Continuing our Bluetooth earbuds saga, today I bring you the Hussar magic buds, that is now ranking at number one best seller on the wireless headset category on Amazon. The benefits of acquiring a Bluetooth earbud are many, especially for those wanting to use them at the gym or for running. Naturally, the sound quality won’t compare to a good wired model, but sometimes we have to sacrifice a few aspects to get others. The Hussar Magicbuds is a very cheap model, (under $40) so keep that in mind when I show you the strengths and weaknesses.
Let’s start with the:
The Hussar Magicbuds has the aptx technology as well as the latest Bluetooth 4.1 which helps immensely with sound clarity and details. Everything is just ok here, you won’t be disappointed or amazed by the sound, and that may or may not be a problem for you. For me, it’s okay because we couldn’t ask for too much at this price, so if you want a better sound quality look for models like Jaybird x2 or Jabra Sport Pace, obviously these models are a bit more expensive.
Durability and Design
Let me share with you a piece of advice, always ask yourself when shopping for earbuds: okay, this model is cheap, but how durable is it? The Hussar Magicbuds is sweat proof, has flat cables and is very lightweight. In normal conditions you should expect it to last for about a year, and for this price, this is perfectly fine.
Comfort and Fit
The Hussar Magicbuds comes with 3 pairs of ear tips S,M,L and that may not be enough if you have very small ears. If that is your case make sure to check our guide on the best earbuds for small ears. It also comes with silicone ear hooks to ensure the earbuds won’t fall out while you exercise.
Accessories and Battery
Only the standard is offered here, it wold be great if they offered more ear tips , but this time we only have 3 options (S,M,L) which can be a problem for those with small ears. If that is your case make sure to check our guide: Best earbuds for small ears.
Continuing, there are no customization options, no other colors to choose from, but that isn’t really a problem. A positive point is a hard branded case for storage, that at this price is a nice bonus. It also has a microphone with CVC technology and music controls.
The Hussar Magicbuds can reach up to 7h of music playback, which is slightly above average.
Pros and Cons
- Nice sound quality
- APTX technology
- Sweat proof
- Good value for the price
- Microphone and remote controls
- Only 3 pairs of ear tips
My Rating: 8.9 out of 10
If you are on a tight budget and in need of a sports earbud, the Hussar Magicbuds are a great choice. However, one weak point is that it only offers the standard, and nothing else, so, I would purchase it if you are looking for a cheap solution and not a specific feature. If you are ok to pay a bit more, ( or maybe less) check out the guides here at IEH.
Here are some options if you are looking for something else: