It’s a NO from me! – TaoTronics BH060 ( Soundsurge 60 ) ANC Wireless Headphones Review (2019)


– What’s up fam? This is your boy El Jefe
and I’m here to talk to you guys about the TaoTronics BH060. Now, this headphone
wasn’t even on my radar and I like TaoTronics headphones. So it was a couple of subscribers
and a couple of viewers that had mentioned these
to me, and they reached out when I asked for
suggestions on headphones, they left them in the comments
section, so I reached out to TaoTronics and they
sent these over stat. So just a heads up, they did
send these over for my opinion. Now, if this is your first
time here, and you guys aren’t sure about the way I
do things, whether the company sends me out the product or
if I go out and buy it myself, I’m always gonna keep is
100% real with you guys and let you know whether or not they’re worth your hard earned money. So with that said, let’s get into it. So, the TaoTronics BH060s. These guys weren’t even on my radar yet. You know, as far as
TaoTronics headphones goes, you know in the 60 dollar
mark, I was recommending you guys pick the TaoTronics BH040s. You know I did a full review
and comparison reviews of these headphones, and
if you guys are interested in that, I’ll be leaving a link to that in the description box down below. So, those headphones, they rock. So here’s the BH060s, right? Let me do something quick, let me show you what comes out of the box. So, nice feeling, good feeling box. Got a little crunched up
in shipping, but no biggie. So, inside a nice plastic bag, they come in their own hard shell case, right? Pretty dope. Metallic TaoTronics logo, I like that. It even smells good. So, pop these open, you’ve got
your usual cables and stuff in a nice little baggie,
you got the charging cable, you got our three and a
half millimeter if you want to run them in wired mode, your happy unhappy card and your instruction manual. So they come with that. And then you’ve got the
headphones themselves. So, good feel to them. You know, nice, they fold
up, they fully rotate, premium feel, subtle
TaoTronics branding on them, I mean everything looks good,
the padding is excellent. So yeah, and then they fold
right up right into their case just like that, close
the case, easy storage. So, that out of the way. I know I normally don’t do that stuff, but I wanted to show it to you guys. So first off, let’s talk about
some of the things I like and then we’ll move into
the things I don’t like. So first up, build quality. So build quality is actually fairly good for a headphone that’s under 100 bucks. A lot of plastic in the build, I assume there’s some aluminum up in the top, in the headband piece
like they usually do. TaoTronics isn’t known for
making cheap headphones. I really like the build
quality of the BH040 and the BH060 is no slouch. Fully foldable, you got the
fully rotatable ear cups, plenty of cushioning
both on the ear cushions and on the headband
itself, and comfortable. You know, they’re also fairly lightweight, but they’re not overly lightweight. I would say probably mid range,
so let’s say not as heavy as like, your Bluedio
headphones that are all metal, but they also don’t feel
super light and cheap. So, I’d say they’re probably in a happy middle ground if you had to ask me. Now as far as battery life
goes, they are claiming 30 hours worth of playback time. In my testing, I managed
to squeeze right around 24 and a half hours with
active noise canceling turned on the entire time, still not bad. I’m sure if you left the ANC turned off, maybe listened to different types of music and different volume you
could probably squeeze out those 30 hours, but so far in my testing out of the box I got 24 and a half hours. Now, another cool
feature that they do have is a quick recharge feature,
so if you want to get, maybe they die on you and you
want to get back listening to music really quick,
they’re claiming five minutes will get you two hours
worth of playback time. I got maybe an extra hour and 15 minutes, but when I did a 10 minute
charge I got almost two hours. So I don’t know about that
five minute for two hours, but 10 minutes for two hours, for sure. And I think it’s a nice
touch that we’re starting to see that kind of
technology trickle down to some of the more
budget minded headphones. Now before I forget, I almost forgot to mention the connectivity. Now these headphones are
running Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity, so connecting
them up to my Galaxy, to my iPhone and even OnePlus
6, not an issue at all. And then, also important
to me, could be important to you guys, is also
video latency, or lag. As far as that goes, I haven’t
experienced any latency when running Android,
YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, any of that stuff, no latency whatsoever. As per usual though, on iPhone,
