TT-BH16 TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones

For a long time, I have been looking for earbuds that could work well according to what I want.

When it comes to headphones, earphones, and earbuds, there is no set that can work perfectly on different occasions.

If you are the sporting type like me, you wouldn’t want wires of earphones bouncing around when you are jogging, hiking, running or during workouts.

I didn’t want to spend more than $100 on headphones but, I wanted quality and excellent sound at the same time. So, in short, I was looking for affordable, but high-quality headphones. After some research, I bought TT-BH16 Tao Tronics Bluetooth Headphones.

I have been using the headphones for over a week now, and I can say, with confidence that they are awesome. I usually use them to listen to music during my exercises like running, jogging and workouts and I never had any problem.

Here is what makes Tao Tronics headphones outstanding

(a) Wireless connectivity and Battery life

I used the headphones on a daily basis, during my workouts and sometimes I listen to audio books, it was very easy to last 7 hours on a single charge, in contrary to the 8 hours the Tao Tronics website claims. But this is still good for me, 7 hours means I can spend the whole day.

During the exercises, I noticed that the more I switched them on and off repeatedly, the more the battery drained so fast. So when I was not near the charger, I had to avoid the ON and OFF /pairing and re-pairing during my exercises.

This is common even in smartphones, when you switch your mobile phone off, on restarting it, more power is consumed because booting needs a bit more power.

On standby, the battery can last for up to 175 hours, so if you were not to use them continuously, say, you are just using them for an hour or so per day, you could last a whole week with a single charge.

The battery can be fully charged in an hour, so its 7 hours of use and 1 hour of charging, which is pretty good.

(b) Bluetooth connection and wireless pairing steps

I found that pairing the headphones with my laptop, PC and my mobile phone was pretty easy, there are simple steps you need to follow, but everything is on the manual that comes with the headphones.

Below are the steps you will need to follow to pair the headphones with other devices;

  1. You need to be 3ft or less away from the device you want to pair with
  2. Hold the middle button down for some seconds, until you see the LED light flashing blue and red
  3. The other device that you want to pair with must have its Bluetooth turned on.
  4. On the other device, select Tao Tronics TT-BH16.
  5. Your earbuds will flash green if the devices are paired.
  6. You are done

Bluetooth 4.2 is compatible with the Android phone, iPhone, music players, and tablets.

(c) Earbuds sleeves and hooks come in different sizes

I usually felt very uncomfortable with some in-ear headphones that in most, I end up not using them, but there was a big difference with this pair. I felt very comfortable to use them.

However, I felt comfortable when using them for a shorter period like 1 hour or so, I would begin to feel uncomfortable after 2 hours of continuous use.

The package comes with three different sizes of earbuds and ear-hooks, classified as small, medium and big sizes.

I first tried the small earbuds and I found that they were not fitting well in my ears, they were easily dropping out. I then tried the medium-sized and they are working perfectly well, even when I am doing vigorous workouts, they always stay well in place.

(d) Waterproof rating

The TT-BH16 has an IPX6 rating, this means they are water resistant. They are designed in such a way that they can resist sweat caused by rigorous workouts. Again if you take them for a run during rains, they can hold up.

However, they are not the type of headphones you could swim with, there are models of headphones that can resist such level of moisture. To understand what IPX6 rating mean, read here

What will be in the Box

On opening the box, there was ;

  • The TT-BH16 Tao Tronics Bluetooth Headphones
  • Three earbuds
  • Three ear-hooks
  • Charging cable and
  • A user manual

With the TT-BH16 Bluetooth headphones, you enjoy the fine texture of the music, the cVc noise cancellation technology, filters all the noise surrounding you and brings into your ears clear and CD quality sound. When answering calls, the built-in microphone enables you to hear it loud and clear.

You can answer calls even in the busiest streets or shopping malls.

Conclusion

After using the TT-BH16 for a solid week, this is what I come out with, hope it’s going to help you in your buying decision. Take a minute and look to the pros and cons below and see if its the right pair you would buy.

You can look for the current price on Amazon here

Advantages

  • Portable
  • Impressive wireless connectivity
  • Quite affordable
  • IPX6 waterproof resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Magnetic earbuds enable you to easily attach them together and use them like neckless.

Disadvantages

Not ideal to listen for longer hours.

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17 Replies to “TT-BH16 TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Review”

  1. Hello Ngonidzashe. This is a timely topic for me a s I have been going through some issues with my current headphones. They have been cutting in and out, one minute the sound is too loud and then the next, nothing. So I am definitely in the market. I like the features you mentioned, especially the small, medium and large earbuds as I have trouble with that too. 7 hours of battery life sounds good to me and I like the price!

