The awesome people from OneOdio sent across one of their newest models of headsets: the OneOdio A71 Wired DJ Headset. It offers share port technology, extreme foldability, 3.5 to 6.35mm stereo capabilities, and so much more. So let’s crack open this lil beauty and take a look at just what this headset can offer!

First Impressions 

As you can see, the box is a little beaten up from shipping from China. As you probably Guessed, OneOdio is a Chinese company that makes headphones, earbuds and a couple of earplugs as well. I was VERY sceptical about these headphones as they are pretty cheap, retailing for around $35 USD, compared to the headset I currently have (which is a Razer Kracken Pro V2 which retails for around $80 USD).

I was also pretty surprised by the size of the box these headphones came in. Upon opening up the box, you get a standard AUX cable which can be plugged into any device, and you also get a 6.35mm to 3.5mm connector. This cable is usually usable on amps and the like. This also means the headset has two ports on it, one for the AUX and one for the 6.35. Because of this, duel listening capabilities is possible; a crazy feature, in my opinion. Basically, if you have another person with another headset, earplugs or earbuds, they can plug that pair into this headset and they also can listen to a song or movie while you are! Crazy, right?

Quality over Quantity

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This then leads me onto the headset itself. The headphones themselves come in a vinyl bag that is surprisingly good quality. This bag has the OneOdio logo enscribed on it, as well as the contact details for OneOdio on the back & the warranty info.  This is a cool little detail that I feel is needed here. Just in case you lose your device’s box or instruction manual, you always have the contact details somewhere easy to locate. Also located in the bag is an instruction manual and also a warranty card. This headset comes with a two-year warranty just in case something goes wrong with the device. The instruction manual explains what’s in the box, how to use the mic, and the assorted features of the headset.

When you take the headphones out of the bag, they are folded rather tightly together, showing just how small this headset can get. Compared to any other headsets I have owned, this is by far the most compact one and pocket-sized.

The headset itself is a mix of plastic and Pu Leather, offering a quality feel to the product. As you can see in the video above, the top headband is a mix of black and red leather and the ear cups are also made up of the same leather, offering a comfortable feel. While watching The Game Awards, I was wearing this headset for around 5 or so hours and was not uncomfortable in the slightest. These are over-ear cuffs so they are sitting flush to your ears.

Staying on the ear cuffs for a minute, the outside of the earmuffs is made up of a swirly pattern that, unfortunately, can be scratched rather easily. I noticed quite a few scratches on my headset after only a couple of hours use and them sitting on my desk.

Back on a positive note, however, the cuffs are rotatable. If they slip off your ears or are becoming uncomfortable, rather than having to reposition the whole headset, you can just rotate the cuffs a bit, allowing you to get a comfortable, flush feel over your ears. This also allows no music to leak out of the headset. There’s no audio bleed at all. Comparing the A71’s to the Kracken Pro V2: I find that headset does not sit flush over your ears and a lot of sound leaks out, whereas the OneOdio A71’s are flush and comfortable offering a crisp and clear sound quality. But we will get into that shortly.

As far as the sliders you use to adjust the size of the headset, these have metal reinforcement strips running along meaning it should be quite difficult to break. Adjusting the bands is actually quite difficult as the sliders are rather stiff and you have to really push or pull in order to adjust to the right size. If you try doing this while you are wearing them, it’s almost impossible.

How does it sound? 

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According to the packaging and OneOdio’s website, the A71 features 40mm drivers, enhanced clear bass end while also maintaining a clear high end. Let’s just analyse that statement for a minute. The bass on these headphones is very impressive, even beating out the Razer Kracken Pro V2 there, and the mid-tones stack up pretty evenly as well compared to the Kracken. However, it’s the high tones that let the OneOdio headset down just a touch. When a song hits higher tones, I can hear a slight crackling coming out of both speakers in the headset. This isn’t something that is highly annoying or anything like that. However, if you are listening to music whilst at the gym, mowing a lawn or something like that (whereby you need the sound turned up more so than usual,) you probably will hear a bit of crackling on those higher notes. Overall tho, the OneOdio A71 is a very good low budget headset that offers decent audio.

I am actually very surprised by how good the microphone is on the OneOdio headset. It’s pretty clear and doesn’t have any audible distortions or anything like that. Because of the proximity to the speaker, however, it is a bit quiet and slightly muffled. Compared to the Razer mic, I’d say they are both pretty similar. The only real difference is, on the Kracken headse, the mic is adjustable, and you can bend and change it into the perfect position to pick up the users voice easily. My criticism is I would change the mic on the OneOdio to how Razer has theirs. This will allow the user to adjust the mic to just where they want it to be.

Overall, The Oneodio A71 headset is a solid budget headset for gaming, generally listening to music and or whatever your use may be. The build quality of the headset is nothing special and can easily pick up scratches through minor use and is a bit tough to adjust. However, the overall audio quality of the headset is nothing to smirk at either. It offers deep bass notes and decent listening quality, with only the occasional crackle when hitting higher notes. This headset is comfortable to wear and fits the user smugly when being worn. If you are looking for a cheap budget headset that has a built-in mic and decent audio quality, look no further than the OneOdio A71 DJ headset.

 

You can purchase the OneOdio A71 headset here

THE GOOD
Great sound quality
Comfortable to wear
Decent mic quality that sounds pretty clear
Compact and easy to transport
Shareport technology is something you just can’t beat!
THE BAD
Easily Scratchable
Cheap feeling and hard to adjust
Slight crackling on higher pitch notes
8
Great

Review Summary

Overall, The Oneodio A71 headset is a solid budget headset for gaming, generally listening to music and or whatever your use may be. The build quality of the headset is nothing special and can easily pick up scratches through minor use and is a bit tough to adjust. However, the overall audio quality of the headset is nothing to smirk at either. It offers deep bass notes and decent listening quality, with only the occasional crackle when hitting higher notes. This headset is comfortable to wear and fits the user smugly when being worn. If you are looking for a cheap budget headset that has a built-in mic and decent audio quality, look no further than the OneOdio A71 DJ headset.

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