OneOdio A30 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Review: A Pleasant Surprise for an Afforable Price

OneOdio A30 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Heaphones

Disclaimer: This product was provided for the purpose of an honest review. The opinions I will share with you today are my own based on my experience with the product.

Recently, the people at OneOdio were nice enough to send us a pair of their A30 Bluetooth headphones to review. So today, we’re going to take a quick look at what’s in the box, how well they work, and if the noise canceling A30s are worth your money.

Box & Content

The box itself is fairly unremarkable, and at a glace can be hard to distinguish from other products in the line. A closer inspection gives you a clear rundown of the specs, making it easy to make a decision in the store.

The box contains a line-in audio cord, an airplane adapter, and a USB-C cable for charging. 

Plus, the headphones also ship with a carry pouch to conveniently carry the headphones and any necessary cord. It feels like a rubbery faux leather, and is lightweight and as far as I could tell durable.

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Specifications

Going by the technical spec alone, these seem like a pretty good pair of noise-canceling headphones. They have a 100dB sensitivity, and a 32 Ohm impedance. The frequency response has a range of 20-20,000Hz, which is the industry standard. The driver diameter is 40mm.

It offers an impedance of roughly 26dB and an active noise canceling mode, which produces a small amount of white noise to drown out loud repetitive sounds. I’ll go into a bit more detail on how well that worked in a minute.

In addition, the A30 boasts a 500mAH battery, which can last up to 45 hours depending on use, and recharges in less than 3 hours, which is consistent with my user experience.

The Bluetooth connection uses V 5.0 and is capable of maintaining the connection up to 10 meters (33 feet). I was able to walk around my house doing chores or taking calls without issue, so I would say that this feature also holds up to your standard user experience and not just sterile lab conditions.

Audio Quality

OneOdio A30

I really enjoyed the audio quality available from the A30 headphones. It had solid bass, and I found myself able to pick out subtle layers in songs that I usually miss when I’m using earbuds or cheaper headphones.

When listening to podcasts I often felt like I was in the room with the hosts, which was a mixed blessing for some that had less professional recording practices. They were great for gaming too, providing excellent quality on the soundtrack, ambient noise, and combat noises.

They can also get EXTREMELY loud. Take these off your ears and you could use them as speakers in a pinch. That can make it hard to get to a comfortable level at lower volume levels.

Besides that, the noise-canceling feature performed admirably as well, though obviously trying to use the ANC feature while listening to audio does drop the overall sound quality.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have a flight coming up any time soon, so I wasn’t able to test them in extreme circumstances, but they did great at canceling out every day sounds like yard machines, traffic, or even noises while I rode the train.

They weren’t perfect at eliminating noise from nearby conversation or someone listening to music or TV in the same room, but if you’re trying to watch or listen to your own thing it provides enough isolation to focus on your own listening experience.

The microphone isn’t quite up to par for professional quality recording. It’s more than adequate for regular calls and voice chats.

Comfort & Quality

OneOdio A30

I’m often skeptical of over-the-ear headphones for two reasons: I overheat very easily, and I have a very large skull. If headphones aren’t well constructed, they become uncomfortable for me very quickly.

Surprisingly to me, I was able to wear the A30s for extended lengths of time and even forget that I was wearing them, which I was extremely happy with. I did have to wear them at full extension, but at least they fit at default settings.

In addition to that, the ears have excellent padding, and there’s a thin bar of padding along the top arch as well, which allows a snug fit. The arch is reinforced with a metal strip for an extra secure fit and added durability.

The hinges to collapse the headphones or pivot the earpieces are a bit loose, so I worry a bit about long-term durability, especially if you’re going to be throwing them into a backpack or satchel to travel with.

Features

One of the biggest features is the headphones’ ability to work while charging in both wired and Bluetooth modes. The cables that come with it are kind of short which can defeat the purpose of those features if you don’t swap the cables out. It’s definitely a nice option to have, even if it’s not perfectly ready to go right out of the box.

Besides that, there’s a lot of overlap in the control buttons. The power button is also your play/pause button, and the volume up/down also skip tracks. These are differentiated by the length of the press with longer presses for skip/power features.

I felt like the length of the press to activate the secondary features was a bit too long, but there is absolutely no risk of you accidentally turning your headphones off trying to pause your music, or skipping a song you were trying to turn up.

OneOdio A30

Price & Value

I want to repeat that we got these headphones for free, so I need to take an extra step back when talking about the value of the OneOdio A30’s.

Let’s start by talking about the slightly complicated pricing setup that OneOdio has. On their official website, they list the suggested price as $140. Folks, these are not $140 headphones. I like them, but I wouldn’t spend the full price listed on OneOdio’s website for them.

On the official website, they’re typically marked down to $80 and also subject to a BOGO deal. That means you’d typically pay about $40 per pair. Or if you only need one pair, you can purchase it on Amazon and have them on your doorstep the next day.

That’s pretty consistent with what I saw on other online retailers as well. The average price is typically $50-60 so that buy one get one free deal on their official website is a better price and should qualify you for free shipping.

Getting two for the price of one can be an easy way around any minor defects you have in accessories, and can also give you a spare to give as a gift, or just have around as a backup.

All in all, I’d say these are worth the money you’d spend on them. If I bought them for the $50-60 list price, I wouldn’t feel cheated for a second. They’re a good value for a very attainable price.

Final Verdict

I’d give the OneOdio A30s somewhere between 4 and 4.5 stars. They’re excellent headphones in terms of core function. The ANC does great on everyday noises, the sound quality is great across all media, and the Bluetooth connection is stable to an impressive distance. There are some minor interface issues, but the only thing that drops them below a solid 4.5 for me is that quality control could be an issue.

Lastly, the pricing can be a bit confusing, but if you want the save as much money as possible, buy them from OneOdio’s website–you’ll get two pairs for $80 plus free shipping, a pretty good deal in my opinion.

OneOdio A30

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8.3

Quality

7.9/10

Features

8.3/10

Performance

8.5/10

Aesthetics

8.1/10

Pricing

8.7/10

Pros

  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Audio Quality
  • Comfortable
  • Impressive Noise Cancelling
  • Long Battery Life

Cons

  • Not as Sturdy
About Joshua Hunsberger 2 Articles
Josh has been passionate about computers and PC games from a very young age. He has built and repaired his own PCs. Most of the time he's gaming, either solo strategy, building sims, or co-op games with friends.

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