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Bluedio Vinyl Test - Stereo Bluetooth Headset

by 26. January
Bluedio surprises with a new headphone! The Bluedio Vinyl is the little brother of the 2016 released model "Bluedio Vinyl Plus", which had a lot to offer both visually and sonically. Whether the new Bluedio vinyl can convince, more in this review!
Overview
Manufacturer/Model

Bluedio

Product

Bluedio vinyl

Specifications

Headphones
Type: Stereo
Driver size: 57 mm
Max. Resolution: 24 bit / 48 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms
Frequency response: 15 Hz - 25 kHz
Sensitivity: 116 dB
distortion:

device
Default: V4.1
Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Range: 10-15 meters

Accumulator
Capacity: 650 mAh
Standby: up to 1.100 hours
Runtime: 12-14 hours
Charging time: max. 2 1 / 2 hours

other
Size: 175 84 x x 200 mm
Weight: 320g

What's in the box

1x Bluedio Vinyl
1x hard case with carabiner
1x neoprene bag
1x 3.5mm audio cable with remote control
1x 3.5mm audio cable
1x Y-adapter cable
1x Micro USB Cable
1x user manual

First impression - Bluedio vinyl

What's in the box

The Bluedio vinyl headphone comes with a comprehensive accessory package. Unpacked, the headphones are in a compact Hardcase with carabiner, which is ideal for transport. Also included is one Neoprentaschein which various cables are located. The cables are one 3.5mm audio cable with remote control, a conventional one 3.5mm audio cable and an Y splitter cable (Audio + microphone). Furthermore, one Micro USB cable and a multilingual one Manual included.

Design and workmanship

The Bluedio Vinyl impresses with a modern and at the same time simple design. By the advertised by the manufacturer Aluminum-titanium alloy The headphone looks very high quality at first glance. At second glance, however, you can see that only the headphone fork is made of metal. The housings of the drivers are made of plastic. Both the ear pads and the upholstery of the temple are made of protein leather, an imitation leather, which comes very close to the real leather. Overall, the design impresses with its compact design and optical simplicity.

The workmanship of Bluedio Vinyl has been less convincing in the test. In our test copy we could several processing errors which are rather of minor importance but have been noticed on closer inspection. For example, the aluminum-titanium alloy of the headphone fork has started slightly. There is another flaw in the protein leather of the headphone strap, which has a minimal scratch. Disturbing, however, is the loose-fitting volume rocker, which has too much play in the case. With rapid movements of the head, this can lead to rustling noise. Whether the test copy is a B-Ware product or whether Bluedio has generally not taken the processing so seriously, we can not judge at this point.

Commissioning and functions

The headphones can on the one hand over Bluetooth (standard V4.1) or about the included 3.5mm audio cable get connected. If you turn on the Bluedio Vinyl for the first time, it is already directly in pairing mode and can be connected to a Bluetooth playback device. Entering a password is not required. All steps required for commissioning are explained in detail in the operating instructions.

The functions of the Bluedio Vinyl are hardly different from other Bluetooth headphones. In addition to the pure Music playback (A2DP) the headphones can also be used as Headset (HSP, HFP) be used. Calls received on the smartphone can be answered with the Vinly and even made via the integrated microphone. The reception and transmission quality is to be judged as average.

The Operation of the headphones takes place directly via the control buttons of the housing or in the cable network via the remote control of the included cable. Thanks to the Bluetooth-connected playback device, the headphone can A also be controlled. Another interesting feature, but less convincing in the test, is the so-called 3D mode, which should give the sound a spatial note. Now more under the point "sound".

Klang

The sound of Bluedio Vinyl is a double-edged sword. in the Bluetooth network with active standard mode the sound convinces through a dynamic sound picture. Although the middle and the lows are slightly emphasized, the heights are still strong enough. However, you activate the 3D mode the sound blurs enormously. Mids and heights are clearly pushed into the background and the depths outweigh the sound. One notices immediately that Bluedio dedicated this mode mainly to friends of electronic music. However, that is extremely critical Noise in the Bluetooth network. This is particularly strong on the Bluedio Vinyl, which is particularly disturbing depending on the volume.

Im passive cable network The differences in sound compared to the Bluetooth mode are small. The overall sound is a bit more balanced and the entire frequency range is used a bit better. Big advantage is the eliminated background noise. You do not need to use the 3D mode and control via the control buttons of the driver housing. At the same time you do not depend on the battery of the headphones.

Comfort

The headphones are designed as on-ear headphones with mobile use. With a Weight of around 320g Bluedio vinyl is relatively heavy as a mobile headphone, but this does not affect the wearing comfort. The covered with protein leather Earpads with 84mm diameter are good on the ears do not make a negative impact even after long sessions. By the rotatable headphone fork, the nine-step height adjustment and the movable housing, the ear cushions are very adaptable. Only the headband is a little too cushioned and has minimally pressed in the test after prolonged listening to music.

Accumulator

According to the manufacturer's data sheet is a 650mAh big battery Bluetooth, which promises a music playback time of up to 20 hours. In practice, this value is too high. Realistic is one Running time of 12-14 hours, depending on the volume at which you hear music. A still decent value! The charging time of the battery was tested at 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Price Comparison

Price history

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Final Words

rating
Positive

Design
What's in the box
Easy handling
Good term
Dynamic and balanced sound

Negative

application
3D mode
High noise floor via Bluetooth

First impression
7.0
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application
4.0
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Design
9.0
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Klang
7.0
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Comfort
7.0
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Features
8.0
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usability
8.5
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Battery life
8.5
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Summary

The Bluedio Vinyl makes a lot of things right, but also a lot wrong. The simple-modern design convinces all along the line and also the wearing comfort is mostly good. Disappointing, however, is the below-average processing, which has a visual impact. Unfortunately, the sound convinces only in the cable network. If the headset is connected via Bluetooth, you will be plagued by background noise, which is particularly noticeable when listening to quiet music, audio books or films. The sound, on the other hand, is dynamic and covers the frequency range well. In the cable network, the Bluedio Vinyl can clearly score and is even comparable to much more expensive headphones.

7.4
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