The Bluedio T2S Turbine have a decent but slightly unbalanced audio reproduction. The powerful bass may be appealing to some but their poor isolation, comfort, and leakage will leave a lot of listeners disappointed. They poorly block noise and they will be distracting to the people around you.
- Decent audio reproduction.
- Powerful bass.
- Poor isolation.
- Uncomfortable ear cup size.
- Leaks a lot of sound.
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The Turbine T2S are decently made headphones that can handle a few drops and offer a good control scheme. Unfortunately, they are uncomfortable. Their oddly shaped ear cups do not fully encompass the ear and they also feel a little plasticky and cheap in certain aspects of their design.
The T2S Turbine Hurricane have an unorthodox design that looks unique but also a little awkward. The all-black color scheme is highlighted by silver accents around the ear cups, on the joints and on the metal frame. The angled joints that give the design its distinctive style may not be appreciated by everyone.
The oddly sized ear cups of the Turbine 2 Shooting Brake only partially encompass the ear. They're not quite over-ear and do not rest on the ears as well an on-ear design would, making these headphones uncomfortable over long listening sessions.
These headphones deliver an above-average control scheme with solid functionality. Call/music, track skipping and volume control is ergonomically positioned on the right ear cup. They have decent tactile feedback but the track skipping dial feels a little cheap.
The T2S turbine are decently stable headphones. Their on-ear design applies enough pressure on the ears so that they don't fall during casual use and moderate physical activity. Unfortunately, they are not made for sports and will slip off your ears during high-intensity activities like running and jumping. On the upside, they are wireless and will not be pulled off your head because the audio cable got hooked by something.
The Bludeio Turbine are a little on the larger side for on-ear headphones. Fortunately, they are moderately portable thanks to their hinge design that allows them to fold up into a smaller footprint. They wouldn't take up too much space in a backpack but may not fit comfortably into a handbag and will certainly not fit into most pockets even larger jacket pockets.
The Turbine 2 Shooting Brake Hurricane have decent build quality. They have a thin metal frame running through the headband, which adds a little bit of durability and flexibility to the design. The swiveling ear cups hold in place once adjusted but the mechanism may become loose over time. The plastic used for the ear cups also feels a little cheap.
The Bluedio T2S are a poor sounding pair of closed-back over-ear headphones. They have a poor bass that sounds overpowering and excessively boomy, a recessed and weak mid-range, and a treble that significantly lacks detail and presence. They are also prone to inconsistencies in their bass delivery from person to person, especially if wearing glasses. Additionally, they don't have an open and spacious soundstage, similar to other closed-back headphones.
The Turbine 2 Shooting Brake isolate passively. This means they have no active noise cancellation and only the seal of the ear cups prevents noise from seeping into your audio. Disappointingly, the odd size of the ear cups creates a poor seal that not only lets a lot of ambient noise in but also leaks enough to be distracting to the people around you.
Poor passive isolation. These headphones don't seem to block any sound up to 1KHz. The attenuation provided above 1KHz is sub-par and only mostly effective in a narrow area surrounding low-treble and treble.
Poor leakage. The majority of the leakage is in the mid range, starting at 400Hz and extending up to 7KHz.
- 100% SpNR
The Bluedio T2S have one of the best wireless ranges that we've tested so far. In direct line of sight, they easily maintained a stable connection above 200 ft. They Also have a great battery life but no battery saving features. Unfortunately, they take quite a bit of time to charge and also have very high latency issues. They're ok if you're only going to be streaming audio but watching videos and gaming will be heavily out of sync.
The Bludieo T2S Turbine have one the longest wireless range that we've measured so far. Indoors they perform slightly better than average. However, in direct line of sight, the range is incredible, reaching beyond 200 ft with no connection drop or audio loss. They're great if you're often training outside or work in a large open office but practically, you may not get to experience the full reach of these headphones. Unfortunately, they don't have NFC, and the pairing procedure is not intuitive or easy to establish.
The Bluedio T2S Turbine have an above-average battery life delivering up to 37 hours of playback. This makes them decent headphones to take on a long road trip or a lengthy flight. Unfortunately, they take quite a bit of time to charge via USB and don't have any battery saving features, like an auto-off timer, so they will quickly run out of power if you forget to turn them off.
No compatible app.
In the box
- Bluedio T2S Turbine Headphones
- Audio cable
- USB cable