I don’t usually review budget priced regular non-Bluetooth headphones as they seldom have anything of interest about them but this new headset from OneAudio caught my eye and also my ears and so thought I would give them a go.
The headset arrived packaged in a simple but attractive box which reflected the price of the headset more than the quality. Inside the box aside from the headset itself was a large and well-written User Guide together with a USB-C to 3.5mm mini-jack audio adapter This is the first time I have seen such an adapter bundled with a budget headset and it reflects the trend of modern phones to abandon the headset jack in favour of USB-C. The User Guide I reproduce at the end of my unboxing video.
The headset is lightweight and since this is listed in the product Amazon description it is seen as being a feature rather than a failing. According to the same product page, the headset weighs in at just 150gm and whatever the actual weight they certainly are one of the lightest full-size headsets I have tried. The body feels a bit flimsy but well made with no visible wires, weak joints or poor stitching in the padding, which is soft and comfortable if not over generous. Time will tell and if something fails in the future I will update the review accordingly.
The headset comes with a hard-wired 1.2M braided cable, which feels strong and robust. The headset features a large and easy to use in-line control box with a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The box has a slider for the audio volume together with a button to play/pause music and answer/refuse incoming calls.
The main feature of any headset is the audio quality and bearing in mind that this is a budget device I was very happy with the sound. The headset claims a 20-20KHz frequency range with 40mm drivers. There is a respectable amount of bass and it is clear, smooth and undistorted. Mid tones are clean and detailed and very easy to listen to. The sound is rather flat but comfortable and never abrasive or sibilant to my ears. The sound is OK, not bad but nothing to write home about. I made and received test calls using the built-in microphone and both sides of the conversation seemed reasonably clear and loud.
This a well-made set of headphones, lightweight and comfortable to wear with decent sound quality and at a price that cannot be bettered. It lacks a case and a few high-end features but at this price, they cannot be expected. Currently priced at just £21.99 this headset would be a great for use as a backup, for general listening or as the first set for a youngster.
Excellent sound quality
Good build quality
Good User Guide
No Airline adapter
No carry case
Limited earcup movement