If you’re after an affordable set of wireless headphones that boast plenty of battery life for listening to music on long trips, check out the new Soundmagic P23BT.
These Bluetooth headphones offer an impressive claimed battery life of 54 to 60 hours of playback on a full charge of 400mAh power pack. Along with Bluetooth 5.0 support, you can optionally opt for a wired connection, as the P23BT comes with a bundled wired boom mic that can be used for business calls, or indeed for gaming chats.
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Another bonus comes in terms of portability, as these headphones can be folded so that they lie flat and take up a suitably little space in your backpack or other luggage (it also comes bundled with a carrying case, as well as the aforementioned wired boom mic).
But all that doesn’t matter much without good audio, and looking for that, the Soundmagic P23BT benefits from 40mm neodymium drivers and high-definition sound. Soundmagic says that to make them comfortable when they’re on, they’re designed with memory foam to insulate the leatherette earpads and give a decent level of comfort (hopefully without any sweaty creeps). .
The P23BT also has a built-in mic with noise reduction, and sports some intuitive controls that are triggered via a simple tap or swipe on the earcups.
If you fancy grabbing the Soundmagic P23BT, these headphones won’t make much of a dent in your bank balance, as they retail for a few pennies under £50 (about $70, AU$95).
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We’ll reserve our judgment until we hear them for ourselves, but based on their specifications it looks like a solid set of affordable headphones, and that battery life is seriously impressive, especially when asked. Given the value of .
Reaching up to 60 hours of playback is great, and it’s also good if you should wake up in the morning to find that the battery is drained, there’s a quick charge mode that gives you enough to restrain yourself – Just a 10-minute juice-up yields five hours of play time. There is also a standby of 50 days with these headphones.
Obviously we can’t go very far without actually trying the P23BT and listening to them, but for the money, the rest of the spec and materials look pretty smart. Our main concerns will be the minor question marks over those earcup-based controls and whether the required taps and swipes (to adjust volume, skip tracks, or mute, etc.) will be responsive and accurate—hopefully no disappointments on this one. Front.
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