We have several products in from the cool guys at Edifier so we wont spoil you with what we have just yet but today we will be talking about the new Edifier W860NB which are an update to the 830BT which are also a great set of cans.
First off the presentation is as always great here with premium packaging and contents inside, this colour we have is also probably the best looking though having said that we most tend to see the generic coloured headphones but this tan colour is really nice and stand out which for me is what I like.
There is some differences here to take note of compared to the 830, the design language is similar given a few changes and the main change here is how you control these. With the 860 we have touch controls rather than buttons and this is something you tend to see on much higher priced headphones alongside ANC.
Touch sensitive controls are not for everyone but I have tried a few pairs and it does not take long to get the hang of how it works One thing here I was worried about was how well this would work at the price point and overall over the test period they never failed which was impressive so I did not have to repeatedly swipe to perform an action and look like an idiot which I have often seen people do. The controls are sensitive enough to get the command you want first time everytime.
All the touch controls are on right cup including ANC which shines best in quiet environments however not as good as some higher priced headphones but still good in general anyone moving onto a pair of headphones like these will be easily pleased with the sound. Speaking of sound they are not as loud as I would like but that’s my choice but having said that in a quieter environment fully maxed out they shine as I expected from Edifier. With using the controls you will see demoed in the video its simple and call management is the same though I only had a few calls whilst testing the controls did as they are supposed to.
From listening to all genres I was pleased with the well balanced sound stage and so will anyone who puts these on, the comfort level on these is great with the leatherette cups that just sink onto your ears blocking much of the outside world and the same applies to the headband so in short you can wear these for hours. The only hit hear is the battery life but you get ANC thrown in which is not a bad thing you will get up to 25 HRs without ANC on and up to 45 with ANC off but really you should just leave it on and sit back and enjoy the great sounds the cans give you overall.
W860NB Specs Driver Unit: 40mm Neodymium drivers Bluetooth Version: 4.1
Supported Profiles: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 97dB Nominal Impedance: 32 Ohm
Weight: 10.1 ounces