Top positive review
February 3, 2018
I ordered this because I didn't want to spend a ton of money on Bose or any other headphones in the $100+ price range, but I thought I was getting cheap stuff and that I would sacrifice a lot of quality. Overall I'm very impressed, but saying that there are some things you should know. If you are someone looking to buy I'm sure you've seen many reviews like this so I want to make a few things clear.
a) These are GREAT as wireless headphones but DO NOT buy them spacificly for the noise cancelling feature (This isn't really a complaint as I wouldn't mind if this feature wasn't there at all) I wouldn't go a star as to say its a miserable failure and it doesn't really do harm, but it just isn't really effective. Its there, it works, but I found there too be almost no difference then when you just higher the volume. Its aimed to eliminate constant background noise, and it does do that, just its nothing you can't do by raising the volume. Bear in mind that I didn't test it on an airplane or anything, just in the house with things like the washer and the computer in the background. The ANC does make my listening expense more enjoyable overall, but it does slightly change the accuracy of the audio file (but its not really noticeable).
b) The build quality is EXCEPTIONAL!!! I would never guess they are so cheap from just trying them on. They are very comfortable, and adjust very well to my ears and head shape (because of the twisting ear cups and bendable top band) The only small flaw I could find was the adjusting the band size was a bit of a pain, it doesn't work smoothly. I didn't mind until my siblings wanted to try them on and I had to adjust it between each of them. Again this isn't a big issue at all, its a very minor flaw that Im just sharing because you might want to know.
c) Im no music connoisseur or anything but as a simple person who notices stuff, I can tell you that the audio quality is great! I honestly couldn't really tell the difference between Bose and anything else thats decent but it sounds fantastic to me!
d) another minor complaint, these do get a bit sweaty when wearing them for a long time. Its kind of not their fault (by their I mean Taotronics) because the greatness of these headphones is that they make a seal around your ears to block out as much outside send as possible, even without having to add in noise cancellation (thats why I don't really care if it wouldn't have anc, even when its off the headphones themselves block out outside sound) The downside of that combined with the comftoablity of them, is that it will be sweaty. I don't really mind that much but there might be someone who would.
e) I haven't had a ton of time to test the battery life, but so far so good.
f) Theres a play pause (the most used button for me) the higher and lower volume buttons, and the anc switch not the other side, all the buttons work well, it takes time to get used to their placements, but you get it soon enough. And its also great that you can feel the buttons. I wish they would have included a skip button, but I can manage without one.
g) I haven't tried calling or using the mic just yet, but I gather from other reviews that its great (don't trust me on that one)
h) the included aux cable thing is a blessing and works amazing, its great to have as a backup in case they ever run out of juice in travel (probably because I forgot to charge them the night before - not that they need charging every night just if they happen to run out right before a trip and I forget, then I always have a backup.
Yes, I am a person like you (hopefully) and not a robot. I bought this item because I needed headphones and wanted to give these a try and I love them!
Hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. :)