The Betron HD800 Over-Ear Headphones provide great audio at an excellent price, in addition to being incredibly comfortable and light. Are they good enough to make you ignore the high-end headphones market and choose this affordable pair?
The first thing I noticed about the Betron HD800 headphones is how light they are, especially compared to my previous pair, the UE 6000 over-ear headphones.
With a slight amount of padding on the headband and soft ear cups which fully encompass my ears, I found the headphones to be really comfortable even for long periods of use.
- Great price
- Long battery life
- Sound great
- Awkward to adjust
The headphones are only available in one style – silver and black – which I think looks clean and sleek, but if you like bold and bright colours then perhaps these aren’t the headphones for you, as the overall design is quite minimalist.
The remote buttons located on the left ear cup are simple to use and easily identifiable by feel. Hold down the middle button to turn the headphones on, and press it once to start or pause your music. To increase or decrease the volume, press the plus or minus button once, or hold to skip forward or back a song.
Also located on the left ear cup is the micro USB charging port and the 3.5mm headphone jack, and Betron supplies the charging wire and AUX cable as well as a handy (but very large) carry case for the headphones.
The only negative was that I found these headphones to be very awkward to adjust, to the point where I wasn’t even sure that they aren’t one-size-fits-all for a while.
Using the Betron HD800 Headphones turned out to be a delightful experience. In addition to being really comfortable and very noise-isolating, the audio quality was great. While it wasn’t the best I’ve ever experienced, the bass was still powerful, and the sounds were crisp throughout a wide range of songs.
One of the best aspects about these headphones was the excellent battery life, which Betron claim provides as long as 10 hours of wireless listening, and it definitely feels like a very long time between charges. Conveniently Betron also supply a wire which you can plug in when the battery dies, to allow you to continue listening to your music, or if you are someone who prefers a wired connection.
The ear pads encompass my ears completely to block out external noise really well, so even when there is no music playing I can’t hear much else at all – so if you wear these out and about just take extra care crossing roads!
Wirelessly connecting to my Samsung Galaxy S7 was a very easy and quick affair, simply holding down the power button on the headphones and turning on the Bluetooth on my smartphone.
You can also carry out hands-free phone calls using the Betron HD800 headphones, as there is a microphone in the left ear cup, and they are compatible with Siri.
The Betron HD800 Headphones are currently available for the great price of just £32.99 from Amazon, down from their RRP of £99.99. I think this is terrific value for money, as high-quality over-ear headphones tend to cost around £150 and above nowadays, and these seem just as good as those expensive headphones.
Should you buy the Betron HD800 Headphones?
These headphones tick all the boxes for me and are available for an excellent price, matching up to headphones costing much more than these. I have to remind myself that these are a £100 pair of headphones, which are simply reduced right now, rather than being a budget pair from the beginning.
With great sound isolation and strong audio quality, these comfy, light and stylish headphones are one of my favourite purchases in a long while.
More exacting audiophiles may prefer to opt for more high-end headphones for the very best sound quality, but for those who are not too fussy these will definitely serve you well.