on the YouTube app for iOs, I did have a little bit of
latency, nothing too crazy, you know it’s nothing that
you can’t really deal with but it is there and I want
to let you guys know that. And then for those of you
who are either doing mobile gaming, the games that I
played, Pokemon Go, Asphalt Assault, stuff like that,
there’s some latency there. There’s always gonna be latency
as far as gaming goes, as far as I can tell they haven’t
found a way to resolve that. This has nothing to do
with the headphones, this is more about the
app and the way that games are played and designed,
not gonna get into all that. But as far as gaming goes
there is quite a bit of delay. Now, let’s talk about the sound quality. This is what a lot of people are here for so let’s talk about that real quick. It’s sort of a double edged sword here. So, sound quality to me
is actually pretty good for a budget set of headphones. I think the sound quality
on these is actually better than the TaoTronics
BH040, slightly more volume, bass seems a little
bit deeper, so not bad. I really do like the way that these sound. But there is a but,
and it’s something that for some people could be a deal breaker. So, that is when we talk about the active noise cancellation. And for that, let’s take it outside. So, as far as the noise canceling goes, if you want to block out
some of the ambient noise whether you’re outdoors
like this, or if you’re in a train on your commute,
or maybe on the bus, whatever it might be, they’re good at blocking out low frequency noise. So, obviously they’re not
gonna be as good as like, your Sony XM3s or your Bose
QC35s, but for a headphone that’s well under 100 bucks,
it’s actually fairly good. Now, what other people
aren’t talking about, and what I’ve noticed
in some of the reviews, and yes I do read people’s Amazon reviews, is that they’re not
mentioning the fact that the noise canceling
reduces some of the bass and some of the mid range
on these headphones. Now, it isn’t anything too drastic. It’s not, say, as bad as what
you get on the Bluedio T4s or the T5s where it
totally cuts out the bass, but there is a noticeable reduction. So definitely keep that in mind. You know, if that’s a huge
deal to you, or that’s a major deal breaker, then you may want to pass on there, but it is different. The BH040s you activate the
noise canceling and there was actually a slight
improvement in the sound quality, but on the BH060s there
is a slight reduction and I figured you guys
should know about that. So at this time am I
gonna recommend you guys going out and picking
up the TaoTronics BH060? To keep it real with you guys,
I’m gonna have to say no. Even though that loss of
sound quality to the active noise canceling is small,
to me it’s enough to where it sort of ruins the experience
for me because it’s like it’s pulling the soul out of the music. Losing that little bit of
base, little bit of mid range, is a deal breaker for me personally. Now, you guys might feel differently. Maybe you’re looking for a set
of headphones around 60 bucks that are comfortable,
come with a carrying case, good battery life, recharge
quickly, and comfortable. And maybe you’re not a stickler
for the noise canceling, that’s not that big a deal for you. These will do a good job and they’ll get the job done for you. But for me personally,
considering the other options out there in this market
in the same price range, you got the MPOW H5s, you’ve
even got the TaoTronics BH040, or even the MPOW H10s,
those options all give you great sound and noise
canceling without sacrificing the sound quality to have
that noise canceling. So, I don’t know, that’s why
it’s a no go for me though. It’s because you have
better options out there. And even if you wanted to
spend a little extra money, you could get like the
Soundcore Space NCs if you wanted to keep it under 100 bucks and that’ll be a great option for you. So, for your boy El Jefe,
for right now, my personal opinion, I would skip on
the BH060s until they get that loss of bass issue sorted out. But, let me know what you guys think. If you guys agree with your boy El Jefe, leave that down in the comment section. And if you guys have any
recommendations on good headphones for under 60
bucks, that’s the reason I even made this video
was based on your guys recommendations, leave them down there. I love hearing your guys’ suggestions. And as always, if you guys like this video go ahead and smash that like button, and if you guys didn’t like this video, go ahead and hit the dislike button. I know there’s always one
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hope you enjoyed this video, I hope everybody has a great week, and I will see you guys in my next video.

