BÖHM B-66 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Editor rating

4.7/5 on March 6, 2016 Reviewed by: Peter Alexander

User's rating

2,566 reviews

PROS

  • Beautiful design
  • Comfortable
  • Foldable
  • Long battery life

CONS

  • No support for voice commands
  • Annoying beeping when the battery reaches 50%

VERDICT

It’s hard not to compare the BÖHM headphones to the noise-cancelling model from Monoprice. BÖHM brings affordable elegance to the masses and proves that you don’t have to spend a ridiculous amount of money to get something you can proudly wear in public.

BÖHM is a new manufacturer of Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, and speakers. Their products combine elegant, luxury design with modern technology. The same approach is also found in their noise-cancelling headphones.

Design and Build quality

The main component of these headphones is their lightweight aluminum housing that uses zinc alloy metal detailing to add a few points to the style department. Both the headband and the earpads are padded with artificial leather that is smooth to the touch and comfortable even during long listening sessions.

People with large heads will find the headband to be very accommodating, and the folding earcup design makes storage in the provided hard-shell case a breeze. The cable has an inline remote with microphone, while the left earcup houses playback controls and the power button.

Everything is powered by the built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery with 290 mAh capacity. It takes just 3 hours to charge it to 100%, which translates into 16 hours of uninterrupted playback time.

The one thing we cannot understand is why somebody over at BÖHM thought it would be a good idea for the headphones to start beeping after the battery reaches approximately 50% of its capacity. It’s extremely annoying and essentially reduces the usable portion of the battery by half.

Sound

BÖHM packed these headphones with advanced features, such as A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP, to give users a truly state-of-the-art wireless listening experience. Working range is rated at 33 feet, which corresponds to our testing experience.

Inside are two 40mm drivers capable of reproducing sound in the standard 20Hz-20KHz frequency range. We really like both the highs and the bass but found mids to be rather muddy and lifeless. Not so much that you feel like using another pair of headphones, but enough to make you realize where the company saved a few dollars.

The active and passive noise isolation work in conjunction to block most outside noise without distorting the sound. The level of noise suppression is on par with the noise-cancelling headphones from Monoprice.

What is in the box?

The BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling come with a handy case and a cable that ends with a standard 3.5 jack.

 

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