Wireless headphones are quickly becoming the new norm when it comes to listening devices.
When I listen to interview recordings to write my investigative reports I would use ear covering headphones. They sound great but I always had a cord in my way when I was typing (because I was listening to the recordings from my computer). It wasn’t a big deal but it was a little inconvenient at times.
I also like to listen to podcasts or books while on walks, while working out or even on surveillance. Again the cord from my headphones would get in the way or get snagged on something.
In February of 2016 I was looking for some inexpensive wireless Bluetooth headphones and came across a good deal on Amazon.com. I found the TaoTronics TT-BH05 wireless Bluetooth headphones for $13.99.
I have enjoyed using my wireless headphones to listen to my recorded statements (interviews) as I write them. If I have to suddenly get up I don’t have to worry about getting tangled in my headphone cord. It’s just a more convenient way for me to listen to media on my computer and on my phone.
So let’s get into this review first.
Tao Tronics TT-BH05 Review
The Tao Tronics TT-BH05 headphones come in nice box with directions and different size earbuds for the headphones should the ones already on the headphones not fit correctly in your ears.
In regards to the fit there is nothing particularly special about the way the earbuds fit. I didn’t change the earbuds when I received the headphone because they seemed to fit ok. I did notice that you need to really push the ear buds tightly in your ear to make sure they don’t come out. With movement (after a while) the buds might move out of your ear and may need to be re-positioned back. I may have had this problem because I didn’t test the different size buds out.
When I am just sitting and either listening to a movie or a recording I have no complaints with how they fit.
The sound is clear and I have listened to podcasts and books on my phone. Sometimes it will break up but I don’t think it has anything to do with the headphones and has more to do with my phone sending a signal to the headphones. I don’t listen to music very often so I can not tell you if the music sound quality is any good. These headphones use Bluetooth 4.0.
The Amazon page for this product says the battery will last 6 hours on a single charge. I believe that this is pretty accurate and I listened to movies and podcasts on my phone for many hours and was just amazed how long the battery lasted. I can probably account for the headphone lasting at least 4 to 5 hours straight.
Built In Microphone
These headphones have a built in microphone which I have used many times over the past few months and it works well. I make a lot of phone calls each day arranging interviews and using the wireless headphones allows me to keep my hands free to use my computer while talking. No one has ever complained about not being able to hear me during a conversation.
Answer, Control Volume and Pause Music/Podcasts
From the headset I can answer and hangup calls as well as adjust the volume.
Charging time for these headphones is about one hour for nearly 5 hours of listening time and the company says it will last 6 hours.. Though when I am in need of the headphone for a phone call I will put them on the charger for like 15 minutes and get about an hour of use which isn’t bad.
When the power gets low on the headphones you will hear a beeping sound letting you know it is time to put them back on the charger.
Tao Tronics TT-BH05 Bluetooth Headphone
3x Ear Tips
3x Ear Hooks
A Charging Cable
A User Manual
- Great price for what you get
- Good Sound
- Up To 6 hours of Play Time
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Tao Tronics TT-BH07 Review
Within a week of buying the headphones discussed above I purchased an upgraded model of Tao Tronics Bluetooth headphones.. I purchased the Tao Tronics TT-BH07 for my wife. After a few weeks I began borrowing these headphones from my wife because I misplaced my other set.
The company says the headphones last about 5 hours and I believe this is a fairly accurate number. Usually I only use these headphones for my commute, long drives and listening to recorded statements (recorded interviews). I have no complaints with the battery length.
The sound is completely acceptable and good for anyone listening to music. These headphones use Bluetooth 4.1 which make these headphones more efficient.
These headphones have a nice comfortable fit (at least for me). They are angled which seems to make the fit better in my ears.
These headphones have magnetic backs which you can place together around your neck when you aren’t using them. I found this very convenient when I wanted to stop using the headphones for a short period of time. I just put them around my neck and when I was ready to start listening again I didn’t have to go far to find them. Just like the Tao Tronics TT-BH05 you can make calls on these headphones, answer calls and end calls. You can also skip songs in a playlist
TaoTronics TT-BH07 Bluetooth Headphone
3x Ear Tips
3x Ear Hooks
A Charging Cable
A User Manual
Good fit for me
Cost slightly more than the model TT-BH05
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After using both sets of headphones I am partial to the TaoTronics TT-BH07 Bluetooth Headphones but not by much.
At $29.99 the TaoTronics TT-BH07 headphones cost a little more than the Tao Tronics TT-BH05 headphones but the sounds is basically the same. The main difference is one set is magnetic and has a different earphones that have a curve.
The Tao Tronics TT-BH05 might last a bit longer after being charged but it is splitting hairs when it comes between the two headphones and battery time.
I think both are appropriately priced and worth a look should you decide to buy a pair.