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Product Review - Hetyre Wireless Headphones

Product Review - Hetyre Wireless Headphones

2019-04-29 23:00:39share:


Today, we're sharing a product review about the Hetyre Wireless Headphones by Ed Mulligan



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Intro


Vipon offered me the opportunity to review the Hetyre HT9 noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones.My review sample was purchased from Amazon so it should be the same quality and performance any customer would receive.With Prime shipping the headphones arrived quickly.I had not heard of the Hetyre brand before, so I was not sure what to expect beyond the generally positive reviews already on Amazon.



Packaging


The headphones came well packaged, not in the generic bubble pack bag so often used for small electronic devices today.The Amazon box contained a very sturdy Hetyre box with neat graphics and a well-padded interior to protect and display the headphones.Note that the earpieces swivel 90 degrees for easier storage.The box contained:

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • 1/8' stereo audio cable
  • Instruction manual
  • Headphone storage bag




Appearance


The headphones are primarily shiny black or dark chrome plastic.The ear cushions are softly padded vinyl or similar material, as is the cover over the metal frame between the ear pieces.The padding makes the HT9 comfortable to wear.I would have preferred the ear cushions to be slightly larger, but it posed no real problems in use.The teenager watching me unbox the HT9 noted that they looked very nice. Thus began one of the largest problems I had writing the review, which was retrieving the headphones from his use so I could do my testing.I suppose that translates to a good score in the appearance department. A minor downside to the shiny materials is that they accumulate fingerprints quickly, but the prints are easy to clean off.To give an idea of scale, here are the headphones on a standard soda can, and with the earpieces rotated and the headband fully extended.




Initial Setup


The instructions say to charge the HT9 at least 8 hours before the first use.The charge light went off after about an hour on mine, showing they were fully charged.At that point we began testing.


Connection/Operation


The HT9 quickly paired with both my S9 phone and with my Sony NW-A26.The HT9 has NFC functionality. After the initial pairing with my phone, holding the phone next to the right earpiece would connect or disconnect the HT9 via NFC communications.This makes it very simple to use – put on the headphones, turn on the power switch, and hold the phone at your right ear and it pairs in seconds.Pairing was stable and we did not experience dropouts or problems with Bluetooth connections.Even with the phone upstairs at the front of the house and the headphones downstairs approaching the back of the house the HT9 remained connected.


Corded connection is just as simple.Turn on the HT9 (they must be on to play even with the aux input) and plug in the supplied cable.The aux cable does not have the additional conductor for mic use, it is for stereo audio playback only.


Noise cancelling (NC) works with Bluetooth, aux input, or no input at all.This third option makes the HT9 useful for blocking outside sounds for sleeping or reading.


Audio Performance


Audio performance was where I nearly lost the HT9 to my teenage assistant, after he said they sounded 'Really good,' and left with them.After recovering the headphones (I suspect I will not be so lucky after the review is complete!) I ran through some headphone testing audio files.


Frequency response is rated at 20Hz to 20KHz but without a dB rating.Running a low frequency sweep test, I could hear tones in the 20 to 30 Hz range, so the low-end rating is good.At the upper end of the range I could hear tones at 15KHz+, but this is more a function of my hearing as I experience the same result with other headphones.I would call the upper rating good.More importantly, the sweep test from 20 to 20KHz configured to show any dips or peaks in the response showed nearly flat response across the frequency range.Test files for left/right identification, stereo separation, proper phasing, etc. all gave good results.The heavy bass test file to check for unwanted vibrations showed no problems.Audio quality was nearly identical between Bluetooth and aux input, with cable connected just slightly edging out Bluetooth.


I am very susceptible to the harsh, brittle high frequency response found in many cheap headphones.I found none of that with the HT9.Bass extension is good, the mids are forward and warm, while the highs are there but not overly pronounced.Using various EQ settings, I could detect the changes but I mostly stayed with flat response when I fed the HT9 everything from classical to rock to bluegrass to techno music.High Roller by Crystal Method is a good test file with its heavy bass and high cymbal overlay.The HT9's bass is not quite as tight as my headphones costing more than twice the H9's price, but I was pleased with what I heard.Headphones often use boomy, loose, accentuated bass to sound good in a quick test but this quickly becomes fatiguing in real use.The HT9 does not resort to this trick.After about 10-15 hours of play the sound seemed to become more open and the mids became smoother bringing everything into better balance.This was a subtle but noticeable change and it improved the already good sound of the HT9.


