Cardo S-2 Bluetooth Stereo headphones review: Cardo S-2 Bluetooth Stereo headphones

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The Good The Cardo S-2 Bluetooth stereo headset has a comfortable fit, easy-to-use controls, and fantastic sound quality.

The Bad The Cardo S-2 Bluetooth stereo headset did not perform so well in noisy settings.

The Bottom Line The Cardo S-2 Bluetooth stereo headset is a great and affordable wireless music solution for those with stereo Bluetooth-enabled phones or music players.

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Even though Cardo has made plenty of good quality Bluetooth headsets, it doesn't really have a foothold with stereo Bluetooth, a Bluetooth profile that lets you stream music wirelessly from one device to another. Thankfully, the company has rectified that with its first-ever stereo Bluetooth headset, called the Cardo S-2. This simple behind-the-neck headset is comfortable and easy to use, and it offers a great way to listen to your music wirelessly. It's also remarkably affordable at $89.99.

At first glance, the Cardo S-2 looks like a regular behind-the-neck pair of headphones. Look closer and you'll find a hinge above each earpiece, which lets the headset fold down into a more compact shape. Connecting the two earpieces is a sturdy rubberized band, which can stretch out to accommodate most head sizes. The entire device is pretty light (about 2 ounces), so we could wear it for long periods of time, which is perfect for daily commuting. The 2-inch-wide earpieces fit nicely on top of our ears, and we especially liked the cushioning of the earpiece foam covers. There are also rubberized grips above each earpiece for a more secure fit. We liked that there is good spacing between the grips and the earpieces, allowing plenty of room for spectacles or sunglasses.

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Cardo S-2 Bluetooth Stereo headphones

Part Number: s-2
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Weight 2.8 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features play/pause button
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor behind-the-neck