Bluedio H Turbine HTCAW001 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones Review

Editor rating

3.5/5 on July 21, 2016 Reviewed by: Mark Torrent

User's rating

2,749 reviews

PROS

  • Boomy bass
  • Comfortable
  • Great colors
  • Extra-long battery life

CONS

  • Small earpads
  • Weak construction
  • Sound leakage

VERDICT

Despite their popularity, the HT Turbine are actually one of the less impressive headphones from Bluedio. The durability of these headphones leaves a lot to be desired, and many people with larger heads have reported that the headphones broke when they were just listening to music. Unless you absolutely love the way these headphones look, we would recommend that you select a different model from Bluedio.

The H Turbine are one of the most popular models of Bluetooth headphones from Bluedio, the influential Chinese audio manufacturer. Their main attractions include large 57mm drivers, ultra-soft earpads, audio sharing, and built-in aux input for wired listening. Let’s take a closer look to see how they compare to other headphones by Bluedio.

Design and Build Quality

There’s not much we can criticize about the design of the Bluedio H Turbine headphones – not that we want to. Customers can select between 3 great-looking colors – black, blue, and red – each looking absolutely fantastic.

All problems start and end with the construction. We know from our previous experience that Bluedio is perfectly capable of designing well-built headphones that can take a lot of abuse. This leads us to believe that the manufacturer had to cut some corners to keep the price low. Unfortunately, the weakest part of these headphones is the adjustable mechanism, which is also one of the most stressed parts of any earphones.

We were lucky enough not to break the headphones, but countless online customers weren’t. If you google the name of these headphones, you will see where exactly they tend to break, right on the first page.

Earpads are on the smaller side, making it impossible to fit in entire ears. At least, they are very comfortable and quite pleasant to the touch.

The large integrated battery lasts astonishing 45 hours of talk and 40 hours of music playback. That’s more than 3 times as much as you usually get from comparable headphones.

Sound Quality

Let’s move on to sound quality. The Turbine Bluetooth headphones will please fans of Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Iggy Azalea, and other similar artists. They revel in brutal bass and are not afraid to go a little bit overboard with it. Some will like it and some won’t. We took the matter into our own hands and spend some time with the equalizer in our smartphone. A few minor adjustments taught the bass about good manners and made it much more neutral that it originally was.

Some sellers advertise these headphones as noise isolating, but that’s not really true at all. While they do suppress a fair bit of outside noise, they let everyone around you know exactly what you are listening to.

What’s in the Box

The packaging includes an aux cable for wired listening, USB cable for charging, and manual.

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