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TaoTronics TT-BH036 – Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Reviewed

TaoTronics is launching its TT-BH036 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) headphones, a modern Bluetooth over-ear headset at just under 70 euros. In the test he directly faces the hustle and bustle and the volume of the capital.

Scope of Delivery

  • Headphones TT-BH036
  • USB charging cable
  • Aircraft adapter
  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • Manual
  • Travel case

Technical Data

aptX yes
Weight 240 g
Battery life 22 hours with ANC

Pairing and Operating TaoTronics headphones TT-B036

Pairing TaoTronics headphones is very easy. Put on the headphones and slide the switch to the Bluetooth sign or ANC. A woman’s voice sounds: Power On – Pairing. Meanwhile in the Bluetooth settings of the mobile phone, in the test an iPhone 6, go. There the TaoTronics appear with the model designation. One last click and the connection is established. The female voice in the headphones confirms the association with Connected.

The music selection can be operated at the headphones. All keys are located below the left shell. Adjust volume, stop or skip song, and the slider to turn on/off or activate ANC. The charging socket for the supplied USB cable and the jack input are also located on the left-hand side.

Haptics and Optics

The TaoTronics headphones are very light at 240g. No matter where you look, plastic is the main workmanship material. The bow, the shells as well as the joints consist of it. However, the size adjustment of the bracket is supported by a metal rail. Consequently, this is the reason for their weight.

In the hand they feel smooth, there are no sharp edges where you could get hurt or your hair would get caught. However, the feeling of wearing them on your head makes them feel tight. The ear cups as well as the headband are padded with soft rubber and increase the wearing comfort.

Optically, the TaoTronics are very plain in matt black. Apart from the joints in matt anthracite, there are no colour highlights. On the shells themselves is the company logo, also very discreet. The only colour spot that the headphones bring with them is in the ear cups, where they are bright red.

Sound of the TaoTronics TT-BH036

The most important thing about headphones is their sound. The TaoTronics are comparatively quiet. In buses, trains or busy streets in the capital, the volume control must therefore be turned up very high. Unfortunately the sound itself suffers even more. The headphones don’t have a nice bass and it starts to scratch fast. The mids are good, the highs and a corresponding volume make it crackle.

All in all the sound is only mediocre even in a quiet environment like your own home. A good source is mandatory, downloaded music e.g. from video portals should be avoided with these headphones.

ANC – Active Noise Cancelling

The headphones sit very close to the head and cover the entire ear with their padded shells. This means that external noise is already shielded. When the ANC is switched on, disturbing noise sources are further minimized. However, loud engine noises cannot be dampened for the most part, which is why the TaoTronics ANC moves in mediocrity, just like the sound.

Conclusion of the TaoTronics TT-BH036 Review

TaoTronics with ANC are unbeatably represented on the market with their almost 70 euros. For the price, the user expects a solid headphone with good battery life. Without any complaints, the headphones could be worn twice a day, five days a week, without intermediate loading, on the 30-minute commute to work.

The headphones are quite comfortable to wear, but look tight on the head. Especially with earrings, it’s a little too much pressure on the ears.

Once they are not in use, they unfortunately cannot be folded smaller. However, the manufacturer has included a custom-fit case, which is very robust and protects the headphones.

The sound of the TaoTronics TT-BH036, however, falls by the wayside. Too quiet, many dropouts and overlays, despite aptX. The ANC is reasonable and slightly reduces the outside noise by one.

Although the outer packaging has no significance in the test, it is sad that there is a serious spelling mistake on the outside of the packaging. It caught the eye especially when the packaging was also simple. Here the manufacturer should improve in any case, otherwise it looks like a cheap plagiarism.

All in all, it’s an over-ear headphone for rather undemanding end users who don’t necessarily travel much.

TaoTronics TT-BH036

Value for Money

Mediocre Over-Ear Headphones with ANC

The TaoTronics TT-BH036 is a price hit and a lightweight. Unfortunately the sound falls by the wayside.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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