This one of Edifier’s affordable over-the-ears, an update to the famous Edifier W800BT that we review in the past. The package comes included with a charging cable and a male-to-male 3.5mm headphone jack if you’re going old school analog. Yes, you can use the headphone cable in analog mode without powering on the headphones.

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For I/O ports, the left side has the 3.5mm headphone jacks while the right side has the charging port. Button is located on the right side featuring your typical 3 button array. The headphone can be folded inward to be store easily without taking much space in your bag unlike the older Edifier W800BT.

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For ergonomic adjustment, there is a 2 way swivel but it is limited movement. I wish the newer revision would make it turn at wider angle for better comfort.  The headband that extends 3cm is reinforced with metal bands, great for bigger size heads. The headbands has thin padding that curve well around the head. Looking at the earcups, the overall size is 9.5cm by 7.5cm with the opening being 6cm by 3cm and a depth of 2cm

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The earcup is soft type, good for long listening sessions I wish the padding was thicker as the  passive sound isolation is decent, but you are still able to hear a little background noise. Shaking my head aggressively and the headphone will still hold onto my head well. It uses Bluetooth 4.1. Maximum stable line of sight range is 12 meters.

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The headphone is powered by a pair of 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers. The battery is rated to last up to 80 hours. Our battery life test is based on the iPhone 6 at the 5th volume bar lasted us 98 hours and 15 minutes. Beating the older Edifier W800BT which was 82 hours and 35 minutes. Battery life improvement.

 



Technical Specification

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DRIVER UNIT: 40mm NdFeB drivers
BLUETOOTH VERSION: Bluetooth V4.1
SUPPORTED PROFILES: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 – 20,000 Hz
IMPEDANCE: 32Ω SOUND
PRESSURE LEVEL: 100 dB WEIGHT: 0.26kg

Audio quality

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Pop/EDM:

Tiaan – Be Ok (Low bass frequency)

Low bass frequency is superbly energetic and superbly notable, you can feel the air pressure movement in your ears (6th volume bar). Low bass frequency is well bodied. It doesn’t eat into the vocals and has zero bass distortion. The subtle bass vibrations fade smoothly. The low bass slightly overpower the vocals, but not in a huge amount to a point it muffles or pushes back the vocal behind.

Pia Mia – Do It Again (standard bass)

Bass is superbly energetic and notable, you can feel the air pressure. The bass fade smoothly at the 2:05 mark, the vibrations is a tad soft needs more kick. Bass slightly overpower vocals tho there is clear separation between the two. Bass is well bodied. EDM tones sounds excited and fun.

Vocals/Instrumentals:

Violinder – Raindrops (high frequency instrumental)

The Piano/Violin tone sounds right and natural, sit between crystal-clear-type and warm-sounding-type, I prefer full crystal-clear type. I wished it had more shine at the highs. Tone are well bodied doesn’t sound half-hearted.
 The Bass/Drums does overpower Piano/Violin in term of audible levels, tho there is clear separation between the two.

Pentatonix – See Through (high frequency vocals / vocal separation)

Mitch Grassi’s High-pitched-male Tenor vocals perform good at the highs more shine would be nice. Each singer can be identified easily. Every diction and pronunciation is crystal clear. Vocal beatboxing, echoing and humming is eargasm but does slightly overpower Mitch Grassi’s vocal in the song.

The headphone performs well from the ultra lows to the upper mids. An improvement over the older Edifier W800BT in terms of audio quality. Ergonomic also change, now is more compact to store in bags. Build quality is way sturdier thanks to the metal bands compare to older generation. Great that Edifier listened to my previous reviews.

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