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Taotronics TT-BH-22 Bluetooth Headphones review: Cheap, but surprisingly good value

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Taotronics' TT-BH-22 ape the style of Bose's QuietComfort headphones, and while they can't live up to that standard, they're entirely affordable and rather good value too.

The good

  • Noise cancelling rare at this price point.
  • Good battery life.
  • Comfortable fit.

The bad

  • Mid-range audio output.
  • Noise cancelling is very slight.
  • Cheap build quality.
  • No included airline adaptor.

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The active noise cancelling headphone space is dominated by brands such as Bose and Sony, selling premium-grade headphones for serious money. The Taotronics TT-BH-22 is an unashamedly cheap set of noise cancelling headphones, which might make you wonder where corners have been cut to meet their very low price point.

While there are some obvious spaces where they don't compare to the big players in the field, if all you want is a simple set of Bluetooth headphones with light noise cancelling, they're an easy recommendation.

Design

  • Looks like a set of Bose headphones.
  • However, not built like them.
  • Carry case included.
  • No airline adaptor.

Performance

  • Audio quality much better with noise cancelling enabled.
  • Actual noise cancelling is pretty weak.
  • Wired audio capability works well.

Battery life

  • Good battery life.

Verdict

  • A good range of features for the asking price.
  • Not going to challenge the big players any time soon.

Typically with cheap headphones you only get what you pay for, and sometimes less. The Taotronics TT-BH-22 do stretch beyond that modest aim, because it's very unusual to see active noise cancelling in headphones that sell for under $100 at all. Combine that with their solid battery life and decent, if not exceptional audio quality, and they're a very good value pair of headphones. If you're more in the audiophile space you'll quickly recognise their limitations, and just about anything out of the likes of Sony or Bose in the noise cancelling space will run rings around them, but as a basic pair of high-value, low-cost headphones, the Taotronics TT-BH-22 come recommended.


Pricing and availability

The Taotronics TT-BH-22 sells via Amazon for around $90, but pricing can vary. At the time of writing, a pair will cost you $84.96, including delivery.

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Alternatives

There's really not much at this price point with this feature set, which means if you're after noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones, you're going to have to spend a bit more. That being said, a nice pair of Bose Quietcomfort QC35 headphones, or for that matter Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones will deliver both superior sound quality and markedly more efficient noise cancelling.

If all you want is Bluetooth wireless, you could always opt for a set of buds, such as the BlueAnt Pump Air True Wireless, Optoma NuForce BE6i or FlowFonix Buddies.


Specifications

Taotronics TT-BH-22

Build

Category
Over-ear Headphones
Colours
Black
Driver Diameter
40mm

Connectivity

Wired/Wireless
Wireless
Bluetooth
Yes

Features

Noise Cancelling
Active Noise Cancelling
Detachable Cable
Yes
Rechargeable Battery
Yes
Battery Life
Up to 30 hours

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