Edifier W830BT Review | Longest Battery Life Wireless Headphone
This Edifier is an upgrade from the well received W800BT which we review in the past. It has a better audio, better aesthetics and longer battery life beating the previous record of 83 hours. This is an over the ear type headphone with a 40mm neodymium driver. Weights 270 grams without the cables. Latest pricing here Amazon/Shopee/Lazada.
The package comes with a hard carrying case, a charging cable and male-to-male 3.5mm headphone jack if you prefer going old school. You can use the 3.5mm cable without powering the headphones. It uses Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX support, you can pair the headphone the old fashion way or faster with the NFC tap.
For ergonomic adjustment, there is a 2 way swivel and the headband extends up to 3 cm which is reinforced with metal bands. The headbands has some padding that curves well around the head, the ear cups padding is thicker and fluffy, it is really comfortable to wear for long hours. Overall the headphone grips the head really well, but most of the pressure is more on the back of the ears. Despite me shaking my head aggressively the headphone still grip on to my head without it falling off.
The size of the ear cups is 9.5cm by 8.5cm big, with the opening being 6cm by 4cm with a depth of 2cm. Giving you a comfy fit. This is much better than the W800BT reviewed in the past. Sound isolation is good for a headphone thanks to the thicker padding.
For battery life, we test it on the iPhone 6 by maxing the volume on the headphones and set the volume on the phone to 3rd which is loud enough lasted us 117 hours and 35 minutes. This is more than the rated 95 hours and more than the previous record holder 83 hours of the W800BT. The Bluetooth range is good up to 11 meter line of sight.
Driver Unit: 40mm
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth V4.1
Supported Profiles: ⩾HFP,HSP,A2DP,AVRCP
Frequency response: 20 -20,000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL): 96dB
Nominal impedance 24Ohm Weight: 0.274kg
Tiaan – Be OK (Low Bass Frequency)
Low bass frequency is well bodied and full, it fades smoothly as you can feel bass vibrations at the end. The low bass frequency is highly energetic (air pressure) without any distortions and you can feel it booming in your ears, one of the best we have felt in a headphone. Superb feeling. The bass doesn’t eat into the vocals.
Pia Mia – Do It Again (Standard Bass)
The Bass is well bodied and eargasm with fades butter smooth with the snare effect. Especially the vibration at the 2.05 mark. The bass feel super-mega energetic even nicer if you bump the volume by 2 bar. The Bass does not eat into the vocal and more importantly it is only slightly overpower the vocal by just a tiny bit, overall the song feel balance.
Violinder – Raindrops (Instrumental)
The Piano/Violin tone sounds right and natural, it is more toward the warm sounding with the right amount of shine or sharp at the highest where is needed (high frequency). Bass/Drum and Piano/violin tone sounds the same neither tries to overpower one or the other, this is a good indication of a balance headphone. Tones overall feels well bodied and not half hearted.
Pentatonix – See Through (High Pitch Vocals / Group Separation)
The vocals performance is very good, every diction and pronunciation sound right and clear. The sound is leaning toward the warm side, wishing for little bit more shine. Mitch Grassi’s hi-pitched male tenor voice, perform well at the high frequency tho I which for little bit more shine/sharpness. The group vocals is good because you can hear and identify each singer, vocal beat boxing and humming is top notch.
This review has been a good one for me, seeing Edifier listen to my advice and made many changes to the previous Edifier W800BT. Aside from the longer battery life, it has stronger build structure, better sound isolation thanks to the thicker padding, aptX does helped with audio quality improvement, and more importantly the sound quality is a step up. The headphones performs well from the low bass frequency to the upper-middle range so any song would perform well with this headphone.
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