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Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones 2020 Detailed Review

Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones 2020 Detailed Review.

Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones: You can use ordinary non-athletic earbuds for exercising. But unless you get the perfect fit, it’s horribly easy for earbuds to start working their way out of your ears while you’re active. Maybe they pop out almost straight away. Maybe they’ll stay in for ten minutes. But they will gradually work their way out.

Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones 

Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones 

When it comes to athletic headphones, you may have noticed that more and more pairs are being constructed with in-ear hooks or over-ear hooks. Basically, a little something extra to help keep your headphones right where they’re supposed to be.

That broader trend also includes the Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones, which were created with distinctive metallic ear hooks. 

Design & Layout 

From a style perspective, it’s worth noting the HS-3 is available in three types: red, silver, and gunmetal. The gunmetal is basically just a fancy name for black, though the slightly polished sheen of the metal build does add to an overall better-looking pair of headphones.

The silver isn’t truly silver; it’s more like black with silver highlights. And the red is a beautiful blend of crimson red and black undertones, which stands out far more than the other pairs. 

The IPX5 waterproof certification isn’t going to protect these earbuds against submersion. But the Origem HS-3 Bluetooth Headphones are adequately protected against sweat and rain.

That’s because this waterproofing isn’t actually a physical barrier against the ingress of water. It’s merely a hydrophobic spray, which they refer to as a nano-coating. It’s impressive at defending these earbuds from smaller drops of water, but not much more. 

Microphone Quality 

For the most part, 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 at 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. Including everything, you need to play or pause music, accept or reject calls, skip between songs, or otherwise activate your preferred phone assistant. 

Audio Quality 

There are several things that contribute to audio presentation in a pair of headphones like the HS-3. Sound isolation can be a big factor, especially if you’re in a noisy environment and you don’t want to use higher levels of volume to drown everything out.

If you do want to use higher levels of volume to drown everything out, you’ll be pleased to find the 3.7V battery used by these headphones can put out a lot of volumes. 

If you don’t want to use higher levels of volume, you’ll find you don’t have many other options. These headphones weren’t constructed to provide especially high levels of noise isolation.

This means in order to get the best audio experiences, you either need to be in environments that aren’t much louder than a busy office, or you need to be willing to raise your volume up high. 

Wireless Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity 

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 a regular Bluetooth. 

Battery Lifespan 

Here you’ll find one place where these headphones do not shine. The total battery capacity is actually only about four hours. A bit closer to five if you’re using modest volume levels and taking calls fairly often.

Sure, that ought to be enough time for someone to finish their workout or outdoor excursion. But it’s low-average when compared to many other similar pairs of headphones. 

Comfort Considerations 

The ear hook design was made to fit any variety of shapes and sizes for ears or nearly any variety. As such, they bend in a full 70-degree range in both directions.

That rotation allows them to adjust to a lot of different head shapes and sizes. In terms of their raw construction, the ear hooks are constructed from a nickel-titanium alloy, which basically means you don’t need to worry about them being destroyed, damaged, or deformed with use. 

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Other Considerations 

The HS-3 includes four pairs of ear tips, a cable management clip, carrying case, micro USB charging cable, and an 18-month warranty. A pretty all-inclusive kit.

Though the carrying case isn’t a charging case, that’s something that would be easy to fix with the addition of a portable battery bank. 



The Origem HS-3 was not really made for sitting around at home while watching movies. They weren’t really made for taking on a plane. Sure, you could use them in those circumstances, but that’s not where they’ll really shine. These headphones are athletic earbuds that are made for people who want to take advantage of voice assistant features, or people who want to take a lot of calls.