Top positive review
Great wireless headphones. Amazing at this price.
October 27, 2018
I dipped my toe into Bluetooth headphones a few years back but I was extremely disappointed. The technology wasn't there yet; muddy awfulness. Money totally wasted. I was a little hesitant to try again, but a friend at work recommended TaoTronics Bluetooth headphones so I hunted for their best-reviewed pair on Amazon. At this price I figured it was worth the gamble. It was money well spent. These are terrific wireless headphones.
SOUND: I'm fairly particular about headphone sound and I have a pile of old earbuds to prove it. Even so, these sound great. Not just that they sound great for wireless; they sound great, period. They have a pleasant, warm sound with plenty of bass. They are clear and fun. I primarily listen to rock and pop music with them and they excel with both. Honestly, I'm not a basshead, but I haven't used a pair of earbuds, wired or wireless, with better bass. Overall, they aren't quite on par with a high-quality wired earbud, but I could only notice that in a quiet room during critical listening. For use in the real world, they are awesome. Consider me impressed.
COMFORT: They come with several different sizes of tips. It took just a few minutes of trial and error to find the ones that work best for my ears. I have worn them for hours with no sign of fatigue. My only slight complaint would be that the controls can tend to pull the cord to that side and give a slight feel of swaying/tugging when you are walking fast (I'd imagine it might be even more pronounced with jogging). Not a big deal, but for that reason alone I could probably be tempted by a future TaoTronics model that is totally cordless -- assuming they have the same great sound and ease of use.
SOUND ISOLATION: Decent. I actually appreciate that they have a tiny bit of leak because I feel comfortable walking around outside with them on and I can still hear car horns, etc. Are they my go-to wireless headphones for air travel? No, but at this price I didn't expect them to be.
BATTERY LIFE: I haven't really put them to the test. I use them several times a week. I think to charge them occasionally. They are always ready to go when I use them. Again, I'm impressed.
WIRELESS FUNCTIONALITY: Very solid. Easy to pair. Solid range. Signal loss is rare. They even have aptX so if you watch video the sound will be in sync with the actors' lips. It's a terrific feature that makes them far more useful.
BOTTOM LINE: These are an awesome pair of walking-around headphones. The wireless convenience means I use them more than any wired pair of headphones I own. With these, there is really no downside to going wireless. They just work. I cannot believe the quality for the price. Get 'em.