Noise canceling does well blocking low frequency noise. It isn't magic and you can still hear people around you talking, but it does block sounds like loud cars and trucks, window fans, etc.Listening to music next to an idling V8 powered SUV showed a large reduction in noise.Turning on NC does cause a slight loss of low frequency reproduction and some barely perceptible background hiss only noticeable in a silent listening environment, but the benefit is worth the tradeoff in noisy environments.My teenage assistant only noticed after I pointed it out to him.I found the NC setting very good for spoken word sources like podcasts.NC performance was better than I expected for headphones in this price range.In a silent room I prefer NC off, but for a location with background noise NC is a welcome improvement.The HT9 does a good job of blocking outside noise by its physical design and I found myself taking them off to talk with people even with no music playing.At high volumes there is some sound leakage to those around you, but not at reasonable listening levels.


Overall volume is good. The HT9 will play louder than is comfortable to wear, and it can also go very low.I've found that other Bluetooth headphones won't play quietly enough for me.The HT9 does not have this problem, and my normal listening level is less than 50% of the phone's volume setting.



Phone Performance



Phone call quality was acceptable for me as the user and for those I called.Turning on NC made the caller's voice very clear.The HT9's mic worked well according to the caller, who said he could understand what I said without problems, although it was not quite as clear as using my phone without the headphones.I can see a significant benefit to using the HT9 with NC engaged for calls in noisy environments.


Battery Performance



After the initial charge, I recorded nearly 30 hours of play before the headphones shut off for low battery, signaled by a warble tone before powering off.Performance was good throughout, with some noise in the NC setting just before shutting off serving as an early warning of battery depletion.I've never had Bluetooth headphones play that long.


Charging is the same with the supplied cord or a high current USB cable, fed from a wall charger or a laptop's USB port.It charges at about 1/3A, then decreases until charging stops.The fully depleted battery took about 3.75 hours to charge.I recorded 800mAh into the headphones which showed that the battery size specification is accurate.Note the end of the charge graph where I started charging again but the HT9 quickly terminated charging as the battery was already full.The sample rate is 2 per second.



Conclusion



As an in-ear style headphone user I expected the HT9 to be heavy and uncomfortable, but I was wrong. They were fine to wear even with glasses on, the usual problem point with over ear headphones. The HT9 performed well and its specs look accurate. After discussing the HT9 with a friend she ordered one for herself (with Vipon coupon of course).


Coupon Code: KXTTB74L

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4CVTLR



Product Review - Hetyre Wireless Headphones

2019-04-29 23:00:39share:


Today, we're sharing a product review about the Hetyre Wireless Headphones by Ed Mulligan



product-vipon:start
product-vipon:end

Intro


Vipon offered me the opportunity to review the Hetyre HT9 noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones.My review sample was purchased from Amazon so it should be the same quality and performance any customer would receive.With Prime shipping the headphones arrived quickly.I had not heard of the Hetyre brand before, so I was not sure what to expect beyond the generally positive reviews already on Amazon.



Packaging


The headphones came well packaged, not in the generic bubble pack bag so often used for small electronic devices today.The Amazon box contained a very sturdy Hetyre box with neat graphics and a well-padded interior to protect and display the headphones.Note that the earpieces swivel 90 degrees for easier storage.The box contained:

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • 1/8' stereo audio cable
  • Instruction manual
  • Headphone storage bag




Appearance


The headphones are primarily shiny black or dark chrome plastic.The ear cushions are softly padded vinyl or similar material, as is the cover over the metal frame between the ear pieces.The padding makes the HT9 comfortable to wear.I would have preferred the ear cushions to be slightly larger, but it posed no real problems in use.The teenager watching me unbox the HT9 noted that they looked very nice. Thus began one of the largest problems I had writing the review, which was retrieving the headphones from his use so I could do my testing.I suppose that translates to a good score in the appearance department. A minor downside to the shiny materials is that they accumulate fingerprints quickly, but the prints are easy to clean off.To give an idea of scale, here are the headphones on a standard soda can, and with the earpieces rotated and the headband fully extended.




Initial Setup


The instructions say to charge the HT9 at least 8 hours before the first use.The charge light went off after about an hour on mine, showing they were fully charged.At that point we began testing.


Connection/Operation


The HT9 quickly paired with both my S9 phone and with my Sony NW-A26.The HT9 has NFC functionality. After the initial pairing with my phone, holding the phone next to the right earpiece would connect or disconnect the HT9 via NFC communications.This makes it very simple to use – put on the headphones, turn on the power switch, and hold the phone at your right ear and it pairs in seconds.Pairing was stable and we did not experience dropouts or problems with Bluetooth connections.Even with the phone upstairs at the front of the house and the headphones downstairs approaching the back of the house the HT9 remained connected.


