We seldom see an over-the-ear headphones selling at 50 dollars and still boasting decent music quality. We have the OneOdio A70 headphones on hand that can do both wired and wireless connections. Let’s check them out to see if they are the headphones you have been looking for.
The OneOdio A70 headphones are specifically designed for a deejay. While they look just like ordinary over-the-ear headphones, they do come with some features that will be useful for a DJ.
On the first look, the A70 look comfortable. They come with a thick soft sponge material on the earcups and headband. The top of the headband is even sewn with red thread to add some spice to the design.
The main build material is plastic, which also explains the light weight.
The earcups can be folded inward and outward. When folded, they are compact in size, and with the provided carrying bag, they are actually easy to bring around.
When folded outward, a deejay can listen to the music on each earcup without putting the headphones on. For me, I find it really comfortable when I rest the headphones around my neck.
At the bottom of the left ear cup, there is a micro USB charging port (why not USB-C?) and a 6.35mm audio jack.
On the right, there are three control buttons: “+,” “Power” and “-.” Also included are a 3.5mm audio jack and an LED status light. At the far end is a tiny hole, which I suspect is the microphone. The buttons are built of plastic, and clicking on them give a “click” sound that constantly reminds you of how cheap this product is.
if you have noticed, there is a 6.35mm and 3.5mm audio jack on both the earcups. The 6.35mm is generally used on professional audio devices, such as amplifiers, audio interfaces, digital-to-analog converters, mixing consoles and field recorders. With both jacks available on the headphones, it adds a ton of compatibility with many audio devices.
To connect the headphones in wireless mode, first press the Power button for three seconds to turn them on. They should automatically be in paring mode (shown by the LED light flashing red and blue). On your phone/laptop/audio device, search and pair with “OneOdio A70.” In my experience, the pairing is fast and seamless, and every time I power them on, they get connected almost instantly.
The good thing about the A70 is that they can connect to two devices simultaneously. You can connect them to both your laptop and phone or to two different phones, though only music from one source can be played at any time. This is useful if you need to switch between your computer and phone – playing music from your computer and picking up a call from your phone, for example.
With the headphones connected, pressing the Power button will play or pause the music. Similarly, when there is an incoming call, press this to pick up the call. Press and hold for three seconds to activate Voice Assistant mode.
The “+”/”-” buttons will increase/decrease the volume on a quick press and a press and hold will move forward/play the previous music track.
The first thing I discovered when I put the headphones on is how small they are. There are 10 extension levels on each side of the headband, and even when stretched to the max, they still barely cover my ears. I admit, I do have a big face, but I do wish the extension arm could be longer, rather than having it pressing tightly on my head and ears, as it gets really uncomfortable after a while.
Also, the faux leather on the earcups are not as comfortable as it would seem. My ears are sweating and burning hot in less than 30 minutes of wearing the headphones.
As for the sound quality, there is a strong focus on the bass with decent mids and highs. This is good if you are a bass lover, but for songs that already have a heavy bass, it can sound overly engineered.
Unlike other headphones where I have to constantly increase the volume, the A70’s default volume is so loud that I have to turn it down most of the time. I can enjoy my music at 20% volume, while in other cases, I have to increase to 60% for a decent volume.
The stated battery life is 50 hours, though on actual use, I recorded about 39 hours, which is quite impressive.
When it runs out of battery juice, you can easily switch to a wired connection to continue your music. The package comes with a 3.5mm to 6.35m audio cable to plug into any audio device. Speaking of the cable, I do love that it is long enough (1.5m in length) and doesn’t get in my way at all.
Music sharing: if you have two (or more) of these headphones, you can daisy chain them with the audio cable and listen to the same music on both headphones.
Both earcups can function independently: you can plug in from two devices to each earcup and have different music playing independently on each earcup. With the hinge allowing the earcups to fold outward, these are really the perfect headphones for a deejay.
These headphones are not perfect, but at a price of 50 dollars, they have performed really well.