What I Like:
- Great sound profile with deep bass and clear treble
- Solid build quality
- Decent battery life
- Easy to understand voice notifications
- Good wireless range
- Carrying case included
What I Don’t Like:
- Bulky headphones are a bit awkward to get used to
- Buttons are not obvious enough and difficult to press by feel
Conclusion: The SoundPEATS Q11 headphones deliver in terms of audio quality: they sound fantastic and are among the better Bluetooth headphones I’ve reviewed. The bass is strong and the treble sounds clear. The mids are rich and warm. The audio quality is great, but the difference between this and other headphones I’ve reviewed that are significantly cheaper probably won’t be noticeable to most individuals. Whether it’s worth the extra money for a set that is branded is up to you. Generally branded headphones come with better warranty and support.
Build quality wise, the headphones feel strong. Where the cord connects to the plastic bits seems solid and the headphones themselves feel much better than other sets that are less expensive. Tugging on the cord shows no give. In terms of comfort these headphones are a bit awkward at first, but that goes away after a few uses. They’re pretty bulky and the hooks that go behind the ear feel weird, but the headphones are still comfortable and the odd sensation goes away once I’m used to it. I wouldn’t recommend these headphones for those who wear glasses.
The one thing I didn’t like about these headphones was the buttons. I’ve never been a fan of in-line buttons since there are more points where the cord could possibly break. Since the buttons are in-line on the cord, pressing them tends to pull at the headphones. The headphones hook around the backs of the ears so they’re not easily pulled out, but it’s a little bit more difficult to use than buttons that are on the actual earbuds themselves. As well, the buttons on these headphones are not very tactile and are difficult to find by touch.
Overall these headphones produce good sound and are comfortable. If you’re ok with in-line buttons and the odd behind-ear hooks they perform pretty well.