An affordable pair of wired in-earphones for these with legacy wired gadgets, the Avantree E171 provides an entertaining sound, safe match and good consolation for exercise associated actions or day-to-day use. The emphasis on bass counteracts the declare of a “well-balanced” audio profile, however most will discover the audio greater than nice for informal use.
- Cheap asking worth
- Safe match
- Good consolation
- Simple to make use of
- Audio profile skews in direction of bass
- In-line controls not appropriate with each machine
In-line managementManagement music playback and take calls with built-in mic
Wired connection3.5mm jack for connecting to supply
Whether or not you train on occasion, do exercises regularly or are a HITT fanatic, we will all agree that with regards to sports activities headphones, a safe match is most vital. You wouldn’t need your headphones flying off throughout your sit up reps.
And although wi-fi provides essentially the most comfort, by way of outright efficiency it’s onerous to beat a wired connection. Wired headphones aren’t as standard as they was, however that hasn’t stopped Avantree from launching two cheap efforts aimed toward those that desire wired listening within the E171 and C171.
With the Avantree E171, you will have a pair of over-ear in-earphones able to sweat as a lot as you do and go the space – if in case you have entry to a 3.5mm jack.
- Unremarkable appears
- Safe match
- In-line controls not appropriate with all gadgets
Aesthetically, the Avantree E171 earphones are as bland and nondescript as you’ll possible come throughout. Wearing black (there’s a white possibility too) the one actual classifying characteristic is the Avantree emblem on the earphones.
The earphones tackle a Beats PowerBeats Professional vibe with their form and look, sporting an over-hook ear design to maintain them safe. That match is tight with little to no motion as soon as in place.
When it comes to noise-isolation, they defend the wearer from a large quantity of exterior sound – sufficient that I may get on with my operating with out being overly distracted. That stated, I may nonetheless hear some environmental noise, so I wasn’t fully lower off from my environment.
One other plus is that they’re comfy to put on, in addition to straightforward to place. Particulars on its IP score have been onerous to return by, however the scuttlebutt on-line signifies they’re IPX7. I’m double checking that but when so, IPX7 means they are often submerged into water 1m deep for thirty minutes, making this earphone waterproof.
It comes with an extended 120cm cable (terminating in a 3.5mm jack) in a ‘Y design’, i.e., the cables come down from across the shoulders and meet up within the center the place there’s a clip to lock the headphones to clothes. The in-line mic/management is additional up the best facet of the cable, nearer to the face. I desire it within the center as I discover I can’t actually see what I’m urgent with it so shut, however if you happen to’re taking calls you’ll desire the mic nearer to your mouth.
Compatibility of the in-line controls isn’t throughout the board for cell gadgets. Avantree states that the built-in quantity management doesn’t work on PC, laptop computer, or iOS “MP3 gamers” (iPod), and the amount button doesn’t work on the Pixel 3A and Galaxy A9, S10, and Word 9. Google Assistant is activated as a substitute of quantity.
The headphones had been used with an Astell & Kern SR25 moveable music participant and iPad Air, and the previous was a type of incompatible gadgets, with playback carried out through the machine which may annoy in the midst of a run. With an (previous) iPad Air the in-line controls labored with out concern.
Controls cowl playback (double faucet skips, a triple faucet skips backwards) and quantity (up and down buttons), and with a maintain you may both reject a name or have interaction a tool’s voice assistant. Other than the compatibility points, the E171 doesn’t put a foot unsuitable on the design entrance.
Sound High quality
- Higher steadiness at decrease volumes
- Tuned in direction of bass
- Stable midrange expression
I’ll skip the ‘Options’ part as there’s nearly little, if something in any respect to put in writing about, and head to how the E171 sounds.
Avantree says it’s gone for a “well-balanced” sound profile. I wouldn’t wholly agree with that evaluation as bass can dominate and harden the earphone’s presentation, however this tends to be extra audible at quantity ranges approaching halfway and above.
At decrease quantity ranges bass is stored extra in verify. In Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain the low frequencies tackle a distinguished bass presence, hitting with a strong thump. It provides the observe a robust low finish, although within the elements of the observe the place the percussion hits tougher it doesn’t sound the clearest or outlined.
It’s an analogous case with Talib Kweli’s Get By – the bass beat is described in thumping vogue however may benefit from extra readability and definition.
The soundstage created holds loads of width – with Audioslave’s I Am the Freeway the guitars are farmed out broad, and there’s first rate element mined from the strums of the guitar. Chris Cornell’s distinct vocals are introduced with a pleasant dynamism – actually total dynamism is extra current than in most inexpensive true wi-fi, showcasing small and bigger scale jumps in quiet and loud notes solidly.
The earphones’ sense of element is broad, not essentially the most outlined however ok for the low worth. The midrange sounds pure – voices of female and male performers are clearly described – the soundstage they sing in is spacious, although not particularly layered with depth. Voices may very well be remoted extra from the remainder of the observe, I’d wager.
Do you have to purchase it?
When you use a wired connection
When you have a legacy machine that helps a wired connection and you don’t have any curiosity in a flowery wi-fi connection, then the Avantree E171 is for you.
When you desire wi-fi
Wi-fi headphones provide extra comfort, however even an inexpensive sports activities pair just like the Soundcore X10 Sport nonetheless value about £60.
Worth is uppermost within the Avantree E171’s record of priorities and for £14.99 it gives a satisfying expertise. Avantree’s claims of a well-balanced audio profile don’t fairly bear out – it’s a bit of too bassy – however for many who are on the lookout for a pair of headphones to work out, they’ll benefit from the bass emphasis.
The match is safe: they’re comfy to put on and the sound entertains. They obtain what’s requested of them with little fuss, and are a nice, comparatively cheap possibility for many who take heed to audio over a wired connection. There’s an absence of full compatibility with older gadgets for the in-line controls, though these with older MP3 gamers could desire working from the machine itself anyway.
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The principle distinction between these two wired in-earphones is that the E171 has a 3.5mm jack, and the C171 comes with a USB-C port.
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