Genius HS-200 Gold In-Ear Headset - Testing and Final Thoughts

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Genius HS-200 Gold In-Ear Headset
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Testing and Final Thoughts

Sound and Microphone Quality:

After testing these out I was pretty amazed at how great the sound quality is, especially when playing music.  These are far better than the Philips ear buds that I currently have.  There is also no drop off of in call sound quality either.  When testing, I found it was just as good as when having the phone pressed up against the ear.  The superior sound quality alone has easily made me choose to replace my Philips ear buds with this Genius headset.  I cannot say enough about how great the quality is.

The mic quality on the other hand varies a bit and based on testing, is just a little bit worse than if you were holding the phone like normal.  When I let it rest against my clothes and talked with my head facing forward the mic, quality gets a little muffled and is reduced a little.  After tilting my head forward or lifting and angling the mic toward my mouth, the quality got better and was almost as good as holding the phone like normal when on a call.  This is pretty typical of an in-line microphone, but is worth noting for those of you not familiar with in-line mics.



The Genius HS-Gold In-Ear Headset and its superior sound quality makes it great for listening to music and phone calls.  It has has easily replaced my Philips ear buds on that alone.  The great quality of sound far out-performs other more expensive earphones and headsets on the market today.  If in-call mic quality is not a huge issue, than I would suggest a pair of these, as they are great for if you are riding a bike, mowing your lawn or going on a walk.  The in-cord control unit is a little bit fragile but as long as you are not too rough with it you should be fine.  All in all, this headset is worth the money based on sound quality alone and gets an 8.8 out of 10.



  • Reasonable Price at $20.00
  • Amazing sound quality
  • In-line control unit for mic/volume/call answer and hang up button
  • Gold tipped connector
  • Slightly stronger cord
  • Great comfort



  • Control unit is a little fragile
  • Mic quality is decent




I'd like to thank Genius for introducing themselves to BCCHardware (and myself).  We look forward to taking a look at more of their products in the future.  If they all have great quality and excellent value, they will be around for many more years.

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