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January 13, 2019
OneOdio A70 Review
I’ve been working my way through the OneOdio headphone range for a little while now, and there’ve been some real surprises in some of the hardware that they’ve produced.
And I can understand why at the price and the sound quality, it’s such a great-selling brand.
The last unit I reviewed, the Monitor 60, was a wired studio headphone. The A70 is a wireless and wired headphone, using Bluetooth technology for the wireless.
OneOdio A70 Headphones
For bass lovers looking for a dance companion – these are good
The OneOdio A70 has a great battery life, comfortable fit (not for large heads) and good array of bottom end.
Not for bass averse people but great if you like listening to electonic and dance music. As a ‘DJ’ and music headphone there is a lot of movement in the earcups for live work.
The wired or wireless options and included accessories means that if you like doof doof music and are looking for a budget set of wireless or wired headphones, these are worth a look.
- Connectivity Technology: Wired & Wireless
- Play time: 72 Hrs & Wired operation
- Microphone: Built In
- Connector Type: 3.5mm Jack
- Audio Sensitivity: 110 dB
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
What’s in the Box?
- 1 x Bluetooth Wireless headphones
- 1 x Soft Carry Pouch
- 1x 3.5 mm cable
- 1 x Dual-duty cable for 6.35mm and 3.5mm sockets
- 1 x USB charging cable
- User guide
Stuff I like
- Comfortable soft earcups and headband
- Good collection of Accessories
- Great battery life (Up to 72 hours)
- Lots of bottom end for dance music fans and bass lovers
- Bass will suit DJs
- Flexible earcups will also offer DJs an array of placement options on your head
Stuff I like less
- Bass can be a little too much depending on genre
- Light build
Where to get it
Comparable products to consider
A good sounding ANC Bluetooth headphone with decent battery life and comfortable fit.
OneOdio A70 Headphone Review Video
Definitely better for music and portability than for use in a studio. If you’re looking for budget studio headphones check out my review on the Monitor 60 or Monitor 80.
When OneOdio sent me these, asking me to give a review, I was initially impressed, as always with the packaging and accessories that they include.
It came with a range of cables, as each ear cup can have both a quarter-inch and a 3.5-millimeter jack plug, in addition to Bluetooth. A case also. See the image gallery for the full view.
I’ve had them for quite a while now, and it’s taking me a long time to actually get to review them because I really wanted to give them a good listen.
My first impressions weren’t great to be honest.
I tried them on at home and listened to them for a little while, and of course, was really quite hypercritical of what I was first hearing.
Like all headphones, to start with, I like to give them some time to breathe, and some time on my ears to allow my ears to also adjust to the sound signature of the cans.
It’s been a few weeks now, and they’ve been traveling around with me, so now I feel a little more confident to provide a more balanced review of these very affordable Bluetooth wireless headphones.
The build quality is quite…light.
It certainly doesn’t feel like you could give it too much of a hard time, and yet I have been throwing these around without a case for quite a while, and have not seen any adverse effects.
I wouldn’t put them into a backpack with a huge array of heavy books without providing some sort of specific placement on top or protection to ensure that the headphones weren’t going to end up under too many heavy things that might get dropped on the ground.
Other than that, the build quality is really quite good.
The finish is gloss plastic, and the headphone band has a really nice, soft, fake leather with stitching to it that is a nice touch and with the OneOdio brand embossed in it.
Again, at this price, there’s a really good feel to them, and the buttons and hardware are of such a design that I think that they will go the distance. The design of them is such that you can easily tell which button your thumb has reached up to.
These do fit a little snug on the head.
So, if you have a larger head, then these aren’t the headphones for you.
They are light and certainly very portable. And while my head isn’t particularly large, I did find that there was some pressure from the tightness of the headband.
I think that this shows that these headphones are certainly suited to anybody who either has a small head, or anyone in their teen years, a perfect partner for young people or students who are looking for an affordable set of headphones.
I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to get these if I was on a budget and studying. In saying that, I did wear them in the office yesterday for about three hours, and didn’t feel any adverse effects.
While I can feel the pressure, the ear cups are really quite soft, and the fit around the ears is really comfortable. So that offsets the slightly tighter headband in general.
After my first impressions were a little lackluster, I did find that on longer listening sessions, where my ears had time to adjust, I did enjoy these more.
I certainly don’t like them as much as some of the other OneOdio ranges, but because of their portability and wireless nature, or wired (if you need that), they certainly are a versatile pick.
The sound is quite full, and the sound signature is quite tight and closed. There isn’t a particular separation in the sound stage, but for what you’re listening to on these, I don’t think that’s going to be a huge deal.
These don’t reference headphones.
So the sound hits you pretty much all at once. And in some quieter tracks, you will get more separation, especially when it’s a breakdown of vocals and instrumentation without too many tracks hitting you.
These are certainly ideal headphones for anyone that likes bass.
And if I was to pick out a genre that really shines on these, then it would definitely be dance music or electronica music.
Pop music is OK also, but when you get into the rock genre, it starts to get a little too muddled. With acoustic music, it’s okay, although the vocals sit a little too far back.
So, with the bottom end being so strong, I definitely had some really good, banging bottom end going on some dance tracks.
The mint playlist on Spotify is a particularly good sound audition for this set of headphones.
The bass does tend to dominate some other frequencies based on what you’re listening to, which is why I really found that I kept coming back to bass-heavy music as being the most enjoyable from these cans. If you like bass in general on all of your genres, then these are certainly worth having a listen to.
The mids are quite nice, and they certainly are there, but they do tend to get lost a little bit sometimes in the bass and the way the headphones have been tuned.
In broken-down tracks, as I’ve mentioned, you get a lot more mid-dominance from vocals, guitars, and the mid-range of drum kits, but when the real bottom end kicks in, sometimes those can sit a little bit back in the mix.
Interestingly, I didn’t find this so much with dance music and bass-heavy tracks, but for busy pop songs or rock songs, the mid-frequency did sit a little bit too far back.
Treble, like mids, is really nice, especially when it’s given an opportunity to stand out on its own. It’s not particularly strong. I would say that the mids and treble both share a similar place in the overall sound signature and sound stage.
It’s certainly there, and after listening to these for three hours straight yesterday, I didn’t find myself getting fatigued at all. And as something that was just holding background for me, I really found it quite a nice listening experience.
For the price, the portability, having the Bluetooth and wired options, with the accessories all included, these are a really good choice if you have a limited budget but you want a pair of headphones that are going to travel well, sound pretty good, and give you everything that you need.
I’m actually thinking of buying a second pair for my kids, as I think these would be great to take on trips so that they both have their own headphones for their tablets.
Certainly, if you like bass-heavy music, then these will be right up your alley. And if you like dance music and electronic music specifically, I think you’ll be smiling even more.
If you are going to be traveling a lot, then I would certainly recommend that you consider getting some sort of case for them, which will be very affordable online.
The SuperEQ S1 headphones, which are also made by OneOdio, would certainly be a comparable headphone to this (See my review here).
And overall, in my opinion, had a slightly more balanced sound signature, that wasn’t so heavy on the bottom end.
The fit was similar, but if you’re comparing two affordable sets of headphones, then these and those would certainly be a good pick.
If you’ve got any questions, fire them off in the comments below.
And if you need any more photos to help illustrate what these look like, I’m certainly happy to take some for you.
Just let me know.
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