81 comments on “It’s a NO from me! – TaoTronics BH060 ( Soundsurge 60 ) ANC Wireless Headphones Review (2019)”

  1. Charles Flaherty says:

    I got these last week and there is definitely a reduction in audio performance with ANC on.

  2. shivanag perna says:

    Great review Jeff. When compared to BH 40s how is the active noise cancellation? Because I travel much in the train mainly am looking for a budget headphones with great ANC. which headphone is having great ANC irrespective of sound quality ?

  3. Guil V says:

    I picked up the BH-040 for $41 bucks from Amazon. I was looking for a decent budget headphone with ANC and these are doing a decent job. I was about to get the 60's but the 40's had a discount with the coupon so I opted for these, I just wish they were a bit louder but that's okay. I have the Beats X wireless headphones and they are awesome but I was looking for a decent headphone with ANC that wouldn't break my wallet. I just can't afford the BOSE, Beats, Microsoft or Sony's so I heard about these and for the price they are doing a great job. Great video thanks!

  4. Andy Tihonow says:

    Yet to see anyone say anything positive about these headphones compared to past versions

  5. Brian Ho says:

    why u wearing sunglasses indoors. 😂😂😂😂

  6. Leonhardt Redfield says:

    I already bought that. Now using with Poweramp. Not for gaming. But I like that style " No shining logo". Thank you, bro.

  7. Pizzles Tech Time says:

    Nice review Jefe!

  8. maldex4 says:

    very good review!
    hey can you help me choosing a bluetooth headset? i need headphones with good sound quality, 12h~ working time and kinda comfort for 30-50$. it can be without anc, i haven't ever tested it at all and this is not important to me. i think about getting bluedio tms right now. maybe i should get some taotronics or smth else?

  9. GentleGuy says:

    I asked another reviewer of these headphones if he experienced the same thing with the bass reduction in ANC Mode. He said that it wouldn't happen with his headphones. Maybe you got a defect one?

  10. Sérgio Araújo says:

    Great video! How do these compare to the TT-BH22? Can u do a review of those? Thanks!

  11. Parth Jain says:

    I have a 100$ and trying to decide between the edifiers 830 soundcore space NCs cowin e7 pros and the TT bh060 any advice on which I should get and if there are any other options that I should be looking at

  12. João Marcos Grigorovski says:

    nice review dude, clear and cool as always.

  13. Sandeep Pokhrel says:

    Actually, same happening with me too !!!

  14. Anzar Zahid says:

    I love the new dynamic look to the vids with outdoor shots!
    Thanks for keeping it a 💯with us!
    Keep up as always

  15. فهد المطيري says:

    bh040 ANC better than b060 ? I know you mention something about that but forgive me my english not very well .

  16. Mark Moreno says:

    Hey El Jefe, those Edifier's have some crazy battery life!! 90hrs of good music, I think this might be the True wireless version of those headphones. They are called, Mifo 05, they got 100hrs of battery life with the case, X7, maybe a review?

  17. Thưa Vlog says:

    Hi man! nice video, I got one question. Does it have multi devices connect? Like I am using my laptop and my ipad all the time, and I don't want to keep disconnect this one and then connect to that one. If this headphone got that feature, I am sold.

  18. F H says:

    What about the the Edifiers?

  19. Satadal Payeng says:

    Request review on the SoundPEATS Force… heard some good things about it. Want to hear your review on it

  20. BG yuta says:

    This is a nice Headphone

  21. PLON says:

    Love your reviews Mr El Jefe!

  22. Derek Louster says:

    Would like to ask if there is a really a huge difference between $100 headphones and a $300 headphones like sony and bose in terms of sound quality.

  23. Haire Gabriela Ochoa says:

    I bought those 2 weeks ago and the band broke in my hands the first day after 3 hours of use. I was putting them down on my neck and it just snapped. Can't recommend the build quality at all.

  24. Shmulik Weinstein says:

    Thanks for the review.

  25. Dāvis Irmejs says:

    I wish if you could compare BH060 with their previous model BH22 because in a lot of comments people are giving hands up to BH22

  26. Andy Zamora says:

    Personally I really like them, but I totally get your point . Nice review man

  27. Larry Schwemle says:

    I got these for $40 with a coupon code from Amazon. I love them. They actually sound pretty close to my AKG y500's. I like how the ANC tones down the bass and mids a little. It makes everything sound more clear and crisp. The bass is still there but it sounds crispier and not muddy like it does when it's off.

