Hi guys! Today I’ll be reviewing Ausdom M08 Super Thin Wireless Headset. It comes with a built-in microphone that can allow you to speak hands-free. This product is capable of playing music via wired (35mm audio jack) or wireless (Bluetooth V4.0+EDR). It comes with a 40mm driver which capable of transmitting high fidelity and powerful bass to the ears. Furthermore, it has a rechargeable battery that lasts about 25 hours of music play time. Before diving into the review, check out the product feature and technical specifications located below!
- Great for travel: soft, comfortable, solid and foldable headset construction for long time use.
- Can be used both wired (via the 3.5mm audio cable) and wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.0+EDR
- Bluetooth V4.0 Technology allows M08 to communicate with your Bluetooth enabled device within 10 meters range.
- Optional connection via 3.5mm audio cable for streaming music without worrying battery dead.
- Powerful and rich bass speaker brings you amazing audio enjoyment.
- Built-in advanced microphone system functionality with controls for stream music and clear hands-free calls in windy or noisy environments.
- Durable Battery: Built-in 400mA rechargeable battery providing about 20 hours music playing time and more than 250 hours standby time.
1. Bluetooth version: 4.0
2. Bluetooth distance: 10m
3. Transmission frequency: 2.40GHz-2.48GHz
4. Transmission power: Class2 0.025-2.5mW
5. Receive Sensitivity: -91dBm
6. Support Profile: HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRCP
1. Battery Type: 500mAh rechargeable lithium battery
2. Charging port: Micro USB
3. Running time: About 25 hours talking . About 25 hours music playing time.
4. Standby time: More than 250 hours
5. Charging time: 2-3 hours
6. Operating temperature: -10 Celsius to 45 Celsius
7. Storage temperature: -25 Celsius to 60 Celsius
1. Microphone Unit：Φ 4*1.5mm
2. S.P.L：-42±3dB S.P.L at 1KHz
3. Impedance: ≤2.2kΩ
4. Frequency response: 100Hz-10,000Hz
5. Directivity: Omni-directional
1. Speaker diameter: Φ 10mm
2. Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
3. Impedance: 32Ω
4. S.P.L: 92±3dB S.P.L at 1KHz
5. Rated power: 20mW
1. Bluetooth Headset
2. Micro USB charging cable
3. 3.5mm audio cable
4. User Manual
Packaging and Accessories
Packaging-1: Let’s take a look at the packaging! The left pic (rear) displays package content and brief overview of the headset specification in 6 languages namely English, Dutch, Russian, French, Italian and Spanish. The right pic (front) displays a silhouette of the product with a large title on top labelled “Super Thin Wireless Headset”. There are 6 mini icons which are Bluetooth 4.0, Phone Calls, SiRi For Apple, 10m Space (Bluetooth distance), Ultra-thin and Play 25 hours.
Packaging-2: On the sides of the packaging, there aren’t much details except for the brand “Ausdom” (on the left side), and model type “Black” / “Black + Red” (on the right side). The model I had is the “Black” + M08 from Ausdom.
Unboxing-1: Extracting the content out of the white box reveals a green cardboard box which houses the headset. Underneath the headset are the user manual, Micro USB charging cable and a 3.5mm audio cable jack. I was expecting a carrying pouch since for this portable headset.
Accessory-1: The gold plated audio jack cable measures approximately 146cm in length. The cables are thickness is similar to the ones found in common computer peripherals such as mouse.
Accessory-2: The Micro-USB to USB charging cable measures approximately 80cm in length and it’s capable of charging the headset at 0.35A and 5V. This cable is only used to charge and cannot transmit audio signals from audio source to the headset. You can charge the headset from a standard USB port on a computer or use a smartphone charger.
Design-1: Here is an overview of the Ausdom M08 Headset. The soft cushions can be found at the top and on both ear cups. The color theme of this headset is black-silver and the internal ear cups are in red.
Design-2: The top comes equipped with a soft headband to cushion the weight when its rested on one’s head.
Design-3: Taking a look at the side of the ear cup, it has a somewhat brush-aluminum texture to give it a premium look and feel to this headset. Ausdom branding can be found labelled on both ear cups externally.
Design-4: The ear cup cushion internal height measures approximately 5cm while the external height measures 9 cm.
Design-5: The ear cup cushion internal width measures approximately 3.5cm while the external width measures 7 cm.
Functionality-1: The left side of the headset (in pic) is the right ear cup. Starting from top to bottom: Microphone (mini hole), Audio jack (large hole), Decrease Volume or Next Track, Increase Volume or Previous Track and Power Button. The power button need to be hold for at least 2 seconds so it powers on and then activate pairing so that your audio device can detect it. On the right side of the headset (in pic) is the left ear cup. Starting from top to bottom, a Micro USB Interface for charging, and finally a L.E.D. indicator (Red: Charging | Blue: Bluetooth On | Red+Blue Flash: Waiting for pairing).
Functionality-2: The Ausdom M08 Headset can be folded. I’m one of the few users who did not notice it was foldable until you apply certain pressure to force it to bend and you will here a click lock sound to indicate it has unlock. Fold both sides of the headset to be kept inside your personal pouch.
Functionality-3: The headset length can be extended up to 2.5 cm on both sides. This can accommodate headphone users with either small or large head size.
Functionality-4: The ear cup cushion can only be tilted vertically about 1 cm for adjustment when wearing this headset.
The Ausdom M08 meets all my expectations of a good quality headphone. It produces a natural sound emphasizing the mids and highs without being piercing to the ears while the bass are not overwhelmingly pumped up but just nice to the beat. It does highlight the low rumbling bass which is a plus. All the instruments can be heard crystal clear with no muffled sound. Vocals were sweet and mellow with no sharp crackling noise. Regarding the microphone sound quality, it sounded mono-ish similar to listening to a 56 kbps audio quality or a land-line phone quality. Still, I am able to listen to the other speaker clearly but to the other caller, it sounded a little muffled perhaps due to the placement of the mic on the Ausdom M08.
Another great point to highlight is the comfort. Since it so light weighting around 200g (7oz), it does not put much pressure on top of your head. The softband and soft ear leather cushion makes it so comfortable that wearing it for a long period of time, you do not feel you are wearing one. When it was first used, the clamp is a little too tight for my liking. However, this issue was solved by having the headset stretched out open clamping onto a box that is a little wider than my head size for several hours. The cushion is capable of blocking most soft-medium environment noise but it’s not a true noise cancelling headset.
In short, if you are looking for a all-rounder on-ears headset which is comfortable for long hour usage and for on-the-go purpose, you can place this headset into your consideration list. The SRP (Suggested Retail Price) for the M08 is priced approximately 100 USD. Currently gearbest.com is offering a fairly decent price for this product inclusive free shipping for a limited time at the point of time of this review was published. Other global online retailers such as Amazon.com is also promoting this product at discounted price but could not match gearbest.com at its bargain price. If you are keen towards a smaller audio device, check out the Xiaomi Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones In-Ear Headphones. They are much smaller, lighter and portable compared to the Ausdom M08 reviewed here.
1. Good sound range with treble and bass.
2. Light and portable (fold-able)
3. Bluetooth audio signal does not get cut off or became unstable beyond 10m distance from audio source.
4. Allows dual input (wired and wireless)
5. 3.5mm audio jack cable not required to be plugged on both ear cups.
6. Long lasting battery and auto-off when idle for 5 minutes to conserve battery.
1. Does not come with a personal carrying pouch.
2. The microphone sounds mono-ish instead of stereo. Other caller may have some difficulty listening to your voice unless spoken loudly.