One of the great things about a global economy and internet commerce is the ability to find bargains from unknown companies sometimes. This is the case with this latest product I found on Amazon, a pair of bluetooth headphones from Beyution that look a lot like the famous brand recently bought by Apple, but selling for just $26.11 instead of hundreds. The question was how close does the sound quality come, and how well built are they?
They were delivered with about a 75% charge, so I was able to connect them to my iPhone and begin testing right away. Connection was quick and easy, without a need to enter a passcode. They are using bluetooth 3.0, so while they have full A2DP support they don't have the latest low power chips or support power monitoring over the bluetooth connection. Not a big deal given the large price difference. The sound quality is remarkably good, with crisp sound separation and dynamic range. I tested everything from EDM to Country, Blues to Metal and had no issues with distortion or loss of dynamic range at any point along the way. While not nearly as good as reference grade headphones like my V-Moda LP2s, they are every bit as good as the other Beats wireless headphones I tried over the summer.
Build quality is decent, but the huge branding across the ear cuffs is a bit cheap looking. Controls are well thought out and responsive, and battery life was about 8 hours in my testing. Overall these are damn good headphones for any price, and at $26 they are an amazing value. For a price like this you can't go wrong giving them a try.