This retro looking over-ear headphone by Betron promise to offer a powerful, clear sound production with an added retro cosmetic look. Being supplied with a standard headphone cabled jack plug these can be used in any application including smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and more. The cushioned ear cups are designed for comfort and cancel out any external noise sources.
The Betron Retro headphones are fitted with 40mm neodymium dynamic driver units these headphones pack a punch, they sound very crisp and clear and the bass tones can easily be distinguished.
The retail packaging has been well designed to not only protect the headphones but also with a brushed steel design it looks very industrial and gives the box a touch of what to expect. The sizing of the box is 21.5cm x 23.5cm x 11cm. The weight packaged is 510g.
Not only do you get your retro headphones but Betron have included an Important Safety Information leaflet. A cardboard credit card sized card is also included, this has a special 20% future discount from Betron, a web address to register your 1-year free warranty and a customer support web address. Betron have also been very generous and included a Black drawstring protective travel bag to help keep your headphones clean and protected.
Betron Retro Over-Ear Headphones.
This retro looking headphone by Betron is constructed from mixed materials including metal, foam and mostly plastic. A two-tone colour scheme of Black & Gold makes this a very retro looking piece of equipment.
They are lightweight and comfortable on the ear and head when placed on. Due to the retro design they do look a bit bulky and not to my personal style, the metal bands stand proud above the head band and almost everyone can see your wearing a huge set of earphones. The ear cups are very comfortable but again are big and bulky and very round, the diameter of the earcup is 10.5cm!
You also kind of need a big head for these to fit properly. My head measures 36cm from ear to overhead to the other ear. If you happen to have a smaller head then the band will not be able to sit properly and the headphones would only be supported only by the earcups. The band is expandable to fit even larger heads and can expand another 10cm before the head band hits the metal bands.
Cable & Plug.
I quite like the cable. It has a fabric feel to it and although meant to fit with the Gold colour tone it is darker in shade and more of a Brown colour. It’s 170cm in length too, so you have plenty of cable without getting caught up on it.
The plug is a standard headphone jack type plug that fits into most headphone sockets on devises.
Although not to my personal taste of design. These headphones are actually very good. The sound was of excellent quality. I couldn’t hear anything else within my environment, so the noise cancellation is excellent.
It’s a shame I don’t personally like the design though as I love everything else about them. Also, a built-in microphone would also be good, it is advertised on the Betron website as having an integrated on-ear control and microphone that gives you easy command of track selection, volume level and hands-free phone calls, and is fully compatible with Siri. But this is not true, and these headphones don’t have these features.
If you want to buy these for yourself, they are available on Amazon and do come with a free 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee. The RRP for these headphones are £49.99.
Since my published review, Betron have amended their website to remove the inaccurate features previously mentioned in my review.
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