Cowin E7 Headphones Review

9.2
Expert Rating

If you’re in the market for the best headphones at an affordable price, your first stop should be the Cowin E7 headphones. Its solid audio performance and excellent noise cancellation properties make it a go-to option if you just want to drown the world out, not fiddle with gestures or additional features. You get everything you need in a nice package.

Why We Like It – Cowin E7 Headphones Review

The original Cowin E7 headphones were a solid choice for affordable noise cancelling headphones, and the Cowin E7 Pro has improved every aspect, from design to performance. Compare this with our Cord Cruncher headphones review if you’re not sure what pair is best for you.

Pros
  • Great performance
  • Long battery life
  • Affordable pricing
Cons
  • Design feels a bit cheap

Performance

Starting with sound quality, 40mm large-aperture drivers provide some really solid performance. Grant it, the Cowin E7 Bluetooth headphones aren’t pushing studio quality performance, but they’re leagues better than an average pair of headphones. Even the bass response is good, a trait other headphones tend to overlook.

These over-ear headphones really shine being active noise cancelling headphones. With a noise reduction depth of 28db, the Cowin E7 headphones are going to drown out most of what you hear around you. And with 30 hours of battery life, you can enjoy the fruits of noise isolation and audio for very long trips.

Design

The build quality is where the original Cowin E7 headphones stumbles a bit. Overall, they aren’t bad, but it does feel a bit cheap. The worst offender is the chrome sections, giving it an almost toy-like aesthetic. The Cowin E7 Pro does do away with that, and the overall quality improves, but not by much. The ear cups are comfortable enough to withstand long use, though you’ll get warm around the ears like the Sony WH-1000XM3 do.

The Cowin E7 headphones connect via Bluetooth 4.0. When the battery dies, you can switch to a wired connection via a 3.5mm jack.

Value

Given the performance and pricing, the Cowin E7 headphones have a really great value—especially true if you aren’t an audiophile, nor are you looking to drop several hundred dollars on, say, a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 II. These wireless headphones aren’t aiming to be the best, but affordable while still providing excellent performance for its pricing. You’ll have a hard time choosing between these or the MPOW H10.

With that said, you may want to consider jumping up to the Cowin E7 Pro over the original E7. The overall performance and build quality is improved in the upper model, from noise canceling to audio quality. For $20 more, it’s an excellent value if you want just a little more out of this line.

Cowin E7 Headphones Review Wrap Up

This Cowin E7 review reveals that price can belie performance; they’re cheap at $60, but its audio quality and noise cancelling performance shine through. While the design feels a bit cheap, its long battery life makes up for it. These headphones provide an excellent alternative over other manufacturers with head spinning prices.

Performance9.1
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Value9.6
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9.2
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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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