Review: TaoTronics TT-BH12 Black Bluetooth Earphones

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Overview

What we liked:

The TaoTronics TT-BH12 earphones have a sweet design with functionality that will keep you active without unnecessary distractions from your earbuds.

At a glance:

These earbuds have a battery that supports music playback up to 8 hours. Audio and music from player or phone are transferred via bluetooth 4.1 technology. TaoTronics are more sport earbuds, but playback quality itself is good, giving you clear treble and mids with decent bass.

Lets look to the main attributes in more detail.

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TaoTronics Wireless Bluetooth Earphones Review

Style and feel

The TT-BH12 model of the TaoTronics earbuds are fit for office use as well as for active sport. The Over ear hooks are oval shaped, flexible and fairly soft, but they are not fully adjustable (bendable to form a new shape).

How do they feel while wearing glasses?

These earbuds may interfere while wearing glasses. Your glasses will either sit on top of the ear hooks or side by side with them, between your head and ear, which may cause tension or cause your glasses to be slightly crooked if not adjusted.

Specifically for those wearing glasses, we’ve reviewed the SoundWhiz Turbo, (somewhat harshly as they are wildly popular) which may be a better option.

Sound quality.

A nice feature is the aptX codec which allows transferring better quality via less data. Though if the bluetooth device does not support this codec (though most do), sound transmission will fall back to the best supported codec.

Earbuds are more focused on the clarity of mids and highs. Rich basses do not fit into its spectrum. But for the price, sound quality is decent as they are sport bluetooth earbuds. Taotronics wireless headphones offer three pairs of closed ear tips and two pairs of semi-closed to match your ear size and your activity.

Controls.

Control buttons are placed on the cord lower to the right earbud. With two buttons on the opposite sides you can control volume with short pressings.

If pressing and holding buttons longer (1 second), they will work as forward/backward tracks. Center multifunction button works as pause and play, answering calls, turning headphones on/off. By pressing and holding middle button longer (2-3 seconds) you can activate Siri (IOS) to use voice activated calling.

Battery.

When the TT-BH12 runs out of battery it will let you know by beeping. While charging red light will be flashing and when battery is full, red will turn into blue.

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What’s in the box? In the package you will find:
– in-ear bluetooth headphones
– short charging cable micro USB to USB
– 3 pairs of closed buds and 2 pairs of semi-closed buds
– cord clip is placed on the earphones cable

Noise cancellation.

These earbuds do not have active sound cancellation as one might expect for the price. In ear phones isolate surrounding sound quite well.

Also, you can try different type and size ear tips for the best fit. The TaoTronics do not have CVC noise reduction for phone conversations that many similarly priced sport earphones have. But that is not primary need for sport.

What we didn’t like:
– There’s no carry case in the package.
– Users experience using microphone is not great.
– We are worried a little that there’s more than naturally expected
– We were trying to find an actual index of water resistance (IPX), but found only “Sweatproof” attribute, of which we assume it is at least IPX5 (fully sweatproof) .

Specifications

Product Dimensions1.46 x 26.02 x 1.18 inches
Item model numberTT-BH12 Black
Weight6.6 ounces
MicrophoneYes
WaterproofSweatproof
Bluetooth4.1
SoundRich and Natural Sound with aptX support
Noise cancellationPassive
Connection to two devices(N/A)
BatteryUp to 8 hours.
Frequency Response(N/A)
ChargingMicro Usb Cable
Warranty12 months

Bottom line: these are a decent option in our opinion (and apparently Amazon’s as well since it is an Amazon’s choice), and some users may prefer the look and feel of these headphones. Given its relatively price point, they provide a good value.

TaoTronics TT-BH12 Black Earphones

4.15

Bass / quality

4.5/5

Controls

4.3/5

Battery life

4.0/5

Style

4.5/5

Comfort

4.3/5

Reliability

3.3/5