There are plenty of over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones currently on the market, but most carry a hefty price. The NoiseHush Freedom BT700 headphones are light, offer decent sound, and cost less than $80 a pair. Available in black or white, the Freedom BT700 Bluetooth headphones offer twenty hours of music enjoyment and an impressive 300 hours of standby time. Get them.
In this video overview, you get a sense of what these headphones have to offer and my subjective impressions of them from both a build and an audio perspective. Spoiler: I wasn’t blown away by the build-quality, but I was surprised at how good they sound and the value they offer for the price.
Inside the box you get the headphones, some paperwork and a USB charging cable. The lack of a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable means the headphones only work as Bluetooth headphones and do not allow for unpowered wired music enjoyment. That means, of course, you need to keep these headphones charged if you want to enjoy music through them. Thankfully they get decent battery life and impressive standby time. Still, when the battery dies, so does the music.
Soft-cushion Ear Cups & Headband for Ultra Comfort
Noise-isolating Over-the-ear Design
Adjustable Steel Frame for a Perfect Fit
LED Indicator Displays Connection & Charge Info
Multifunction Button Controls Power, Music & Calls
40mm Neodymium Driver for Extreme Clarity & Precise Bass
Microphone Provides Hands-free Calling & Video Chat Options
The NoiseHush BT700s weigh just 197g, charge in just 2 1/2 hours, serve up 20 hours of music or talk time. They only have Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR. That’s the Bluetooth standard first adopted back in 2007. Since then we have seen the release of BT 3.0 and BT4.0. From a practical standpoint, I don’t think most end-users will notice a difference, but you do lose the ability to have multi-point connectivity with more than one device pairs and/or connected at a time.
The ear cups on the NoiseHush Freedom BT700 Bluetooth Headphones are quite plush and very comfortable. They block out plenty of sound and are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Add in the light weight of the BT700s, and you can’t help but enjoy wearing them.
The controls are simple and work fairly well. One button is used for play/pause, track forward and back, and volume up and down. Since it is a single control it makes sense to spend some time becoming familiar with the various functions lest you jump tracks when what you intended to do was change the volume.
On the other ear cup is the power/music/call multifunction button, and the microphone. The microphone works well enough, but I would not want to depend too heavily on it on a regular basis for calls.
The NoiseHush Freedom BT700 Bluetooth Headphones are an interesting offering. They only serve up audio over Bluetooth, but do that quite well. They isolate enough noise that you won’t need to pump the volume up too high to listen to your music. And while they are light and don’t deliver the same heavy-duty build quality we’ve seen on other headphones we have reviewed as of late, they certainly don’t come off as cheap. At under $80 they are a good option for someone looking to purchase over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones without breaking the bank. Order yours.
What I Like: Nicely priced; Comfortable; Light; Sound surprisingly good; Get great battery life; 300 hours of standby time
What Needs Improvement: Bluetooth only means there is no audio via wired connection; Look and feel lighter and a bit cheaper than higher-end headphones; Play/Pause button serves multiple purposes and can be a bit confusing.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample