Status Audio’s new BT One headphones come with a free set of earbuds when you preorder
Quality doesn’t have to break the bank.
Status Audio is a direct-to-consumer manufacturer of audio gear. Its previous products, like the CB-1 Closed-back Studio Monitors, won the hearts of multiple reviewers and has become a bit of a cult favorite. Now, the company is back with its first Bluetooth-enabled set of cans, the BT One.
This on-ear set of Bluetooth headphones brings all the components that value-conscious audiophiles look for. They’re charged via USB-C, connect with Bluetooth 5.0 for strong signal strength, Apt-X support, a staggering 30 hours of battery life, and also have a 3.5mm jack for backup use when the battery is flat.
Status Audio doesn’t like to shout its brand from the rooftops, so the only nod to the brand is a laser-etched pair of product codes on the earcups. You can choose between Jet Black or Umber colorways, with the latter having deep brown leather earcups and padding on the headband, with gunmetal metal parts.
A new tuning for the BT One over-ears
The BT One over-ears are a bit of a departure from the norm from Status Audio. They’re tuned for a subtle U-shaped EQ pattern, giving punchier sound by bringing up the lows and highs. That’s on par with other Bluetooth offerings from other companies.
In the box, you get the headphones, a hard case to stow them when not in use, a USB-C cable for charging, and a 3.5 mm cable for analog use.
The BT One Bluetooth on-ear headphones will be available from February 15th. If you pre-order, Status Audio will not only knock $21 off the $120 retail price, they’ll also throw in a pair of their IEM-2X dual-driver micro in-ear headphones, which normally run at $49, as well.
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