The competition is pretty tight when it comes to over-ear wireless headphones. Some customers think, is there any market for other brands considering how much fame Sony and Apple are gaining throughout the years? Many people would argue that there is none, but Technics says otherwise.
With massive success in the TWS space, Technics decided to bring out a worthy contender to the over-ear space. And with the debut of the EAH-A800, the brand has solidified the statement that you could actually get more for your money in terms of wireless over-ear headphones.
So, what does that statement mean?
The EAH-A800 boasts industry-leading ANC performance. However, the headphone did not just opt for the run-of-the-mill ANC technology. Instead, Technics has specialized in a hybrid system, which will combine the analog filter with the feed-forward mic and feed-back mic.
There is even a digital filter present, which will further minimize the environmental noise. That is not all! There is a “Natural Ambient Mode” and “Attention Mode.” These modes will enable the user the stay alert of the surroundings while making calls and listening to music. The headphone even offers complete freedom in terms of customization. It will let the user modify the noise-canceling level according to their preference.
That said, the ANC is not the only part where this pair of headphones shines the most. The EAH-A800 packs a reasonably large-sized battery. It can offer a music listening time of up to 50 hours and up to 30 hours of talk time with a single charge.
Connectivity will not be an issue either. It supports the LDAC codec. This codec is the standard, making the EAH-A800 compatible with loads of mobile devices. Its multipoint pairing mode will make connecting the headphone to multiple devices a breeze.
What about the audio quality? The 40mm dynamic driver offers stellar music listening and call experience. Thanks to the multi-layer material on the diaphragm, the bass will be profound, but there will be a minimal level of distortion.
There are thin films of polymer on the capacitors. These multi-layer capacitors promise a stable power delivery through the entire audio circuitry. The results? You will get a rich spatial expression with much more precise bass. In a nutshell, the newly developed dynamic driver of Technic will not let you down.
In my opinion, the design is quite minimalistic. And even though the EAH-A800 might look a little like the previous offerings of Technics, its touch of elegance on the design indeed makes it stand out a lot. Lastly, there are a total of eight different mics on this headphone. They work like a charm in transmitting your voice through calls.
Overall, priced at £299 or around $400, you get a load for your money. And if you were on the lookout for a minimalistic headphone that offers impressive audio quality and excellent call quality, you need to keep this one in your consideration.
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