August EP650 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones – review

EP650L-New-Box

Welcome to my review of the August EP650 Bluetooth stereo headphones. This is the last August Bluetooth I am reviewing and as the expression goes, I have left the best to the last. Out of all 3 this is my personal favourite. More on why later. First the key specifications.

Specifications

– Bluetooth V4.0 with aptX® Technology
– Operating Range: Up to 10m
– Frequency Response: 60Hz – 20KHz
– Speaker Output: 30mW
– SNR: ≥85dB
– Distortion: ≤1.0%
– Battery: 3.7V/220mAh Built-in Li-ion Battery
– Working Time: 10 Hours
– Charging Time: 2 Hours
– Standby Time: 30 Days
– Weight: 235g
– Dimensions: 176.6 x 188.6 x 71mm

Key Features/Usage

The August EP650 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are packed with all the functionality of the smaller EP636’s which I reviewed a few days ago. The EP650 improve upon the EP636 with more comfort due to the 12mm ear piece cushions and padded headband. In addition the headphones features apt-X and can connect to non bluetooth devices with a standard 3.5mm audio cable (provided). The retail price is normally £67.95, but there is currently an offer on Amazon UK saving nearly £30.

Other key features include –

– Microphone for Hands-Free Calls
– Bluetooth Range up to 10m
– NFC Ready – Tap to Connect
– 11 hours Battery Life
– Adjustable Headband

EP650S-model-1

The August EP650 have larger cushions than the smaller EP636’s and consequently are really comfortable. Add in APT-X for better sound quality and the ability to use a 3.5mm audio cable (provided) for non bluetooth devices or when the battery has gone flat and you have a really versatile good quality headphone.

In terms of call quality, these sounded ok. The caller at the other end had no issue hearing me. I listened to a large number of tracks and a range of musical genres from classical, jazz, blues, pop and more. The EP650’s lean slightly towards the bass which reduces the sound stage and slightly overpowers the treble. The 650’s are best described a fun and comfortable headphone to listen too. During quiet classical pieces you can hear a slight hiss.

Conclusion

The August EP650’s are available in a range of colours and at their price point, comfort, quality and versatility offer good value for money. Recommended.

August EP650 Bluetooth headphone deal at Amazon UK

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6 thoughts on “August EP650 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones – review

  1. Do you still have these Gavin and if so have you changed your opinion on them?

    With my current Bluetooth headphones having decided to literally fall apart I’m on the lookout for a replacement.

    I’m pretty hard at distinguishing conversations (2x hearing aids with the max amount of channels available) so I have to pick cans that have a good frequency range. The ones I have for TV have independent volumes and you can choose the type of sound bringing in more treble and voice control as needed. Trouble is they are not Bluetooth.

    I saw the EP650 headphones once before when I was looking for the ones I currently am having an argument with. It was a toss up between the two and the EP650 just lost out.

    I would go for a pair of really expensive cans were it not for the fact I don’t want to throw a lot of money on headphones if my ears are not going to appreciate the sound if you get my drift.

    They are not for music……. I listen to a lot of podcasts and that is where my hearing fails, not so much the sound but trying to work out what they said ~ is that a Siri Apple TV moment!

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