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OneOdio A10 Budget ANC Headphones Review – Updated Model for 2022

OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones used outdoors - left side view

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Release Date
July 27, 2022
Price
$79.99
Model:
A10-BK
Weight
15.9 oz
Size
9.06 x 7.99 x 2.44 in

 I’ve been through pretty much most of the OneOdio range, the Monitor 60, and Monitor 80, I’ve done the original OneOdio A10, and I’ve even the SuperEQ S1, which is a sub-brand of OneOdio.

And overall, they offer pretty good value for money and decent features. 

But, if I’m honest, the original A10 was probably the least impressive of all of the headphones that I reviewed from OneOdio.

And so when OneOdio reached out and asked me to listen to the new updated and improved A10, I was absolutely keen to. 

I figured what better place to review headphones, Active Noise-Canceling headphones than down at the beach, seeing as I couldn’t make it to a plane.

Editor’s Pick

OneOdio A10 Headphones Review – Brand New Model for 2022

A great update to a solid budget set of ANC headphones

5/5
Price Range: $
Brand: OneOdio
OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones carrying case

TL:DR;

The new A10 is a great unit with loads of features for the price. With increased DB reduction in the active noise-canceling and overall improvements to build and sound quality, these are a super affordable pick for commuters and more.

If you’re looking for an affordable set of ANC headphones, the A10 are worth a serious look.

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The Specs

  • Noise Reduction:  35dB
  • Play time:  50 Hour
  • Quick charging:  5‑minute charge delivers 2 hours of listening
  • Connectivity:  Multi-point connection
  • Transparency mode:  WIth unique tak-in through technology

What’s in the Box?

  • 1 x OneOdio A10 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • 1 x Carrying Case
  • 1 x AUX 3.5mm Cable
  • 1 x USB-C Charging Cable
  • User Guide

Stuff I like

  • Nice build quality
  • Excellent use of real buttons – intuitive to use
  • Great noise-canceling which is easy to enable and disable
  • Inclusion of ANC / Transarency and ANC off options
  • Comfortable
  • Hard cases included at this low price

Stuff I like less

  • Mids and treble could be brighter out of the box
  • Some wind pick up from the ANC microphones

Comparable products to consider

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The OneOdio A10 updated for 2022 includes an ANC off, transparency mode, and ANC on mode. On the day that I took them to the beach, the wind was fairly up and the waves were creating a fair amount of noise, which meant that the Active Noise-Canceling had some work to do.

I must say that the Active Noise-Canceling overall was really quite impressive at this price point. 

It certainly did its job and I would say it felt quite improved from its previous model.

So, before I go on, let’s have a look at the key differences between the old A10 ANC headphones and the new A10 ANC headphones for 2022.

SpecsOriginal A10Updated 2022 A10
Earcup ShellPlasticAluminum
ChipsetQualcommBES
ANC Levels-20dB-35dB
ANC MicsSingle Rear MicDual-fed Mics
Battery750 mah800 mah
Battery Life (with ANC + BT)25 Hours40 Hours
Battery Life (only BT)40 Hours50 Hours
Battery Life (only ANC)60 Hours62 Hours
Fast Charge Time2h 10m2h 5m
Wired ModeNot reallyYes 3.5mm Jack Plug option
Driver Size40mm40mm
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz20 Hz – 40 kHz
Hi-Res Music CertifiedNopeYes
Weight248g295g
OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones retail box
Comes in a nice retail box with hardcase inside | Make Life Click

Using the headphones

The buttons and physical placement of all of the bits and pieces are really intuitive and what I like is that there are tactile buttons that you can touch.

I’m not a huge fan of touch sensors and sensor pads, so the A10 comes with good old volume up and volume down buttons. 

There’s a power on and off button, which also doubles as a pause and play button.

And on the other ear cup, the left ear cup, there is the ANC on and off button, which switches between your off transparency and ANC on modes. 

On the right ear cup with the majority of buttons, there’s also a 3.5-mil headphone jack, so these can be wired or wireless.

On the left side you’ve also got the USB-C charging port so that if you are gonna go wireless, that’s where you need to give it some juice.

OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones volume button
Volume + Power buttons (+ play/pause) + 3.5mm plug port
OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones charging port and ANC button
Charging port and ANC button

Comfort

The A10 is a circumaural headphone and they do sit over the ears. 

The ear cup is not particularly deep, so I can still feel some of the outer driver foam against the top of my ears, but overall they’re a pretty good fit.

They seal quite well around my ears, but almost to the point where they do get a little bit warm if you’re doing anything that resembles exercise in them. 

I wouldn’t recommend these for sports or fitness, but I definitely would say that if you’re commuting, sitting in a noisy office, an airplane, or anywhere else that has constant noise that you’d like to cut out, that they make a really good choice.

There’s a nice, softer velour headband at the top, which is really, really nice and comfortable, and the ear cups themselves are nice and soft and squidgy. 

The transparency mode does suffer a little bit from wind noise if you’re in a high-wind area, but this is probably unlikely for where you’ll likely be using them.

