Review: Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth headphones come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I’ve had the opportunity to review several different models in the past, and they all have different strengths. My Samsung SBH600 headphones are perfect for listening to music or watching a movie for a long period of time while the Motorola S305’s are my personal favorite in terms of comfort and portability. When it comes to using Bluetooth headphones for exercising, Motorola’s S10-HD sets the bar.


Like the Motorola S9 and S9-HD before it, the S10-HD is created from the ground up to be worn while active; specifically while exercising. The headphones are designed to be sweat-proof, with rubberized surfaces and buttons. The earpieces are also lined with a rubberized material to prevent slippage and increase comfort.

The buttons that control music playback and calling features run up the side of each earpiece; the lone exception being the power button, which is on the rear of the headphones. The playback control buttons are somewhat difficult to interact with due to the rubber layer over the top. An LED indicator is also located next to the power button, and is protected under the rubber layer as well. The headphones are designed to go over the ear and behind the head, with the back of the headphones “floating” over the back of your neck.

Sound Quality

The S10-HD comes with four separate ear gels that are not only different sizes, but different shapes. The result is that you should be able to find a solution that fits your ear effectively, which is an important factor for in-ear headphones. The S10-HD puts out plenty of volume, which is a must for many exercise scenarios; though the sound range isn’t as broad as I’d like, it is good enough to meet the needs of most people.


The Motorola S10-HD is specifically designed to be used while exercising and being active. The sound quality isn’t the best that I’ve ever heard, nor are they the most comfortable headphones on the market; but in terms of meeting the needs of someone with an active lifestyle, the S10-HD is a great choice. The S10-HD is running $79.99 and can be found at retailers such as Best Buy.

Tim Ferrill