The devil is going into the air. Well, not quite – at least the Berlin headphone company Teufel brings out a Bluetooth variant of their popular all-round model “Move”. This is quite exciting, even without word games with the hell prince, the wireless music transmission over Bluetooth in the case of In-Ears has some sound and engineering requirements: In a confined space, the battery, charging circuit and the spark electronics have to be integrated. Whether there is still room for good sound?
As with Teufel’s good tradition, the Move BT is also delivered in a chic, objectively designed package. This is the in-ear, hidden in a rather robust, thought-out, but also relatively heavy transport case. The tricky thing is that the handset and cable are wrapped around a gripping, relatively heavy 2-component core, which then disappears in the small case made of robust fabric fiber. An equally tidy as well as safe solution. Other accessories include a cable clip, a USB charging cable and four pairs of ear pieces (XS, S, M, L) arranged in a plastic tube. This should also be used for practical cleaning by filling and shaking water. Whether, however, especially many users really make such a “cleaning shake” with all the earplugs? Or at the end of the day, if only one pair of ear pieces, which you used for the day, were wiped with a damp cloth?
Both ear parts of the Move BT are connected to each other via a cable, which also incorporates the remote control, the hands-free microphone and the charging jacks (Micro-USB Type B). The In-Ears themselves seem somewhat “gross” despite their decent design in black/gray. This is mainly due to their massive, large case, which is also slightly wider in the direction of the auricle, so that the listeners are not only sitting with the earpiece in the ear, but are also supported by the area above the ear lobe. If the listeners are used, they are very comfortable. Although not so much that you want to maximize the maximum battery life of 20 hours, but also not so uncomfortable that with them can not be a typical commute ride well.
The drivers provide a relatively moderate impedance of 16 ohms to the headphone amplifier. This means that Move BT achieve a maximum sound pressure level of 100 dB and record the frequency field in the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
The start-up and coupling via Bluetooth are done quickly and without any problems: Pressing the middle button on the remote control activates reception, then the devil is selected on the transmitting device and the radio connection is ready, which is also “remembered” the next time you turn it on , The connection is stable in the context of the Bluetooth-typical parameters and without interruption. In urban areas with many other radio sources, however, the robustness is noticeable. On a test bike tour through the busy inner city of Cologne, there were always short interruptions. In closed rooms, however, this problem did not occur. Like its sister models from the Move series, the Move BT also shows little tolerance in terms of positioning in the ear: If it does not sit exactly tightly in the auditory canal, the sound will be dramatically worse. Against the background that a Bluetooth-In-Ear naturally invites in particular to intensive movements, where the earplugs also slip times, is here a very special problem field. With an hour-long test run in the gym, I had the Move BT four times back into the correct position. However, the sitter is always better in the ear with increasing welding flux. Good in this context to know that the listeners are splash-proof (IP54 standard). With an hour-long test run in the gym, I had the Move BT four times back into the correct position. However, the sitter is always better in the ear with increasing welding flux. Good in this context to know that the listeners are splash-proof (IP54 standard). With an hour-long test run in the gym, I had the Move BT four times back into the correct position. However, the sitter is always better in the ear with increasing welding flux. Good in this context to know that the listeners are splash-proof (IP54 standard).
Obviously Teufel have found some kind of “CI sound” for their Move series, because the Move BT can not hide a certain sonic proximity to the cable-bound “Move” and “Move Pro”. He also does not need it, because the sound knows – naturally depending on the personal sound ideal – to please. It is a very modern aesthetics with a special focus on the mids and low-mid-range, as the kickdrum “Pock” and the snare make “Dunt”. Correspondingly, the listening of current music styles with the Move BT is a pleasure. Not quite as convincing as the range of heights: Here the devil is a bit lacking in brilliance and crispness. He is even a bit more unmotivated here than his cable-bound sister model, Move Pro, which is probably due to the radio circuit.