of the cleer HALO wireless neck speaker. Let us take a look at the unique highlights of this new audio product form and how it is actually used. Cleer HALO adopts an ergonomic neck-hanging design in appearance, with a red body and irregular stripes. The design is exquisite, the appearance is simple and stylish, and it has a strong recognition.
In terms of configuration, a 32mm dual-speaker sound unit is used, a full-frequency sound guide tube and a low-frequency sound guide tube, and beamforming directional sound transmission technology are used to provide stereo surround sound effects and avoid the impact on the surrounding people. The built-in microphone unit provides clear and smooth calls; it also supports IPX4 waterproof and has a battery life of 12 hours. Let us experience this product together!
| 1. cleer HALO wireless neck speaker unboxing
①. Product packaging and accessories
The packaging box has a drawer-like structure, and the white background can highlight the information you want to express. On the front, there are the cleer brand logo and the 2019 German Red Dot Award logo on the top; the large area in the middle shows the appearance of the product; the bottom has three product features: bluetooth logo, built-in microphone, and neck-mounted design, and the product name: HALO Wireless Neck Speaker.
On the side, there are ergonomics, neck-worn design, beamforming, directional sound transmission, support for AAC, low latency, and provide a detailed introduction to the product features of powerful multimedia performance.
The cleer brand logo is displayed on the back, and the appearance of the product is in a magnetic state; ergonomics, neck-worn design, beamforming, directional sound transmission, support for AAC, low latency, provide powerful multimedia performance, fast charging, charging for 10 minutes, 2h products Features are introduced in detail; aptX, aptX Low Latency, AAC, NFC signs; and some product parameters and information about the items in the box.
The information on the label includes the product name/model: HALO wireless eeck speaker, technical parameters, implementation standards, product features, and information on the place of origin and agents.
The bottom of the box has trademarks, copyright instructions, bluetooth, NFC logo, CE, BC certification, as well as recyclable and prohibited discard signs.
Take out the inner packing box, the OWN THE MOMENT product slogan is printed on the upper left side of the front of the packing box.
Open the inner packing box. The speaker is located in the sponge card slot to prevent damage during transportation.
The contents of the box include cleer HALO wireless eeck speaker, charging cable, soft cloth bag and product manual.
A soft cloth bag for storing speakers.
USB-A to Type-c charging cable.
After actual measurement, the length of the charging cable is about 107cm, which is suitable for daily use.
②. Appearance design
The overall appearance of the cleer HALO wireless eeck speaker, the color of this model is Bordeaux red.
The appearance design of the fuselage cavity adopts an irregular stripe design, which is similar to the style of a bird’s nest building, with exquisite design, simple and fashionable appearance, and strong recognition.
On the front of the speaker, the irregular stripes are covered by a red dust-proof net, but it is not the sound hole of the speaker, which plays a decorative role.
The back of the speaker shows a certain arc, which fits the human body more closely. It is coated with silicone material and feels comfortable to the touch.
The speaker body supports magnetic attraction function, efficient use of space, and improved product portability.
The top of the speaker body is the speaker sound hole, which is equipped with a full-frequency sound guide tube and a low-frequency sound guide tube. Stereo speakers emit audio sound upwards, combined with sound beamforming technology to provide surround sound while reducing the disturbance to surrounding people.
The neckband is also made of silica gel, which can be bent at will and automatically return to its original shape.
The speaker neckband adopts an ergonomic design, which can better fit the neck, make the force more uniform, wear comfortable and skin-friendly, and not easy to slide.
The connecting position of the neckband and the fuselage is designed with a ring-shaped red decoration to enhance the product texture.
There is a Type-C charging interface on the right side of the fuselage, plus and minus volume buttons, and a multi-function button for pause/play, answer/end, and switch between upper and lower songs. The Type-C charging interface is covered by a dust plug to protect it from dust and water.
On the other side, a hole is opened for the microphone unit for the voice call function, providing a clear and smooth call effect.
Cleer brand LOGO is printed on the back, product name: HALO wireless neck-mounted speaker; FCC ID: 2ATS9-8014; input: 5V-1A; cleer company, San Diego, California; made in China. And CE, BC certification and prohibition of discarding signs.
The three function buttons on the left side of the fuselage are the immersive sound mode button, the power switch and the bluetooth pairing button, and the indicator light.
The LED indicator shows two colors of red and white. When you press and hold to enter the pairing state, the red and white lights flash alternately; the red light flashes when the speaker is low; the red light is always on when charging, and the white light is always on after the charging is completed. It is convenient for users to learn the usage and charging status more intuitively.
A close-up of the cleer brand LOGO on the left side of the fuselage. The location near the LOGO is the NFC connection area. Use a mobile phone that supports the NFC function to close it to achieve fast connection.
According to the actual measurement by Woai Audio Network, the overall weight of the cleer HALO wireless neck-mounted speaker is about 245.5g.
| 2. cleer HALO wireless neck speaker function review
①. Interactive experience
The cleer HALO wireless neck speaker uses physical buttons for interactive operations. Long press the bluetooth button to enter the pairing mode. After the pairing is successful, the device will automatically connect back to the next startup. You can also use the NFC quick connection method for pairing. Place the NFC-enabled device near the cleer LOGO on the left side of the fuselage to receive the pairing connection pop-up window.
