Legato Arc Bluetooth Neckband Headphones Review – Model R72E

Around-the-Neck headphones from Spigen featuring retractable earbuds and Nanofiber cables

The Legato Arc Bluetooth neckband headphones from Spigen

Legato Arc Neckband Headphones

Ultra-lightweight around-the-neck Bluetooth headphones jam-packed full of features.

The Legato Arc’s offer HD dynamic sound with three audio settings, auto-retracting earbuds, nanofiber cables, and fast charging technology.

Highlights and Features

  • Ultra-lightweight earbuds and cables
  • Bluetooth 4.1 with dual-pairing and apt-X
  • 14mm dynamic drivers and 3 sound modes
  • Handsfree calling and Siri / Google control
  • Auto-retracting nanofiber cables.
  • 10-hours music and fast charge technology

Pros and Cons

Where to Buy?

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The Legato Arc’s are serious contenders on our list of the Best Bluetooth Neckband Headphones.

Legarto Arc Neckband Headphones – Full Review

I’ve put my trust in Spigen products for many years now. Every time I get a phone upgrade and I’m looking for a case, they are the first brand I turn to.

It pleases me to see they have ventured into the Bluetooth headphone market. With any luck, they’ll maintain an equally high standard –  let’s find out!

The Spigen Legato Arc neckband headphone paired with my S7 Edge which is inside a Spigen Neo Hybrid case.


The Legato Arc’s come inside a neat retail box along with a user manual, USB charging cable, and two sets of replacement earbuds. There’s no carry case included, but to be fair,  the easiest place to put these when not in use is around the neck.

Unboxing the Legato Arc Bluetooth neckband headphones

It may just be an age thing (I turn 41 tomorrow) but the user manual has some extremely small print inside. I guess it saves on trees which is a good thing, but if the trend continues, I’ll need to invest in a magnifying glass.

Design and Build Quality

The Legato Arc Bluetooth neckband headphones

The Legato arc headphones feature a memory flex strap that tapers out to about the thickness of a finger and curves downwards to sit naturally against the collarbone. Having worn countless other neckband headphones, these ones are exceptionally comfortable. They are also extremely lightweight, so much so that I’m frequently forgetting I’m even wearing them – Perhaps that’s also an age thing…

The earbuds are very close fitting in the ear and the silicon rubber tips make a decent seal for a consistent sound.

If you find in-ear headphones comfortable, then I have no doubt you could wear these all day. They weigh practically nothing at only 3 grams per bud.

The earbuds on the Legato Arc in-ear headphones

Retractable Nanofiber Headphone cables

The most impressive design feature from a visual perspective are the ridiculously thin retractable cables. They are so thin you could probably thread them through the eye of a needle. I must admit, it does have me a little worried about their durability. Spigen say they are extremely strong due to a Kevlar core, but only time will tell, I guess.

The amazingly thin cable of the Legato Arc Bluetooth neckband headphones

The upside of having a nanofiber cable is that there’s hardly any weight to tug against the earbuds and far less noise from contact against clothing. This is enhanced even further by the auto retracting cord. You can pull it out to the desired length and then slowly let it return until it reaches a stopping point. This ensures you have just the right amount of slack. To release it, you just need to pull it out again and let it retract at speed, it will then nest back into the neckband.

The Controls

All the controls and the micro USB charging ports are found on the left arm. The port is positioned on the inside edge and is well protected with a close-fitting cover.

On the outer edge, there’s a multi-function button that will power on, play/pause music, access Siri/Google and toggle the 3 sound modes.

There’s also a really well-designed toggle for volume and track selection. A quick flick of the toggle will adjust the volume level and a longer slide will skip tracks.

The charging port on the Legato Arc Bluetooth neckband headphones

The two controls are set far enough apart to avoid any confusion when manually controlling the headphones and the single slider works way better than having two independent buttons.

The controls on the Spigen Bluetooth neckband headphones

Features and Specifications

The Legato Arc R72E neckband headphones have a decent battery life of up to 10 hours depending on your listening volume. They will take 2 hours to fully charge, but will also fast charge over 5 minutes to provide an hour of playtime.

Bluetooth Version Music Playtime Talk time Charging Time Standby Time
V4.1 with apt-X (10m Range) 10 Hours 10 Hours 2 Hours 600 Hours

What I really like about these, which I’ve not encountered on most other neckband headphones, is the vocal notification of the remaining battery level. Whenever you turn them on, you hear their battery status. You can also press the volume down slider with the music paused for an update.

There are a ton of handsfree features for when you’re using them to make and receive calls. I won’t bore you with all the controls, but I will say that they work just as well as the LG Tones and the call quality is great.

Sound and Performance

The Legato Arc’s feature a 14mm dynamic driver along with Qualcomm apt-X audio codecs. They produce a good sound quality and are reasonably loud. These headphones come with 3 equalizer modes, There’s the default soundstage, one which favours the high-end and another that’s more bass driven. To toggle between modes you just double tap the multi-functional button.

The sound quality and performance of the Spigen R72E wireless neckband headphones

The earbuds appear to be open backed, which means there will be a fair amount of external noise at low volume levels. This may not suit everyone’s tastes, for me, however, it’s ideal. I prefer to keep some awareness of my surroundings.


For a first attempt, I think Spigen have done an amazing job. The Legato Arc Neckband headphones are easily on par with most LG Tone models. As long as the ultra-thin nanofiber cables remain intact, then these are definitely worth the price tag – (I’ll update this review if I run into any troubles)

Here’s an update: I’ve been using these neckband headphones everyday and it’s been 5-months since writing this review. I’m happy to report they are working great!

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  1. Is there a one button/one hand mute for phone calls? The LG’s require this weird 2 handed combination to mute the mike on a call.

  2. I just bought tis Legato ARC bluetooth, I am expecting that it serves the purpose. My nephew recommended it as he is young and into technology. The price is a little reasonable, however being the first bluetooth by Spigen, I would have expected them to have kept their price a little lower.Having said that I have only owned this headset for about a week, I shall write back when I clock 3 months. As the guy said I wore my glasses and I still could not see he prints on the manual. Could SPIGEN make it reasonably BIGGER, i UNDERSTAND THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE TREES, BUT i NEED MY EYESSAVED TOO.

  3. Awesome review. Am giving these a shot. I love the functionality of the LG Tone Products, but about the best they can do on life is 12 months. They have reliability issues. Anxious to give these a go.

    Thanks for the review…

  4. Hi Simon, I just want to say thank you for reviewing these neckband headphones. I bought a set on your recommendation and I really pleased with them 🙂

  5. Hi, I read your review and decided to try these, so glad I did! they sound great and are really comfortable. I had an old set of the LG tones for years and I was going to get a new model but chose these instead. The cables are SO thin – hope they last!


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