The Breakdown

The Origem HS-3 are uniquely-styled wireless headphones with an adjustable ear hook, The design is a little different, and the aspects of it are a bit fragile, but ultimately the headphones deliver a great sound quality, which is the most important thing to consider.
DESIGN 75%
SOUND 95%
COMFORT 70%
PERFORMANCE 75%
BATTERY 75%
VALUE 80%
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The Origem HS-3 are uniquely-styled wireless headphones with an adjustable ear hook, it has a thin flat cable that rests around the neck and a three-button remote for multimedia controls. The latter also has a microphone for answering calls and they are IPX5 certified, which means they will survive the rain.

Specs

  • Bluetooth 5.0 (10m range)
  • Supported Codec: APTX, AAC, SBC
  • Frequency: 20Hz~20 KHz
  • Transmission Power: Class II I (-6dBm~+4dBm)
  • Rechargeable lithium polymer battery 3.7V
  • Working Time: Approx. 6 hours
  • Charging Time: Approx. 30 minutes
  • Micro USB charging port
  • IPX5 waterproof
  • Dimensions : 7.1 x 3.9 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 0.64 ounces
  • Colors: Silver, Red, Gunmetal

Features

  • HDR (high dynamic range) algorithm for superior sound
    HDR Audio algorithm delivers consistent, balanced sound at any volume.
    It detects the sound pressure of the listening environment and volume of the sound to dynamically adjust loudness for all different frequency levels.
  • Rotating ear hook design
    The patented rotating ear hook is designed to fit all ear shapes and ensures a more comfortable fit.
  • Voice recognition
    Built-in voice recognition provides no-hands control of the music and voice calls.
    Say your command to control your music, pick up calls or activate the assistant.
  • Quick charge
    built-in fast charging, the battery can be charged in 30 minutes to provide 6 hours of listening time.
  • IPX5 waterproof
    for intense exercise and bad weather, but can’t be submerged in water.
  • Camera shutter remote control
    Make your headphones a convenient and easy hads-free shutter control for mobile devices.
  • Multiple sized earbuds to fit most ears.
    Each ear piece has hinged earhooks to provide a secure fit.
  • Smart built-in MIC ensures HD voice for clear conversations

Unboxing

Box contents :

  • A padded zipper case to hold everything.
  • A Micro-USB cable for charging
  • Extra sets of earbuds to fit any size ear
  • The Origem HS-3 HDR Bluetooth earphones
  • Manuals

The box has a quite interesting design, It opens from the side and it is kept closed by magnets which allows opening and closing very comfortably. When we opened it we found everything well accommodated, headphones and a quick guide.

The box comes in a dark design on which the picture of the headphones emblazoned. If you open the box, the headphones appear directly with a transport case behind a transparent plastic cover. The case contains earplugs in four sizes (S, M, L and XL) and a USB cable for charging. Inside the box, we also find a quick start guide below the actual headphones.

Design

The patented adjustable ear hook is designed to fit most shape and size of ear. +/- 70 degrees rotatable ear hooks are made from nickel-titanium alloy without the worry of deform or broken. The earphone is fine-tuned with the angle of 120 degrees to provide a more comfortable and secure fit for better audio delivery. 4 sets of customizable earplugs are made by high-quality silicone that ergonomically fits seamlessly in every ear.

IPX5 water-resistant rating nano-coating protects the earphones from sweat and ensure more life span, perfect for the gym, jogging, running, cycling, workout, etc.

Sound Quality

Origem HS-3 Bluetooth earbuds are equipped with powerful 10mm graphene dynamic driver and high-end CSR8675 chip with DSP audio HDR algorithm. The Algorithm can detect the sound pressure of the listening environment and volume to dynamically adjust for all different frequency levels based on ISO226 Equal Loudness, delivering fullness of sound with detailed highs, crystal clear mids, powerful bass and excellent soundstage.

The headphones have good acoustic insulation and a pretty great, clear and natural sound when playing any type of music, they do a really good job mimicking surround sound. The overall experience was excellent.

Voice Recognition

The Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones has a smart microphone, which can recognize your commands immediately after you speak it without hitting a button or anything and ensures crystal clear voice calls. This built-in innovative voice control system can accurately pick up your voice to achieve play/pause music, accept/reject call, previous/next song and activate phone voice assistant. It makes you enjoy real hands-free control over your music and phone calls anytime.

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Microphone Quality

The included microphone isn’t anything unusual. Sure, it’s a solid microphone, it just isn’t backed by any special technologies to really help it excel in tough listening environments. If you’re trying to call someone at an airport terminal with a thousand people buzzing around you, then you’re not going to be amazed with the kind of call clarity you end up getting.

But the microphone does happen to be loaded with a number of smart-listening features because the HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones are built with true voice recondition technology. That lets you access a variety of controls without having to touch a single button. For someone who makes a lot of use out of their voice assistant features, native support is definitely worth noticing.

Battery

Origem makes charging a breeze with 3.7V rechargeable lithium polymer battery specially designed for fast charging. Up to 4X faster than regular headphones, making the headphones able to full charge in about 40 minutes. 10 minutes charging can support up to 2 hours play time.

The headphones battery life is 6 hours, which isn’t so great along the lines of what we would expect from true wireless headphones, not standard wireless headphones like this. But considering the charge speed, we can turn a blind eye to the battery life.

Wireless Connectivity

Origem HS-3

As their name suggests, the Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones connect with the aid of Bluetooth 5. That provides a variety of advantages out of the gate, mostly pertaining to sync and signal strength. But as mentioned earlier, you’ll find these headphones are built with a high-end CSR8675 chip that’s capable of delivering DSP audio algorithm support. You could think of this as Bluetooth Plus instead of regular Bluetooth.

That chip is also essential to the smooth implementation of their true voice recognition software, which is what allows you to initiate features without having to ever hit a button. You don’t even need to use some kind of wake-up word, just start talking and your command will be done. So the voice control system can be quite useful for playing or pausing music, taking or rejecting calls, skipping between tracks, and so forth.

Comfort and ease of use

Alongside the seamless voice control which is handy, the Origem HS-3 wireless headphones offer 6 hours of playback from a single charge and thanks to the fast charging technology the Origem HS-3 headphones can recharge from flat to full in just 30 minutes. Origem has also equipped the wireless earbuds with patented ear hooks to help keep the earbuds in place even during a workout or while running. They come with a padded zipper case to hold everything during transport, the overall experience is quite satisfactory.

Worth noting that control buttons for some weird reason are positioned on the side that is towards your neck. Which means you need to bend your hand and fingers to reach for these buttons. Buttons should be on the side that is facing outwards, so you can easily press them with your fingers.

User experience

The Origem HS-3 headphones have a very good sound quality with the peculiarity of adding the HDR features which allows it to equalize itself with the music it plays, also the manufacturer has the possibility of updating its firmware through USB through the computer.

They also have a function that I love and is that they allow being linked to two devices without the need to be constantly linking, in case you want to use them with the laptop or another smartphone, for example. Another function that these headphones have is the voice control that works very well provided you have a good pronunciation of the commands in English.

Conclusion

  • Pros
  1. Sound quality
  2. Voice commands
  3. Quick Charge
  4. IPX5 support
  • Cons
  1. Battery life
  2. Stability of the headphones on the go
  3. Control buttons position
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