When Creative asked me if I wanted to review a pair of their HITZ WP380 Bluetooth headphones I actually had a serious think about it. I've been bitten by Bluetooth headphones before, with their duff battery life and awful sound that somehow managed to be tinny AND muffled at the same time. But I decided to give them a whirl and I'm glad that I did.
The WP380's are on ear headphones, with an adjustable faux leather covered headband. While the cups rotate 90 degrees to fit into a cloth pouch, they don't fold at all, so they're quite big considering their diminutive size. Charging is via a micro USB port and pairing can be done in the old fashioned BT manner or new and exciting NFC if your device supports it. The chrome trim you can see in the photo is a bit retro but doesn't detract from the overall effect.
A final word on battery life though. It's good. Better than I get out of my smartphone certainly. Creative quote up to 12 hours of music and call between charges. I've got to admit I've not taken or made a call using them, I'm old fashioned and like to hold a phone up to my ear rather than shout while wearing headphones. I have had the music turned right up and I've not had any issue with the battery life.
Sitting here, finishing this review, listening to Marillion's Misplaced Childhood, I have to say the Creative HITZ WP380 Bluetooth headphones surpassed my expectations by some margin. I've managed to build up a pretty sizeable collection of headphones/earphones over the years- ranging from Shure, Ferrari, RHA and AKG, to Meelectronic, Sanyo and Koss- and whilst the Creative's aren't the best sounding they are in many ways the pair that have surprised me the most.