Edifier W330NB Review | Wireless Neckband Headphone with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)
This is Edifier’s premium wireless neckband IEM that features an active noise cancellation and support for Qualcomm aptX over the Bluetooth 4.2 protocol. The package includes a carrying pouch, a cable management tab, a charging cable and a total of 4 ear tips sizes. The wireless IEMs is powered by a pair of 13mm Neodymium Drivers. The charging port is located on the on the bottom right side along with the ANC switch. The typical 3 button array is located on the left inner side of the wireless neckband. Latest pricing here Amazon/Shopee/Lazada.
The passive sound isolation is good rather standard among all wireless IEMs but this model has an Active Noise Cancelling (ANC). Plus point of this model is that you don’t need to power up the headphones to activate the ANC because it has its own dedicate switch, a good implementation where so you can easily active ANC at a busy and noisy environments.
The active noise cancelling does block majority of the noticeable low to low-mid range noise from your environment without additional any weird humming noise to your ears. It can reduce up to 60% noise compared to a Sony Headphone which is at a higher price. No more car ride sounds, train high pitch noise and rumbling in the city with this wireless neckband on.
The rated battery life is about 8 hours with ANC on. Our battery life test is based on the iPhone 6 at the 3rd volume bar. Without noise cancelling we managed to get up to 13 hours and 20 minutes, with the active noise cancelling on it gave us 8 hours and 10 minutes.
3V ANC On: 8 hours 10 minutes
3V ANC OFF: 13 hours 20 minutes
Driver unit: 13mm NdFeB Drivers
Bluetooth Version: V4.2
Supported Profiles: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
Playtime: Up To 8 Hours (ANC)
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 100dB
Nominal Impedance: 32 Ohm
Battery Capacity: 210mAh
Tiaan – Be OK (Low bass frequency)
The low bass frequency is superbly energetic and highly notable, you can feel the air pressure booming in your ears even at lower volumes. The subtle bass vibration fades smoothly. The low bass slightly overpowers the vocals but only in a minute amount in terms of audible levels, the vocals are not muffled you can still can hear the articulation of words clearly.
Pia Mia – Do It Again (standard bass)
The bass is highly energetic and firm. The bass fade butter-smooth with a long drag especially at the 2:05 mark, the vibrations is just an eargasm. However, the bass does overpower the vocal a little but the vocals are not muffled. The EDM tones sounds and feel excited and alive.
Violinder – Raindrops (high frequency instrumental)
The piano and violin tone sounds just right and natural, it leans closer to the crystal-clear type not the warm-sound, although personally I prefer crystal-clear type. It has good amount of shine at the highs, the tone are well bodied and it doesn’t sound half-hearted. However the bass and drums does overpower slightly the piano and violin but in term of audible levels, there is clear distinction between the two.
Pentatonix – See Through (high frequency vocal/separation)
Mitch Grassi’s Hi-pitched-male Tenor vocals perform really well at the highs with the right amount of shine. Each singer can be identified easily. Every diction and pronunciation is crystal clear. The vocal beat-boxing, echoing and humming is eargasm but it slightly overpower Mitch Grassi’s vocal in the song.
This wireless IEM performs well from the low to the upper middle range, with the ANC (active noise cancelling) being the main selling point that works well at the given price. This wireless neckband makes for a good casual listening device for music and movies.
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