After a flurry of recent Audiophilia headphone/earphone deliveries and reviews, the Puro BT-5200 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones arrival came much like coal to Newcastle. I knew they were shipped for review and a quick visit to Amazon showed real good lookers in gold metal and buttery tan leather and priced at a very (too?) reasonable $129. Happily, the inexpensive price/limited performance ratio did not add up as I discovered during the very enjoyable review sessions.
Upon close examination, the 5200s are beautifully made headphones. One of the most luxurious I've used. Other than aiming for quality sound, noise isolation, and superior construction, Puro Sound Labs has added a special feature -- 'advanced volume monitoring and interactive reporting to guide users to safer listening.'
Puro explains that '...with the Volume Monitoring Bluetooth headphones, we put you in control of protecting one of your most valuable senses – hearing. These headphones are uniquely engineered to continuously monitor volume levels as you listen, and deliver that information to you through the LED indicator on the ear cup. No more wondering, “How loud is too loud?” To boot, the 82% noise-isolation and studio grade audio quality ensure that your listening experience is never compromised, even in noisy environments.' They're dead serious about efforts to curb this preventable problem. They even have an ask our Audiologist page on their site.