Bluedio T3 and T3+ Bluetooth Headphone Quick Review
Thanks to Bluedio for the sample.
Brief: Congratulations, its twins.
Price: £36 for T3, £43 for T3+, in Americaland US$50 for T3, US$60 for T3+
Specifications: Bluetooth version: 4.1 +EDR, Bluetooth transmission frequency: 2.4GHz to 2.48GHz, Bluetooth operating range: up to 33 feet (free space), Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP, Audio resolution: up to 24bit@48KHZ, Drivers: Φ57mm, Impedance: 16Ω, SPL: 116dB, Frequency response: 15Hz-25,000Hz, THD: <0.1%, Standby time: up to 1100 hours, Bluetooth music/talk time: about 20 hours, Charging time: 2 hours for full charge, Operating temperature range: -10 ℃ to 50℃ only, Headphones dimensions: 159*126*78mm, Package dimensions: 251*170*95mm, Headphones weight: 388g, Package weight: 955g, Micro SD card music time: about 18hours applies to T3+ only.
Accessories: Carry baggy thing, 3.5 to 3.5mm male to male audio cable, Micro USB charging cable.
Build Quality: For the price it would appear great. The texture of the plastics isn’t super but the solid metal headband joints feel very sturdy, looks and feels equally so.
Isolation: Actually really good. The cups seem rather sealed and with the vinyl type pads rather than the velvety kind they give you a hard seal. A very tight seal for an on ear, so much so if I pushed them I could feel the air pressure change. Thus these isolate very well. I’d be fine using out and about, on a bus etc etc. Tube and long flights, not my first choice but for an on ear are great. Naturally if you don’t want to get a free trip to a hospital do remember you must use your eyes, not ears when near traffic.
Comfort/Fit: Well the negative aspect of them being great isolators and being rather heavy clamping on your ears is that they clamp hard. Great for iso and great for staying on your head while moving about but not so great for long term comfort. An hour on was okay but by two hours, I wanted them off. Not just oh it’s a little snug my ears need a breather, I wanted them off right now.
Aesthetics: I think I like them. They polished chrome is a little shiny for my tastes but they aren’t unattractive or anything. Not sure I super love their looks either but well, you know they look nice, I don’t have strong feelings on the subject.
Sound: These are heavily bassy and with that high clamping force, with the tightly sealed cups and the tight seal on the ear pads, oooh they punch. Punchy punchy punch punch. Now me, that was fun for a little bit but oh my, it just wouldn’t stop with the punching, thumping bass lines. So much vigour, so much aggressiveness in the bass I found it rather tiring. Like a hyperactive child, fun in small doses but god it never tired or mellowed. Super crazy party bass time. Now if that’s what you want, awesome. With their snug fit and energy they would be great for a run or for an hour at the gym. Securely on your head and driving you on with its relentlessness. Not to mention that with the +’s ability to be its own source its perfect for those places where you don’t want your £700 phone around for it to be potentially damaged. They are just full of bass, hard punchy bass and if you get them it’s for that. The mids are really nice and they can do vocal heavy stuff well. The treble too is nice but they are a little lacking in abundance. They respond well to EQ but the treble is clearly aiming to be very forgiving to bad bit rates or bad mastering. You know like mainstream chart topping stuff tends to be.
Value: I think they are both great value but I cannot suggest that you should buy the T3. For the tiny, tiny amount extra take the + for that micro SD card support. Even if you think you’ll never use it, I mean £43 gets you source and headphone all in one, excellent value for money.
Pro’s: Micro SD card support!!! Great isolation. Super securely fitting.
Con’s: High clamping force. Highly bass centric sound.