Status Audio isn’t exactly household name-level as Audio Technica and Bose, but its new BT One is still worth a look.
It’s a pair of on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones with premium sound at ultra-cheap price point. And when Status Audio says wireless, it’s not messing around. Quick pairing, low-latency connection, Apt-X, and Bluetooth 5.0 are all here to keep the music going.
Another thing that’ll keep the tunes coming is the cans’ 30-hour battery life, which is insane for a $99 pair of headphones (launch price $120). Some days you just feel like coming back to analog. Thankfully, the headphones come with a 3.5mm backup cable, perfect when you’re feeling a tad bit nostalgic.
The sound remains to be tested. But Status Audio says the headphones are designed to give depth, punch, and accuracy.
Although they’re cheap, Status Audio didn’t hold back on the design. First, ergonomics. The BT One features a slimmer form factor than most headsets. This is perfect if you hate headphones that protrude sideways, which often increase the head-width. Second, construction. Status Audio says it used only premium materials and fused them with timeless design elements. As a bonus, Status Audio didn’t even put the logo anywhere so as not to disrupt the overall flair.
As for the specs, we’re talking 40mm drivers, an electrical resistance of 32 ohm, and a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz. Most notable, the headphones charge over USB Type-C, which is something you don’t see on most entry-level wireless options.