Welcome to my review of the August EP636 Bluetooth headphones.
– Bluetooth v 4.0 + NFC
– Operating Range: Up to 10m
– Frequency Response: 80Hz – 20KHz
– DSP: CVC6.0 Noise and Echo reduction
– Speaker Output: 20mW
– SNR: ≥90dB
– Distortion: ≤1.0%
– Battery: 195 mAh Built-in Li-ion Battery
– Working Time: 14 hours
– Charging Time: 2.5 hours
– Standby Time: 480 hours
– Charge port: Micro USB
– Weight: 126g
– Dimensions: 165.7 x 161.5 x 50mm
Over the course of this week I will be reviewing 2 other bluetooth headphones from August International, the EP50 and in ear EP610. I will also be reviewing their Portable Radio with Bluetooth Speaker SE20.
As some of you will know, I love headphones and have owned and reviewed many pairs. To catch up on any previous reviews click here – https://gavinsgadgets.com/review-links/headphoneampsdac-reviews/ .
The August EP636 Bluetooth headphones are one of the new releases from the company. In the box you get the headphones and micro usb lead. Pairing the headphones is easy. You can either pair in the usual manner of use the inbuilt NFC. Once connect you can use the controls on the headphones to take calls, control your track list and volume. I have the black version, but they are available in 3 other colours. The headphones retail at £34.95 although at the moment there is a special price on Amazon UK, making these a real bargain.
The Sound Quality
Before I cover the music quality, I tested these for call quality. The calls were clear and the caller at the other end had no issue hearing my voice. It is really handy having all the necessary controls on the headphones as per my photos.
For the music test, I listened to several different genres over hours and hours. In fact, I am listening to the headphones as I type this review. Below are my findings from a selection of 5 tracks.
“The Sound of Yo-Yo-Ma, The Score – Oh My Love, Ellie Goulding – On My Mind, The Martian – Movie – Emergency Land, Cassandra Wilson – Come On in my Kitchen”
The August EP636 have a distinct musical quality. Firm bass, clearish vocals and mids. Actually, considering their price, I was somewhat surprised at how good they sounded for £34.95 and how much bass they could produce given their physical size. The sound stage is not very wide, slightly closed in to be honest. In terms of comfort, these fitted well and were not heavy. In fact, I used them for a run with my dogs and they stayed on my head no problem whatsoever.
I really like these headphones. Good sound quality and bass and superb value for money. There is also a choice of colours too.