Avantree Super Comfortable 40h Over Ear
In order to find a decent pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones you’ll generally have to spend somewhere between $50 and $100 at a minimum – in some cases a lot more, if you’re willing spend it. In my experience, a few things you should be looking for include a comfortable fit, great sound quality, the strength of the Bluetooth connection, and whether or not the device has a built-in mike for handling phone calls. We’ve looked at some devices on this site that have fallen into some or all of these categories and some of them are quite affordable.
One set of headphones that comes in at about the $50 mark are the Avantree Super Comfortable 40h Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones. These affordable headphones have a lot of great features that you’ll find on other top quality headphones and headsets, at a price that you can afford. They’re not perfect by any means, but that’s something I can overlook if they fit in my budget and satisfy the majority of my requirements.
Different Pairing Options
If you bought a set of Bluetooth headphones when the technology was still relatively new you’d have been hard-pressed to find a pair that included the option to pair with devices using NFC technology, but these days this opportunity is becoming more and more common. It’s not something you’ll find in all devices but it is on the better ones, and these Avantree headphones do include this feature. You can also pair your device using the traditional search feature built into most smart phones and Bluetooth devices, but if you do own an Android smartphone or tablet this is a much simpler way of doing things. If you’re an Apple owner you’re out of luck, as this feature isn’t available for the iPhone or iPad.
A Comfortable Fit
If you’re like me you probably get a lot of use out of your headphones and while they’re not on top of your head all the time you may wear them on your commute to work, on your commute home from work, when you’re working out, and when you’re just sitting around at home listening to some music. That means you’ll want a pair of headphones that are comfortable and you won’t be disappointed in that respect with the Avantree Super Comfortable headphones, as their name already suggests. They have extra padding, they’re lightweight, and they’re fully adjustable to fit just about any head size. They’re certainly not as lightweight as ear buds, but they do compare favorably to most other headphones or headsets on the market today.
Where They Really Shine
The most pleasant surprise I found with these headphones was their extremely long battery life. According to the manufacturer they’re good for up to 40 hours of continuous play time and up to 20 days of standby time. There may be another set of headphones out there with a better battery life, but I’ve yet to run into them so far. I couldn’t find any mention of how long they actually take to charge, but that doesn’t seem like a major issue if the charge lasts for such a long time – even if you have to charge them for a full day, it’s not something you’re going to have to do very often. That’s a minor inconvenience I’d be willing to live with under the circumstances.
Use with Multiple Devices
These headphones also allow you to pair with two different devices at the same time, which means if you’re watching YouTube on your tablet you can quickly answer an incoming call by tapping on your headphone without the bother of having to take your headphones off and picking up your smart phone. It’s a great convenience feature and it’s definitely one that helps these headphones to stand out a little bit in a crowded marketplace. The only problem is that several customers have complained about the poor mike quality you’ll experience when using these headphones for phone calls. By some accounts you may often find there is some static when you’re on a call and you may even experience and odd noises on the line from time to time. That’s certainly disappointing, to say the least.
Don’t Move Too Far Away
One other issue that is of concern with these headphones is their limited range. Most Bluetooth devices are only good for up to a maximum of 33 feet from the other device that they’re paired with, but these headphones are apparently not even equipped to handle that much range. By many accounts, if you move more than 10 feet away from your smart phone or tablet you’ll start to experience some distortion of your sound; once you get a little bit further away you will lose your connection altogether. That means these headphones are okay if you have your smart phone in your pocket, but not so good if you’re playing your music through your laptop and you like to walk around while you do it. It would also be a problem if you’re using them outdoors and want to pair them with a tablet while you’re cutting the lawn or performing other gardening activities.
Yes, there are a couple of issues that are a little disappointing with the Avantree Super Comfortable Bluetooth Headphones, but they also have a few great features that have me leaning towards thinking they’re not a bad deal for the money. You’re not going to get the best quality headphones at $50, but these ones are pretty decent and they do have some great features that you’d normally expect to find in a model priced well over $100. I think I’d be willing to give them the benefit of doubt.