  28. Abdullah says:

    I guess it was a bad idea to buy them before watching this video

  29. IDrinkBleach says:

    Do these headphones bleed sound at all?

  30. Tobías van Oudheusden says:

    So, should I buy the BH040 or the BH060?

  31. Headphones and Coffee says:

    Got some Monoprice M-Retro wired headphones when I bought my Monolith Liquid Spark Amp and these $24 AKG looking clones sound Amazing with some bass that makes Beats jealous.

  32. Thomas Müthing says:

    You must consider the ANC for the price range, and for the price the ANC is better than most of the competition. It's not a deal breaker, unless you can spend almost $380 on the Sonys, which do have perfect noise cancellation.

  33. Gary Ward says:

    I've got these and I noticed exactly the same about the sound when ANC is turned on. I've got the BH22's and it doesnt do it on that pair so I'm going to send these back and get another pair of 22's or 40's

  34. Kyle duong says:

    "It's a NO from me!" I was really happy about getting these, but then this title really disappointed me and now I feel like there isn't anymore headphones that are the same price as these, and are as good. );

  35. jason gardner says:

    i havent heard them bro i trust your judgement

  36. khaled alnassr says:

    I am reluctant to buy between taotronics BH060 or mpow h5 ? 😔

  37. Peel P50 says:

    Been using them for 3 months now. Been very happy with the quality and anc. I have the 2019 upgrade.

  38. rahul1353 says:

    Do these connect to two devices simultaneously? I heard the older BH22 does it, and these are supposed to be the 2019 upgrade to that. I just destroyed my 1000XM3. I don't have the cash to replace them with the same thing 🙁

    But I am looking at the things that annoyed me while I used the XM3's. Like lack of multi device connectivity. I am sure these TaoTronics will be a ridiculous and embarrassing step-down for me coming from XM3's, in terms of ANC and Audio Quality or even USB-C. But if these can do multi device connection, I'll go for these as my stop-gap headphones until I can buy another $350 level pair. If they can't do it (which is weird as they are taking away features?), I'll just go for the BH22's.

  39. James009 says:

    Hi did u tried Bh22? What do u think about that one?? Thanks

  40. Siddharth says:

    I have Bluetooth 4.2, and I'm looking for a good pair of wireless headphones. Which ones would you suggest? Thank you!

  41. Shahrul 4861 says:

    Treblab z2 or taotronic bh060…… help me?

  42. Zhen Hua Wo says:

    What is the best budget headphone if we are only talking about ANC

  43. Colin Baker says:

    I didn't notice any base reduction with ANC

  44. James Holbrook says:

    Can you not make up the difference with an equalizer

  45. Kris Hodge says:

    These or the BH22 what's better?

  46. Ryan Lim says:

    Should I go for bh040 or bh22?

  47. Mo Ha says:

    Can we do some sport like running with this headset ?

  48. ekrupa2010 says:

    So I do have a question for anyone…I bought these a few months ago. I really like them but do notice the slight degradation in sound quality when you switch to ANC. For a long time prior I always used Taotronics TT-BH06 (because I prefer in ear buds) but they stopped connecting to my iMac and Macbook with the latest OS updates. They still work great with the iPhone. But my question is, I see many people endorsing the Edifiiers you reviewed before…those are Bluetooth 4.1. I believe the issues with my old Taotronics was that they were not 5.0. Anyone have the Edifiers and use them on Mac with High Sierra?

  49. SANTHUSH HT says:

    Hi..which headphones would you recommend for a bass head..which is under $100. With ANC.

  50. Blank Page says:

    Hey bro i just watched ur tt-Bh060 video…is the sound/bass really bad if anc on? Also is anc really matter when i use full volume? Is there any sound leakage???
    Also whats the best deal under 50$ cause this one just lowered to 50$….

  51. Yordan Montero says:

    El jefe i trust your reviews and i wonder what do you think about the Boltune ANC Headphones, they look identical to this Taotronics and they belong to the same company as the Taotronics Sunvalley Brands, i browsed through your reviews but didn’t find anything related and when searched on Youtube only a few reviews comes up, but i wanna know what your opinion is, Thank You.

