Aita BT809 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Over-ear Headphones

Available from Amazon at just one penny under £15 this has to be one of the most inexpensive Bluetooth headsets I have tried and I was very pleasantly surprised by what I received. Inside the box aside from the headset itself was a standard mini-jack to mini-jack audio cable, a USB charging cable, and a small but well printed and easy to read User Guide

The headset is quite lightweight and feels rather cheap , the body feels a bit flimsy and the headband and ear cup padding is thin and unsupportive That said, the construction quality seems OK 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. Time will tell and if something fails in the future I will update the review accordingly.

The headset is supplied with a simple control free audio cable and a USB to micro-USB charging cable but both work seem well made and function fine. All the controls are nicely positioned on one earpad and very easy to find and to identify by sight and by touch. Aside from the usual track and audio buttons there is a micro USB charging slot and 3.5mm audio in port for when the headset is used without Bluetooth. The headset folds well for storage although no carry bag is provided. There is a SD card slot but this is easy to miss on the top of the control button earcup. It also has a built in radio which works when the audio cable is attached but reception is spotty and the feature hard to use, as it is on almost every radio equipped headset I have used.

Bluetooth Pairing simple enough and achieved in the usual way by depressing the Multifunction/Power button for several seconds. Once paired I found the connection to be stable and strong. The headset will also work with the supplied audio cable when the battery fails and there is little if any difference in quality when used in either mode.

Audio quality is the most important feature of any headset, and bearing in mind that this is a budget device I was happy with the sound. There is a decent amount of bass which is smooth and undistorted. Mid tones are clear and detailed and very easy to listen to. The sound is rather flat but pleasant enough and never abrasive or sibilant, at least to my ears. The sound is OK, good but nothing to write home about.

This a well made set of headphones, lightweight and comfortable to wear with decent sound quality and at a price that simply cannot be bettered.

The Good
Great price
Good audio
Easy touch controls
BT/Wired modes
Folds for storage
SD card slot
FM radio

The Bad
Poor Padding
No carry bag
Construction rather flimsy

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