Avantree Over-Head Audition Bluetooth

Introduction

Avantronics designs, develops and manufactures innovative high-quality accessories for the world’s most popular gadgets. From cases, screen protectors and accessories for iPod, iPhone, iPad, smartphones and tablets to portable speakers, earphones and cables and power products.
Avantree is a well-known brand owned by Avantronics.

Official product link:

http://www.avantree.com/product-bluetooth-wireless-nfc-headphones-avantree-audition-affp-1001.html

Packaging and accessories

The Audition headsets comes packaged in a white cardboard box with green accents. On the front side of the box we find a plastic window, a few features of the product, its name & the manufacturer’s name.

 

On the back of the box we have listed the features of the product in 3 different languages, and on the right side we have the specifications of the product.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x Micro USB charging cable
– 1x 3.5mm audio cable
– 1x Warranty card
– 1x User manual

 

Specifications

Bluetooth: V4.0 with EDR
Supports profiles: headset, handsfree, A2DP, AVRCP
Operation range: Class 2, 10 meters
Up to 40 hours music time and 20 days standby time
Headset size: 180mm x 170mm X 80mm
Ear pad inner diameter: 5.5cm(length) * 4cm(width)
Ear pad Outer diameter: 9.5cm(length) * 8.4cm(width)
Headset weight: 180g

Features:
Bluetooth 4.0 stereo headphones for wireless music steaming.
High-fidelity stereo sound quality with aptX codec.
Easy one touch pairing with NFC technology.
Additional audio line input, for use when battery is low.
Never miss a call – auto switching between music and calls
Ultra-soft over the ear pads with adjustable headband.
Long music time – up to 40hrs.
It can connect to two phones.
Gaming and chat and VoIP (Skype, MSN, etc)

 

Visual inspection

The Audition model has a sleek & minimalist design using a red & black color scheme and a matte texture.
The headband is flexible and comfortable, the seams are red maintaining the color theme. This theme is maintained on both ear pads.

 

All the controls are located on the left headset. Here we can find the volume buttons, the power button, audio jack for the optional cable and the USB header for the charging cable.

 

On the right headset we find the logo & name of the manufacturer.

 

Testing

The build quality of the headsets is solid, the headsets being comfortable and also offering a good grip. The headband is height adjustable, unfortunately it doesn’t offer any way of measuring this adjustment.

 

The operating distance of the Audition without any obstacles between the smartphone and headsets is approximately 9 meters (30 feet) with a wall between them the range is reduced to approximately 6 meters (20 feet).

The battery life in the case of the Audition model is approximately 20 days in stand-by, 30 hours during a daily use of a minimum 2 hours with a medium volume.
The ear pads of the headsets are covered in leather & the material is breathable, thus offering an increased comfort.

The following songs have been used to test the headsets:
– Ludovico Einaudi – Experience
– Gramatik – No Way Out
– Gramatik – Break Loose
– Daft Punk – Give Life Back to Music
– Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
– Desire – Under Your Spell
– M83 – Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør)
– Dan Croll – From Nowhere
– T-Rex – Get It On
– Jimi – Foxy Lady
– Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

 

Final thoughts

The Audition model excels due to the build quality & materials used and to the clear sound at all volume levels. This model is meant for outdoor sports but can also be used with a PC due to the included cable. The battery life is 30 hours in normal daily use while the operating distance from the connecting device is approximately 9 meters.
The sound is not disturbing at the maximum setting and the ear pads ensure greater comfort. The sound quality is very good for a pair of wireless headsets; the sound is clear at all volume levels without distortion. Also, the Audition model isolates the ambient sounds quite well. The bass is strong enough at all volume levels. However, the quality of the microphone leaves much to be desired due to the low sound level.Final thoughts

 

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