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Where's the bass?
August 11, 2018
I've been pretty fickle with headphones these last few months. Trying an assortment of $50 all the way up to $349.
It's hard to really say you get what you pay for, as with every single headset boasts at least one or two flaws.
As of right now, my personal favorite Bluetooth headsets are the Audio Technica ANC700bts. The only 2018 generation Bluetooth headset that IMO projects the perfect balance of bass, mids and highs. But at $200, you can most certainly expect such things compared to when in the market for headsets that are near a 3rd of the price....
Oh Bluedio, who are thou Bluedio?
Never heard of this brand until shopping for headsets on Amazon, seriously. I know they've been around, but I'm just not that into these things until as of recently.
I picked up the over hyped Cowin E7 Pros and was ultimately let down by the what appears to be extremely biased reviews. Not sure if there is a Cowin Cult Following or what, but those are seriously junk.
Anywho, these T5s' seem to have looked good, seemed durable and were relatively cheap enough to make a gamble on purchasing them from online.
What do I think? Not bad, not bad at all. The highs and mids are pretty vibrant, rich and clear. And these get really loud, I'm talking OUCH loud, with no distortion at all.
But there's a problem, where's the bass? The bass is no different than what you get from your smartphone ear buds, seriously. These headsets are severely lacking in the bass department. Now, to set things aside, I must admit that basically all genres other than electronica and Hip-Hop sound very good on these. When I mean very good, I mean awesome. It's that bass that is an unfortunate ice breaker with these. I will end up returning them in a week.
Comfort - not bad, they seem to be a tad small on the over the ear profile, but they'll do for anyone with an extra large head and smaller.
Durability - metal all around, they are pretty well built. In fact, these are probably the most durable bluetooth headsets I've seen in the $50-$60 range ever.
Not over hyped, they are very good for the price, just I need a lot more bass. I don't mean punch me in the head bass, but I'd like to feel some different ranges of lows here. If they can improve the base significantly, then I'd say these are the best cans on the market for under $100.
Until then, spend $35 more and get the HD 4.4's from Sennheiser or pick up the ever popular Sony CH700's that periodically fall to $100. The difference in quality of sound is night and day.
If you can only spend $60, these will work just fine. Don't expect to be wow'd though.