Orinsong Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Built-in Mic

Price can be deceiving with this new headset from Orinsong which being currently priced at £29.99 has to be judged as as budget headset. This looks and sounds like it should quite a bit more.

Inside the attractive and well designed windowed display box aside from the headset itself was a soft carry Case, USB Charging Cable and User Guide. The User Guide is quite comprehensive although too small to read easily. I attach a scan of it to my unboxing video

The headphones feel lightweight but well made and robust and is of the on-ear rather than over-ear type. The headset looks good with an attractive grey silk finish to the body and what looks like PU leather for the headband and earcups. The padding is adequate but by no means luxurious. The headband, earcups and sliding mechanism are made of metal. 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 in the future I will update the review accordingly.

Unlike with most rivals there is no option to use an audio cable, these headphones are Bluetooth only and a short USB to micro-USB charging cable is provided for this purpose. 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 multi function buttons and I was pleased to see it has a separate power Off/On button. The buttons are large and not recessed as they too often are and this makes them easy to use by feel and for me this is a big plus.

Bluetooth Pairing simple enough and achieved in the usual way by depressing the Multi-function/Power button for several seconds. Connection is indicated by the usual Red/Blue flashing LED with voice status 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 8 to tens hours music time from a two hour charge.

This headset is lacking a few features often found even on cheaper units these days. The is no FM radio, SD card slot, NFC pairing or wired connection option.

Keeping in mind that this is not an expensive 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 high end device and the presentation is that of a much dearer product and this makes it more attractive still 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 SD card or radio but I wonder how many people would actually use those missing features? Nevertheless, the excellent audio reproduction and good build quality and presentation makes this a great buy for the price asked.

The Good
Great price
Attractive up market looks
Excellent sound quality
Easy touch controls
Voice prompts
Good build quality
Comfortable to wear
Bluetooth 4.1
Carry bag

The Bad
No SD card
No Radio
No AptX codec support

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