    Thanks for a great review on the TT-BH16 Tao Tronics Bluetooth. I will be checking it out.

  2. I agree with you I have always looked for head phones that are wireless because I to don’t like the feeling of the wires being in the way. I also don’t like to spend a crazy amount of money on some headphone my limit is $100 or less. last christmas I got a pair of LG wireless headphones, that are the ones that are solid that wraps around your neck and they have the buttons and switches on the arms of the headphones when the ear buds connect to the solid part with magnets. I don’t remember the model of this LG but they are a solid bluetooth head phones.

    These TT-BH16 TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones sound like a good purchase I have always been person to listen to music or videos on my two hour ride to work and back home. I think I will have to check these out for working out and what because I usually only workout for an hour. You did say they get uncomfortable after more than an hour so I feel these would be a good fit for a short workout.

    It is nice to come across reviews like this that actually can help than you for this review it has helped me a lot.

  3. Great review on the TaoTronics Bluetooth headphones.  I really need to get a pair of wireless or bluetooth headphones.  I’m currently using my factory Apple earbuds that came with my phone two years ago, and the sound is terrible!! I also have a lot of people tell me that I sound really muffled when they talk to me on the phone when I have my headphones in.

    How is the sound quality with these headphones when people call?  

    I like that these have hooks on them as I find that my earbuds are constantly falling out of my ears when I’m jogging outside, which is really annoying!

  4. Hello there. Thanks for sharing your experience with T-BH16 TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones.

    I am thinking of starting the morning walk exercise. I’m currently in school and think School is a great place to start this habit of morning walk. I personally can not do without music. Will definitely try out this headphones.

  5. Let me just say that the first thing that impressed me was the battery life. 175 hours? Wow! That’s awesome but of course it takes more than that for headphones to be the best.

    I have large headphones that I use. But when I want to listen to music silently like on a plane and I only have my apple earbuds, they are not comfortable. They never stay in my ears.

    It’s also good that they are waterproof and come in different sizes.My question is how good is the sound quality and what is the warranty on them?

  6. This is a really thorough review, thank you. I had no idea that turning the earbuds on and off so much would drain the battery so quickly.

    I currently use Bose headphones and I’m happy with them. They are a similar design to these.

    I notice that these headphones have the stabilizing piece the goes in the ear. My Bose headphones have the ones that go over the ear. Do you notice that they fall out easily?

  7. My younger son has just gotten into working out. He had a really nice set of headphones,which he accidentally crushed in one of the weight machines.

    It seems new headphones are in order for Christmas. I will definitely be looking these up. I like that battery lasts awhile. The only issue we have with wireless is they fall out of the ear quite fast. How are these for staying in ears?

  8. These look awesome. I hate in-ear headphones, but I find it difficult to find anything else that is as convenient to carry around and works well for exercise. I’m glad to read that these felt different in your ears than some other in-ear styles you have tried.

    Do they work with iPhone?

  9. Hello Ngonidzashe,

    I am a lover as you do the exercises, lately this trotting. Reading your article I would love to be able to do my exercises listening to music with a wireless headset, without wires. I like to be able to listen to the sound with the highest quality and at the best price.

    The duration of the battery is also very important (7 hours) is more than enough for me. The box comes with 3 different measures adaptable to our ears. They also support our sweat that we emit when we perspire ..

    Please tell me what I have to do, If I decide to buy them. Excellent review!

    Greetings. Claudio

  10. I have been looking for some good bluetooth headphones so good t have come across your review. I have been using the Jaybird Freedom headphones for a while but I find them a bit uncomfortable after long periods like the TaoTronics ones you have reviewed. I also have a problem with them falling out of my ears. 

    Have you reviewed any over-ear wireless headphones? I think these might suit me better.

  11. I run over 6 miles every morning, and I always take an Mp3 player with me – I need music to run to, it just doesn’t work without it! Unfortunately I have to run with the player in my left hand due to the headphone wires pulling the player out of my pocket – these wireless earbuds could be the answer. 

    Are all Mp3 players fitted with a bluetooth function?

  12. Hi and thanks for your review of these headphones. I also don’t like how the wires on regular headphones get in the way when your doing something. Even walking with my jacket on, the wires can get caught and irritate me. So a nice pair of headphones and for a very reasonable price is great. Thanks for sharing this with me. Kenny

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