It’s crazy how cheap Bluetooth headphones are becoming these days. The H10, made by Letscom, is a prime example. This little company has produced one of the most affordable wireless over-ear headphones that MajorHiFi has ever tested. At just under 35 bucks, what can you expect from the H10 in terms of sound and build quality? Let’s find out in this Letscom Bluetooth Headphones H10 Review.
Letscom Bluetooth Headphones H10 Review
No complaints here. Though I wouldn’t call the earpads luxuriously plush, they do avoid sitting too tightly around the ears. And I wore them for a couple of hours with no problems. That being said, if you have particularly large ears or you wear glasses with thick frames, you may want to consider buying headphones with bigger earpads. The H10 was designed with portability in mind. But more about that below.
Battery Life and Charging
The most impressive thing about the H10 is the whopping 100 hours of battery life. This is almost unheard of in the Bluetooth headphone world. And for those who tend to forget to charge their devices at night, this is a huge selling point.
Also, if you’re still alive by the time the charge runs out, you can always use the included cable to listen to these cans in passive mode.
(A micro-USB cable is also included in the box for charging).
The second most impressive thing about these cans is their portability. They fold up into an adorable little bundle. I was also happy to find them in a soft, velvety carrying case, which was more comforting to rub than my blankie.
Controls and Functionality
Unsurprisingly, you’ll won’t get tons of functionality from these cost-effective cans. Although there is a volume control on the side of the earcup, you won’t be able to skip back and forth between tracks. However, you will be able to play and pause with a quick press of the on/off button. And the same button will allow you to answer calls as well. Furthermore, there is a bonus button on the side of the earcup, which I’ll talk about below.
Although the caller’s voice came out quite clearly on my end, the mic is less than spectacular. The caller said that my voice sounded quiet and distant. But that didn’t stop her from asking me to grab a coffee while I was out. And I heard “grande iced-latte with vanilla syrup” just fine. Anyway, let’s give these cans a break. They’re cheaper than the take-out I ordered last night. To be fair, it was good sushi.
Unlike most cheap wireless headphones, the H10 avoids going overkill on the bass. So, those with bass anxiety should rest easy. You will certainly get some punch when listening to pop, but the H10 remains a well-balanced headphone. At the same time, Letscom hasn’t forsaken the bass-heads out there either; press the bass-boost button on the side of the earcup, and you’ll get tons of low-end oomph to your tracks.
In terms of transparency, listening to classical string in this range, there was much more smoothness than detail. And this is unsurprising for a headphone at this price. Still, the easy fluidity of the sound was pleasing to the ears, even if a little muddy at times.
You’ll hear good presence in this range. The upper-mids avoid overemphasis, so those with sensitivity to the higher frequencies shouldn’t run into any harshness when listening to vocal heavy tracks. The relatively even balance in this range also means that big rock and pop-rock choruses sound full-bodied and all encompassing. So, the sound profile is quite meaty and satisfying in this range.
Now, you may notice some cloudiness in this range as well. And again, you won’t hear too much detail when listening to acoustic instruments. But of course, these elements are to be expected for a headphone that’s this damn affordable. And considering the price point, the overall performance decent.
As mentioned above, the H10 is an easy listening headphone. Though the high frequencies don’t have much sparkle or snap, they certainly avoid fatiguing the ears. So, these cans are certainly a crowd pleaser in this respect.
Although you won’t get a vast soundstage, there is a little dimension here. Instrument placement in terms of height, width and depth are discernable for the most part. So, you will sense a little “3D-ness” in your tracks.
The H10 does two things incredibly well: portability and an almost unparalleled amount of playtime. Of course, for 35 bucks, you shouldn’t expect high-fidelity. So, this is not a critical listening headphone. But if your priority is to travel light, and you have an aversion to charging your technology, the H10 is a great budget option.