Review: Ausdom M05 Bluetooth Over-ear Headphones
If you’re looking for wireless Bluetooth headphones in a form factor other than in the ubiquitous earbud-style, there’s finally a quality solution. The Ausdom M05 Bluetooth Over-ear Headphones can be used both wired, via a 3.5mm audio cable, or wireless, via its Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and it uses the popular can-style form factor, where the cushioned earpads cover your ears.
You get the lightweight headphones itself, a short mini-USB charging cable, a 3.5mm audio cable (4 feet or 1.2 meters in length), a drawstring padded carrying sack, and a user manual. Since you’ll almost certainly want to use these wirelessly, you should charge the battery, which takes about two to three hours from full drain. You get about 20 hours of playback from a full charge, or, since this has a built-in microphone to work with your smartphone, a similar 20 hours of talk time and about 250 hours of standby time.
Build quality on the Ausdom M05 Bluetooth Over-ear Headphones is excellent, with nicely textured surfaces and generous, soft padding around both the adjustable headband and earpads, the latter of which rotates to lay flat. A surprising number of dedicated controls for Volume Up, Volume Down, Power, Track Forward, Play/Pause, and Track Reverse round out its generous feature-set.
So how do they sound? The wireless fidelity is excellent, with superb clarity and solid bass. Wired fidelity is at least a match for how good it sounds over Bluetooth. Even the microphone has excellent pick-up and clarity for the benefit of those you’re speaking to (take note, however, that the microphone and button-based functionality only works in Bluetooth mode, not when using a 3.5mm audio cable).
These are my new favorite full-sized multi-purpose headphones. Between the generous feature-set, support for the latest wireless and data transmission standards, extreme comfort, and reasonable retail price, the Ausdom M05 Bluetooth Over-ear Headphones are easy to love.
Thanks to Ausdom for the review unit.