Bluetooth Headphone Review: Stylish & Affordable with Great Battery Life

You could spend a lot for a pair of Bluetooth headphones, but you don't need to thanks to the W830BT ($79.99 on sale for $69.99) from Edifier. For under $80 you get over-ear headphones, which I prefer because they do a good job of blocking out external noise. The synthetic leather is comfortable and the flexible stainless steel helps it keep its form.

The Edifier is no slouch when it comes to functionality, with Bluetooth v4.1 aptX code and NFC technology. In fact, it connects to two devices simultaneously so you can listen to your iPhone and then switch to your iPad, and vice versa. The best part is it offers a whopping 95 hours of audio playback and 60 days (1500 hours) of standby.

If needed, you can also use the built-in 3.5mm audio jack option and the headset folds for travel. My only concern is that there is just one color choice (black with silver.)

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Pros

  • Connects to two devices simultaneously
  • 95 hours of audio playback, 60 days (1500 hours) standby
  • Quality material including flexible stainless steel and synthetic leather
  • 3.5mm audio jack option
  • Folds for travel

Cons

  • Only one color choice (black with silver)

Final Verdict

If battery life is the deciding factor in choosing over-ear headphones, look no further. The W830BT from Edifier should meet your needs. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.