With a price under $100 dollars, a quality design, the freedom of wireless Bluetooth, and active noise cancelling circuitry, the Bohm B66 headphones are a quality, affordable solution for frequent travelers and anyone who wants to take a break from the chaos of the outside world. Check out the following review to learn more.
- Charging Time: About 3 hours
- Operating Range: 10 meters
- Play Time: Up to 16 hours
- Talk Time: Up to 18 hours
- Frequency Range: 20Hz-20kHz
- Can Be Used Wired or Wireless: Yes
- Charge Type: Micro USB
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Bohm Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
- Carrying Case
- 3.5mm cable
- Micro USB Charging Cable
How Comfortable are Bohm B66?
The Bohm B66 is made with beautiful protein leather earpads that are as soft and comfortable as they are attractive. The headband is soft and well-padded as well, allowing for hours of listening comfort.
Their lightweight aluminum housing is so light that you don’t notice them on your head. I also like the folding earcups which make the B66 easier to take on the go. While the protein leather earpads are soft and feel great on your ears, the material does tend to get a bit warm, especially during activity.
Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend these for exercise or gym use.
Since one of the best uses for noise cancelling headphones is travel, a good noise cancelling headphone should be durable enough to take on trips. The Bohm B66 is not only well made, with aluminum housing and other quality components, but also comes with a sturdy carrying case.
Simply fold the earcups and they fit easily into the small case, allowing them to travel with a much smaller footprint.
Bohm B66 Features
The main feature for most will be Bohm’s affordable active noise cancelling circuitry. Like most all ANC designs, these work best at reducing ambient noise, such as those from planes, trains, and commutes.
They do reduce all sound by some degree, but some sounds will still get through. As of yet, there are no headphones that will allow you to completely turn off the outside world. Still, what they do, they do well; and frequent travelers are certain to enjoy the peace and quiet they offer.
The active noise cancelling circuitry can easily be turned on and off by flipping a small switch on the right earcup—a nice feature when noise reduction isn’t required and you want to save battery life.
I don’t feel that the active noise cancellation is as good as on the $300 Bose pair I recently reviewed.
But considering this model is a third of the price, this is to be expected. Still, the active noise cancellation is definitely useable and does a good job of reducing outside noise. I like that you can turn the active noise cancelling on and not have to play your music as loud. This preserves your hearing and reduces listening fatigue.
The Bluetooth connection is easy to pair, and once paired, repairing is easy as well. The connection is stable up to around 33 feet (10 meters) without dropouts or loss of signal. Controls on the headphones allow you to turn the volume up or down, turn the headphones on and off, pair, turn the active noise cancellation on and off, and make and receive calls via the built in microphone.
The built in microphone allows you to automatically take calls without taking the headphones off. The music stops when you accept a call and automatically restarts when the call ends.
A long battery life of up to 16 hours of play time and 18 hours of talk time means you won’t have to recharge often. But when charging is required, simply insert the micro USB cable and charging completes in about three hours.
An auxiliary jack is also provided on the Bohm B66, allowing you to listen to music wired. This is a great feature to have if the battery runs out, you forget to charge, or you just want to conserve battery power.
Bohm B66 Sound Good?
Two 40mm drivers provide powerful sound and impressive volume. There’s plenty of bass, although it is not really hyped or boosted. Some prefer a flatter sound while others prefer boosted bass. Neither is right or wrong; it’s just a matter of personal preference. Those who enjoy a closer to flat sound will find a lot to like about the Bohm B66. I especially like that the bass is clear and clean, while retaining power.
The highs are clear and bright, without being overly sibilant or thin. The mids certainly aren’t bad but are not as vivid and clear as on some of the more audiophile oriented headphones I have reviewed. Still, they have a good overall sound that is enjoyable to listen to on a wide range of material.
There is always a compromise between sound quality and additional features such as wireless Bluetooth and active noise cancelling. If you’re looking at these headphones, the purest, most accurate sound quality probably isn’t your primary concern. You’re more likely looking for headphones that give you freedom of movement and reduce outside noise, but still give you a good overall sound.
If you are looking for the best headphone sound quality possible, however, I would always recommend a wired pair of audiophile headphones which do not offer additional features and focus entirely on sound quality.
Our Verdict on Bohm B66 Headphones
Overall, Bohm B66 headphones are made with quality materials, feature excellent noise cancellation for the money, and offer lots of features for a pair of headphones under $200.
They are a truly attractive design that will likely get many compliments.
I would recommend them for frequent travelers, especially those who fly a lot, as well as those with long commutes. The affordable active noise cancellation, long battery life, and the ability to take calls with the headphones on will serve frequent travelers well. They are also a good headphone to consider for anyone who wants an attractive and affordable wireless active noise cancelling headphone at an affordable price.