Any normal pace of walking or jogging isn’t really enough to make the microphones bluster in the wind, but depending on which way you are facing into the wind means you might get a little bit of wind noise.

OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones on a man's head
Comfortable fit, even with moody looks | Make Life Click
OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones used outdoors
Can you hear the waves? | Make Life Click

In the box

Out of the box, the A10 comes with a really nice semi-hard case, well, actually it’s a hard case with a zippered outside, an elastic inside, a charging cable, and a 3.5 to 3.5mm jack plug.

The previous model came with a plug adaptor for airlines but that wasn’t in the new box. 

Like the original A10, these make a really nice budget travel headset.

Build quality

I’d say they’ve spent a little bit of extra time styling and improving the design and overall machining on the A10 Focus.

There’s a really nice finish to them overall, both the ear cups, the squidgy ear foams, and the tactile buttons. 

The case is the same as the original A10, which is really good value for money considering the protection you’re getting and how useful that’s gonna be when you’re throwing it in your bag to go traveling.

Even in the HD photos, you can see the extra time they’ve taken on the finish for the upgraded model.

OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones carrying case
Superb build quality with flexible design PLUS a hard case | Make Life Click

Sound quality

I definitely feel like these still have a similar sound signature to the original A10, but they do seem to have leveled up somewhat.

I think my original complaint is that the mids were a little bit muffled and could be a bit brighter, which I think is still true on the A10 Focus. But overall, these are really great to listen to.

I’ve spent a good few hours with them in different listening environments, and like all headphones, after 10 or 15 minutes, the ears tend to adjust and start finding the sweet spots in the sound signature that’s brought forward. There’s nothing particularly expansive about the sound signature on these.

The sound frequencies from the bottom through the mids and trebles remain pretty straight. The bass is definitely there, could be a bit tighter around the edges.

It doesn’t go excessively low, but for pop and rock music, these do seem to have quite a sweet spot. Trebles sound a bit muted on these and I think that, really, all you need is a good chunk of muting, and a little bit of fiddling with some EQ to really bring them alive.

I tend not to touch EQ when I’m doing reviews and generally the source that I’m gonna be using is a smartphone or similar that’s really what most people are going to be using when they listen to these headphones.

I tried a range of tracks on these. Normally, I try and stick to my listening playlist, but it’s always good to go off-script a little bit.

OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones left ear cup
With true protein memory foam ear pads for maximum squidgy comfort | Make Life Click

“Lifelines” by I Prevail definitely had a pretty solid feel on the OneOdio A10.

Switching over to something like “American Oxygen” by X Ambassadors. The acoustic guitar was well presented at the beginning, and as the song leans heavily on the acoustic feel and the strong vocals and harmonization, the OneOdio A10 did a pretty good job of bringing it to life.

I wouldn’t say it was particularly alive, but it was certainly good to listen to.

Again, if I could just brighten up those vocals a little bit out of the stock standard tuning, these things would get an extra star for sure. It’s funny on this track because the treble does come through on things like the high head, which has the symbol on it.

An acoustic track that sounded really good was Dean Lewis’ “Waves” track. The vocals and the recording of the kick drum on that track are particularly suited to the A10.

“Rescue Me” from One Republic also comes in with nice breathy vocals and a really nice overall tone to the track. The pluck on the bass guitar is actually really brought through quite well.

“Deep Fake” by Architects is pretty slamming. I mean, it’s a great track anyway, but the guitar, the drums, everything mixing in there together, and some hard vocals also felt pretty good through the A10.

Again, just some treble to cut through a little bit for the vocals and some tightness on the bottom end, and you could easily throw another $50 to $100 on these.

OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones new model vs. old model - ear cups
The new A10 model vs. the old A10 model | Make Life Click

So, is the OneOdio A10 2022 model worth it?

With the A10 now retired, the A10 Focus is the number one budget Active Noise-Canceling headphones in the OneOdio range. 

I still find it hard to criticize something that sells at this price point with these features.

The transparency mode is good, not great, but good. The sound signature is good, and with some EQ, you can really bring these to life.

The battery life, the comfort, and the tactile nature of the buttons make it pretty easy to give these a good review, and I’ll be more than happy to have these on my head, listening to tunes. 

As my Bose QC 35s have just given up the ghost, I’ll be rocking these for a while until those get replaced.

I’d have no hesitation in recommending the A10 to anyone on a budget that needs Active Noise-Canceling headphones that sound pretty decent. 

Thumbs up from me.

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OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones

Thanks again to OneOdio for sending these to me to listen to.

Oh, and I should say that that hard case is nothing to be sneezed at.

That adds some real value and protection to this package.

Any questions, fire them in the comments below.

OneOdio A10 Focus ANC Headphones on a headphone stand - side view
OneOdio A10 Focus
Build Quality
Comfort
Noise-cancelling
4.8

Endless hours of experimentation, professional work, and personal investment in Home Theatre, Hi-Fi, Smart Home Automation and Headphones have come to this.

Former owner of Headphones Canada, a high-end headphone specialty retailer.

This post was last updated on 2022-12-08 / Some images from Amazon Product API & some links may be affiliate links which may earn us a commission from purchases.


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