Headphones under 2k with good sound quality are hard to find. Secondly, lightweight headphones that are easy to take around are also rare.
These headphones come up as a common recommendation when asking for a good budget headphone that has a decent sound profile and is also lightweight.
But do the infinity glide 150 headphones actually live up to their expectations? And should you consider buying them?
We’ll answer all your questions as we’re putting them to the test today. Let’s get started.
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|Battery Backup||Up to 72 hours|
|Maximum Operating Distance||10 Meters|
|Item Weight||110 g|
|Manufacturer||Harman International Industries|
|Compatible Devices||All Bluetooth Devices|
|Noise Control||Sound Isolation|
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About the Brand
Infinity is an American brand, initially started in 1968 in Los Angeles, USA. Since 1983, they have been under the Harman Brand. They produce a range of audio products, with their earlier products mainly focusing on home theaters and speaker equipment.
Many people confuse Infinity with JBL, but they are sister brands operating under Harman Industries.
Who are These Headphones for?
After testing these out for some time, here are the people that would like these headphones.
- Gym Goers need lightweight headphones to carry around to the gym. The clamping force on the infinity glide 510 will ensure they don’t fall off during working outs. It also has an IPX6 Rating, so it is easily sweat resistant.
- If you have to take meetings and calls, then the mic on these headphones is excellent, and you won’t get any complaints regarding your audio.
- The headphones are advertised as bass-heavy, so bass lovers can try these out. The dual equalizer has two modes; even the normal mode leans towards heavier bass.
8 Important Factors We Tested the Headphone on
We wanted to test these out on the brand’s claims.
Infinity made a big claim about the battery lasting 72 hours, about three days of use. The dual equalizer mode is also an extra feature with a deep base mode. It was something we were excited to test out. Infinity also claims these headphones are lightweight with soft cushioned cups.
Additionally, we will do a well-rounded review on this, touching all its features to give them an overall rating. We’ll divide them into eight categories as we do with all headphones, so let’s get into them.
Infinity has opted for a minimal, clean-looking design on these. They have a slim design and contrasting look compared to other bulkier headphones.
The brand name is displayed in matte on the headband, and the infinity logo is on both earcups. The headband can be extended and adjusted to your preference. The volume rockers, LED indicator, and microphone are on the right side. The ear pads are removable, so you can clean and put them back on.
The ear cups are also foldable, which makes them portable.
The Glide 510 is available in three colors, and we chose the classic black option.
These headphones have an entirely plastic build. They’ve used polycarbonate, which is durable and lighter in weight for the body. They are flexible and won’t break easily.
However, the plastic on the buttons feels cheap and gives issues during use. We wish they had paid more attention to this area, which takes down our rating.
The clamping force on these headphones is high. This takes off major points for comfort as they put a lot of pressure on the ears. The on-ear design makes them press down even more, and you can’t wear these without discomfort.
The pressure on them was really high on the first day. I had to take these off every hour of using them because they got so uncomfortable. You can get used to them after some days of usage, but the clamping is still high, and you’ll have to take frequent breaks while wearing them.
The only good use case is that they can be used at the gym and won’t fall off. They have an IPX6 rating, so they are sweat resistant.
The padding on the ear cups is also not good; it’s on the stiffer side. These are a big no if you want comfy headphones to keep on all day.
The Infinity Glide 510 comes with a 610 mAh battery that claims to give a playback of 72 hours. The battery was an important feature to test as they don’t have an AUX port, so you can’t use them with a wire.
I started testing them out, and they lasted me three whole days on moderate usage without charging, which is impressive. If you use them less, these will last you even longer.
I also wanted to test out the charging claim. Infinity claims you get 2 hours of playback in 10 minutes, which is true. They also take less time to charge fully, which is excellent.
The battery and the charging speed are impressive, so we have nothing to complain about.
5. Sound Quality
The Glide 510 comes with 36 mm audio drivers.
They also come with dual equalizers with a bass mode and a normal mode. The bass mode was activated out of the box. If you want to switch to the normal mode, press both the volume up and down keys simultaneously, and you’ll hear it switch on. You can also reactivate the deep base mode this way.
We noticed that the bass is boosted, even in the normal mode. It doesn’t make for a good, balanced listening experience.
During testing, I also noticed the sound out of the right ear cup was metallic, and the bass was high. The highs are okay, but the mids and lows are subdued.
