Don’t let the surprisingly small box deceive you. This £21.99 headset gives you a lot for your money with the upmarket looks and sound quality of a much more costly device.
Inside the mid-market display box was the headset itself, USB Charging Cable, audio cable and User Guide. The User Guide is well written and nicely printed but small and hard to read. I attach a scan of it to my unboxing video.
The headphones feel lightweight but well made and robust and are of the on-ear rather than over-ear type. The headset looks good with an attractive black gloss finish to the body and what looks like PU leather for the headband and earcups. The padding is good but by no means luxurious. The build quality seems fine to me with no sign of the padding on the band working loose, poor stitching, visible wires or weak joints – all elements that have failed on similar headsets I have owned in the past. There is nothing to make me suppose that the headset is not well made. Time will tell and if something fails drastically in the future I will update the review accordingly.
The headset is very lightweight and comfortable to wear for extended listening sessions. The simple control buttons are on one ear cup only and are easy to find and identify by touch and by sight. There are the usual track/volume and multifunction buttons to control audio and phone operations. The buttons are large, not recessed and this makes them easy to use by feel and for me, this is a big plus. Another plus, unusual in a budget headset, is the separate Power On/Off button, a feature which I always prefer to the long press of the Multifunction button.
Bluetooth Pairing simple enough and achieved in the usual way by depressing the Multi-function/Power button for several seconds. The connection is indicated by the usual Red/Blue flashing LED and voice prompts. Once paired I found the connection to be stable and strong.
Battery life seems fine to me and I have no reason to doubt the claimed ten hours music time from a two-hour charge of the 400mAh lithium battery A red LED illuminates during charging and goes off when completed.
This headset is lacking a few features often found even on cheaper units these days. The is no FM radio, NFC, AptX codec or Bluetooth 5 (this set uses the slightly older Bluetooth 4.2). However, it does has a micro SD card slot and can work as a normal headset using the supplied audio cable.
Keeping in mind that this is a budget headset I was very happy indeed with the audio quality. The bass is good, clear, smooth and undistorted. Mid tones are clear and detailed and very easy to listen to. The sound quality of this headset has to be one of the main selling points. The headset has the looks of a more expensive device and the presentation is nice enough to make it attractive as a gift.
I like this headset. It is well made, comfortable, lightweight and easy to wear even for extended listening sessions and with decent sound quality too. It is a pity there was no NFC pairing or radio but I wonder how many people would actually use them? Nevertheless, the excellent audio reproduction and good build quality and presentation make this a great buy for the price asked.
Attractive upmarket looks
Excellent sound quality
Easy Access controls
Good build quality
Comfortable to wear
Separate Power Button
SD Card Slot
No Bluetooth 5