I had the Halo 2 for a couple of months and now, and while I thought it might have been what I was looking for, it has fallen short of expectations. First, I bought the Halo 2 as it is one of the only headphones I could find that was Bluetooth and supported Multi-Point. Multi-Point is when the device can connect with two or more devices at one time. My hopes was to have it paired with the phone, and a media player (eventually hopefully Nexus 7).
It is easy to use. The volume is a capacitve slider that is relatively invisible and therefore keeps a clean look. Not a fan of the silver outer shape, but it is OK looking on the predominantly black headphones. The single button can pause and resume music. It however can not play music. You have to use the phone to start music. Calls are reasonable considering it is bluetooth. It is also an over the ear set which I have preferred over the in ear headphones that a majority of wired sets seems to be.
Resetting and pairing is a nightmare. I had the headphone not work properly a few times already, and the solution from support was to reset the headphones, and repair. On a Nexus 4 (running 4.2.2 and 4.3), this was a nightmare. When the headphones was new, pairing was straight forward, but doing the reset and pairing, it was less than straight forward.
And this brings me to the other problem. A few times, there was an extremely weak signal where the headphones sounded as if it was buffering. There would be times where I will head 30 seconds of music, wait 15 seconds, and hear between another 30 seconds to a minute. The only solution technical support gives is reset it. I had to do that twice already. At the time of writing, it has lasted a couple of weeks so far, and is working as expected so far, but I have no confidence in it. For now, I am not demanding much. I am using it only with one device which defeats the reason of why I bought it. However, it seems to act completely stupid when it is using Multi-Point.
I wasn’t happy with the purchase price before, and even less so now. Combined with unreliable Multi-Point, and I have regretted purchasing the headphones at $75. If I was to price this, it will likely not be more than $35. This is less than half of the MSRP.
I will not recommend buying this. Maybe with me only pairing it with one device, it will work more reliably, but I am sure that there are cheaper or more reliable headphones than these at $75. And it’s a shame, I had so much hope for them.