SoundSurge 46 Review: Long-Lasting, Fast-Charging Bluetooth Headphones

I travel a lot, often by airplane, so I am always looking for a good workhorse set of headphones, ones that have a long battery life, the option of using a 3.5 mm cable when I forget to charge them, and over ear-design for comfort plus noise cancellation to drown out the airplane noise. Taotronics sent the SoundSurge 46 Wireless Headphones ($89.99) to review and they check all the boxes; plus, at under $90 (currently on sale from $110), they won't break the bank.

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For battery life, they offer a whopping 30 hours of battery life, which should accommodate even a couple of very long flights. And when it's time to charge them, they offer fast charging with two hours of music from just five minutes of charging, or 30 hours of playback after 45 minutes of charging. Plus you can fall back to the 3.5 mm audio jack including an airplane adapter. I prefer over ear headphones so they don't rest on my ears, and these have a nice swiveling design that is comfortable. They are only sold in one color combination, black with gray and silver accents and there are multiple buttons to masterl; but once you do, it's not a big deal.

Pros

  • 30 hours of battery life
  • Fast charging
  • Comfortable, over-ear design
  • Active noise canceling
  • 3.5 mm and airplane audio options

Cons

  • One color, black with silver accent
  • Multiple buttons to master

Final Verdict

For the price, the SoundSurge 46 Wireless Headphones from Taotronics compete quite will with headphones costing twice as much.

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