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TaoTronics Headphone Review
on 31 December 2016
After ordering these, they arrived quickly and well packaged.
The packaging itself is quite minimal, with a 'distinctive' cardboard look, no fancy colours or branding present on the box. it's contents is packed quite tightly, but effectively into the box. also packaged are two packets of buds, one set is the different size ear buds that are inserted into the ear, and also the 'hook' that wrap into the ear itself to keep it attached when running or exercising etc. the headphones come with 3 sizes with the 'medium' size for each already on the earphones, and for most people this will need no adjustment. also in the box is a small instruction book which entails how to set up the headphone on your phone or iPod.
The design is quite simplistic with one colour. its nothing special, especially for a cheap pair of earbuds.it comes with a small box on the wire which controls the headphones, allowing them to be turned on or off, increase and decrease the volume levels and skip or go back songs, using three buttons. it has a small LED in the centre which says whether the device is on or off or in 'pairing mode' (each colour or pattern is described in the instruction booklet)
the headphones also have magnets on the outer part of each earbud, which allows them to be stuck together (with light force) when not in use, which I have found to be quite useful. they are constructed mostly out of plastic meaning that they are very light weight, I have found these to be not noticeable at all when running.
For me the sound quality of any set of headphones must be good, in order to get the most enjoyment of the music, and for the price, these are great! they offer a good range of tones and frequencies without to much bass (which with other headphones ,mainly beats, this simply ruins the quality and feel). the clarity is also very crisp. and for the affordable price tag they offer very good sound quality,
the manufacturer also advertises that these offer some noise cancellation which I can confirm, which is good when you want to zone out during a parkrun for example or when your in the gym avoiding noisy others or the music in the gym or on a crowded bus or train. however I have found that they do block out quite a lot of the sound, which makes communication with others hard. I also make sure not to have it too loud so I don't block out as much noise from the environment, in order to hear cars or people. other than this the noise cancelling is quite useful.
The battery life of these headphones is approximately 4 hours of listening time, from using them myself which is ample for most car journeys or bus journeys. I have also left these headphones on (but not playing music) and have come back to them the next day, still being play music for a while. for some 4 hours might not be great, but for a wireless set for £20 there isn't much you can get better for the price.
Other features of the headphones are that you can receive phone calls on them, however it is said from the caller that the microphone is quite quiet or tinny however there is not much real difference between this and the built in microphone on most other £20 headphones, like the Samsung ones I got included with my S7 Edge. however the call quality in terms of hearing the other person is good.
- Reasonably good sound quality for the price
- Charges Quickly
- Different earbud sizes
- Noise Cancelling
- Short battery life
- Cheap construction
- Poor Microphone Quality
- Sometimes fall out when running
If you are looking for a cheap, easy to use wireless headphones set then look no further, with its flaws it is still a useful and good product considering its price. If you were looking to use these for running or activity these are a great buy. if you were looking for a pair for making calls often and using for long periods of time then I would suggest to spend some more money on a more expensive pair.