In terms of control, the buttons are rich and clear. Independent volume button to increase or decrease the volume by one click, and long press to increase or decrease the volume continuously; the multi-function button can realize the pause/play function with one click in the music mode, double-click and triple-click to switch between upper and lower songs; answer/hang up in the call mode Function; there is also an ES SOUND button to turn on/off the immersive sound mode.
②. Music effect experience
The left and right sides of the cleer HALO wireless neck speaker are equipped with a 32mm full-frequency speaker sound unit, equipped with a full-frequency sound guide tube and a low-frequency sound guide tube. The loudspeaker emits audio sound upwards, with sound beamforming technology to provide surround sound. It also supports switching the immersive sound mode, and by enhancing the music and video sound field, it provides a listening experience unique to the two-channel stereo speakers.
As a new form of audio product, cleer HALO brings a brand new audio experience. In terms of actual use experience, cleer HALO brings the open sound field experience of speakers, with excellent stereo effects, and the three-frequency sound quality has reached an excellent level. And it liberates both ears and can be worn for a long time. But when you wear it to listen to music, you may be affected by a little environmental sound.
On the other hand, for the surrounding people, the sound from the speaker can still be heard when the distance to the wearer is close. However, due to the blessing of beamforming directional sound transmission technology, when the distance from the speaker is gradually increased, compared with ordinary speakers, the size of the received sound is greatly reduced. In an office environment, there is no sound at all at 50% volume one meter away.
③. Call effect experience
In terms of the call effect experience, the cleer HALO wireless neck speaker has a built-in microphone unit, which can ensure clear voice transmission in the uplink call; and the downlink call effect is similar to the music experience. Due to the open radio mode, it is easy to be affected. The influence of outside sounds. Therefore, it is relatively more inclined to use in a quiet environment in the use of calls.
④. Compatibility test with mobile phone connection
In terms of headset and mobile phone connection compatibility, cleer HALO tested whether it can display power and interactive operations normally when connected to iPhone 12 Pro Max, Xiaomi 11, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, and iPad. After testing, the cleer HALO wireless neck speaker can display power and perform each operation normally on these products.
Cleer HALO is connected to iPhone12 Pro Max, and the battery level can be displayed normally in the status bar, so that users can learn about the remaining battery power of the headset in real time and charge it in time.
Cleer HALO is connected to Mi 11, and the remaining battery status can be normally displayed in the status bar.
Cleer HALO is connected to Huawei Mate40 Pro, and the remaining battery status can be normally displayed in the status bar.
Cleer HALO is connected to the iPad, and the remaining battery status can be normally displayed in the status bar.
⑤. Connection stability
In testing the connection stability of the cleer HALO wireless neck speaker, the paired mobile phone is placed in a fixed position in the editorial office, and then the headset is moved to a different position to test the connection stability of different scenarios and distances.
Line 1, passing through the office area of colleagues, computers, printers and other equipment are all working.
Line 2 passes through the partition wall and a transparent floor-to-ceiling glass.
Line 3 is a straight line without obstructions.
Line 4, passing through the reception room and negotiation area, there are scattered obstacles but no electronic signal equipment.
The measured four o’clock position cleer HALO and the bluetooth connection of the mobile phone are stable, and there is no disconnection, no sound quality damage or intermittent music playback.
⑥. Charging, battery life
In terms of charging battery life, cleer HALO wireless neck speaker uses Type-C charging interface to support fast charging. When there is no electricity, charging for 10 minutes can support 2 hours of battery life. It can be fully charged in two hours, and the battery lasts for 12 hours under the fully charged state, which fully meets the daily use of the day.
Use the ChargerLAB POWER-Z KT002 portable power tester to perform a wired charging test on the cleer HALO wireless neck speaker, and the input power is about 4.57W.
| 3. Summary
The cleer HALO wireless neck speaker adopts a red body with irregular stripes in its appearance design, which resembles the style of a bird’s nest building, with exquisite design, simple and fashionable appearance, and strong recognition. The neckband adopts ergonomic design, silicone material, soft touch, comfortable to wear and skin-friendly. The neckband can be bent at will, with a magnetic body design, efficient use of space and improved portability.
In the functional experience test, cleer HALO supports NFC one-touch connection, and the function buttons are richer, which is convenient for various operations and convenient to use; in the bluetooth connection test with Android and iOS systems, the compatibility is good. The connection is stable within 15m, and there is no disconnection and sound quality damage. All controls are normal, and all support power display, which can obtain headset power information in real time.
In terms of musical effects, the open sound field experience, excellent stereo effects, and the tri-band sound quality has reached a high level. And the novel audio experience liberates both ears, and long-time wearing avoids the pressure and pain of the earphones. In terms of call effects, the built-in microphone unit provides a clear uplink call effect. When you wear it to listen to music and downlink calls, you may be disturbed by a little external sound.
On the whole, as an emerging audio product, Cleer HALO wireless neck speaker has outstanding advantages such as stylish appearance, comfortable wearing, excellent sound quality, excellent sound field, strong stereo, and long battery life, but it is also vulnerable to external sound interference. Within a certain range, there will still be shortcomings of sound leakage that need to be optimized. From the actual use experience, the main application scenarios of each function are more suitable in the family, and friends can judge the choice based on the advantages and disadvantages.