They don’t have any active noise cancellation. But, because of the in-ear design, it cancels out some background noise, so it’s decent.
I watched some movies while testing these out, and the sound experience during them was great. These headphones perfectly captured all the explosion scenes and other sound effects.
- Gaming Experience: Talking about latency, I noticed some issues under the 30% charge. There was also minor latency during gaming.
- Call quality: The microphone is good on these, relatively better than most headphones. If you step outside, it does pick up some background noise. You won’t have issues taking calls indoors.
Here are all the features of the Infinity Glide 510
- It has volume rocker buttons on the side along with a power button, LED indicator, and instant voice assistance.
- It has Bluetooth 5.0 support with a 10-meter connectivity range.
- The charging port is a Micro USB.
- Glide 510 has a fast charging option which takes 10 minutes to give a playback of 2 hours.
- They don’t have aux support which is a major letdown as it is a feature available even on cheaper headphones under Rs 1000.
These are incredibly lightweight at 110 g. You won’t notice you have these headphones on (apart from the clamping force).
You can carry these around as they are foldable and take them anywhere. You won’t feel the extra weight.
I got these for INR 1700, which is a reasonable price for them and they are usually at discounts. If you get these for between 1500 – 1700, then you can consider getting these.
Previous Versions – Infinity Glide 510 Vs Infinity Glide 500
Infinity glide 500 is an earlier product in the series, released in 2019. Glide 501 was released in 2020.
While both the headphones have similar specs in terms of build quality and sound profile, the battery backup on Glide 500 gives a playback time of 20 hours.
Infinity increased the battery life exponentially when they came out with Glide 510. They also increased the audio driver size by 32 mm with Glide 500 and 36 mm with Glide 510.
Let’s go through the pros and cons list of Infinity Glide 510
- Lightweight:- These are incredibly lightweight at 110 grams. It can be easily carried around.
- Battery Backup:- Give 72 hours of playback, lasting up to 3 days.
- Charging:- They charge quickly, under 2 hours, and have an added quick charge option.
- Microphone:- The microphone is excellent, and there’ll be no issues during calls.
- Sound Quality:- The sound profile is bass heavy in both modes.
- Comfort:- Clamping force is high and can’t be worn for long hours.
- Build:- The build feels cheap, and the buttons are flimsy.
- Dual connectivity:- No AUX port while also having issues with latency.
Their price is Rs 1699 but varies during sales.
Should You Purchase Infinity Glide 510?
If you want a lightweight pair of foldable headphones with a good battery backup that you can travel with, then you can consider these.
However, the build could be better. The sound profile leans more bass-heavy, even in normal mode, which doesn’t give a good sound experience.
If you want a well-rounded pair of headphones, you can skip these, as better options are available in this price range.
|Category of Performance||Rating Out of 10|
Is Infinity glide a JBL brand?
Infinity is a sister brand of JBL. They are both under the same parent company Harman International Industries.
What are the modes on Infinity Glide 510?
Infinity Glide has two modes with its dual equalizer: a normal mode and a deep bass mode.
How do you activate deep bass in Infinity Glide 510?
Press the volume up and down buttons simultaneously, and you will hear it activate.
What is the difference between Infinity 500 and 510?
Infinity Glide 500 has a battery life of 20 hours and 32 mm audio drivers. Infinity Glide 510 comes with 72 hours of playback and 36 mm drivers.
How long is the warranty on Infinity Glide 510?
The Infinity Glide 510 comes with a warranty of 12 months.
Is Infinity a sub-brand of JBL?
Infinity is part of Harman International Industries, which is the parent company of JBL. So they are both sister companies under Harman.
We have summarized all the specifications of the Infinity Glide 510 Headphones and tested its features in detail. They are good when talking about weight, portability, and battery life. They lack in areas like build quality, comfort, and dual connectivity.
If you want a lightweight pair of headphones that you need to take on the go, you can consider these. But, if you wish for a well-rounded set of headphones that don’t sacrifice in areas like comfort, other options are available in the market.
You can check out our other blog posts if you want good headphone recommendations.
Meet Sadiq Iqbal, a tech enthusiast and avid gamer who discovered his passion for technology through his love for gaming. Over time, this grew into a fascination with other tech related gadgets and he now likes spending time testing, and reviewing different products. He stays up to date with the latest tech, and his knowledge in the field makes him a trusted source. Through TechWizard, he hopes to help people find the right tech for them.