The Taotronics TT-BH22 offer comfort, long battery life, and good sound for a bargain-bin price.
The reason we were shocked by the Taotronics TT-BH22’s price was because you get a lot of features for very little money: The TT-BH22 feature active noise cancellation (ANC), which is unheard of in this price range, and on top of that, you get a rated 25 hours of battery life. Sound is also good for the price ... but there’s one big caveat that we’ll go into more detail on later.
That being said, if you’re looking for a pair of headphones with ANC and don’t want to shell out $200 for the excellent Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 or the even more expensive Bose QC 35 II, it’s hard to think of a better choice than the Taotronics TT-BH22. Here’s why.
The TT-BH22 is an unabashed knockoff of the Bose QuietComfort headphones, but if you’re going to copy a pair of headphones, they’re the ones to copy.
That said, build quality is just mediocre: Everything is made of plastic and using the headphones result in a cheap feeling and sounding and hollow plastic thunk. For example, pressing the playback buttons on the right earcup result in a harsh, plastic-y click.
However, the cheap build is saved by the use of leather on the headband and earcups. Combined with the lightweight plastic, the Taotronics TT-BH22 is actually quite a comfortable headphone, which was a nice surprise. The earpads aren’t nearly as soft as the Bose QC 35 II, but they’re close.
On the left earcup you’ll find a 3.5mm jack to allow for wired playback when the battery dies. On the right, you’ll find buttons for power/play/pause/pairing, playback, as well as a microUSB port for charging.
The TT-BH22 fold up nicely for travel, and there’s a nice hard case included with a pouch for carrying your charging and wired cable. These are nice additions for such an affordable headphone.
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