High-quality sound from cost-effective headphones.
I’m always amazed at how many different styles and brands of Bluetooth headphones there are. I’ve used in-ear, on-ear, over-the-ear, and various types of active noise canceling headphones over the past few years and the thing that really differentiates between these headphones is the sound quality they produce. There is no shortage of cost-effective headphones in online stores like Amazon but are they all worth it? I can’t speak about all of them, but the H6 Foldable Bluetooth Headphones from Zenbre are.
These headphones from Zenbre utilize Bluetooth 4.2 and have an advanced Bluetooth chip (CSR64125). It has two ports on it — one Micro USB (for charging) and one 3.5mm Aux port (for connection to computers and other devices). The ear pads and headband are made from memory foam and protein leather for lasting comfort. The headphones feature 40mm dual drivers with CVC6.0 canceling technology. The foldable joints have been tested more than 10,000 times to ensure that they will be long-lasting and the headphones are lightweight so that you can wear them while completing any task.
- Bluetooth v4.2
- Range: 33 feet
- Battery: 400 mAh/3.7V
- 2-hour charging time
- 400-hour standby time
- 24-hour playtime (at 50% volume)
- Weight: 268.8g
- FTP: HSP, HFP, AVRCP, A2DP
The box of the H6 headphones is fairly plain but does include an image of the product printed on the front of it. The brand name Zenbre is stamped on the sides along with the words “H6 SoundBank”. I found this to be a little off-putting considering that “SoundBank” isn’t a word synonymous with headphones and this is the only place where Zenbre seems to refer to the headphones as a “SoundBank”. When I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised to find a hardshell case with the headphones tucked away inside. As the title suggests, the headphones are foldable and they fit securely inside their lovely black case that is perfect for headphones like this. In addition to the headphones, a small box with a Micro USB cable and a 3.5mm Stereo Mini cable were stored away in the case along with a Welcome Guide.
Connecting to the headphones was easy. I flipped the power switch (which stuck a little at first) and was able to find them on my Bluetooth menu. I was surprised to find that the headphones had 80% battery out of the box. The phone and headphones paired quickly and I didn’t experience any connection issues while I was using them. The H6’s are comfortable and lightweight, but because they are over-the-ear headphones, my ears did get a little hot. It wasn’t unbearable, but it was enough to notice. The headphones do a good job of isolating ambient sound and because they are noise-canceling, you really have a good option for eliminating outside sounds. I’m a little disappointed that there isn’t a button or switch available to turn off the ANC. This isn’t a deal-breaker in my opinion. It would just be nice to have the option available.
These headphones have an impressive depth of sound to them. Given their price range, I didn’t expect for them to have such a rich, deep sound but they would actually rival some other more premium-level headphones I’ve used. I listened to several different styles of music including orchestral/classical, 90s Hip-hop, and current alternative rock tracks and I thought they all sounded great. I even watched a TV show (streaming through Netflix) that was mostly spoken words and found that they worked great for dialogue, too.
All in all, the H6 Foldable Bluetooth Headphones are a great buy. At $70 (at the time of publishing this article), you really can’t find a better deal out there. I did have one odd thing happen with these headphones. In the right earpiece, I heard something rattle around. They were not damaged on the exterior and the sound quality and function of the headphones did not seem to suffer. It was more of an annoyance than anything and I’m not sure that these headphones were designed with that as a feature. I think these headphones are a great all-purpose option for users looking for over-the-ear headphones with noise-canceling.