Haptics and Optics
The TT-BH047 is a true flyweight. It weighs 220 g, which is due not least to the plastic used. The bracket itself is reinforced with a metal rail, which makes it very flexible and can be bent to almost 180°. The metal rail runs up to the size adjustment.
The TaoTronics TT-BH047 is the right choice for those who like black. It is made almost exclusively in plain matt black. The only accents are on the auricle. The outside is decorated with the company logo and a ring around it, both in silver. There is another silver ring at the transition to the ear padding. Otherwise there are no colour highlights.
Despite the plastic used, the headphones have a high-quality feel. This is mainly due to the smooth surface and the workmanship quality. There are no sharp edges or other defects. The temple is padded with soft rubber for greater wearing comfort. The auricles are made of imitation leather and very well padded.
Sound of the TaoTronics TT-BH047
But you don’t just buy headphones because of their looks, the sound must also be right. The volume of the TaoTronics is appropriate. On the busy main road in Lübeck, the headphones have to be set very loud, but the sound quality suffers. This is generally only “okay”. The subject of bass could be almost completely eliminated, because it is barely perceptible. Midrange and treble are good, but at higher volume it starts to crackle and sounds tinny due to the bad bass.
For me the sound is absolutely sufficient. The headphones were used on the way to work and most of the time I spend in the train. There the ANC is especially helpful, more about that now.
ANC – Active Noise Cancelling
Despite my huge head, the headphones don’t fit too tight. The padded shells sit completely over the ear. Outside noise is already very well shielded. If Active Noise Cancelling is switched on, noise sources are further minimized. Annoying conversations between passengers on the train are a thing of the past. For testing purposes, a main road with good traffic in Lübeck had to be used again. There the ANC failed, the noises of the vehicles are really only minimally dampened. The TaoTronics TT-BH047 is therefore only conditionally suitable for everyday use.