  52. Tharindu Dassanayaka says:

    Hay folks !!🤓 need to know whats the best,is it the BH060 or the BH022

  53. Michael Eamonn Durand says:

    Can they be charged while in use?

  54. Argenys Garcia says:

    Literally every-other YouTuber who's been doing reviews for a longer time gave 'em a thumbs up.

  55. Vernon Jacobs says:

    I like these, for $49 not a bad deal. I just wonder if they would sound brighter if I cut out the foam lining over the drivers?

  56. Vernon Jacobs says:

    Anc off and max volume sounds good.

  57. Soulaiman Essaouri says:

    Hi my friend I want to buy headphones and confused between these choices Mpow h10 or TaoTronics HB060 or bluedio t7

  58. Taha Saleh says:

    With the ANC activated which one delivers better sound quality the Mpow h10 or TaoTronics HB060 or TaoTronics BH046?

  59. João Pinto says:

    For 50 bucks what should i buy instead?

  60. Salma Elma7y says:

    Does the ANC really impact the sound quality that much, where it’s better to buy the Edifier 830’s over these?

  61. jason gardner says:

    Good vid jeff

  62. jason gardner says:

    Cool bro

  63. jason gardner says:

    Jeff do u like jlab air

  64. jason gardner says:

    The 50 dollars one

  65. Carlos Roque says:

    These are the exact same as the Boltune BH010. I have both and they are very comfortable. I agree with you that they lose midrange and bass. It sounds a little muffled.

  66. Levi Montero says:

    where can I get those sunglasses?!?

  67. hightopfad says:

    You know at first, I thought you didn't know what you was talking about until I got these headphones. Bro, you was right, they look good but don't sound good. So I'm humble to say I'm sorry for me thinking you didn't know what you was talking about. Keep up the good work! I'm going to subscribe.

  68. Ivan Tech says:

    As always, nice work bro! You mentioned in one of your responses to another comment that hopefully some of what you experienced is an isolated case; it's funny because I am also experiencing things slightly different lol. Like Im getting a little bit of lag with Youtube and Netflix (started about a week into using it) but on the other hand im def getting fuller bass & mids when ANC is turned on. I wonder if different units experience different things lol. thanks for sharing tho

  69. Aggronn says:

    I only need the nc for when the wife starts revving her mouth. Is this still ok

  70. Christopher Herbert says:

    Thanks for the serious and informative approach to reviews! Tell me does it have multipoint connectivity?

  71. Sherdryk Dadea says:

    bro can you review mpow h12?

  72. Victor E says:

    I had a pair of these for a week, and they were insanely uncomfortable – could only wear them for 20 minutes at a time before my ears started to hurt

  73. Travis Bass says:

    Hey man did you notice with these headphones with noise cancelling on the audio got a kind of echo sort of sound to them?

  74. Rebecca Gebhart says:

    Good job bro. I want a headphone to use while watching tv under 75$

  75. Kyle Johnson says:

    Wish I saw this earlier! Bought a pair because I had borrowed them from my dad and thought they were great. However, you were totally right about the sound quality decreasing! Now I can't stop noticing it! 😭 Good review style though, just earned a new subscriber!

  76. Blake Cox says:

    After 2 months the hinges of the tao Tronics break

  77. LaiKash says:

    Could u tried the mixcder e9? I have those ones and thinking of changing them for this, as de 046 are not out in my country. Thanx Jeff!!!

  78. Akash says:

    Great video Jeff! I got a question for you which headphones would you recommend? I’m torn between the Mpow H12 or SoundSurge60

  79. Paul says:

    ANC makes everything tighter. Major go.

  80. Night Hawk says:

    Is the bass reduction while ANC is on really noticeable? will it make listening to rock music an annoying experience?

    Also is it the type of headphones that sounds bad when ANC is off? btw I used to own a Sennheiser Momentum wired, the very first model, so I hope I don't notice a huge sonic difference if I'm gonna go with it..

  81. Night Hawk says:

    Awesome review! you seem very honest, I trust what you say. I wanted to save money a bit but guess I'll push my wallet and go for a higher end pair, which is the Sennheiser PXC 550.

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