Cleer Flow Wireless Active Noise Reduction Hires Headset Review

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Speaking of Cleer, ordinary people probably haven’t heard much. Cleer is a stylish earphone born in New York, USA in 2012. Adhering to the brand concept of “Quality That Inspires”, Cleer is committed to delivering pure, clear and natural sound to people. The brand runs through the product with ingenuity, not only in technology and sound quality, but also in pursuit of excellence in design. Since 2013, Cleer developed the first “NC” noise-cancelling earphone prototype product. Cleer has adopted the technology of the industry-leading noise reduction solution provider PHITEC. With the advantages of more than 20 patented technologies, it has successively won “CES Innovation Product Award “,” iF Design Award “and” TNT Top New Technology Award “.

You must have heard of ONKYO, an old brand in the consumer personal video industry. Let ’s take a look at the introduction of the ONKYO official website.

“In Japanese,” ONKYO “means” sound “. Over the past 70 years, ONKYO engineers have been committed to delivering a better voice to people and have gained global recognition. Today, ONKYO Corporation owns many well-known brands such as ONKYO, Integra and Clearer. “

Seeing this, everyone understands that Cleer’s origin is not small, as the ONKYO’s fashion headset brand, its main focus is both fashion and sound quality.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset-Appearance

The packaging is similar to the packaging of major manufacturers such as BOSE and Sony. They are all simple in style. The more prominent is the Hi-Res gold label in the lower left corner, which can be said to be the best endorsement of sound quality.
The blue label in the upper right corner is a Shenzhen standard sticker.

If you did n’t know the details of the brand in advance, it ’s easy to think of the negative words such as fake foreign devils and cottage goods, but after experiencing it, you found that the standard of Shenzhen standard is posted. The workmanship and packaging of this headset can’t be faulted, and it has indeed reached a very high level. I look forward to more such logos in the future, which will make Made in China truly synonymous with high quality.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The Bluetooth connection not only supports aptX HD, but also supports Sony’s LDAC. It also supports gesture operation and has a battery life of up to 20 hours.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

On the back, some exclusive technologies are marked, such as the use of hybrid noise reduction technology, which can reduce the ambient noise by about 30dB. The 40mm ironless core headphone unit has a distortion of less than 0.3% (better than most headphones), showing boldness. Direct and realistic clear sound effects.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

Side view, providing two interchangeable decorative rings for more personalization.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

On the packaging, the inner box is directly opened as a portable storage box, the workmanship is quite exquisite, and the headphones are placed directly in the storage box. After all, the travel is also an important scene for noise reduction headphones. The portable storage box provides great convenience for the journey.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The details of the lanyard of the headphone box are free of threads and burrs, and the workmanship is quite good.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The back of the storage box also provides a net cover for small items, which can be used to put wires or small items for travel.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The earphones and accessories are all placed in the storage box. It can be seen that the volume of the earphones after folding is quite small. The accessories are packaged with a 3.5mm headphone cable, a micro USB cable, and an aircraft conversion plug.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

At the same time, a rose gold decorative ring is also included. The decorative ring is also very easy to replace. It can be removed simply by rotating it counterclockwise, and then it is OK to replace it with a new one.

The inside of the storage box also uses a small icon to indicate the way the headset is folded and placed, which is very intimate and clear.

There is a sticker on the left earcup to mark the direction of gesture operation. Sliding up and down from the middle of the earcup is to increase or decrease the volume, and the left and right are the previous and next songs. In use, it is found that the gesture operation sensitivity is high, and it can be operated blindly. , Can be said to be the best solution for headset control at present.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The right earcup logo supports NFC.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The headset is made of frosted plastic as a whole, with a decorative cover made of metal, which is a little more stylish and smart. The head beam is covered with thick and soft leather, which makes it comfortable to contact with the head.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The earmuffs are made of protein leather and have a high degree of softness, which can enclose the entire ear, which increases comfort and sound insulation.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

The headphone control buttons and audio interface are placed on the left earcup. From top to bottom are the microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack, on-off key, noise reduction switch, external ambient sound amplification and external human voice amplification switching buttons.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

There is only one microusb interface at the bottom of the right earcup, and it is a pity that the USB-C interface is not used to keep up with the times.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset – experience
Wear
On wearing, the earphones are in good contact with the head and ears, soft and breathable, and there is no stuffy feeling for several hours. There is no groove except for the chuck. My previous MSR7 is also a chuck. After a while, the problem of the chuck was completely solved. Presumably, this headset can also be solved in the same way.

