Aiwa will certainly not be familiar to everyone, like we are. Although the brand used to be very well known, it has been quiet around it in recent years. That was because it was discontinued after the acquisition by Sony. But now it’s back. The Arc-1 Bluetooth headset seems to give a good picture. We’ll check for you if that’s really true.
Scope of Delivery and Design
There’s not that much in that fancy box. First we see a hardcover bag with the rest in it. Besides the headphones themselves there is also a MicroUSB cable, a 3.5mm jack cable and the obligatory paperwork.
For many, Bluetooth headphones, especially when they are over-ears, must have a simple design. After all, you wear the device on your head, everyone can see it. Large, bulky headphones with a lot of bling bling are eye-catching and like to look a bit ridiculous. Everyone as he wants it. With the Arc-1 you try to make chic design with simple elements look simple.
The manufacturer’s lettering is on the padded headband and is applied rather inconspicuously. The otherwise black headphones are highlighted in colour by two red metal pieces on the left and right with the inscription “aiwa”.
Although large drivers are used, the earcups are quite small and don’t look bombastically large, as is the case with others. The most striking thing about the entire ARC-1 is the bracket, which is made entirely of aluminum.