pulled back the curtain over her latest set of budget headphones. V $ 59 ATH-S220BT offers a decent set of features for the price, including a battery life of up to 60 hours of use on a single charge, according to the company. You can add up to 3.5 hours of listening time with just 10 minutes of USB-C charging, according to Audio-Technica.
The Bluetooth 5.0 headphones have 40mm drivers that Audio-Technica claims provide low latency audio. You can also connect them using the included 3.5mm cable, which has a built-in microphone and controls.
The ATH-S220BT can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time to quickly switch between tasks. There is a built-in microphone, headphone controls and for Android devices. Along with Siri and Google Assistant compatibility, there is a “voice guidance” feature that can provide information on the current battery level, pairing status, and more.
While the headphones lack more advanced features such as active noise cancellation, they seem to be worth looking into if you’re looking for a budget set, even if the sound quality is just fine (Audio-Technica claims they provide “excellent sound quality”) They are also lightweight at only 6.3 ounces or 180 grams.
The ATH-S220BT is now available in several color options. You can choose them in black with dark gray accents, dark blue with beige ear pads and headband, or in white with black piping.
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