Corded connection is just as simple.Turn on the HT9 (they must be on to play even with the aux input) and plug in the supplied cable.The aux cable does not have the additional conductor for mic use, it is for stereo audio playback only.


Noise cancelling (NC) works with Bluetooth, aux input, or no input at all.This third option makes the HT9 useful for blocking outside sounds for sleeping or reading.


Audio Performance


Audio performance was where I nearly lost the HT9 to my teenage assistant, after he said they sounded 'Really good,' and left with them.After recovering the headphones (I suspect I will not be so lucky after the review is complete!) I ran through some headphone testing audio files.


Frequency response is rated at 20Hz to 20KHz but without a dB rating.Running a low frequency sweep test, I could hear tones in the 20 to 30 Hz range, so the low-end rating is good.At the upper end of the range I could hear tones at 15KHz+, but this is more a function of my hearing as I experience the same result with other headphones.I would call the upper rating good.More importantly, the sweep test from 20 to 20KHz configured to show any dips or peaks in the response showed nearly flat response across the frequency range.Test files for left/right identification, stereo separation, proper phasing, etc. all gave good results.The heavy bass test file to check for unwanted vibrations showed no problems.Audio quality was nearly identical between Bluetooth and aux input, with cable connected just slightly edging out Bluetooth.


I am very susceptible to the harsh, brittle high frequency response found in many cheap headphones.I found none of that with the HT9.Bass extension is good, the mids are forward and warm, while the highs are there but not overly pronounced.Using various EQ settings, I could detect the changes but I mostly stayed with flat response when I fed the HT9 everything from classical to rock to bluegrass to techno music.High Roller by Crystal Method is a good test file with its heavy bass and high cymbal overlay.The HT9's bass is not quite as tight as my headphones costing more than twice the H9's price, but I was pleased with what I heard.Headphones often use boomy, loose, accentuated bass to sound good in a quick test but this quickly becomes fatiguing in real use.The HT9 does not resort to this trick.After about 10-15 hours of play the sound seemed to become more open and the mids became smoother bringing everything into better balance.This was a subtle but noticeable change and it improved the already good sound of the HT9.


Noise canceling does well blocking low frequency noise. It isn't magic and you can still hear people around you talking, but it does block sounds like loud cars and trucks, window fans, etc.Listening to music next to an idling V8 powered SUV showed a large reduction in noise.Turning on NC does cause a slight loss of low frequency reproduction and some barely perceptible background hiss only noticeable in a silent listening environment, but the benefit is worth the tradeoff in noisy environments.My teenage assistant only noticed after I pointed it out to him.I found the NC setting very good for spoken word sources like podcasts.NC performance was better than I expected for headphones in this price range.In a silent room I prefer NC off, but for a location with background noise NC is a welcome improvement.The HT9 does a good job of blocking outside noise by its physical design and I found myself taking them off to talk with people even with no music playing.At high volumes there is some sound leakage to those around you, but not at reasonable listening levels.


Overall volume is good. The HT9 will play louder than is comfortable to wear, and it can also go very low.I've found that other Bluetooth headphones won't play quietly enough for me.The HT9 does not have this problem, and my normal listening level is less than 50% of the phone's volume setting.



Phone Performance



Phone call quality was acceptable for me as the user and for those I called.Turning on NC made the caller's voice very clear.The HT9's mic worked well according to the caller, who said he could understand what I said without problems, although it was not quite as clear as using my phone without the headphones.I can see a significant benefit to using the HT9 with NC engaged for calls in noisy environments.


Battery Performance



After the initial charge, I recorded nearly 30 hours of play before the headphones shut off for low battery, signaled by a warble tone before powering off.Performance was good throughout, with some noise in the NC setting just before shutting off serving as an early warning of battery depletion.I've never had Bluetooth headphones play that long.


Charging is the same with the supplied cord or a high current USB cable, fed from a wall charger or a laptop's USB port.It charges at about 1/3A, then decreases until charging stops.The fully depleted battery took about 3.75 hours to charge.I recorded 800mAh into the headphones which showed that the battery size specification is accurate.Note the end of the charge graph where I started charging again but the HT9 quickly terminated charging as the battery was already full.The sample rate is 2 per second.



Conclusion



As an in-ear style headphone user I expected the HT9 to be heavy and uncomfortable, but I was wrong. They were fine to wear even with glasses on, the usual problem point with over ear headphones. The HT9 performed well and its specs look accurate. After discussing the HT9 with a friend she ordered one for herself (with Vipon coupon of course).


Coupon Code: KXTTB74L

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4CVTLR



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