Thanks to the soft earmuffs, Clearer Flow is also friendly to the glasses party, and there is no difference between the pressure when wearing glasses and removing them.
The weight is also relatively moderate. After solving the problem of the chuck, it will not be worn for a long time, and there is no problem in using it for a long time.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset – Noise reduction

I, a noise-sensitive person, have been using noise-cancelling headphones for seven or eight years. The earliest BOSE active noise-cancelling headphones I bought in college were still equipped with a 7th battery, and then I joined BOSE ’s QC20 and Sony ’s WI-1000X, also experienced BOSE’s QC35. I first put on Clearer Flow, and I feel really quiet. It is quieter than all the headphones I have experienced above, and all kinds of low-frequency noises and family talking voices disappear instantly. I am also a bit surprised that the best noise reduction headset I have ever experienced is not BOSE nor Sony, but this Clearer flow. It seems that there are two brushes for Clearer’s hybrid noise reduction.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

Anyone who has used noise reduction headphones should experience the slight noise floor of the headphones after noise reduction is turned on. Compared to QC20 and Sony WI-1000X, Clearer flow is also the lowest noise floor. Cleer flow’s noise reduction is not the best, but it definitely belongs to the first echelon.
It seems that the officially announced hybrid noise reduction technology can reduce environmental noise by about 30dB and there is no false standard.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset – Sound quality

The first front end of my test was Iphone xs Max. Noise reduction is enabled by default. QQ music is turned on for non-destructive playback. After Bluetooth connection, the power information of the headset will be displayed in the upper right corner of the IOS system. “The distance of a heart”, listening to one ear, a little tooth sound, a little female poisonous feeling, although the Bluetooth sound quality is indeed not as good as the wired, the details are a little fuzzy, but you can also hear that the quality of the headphones is really good, low volume It ’s enough, but it wo n’t bang, it can create a better atmosphere, the midrange is sweeter, the treble is not so bright, it does not look sharp, and the listening feel is still more comfortable. Very suitable for popular songs.
Next, I replaced the Huawei P10, and after turning on the LADC, the details did improve. The whole lengthened by a level than when using ordinary Bluetooth connection, which can almost reach the level of six or seven hundred headphones.

Finally, I used the 3.5mm cable to access the innovative X7 audition. The wired connection has been greatly improved. Without noise reduction, Cleer flow has demonstrated the quality of thousands of earphone applications, and the entire sound is open. The sound field Open, three-band balanced, real vocals, complete details, more American style in style, quality is not lost to my MSR7.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset review

After turning on noise reduction, the bass has been strengthened, the human voice has become a bit farther, the sound field has been reduced, and the details have been slightly blurred, but in general it is still quite good, at least better than the BOSEQC20 and Sony WI I currently have -1000X is good, which belongs to a very high level of noise reduction headphones.
In movies, thanks to the enough low volume, there is a bonus to watching movies when noise reduction is turned on, the atmosphere is very good, and the positioning is also good. Although Bluetooth is slightly delayed, it is still very useful for enjoying a person’s movie watching time good.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset – Little discoveries in use

In use, I found that there is another detail of the Clearer flow. The music will be automatically turned off when the headset is removed, and it will play again after wearing it. I researched for a long time and did n’t find where the sensor was placed. This headset has a little more favor, it can be said that the technology is full.

postscript
As a pair of stylish and sound headphones, I spent two to three hours a day during the week of Cleer flow. I have n’t noticed that the battery is low. It seems that the official 20-hour battery life is completely virtual. Standard, this headset is also completely challenged by BOSE and Sony ’s high-end noise-cancelling headphones. If you are considering buying a wireless noise-cancelling headset, Clearer flow can be included in the alternative list.
Here is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of this headset:

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset – Pros
1. Fashionable appearance, two-color replaceable decorative ring increases individualized space.
2. Full of sense of technology, mixed noise reduction is more powerful, touch gestures, take off automatically shut down music and other functions highlight the connotation of science and technology.
3. Convenient wireless connection and good sound quality, not only supports aptX HD, but also supports Sony’s LDAC, Hi-Res small gold standard blessing, plus 40 mm ironless headphone unit, all of which make this headset talk about sound quality capital.

CLEER Flow wireless active noise reduction Hires headset – Cons
Slightly chuck, hoping to make more effort in wearing comfort, of course, it is more perfect to reduce the weight.

Above, thank you for reading.