The Aukey Latitude are above-average mixed usage closed-back in-ears. They are great for sports and have surprisingly a great isolation performance for commuting and to wear at the office. These versatile budget headphones have a decent sound performance and should suit most users. Unfortunately, the in-ear fit might not be for everyone, and they aren’t the best-built headphones we’ve reviewed so far, but their price tag makes up for it. On the upside, they also have magnetic earbuds which are convenient for cable management and have great wireless range on top of supporting a lower-latency codec, which is good for watching video content.
The Aukey Latitude are decently-built wireless in-ears, especially for their budget price tag. They have a typical in-ear design, which might not be comfortable for everyone, but they come with a few tip options to help you find the best fit. They have a decent control scheme and also have a function for switching through some EQ presets. Like most in-ears, they are breathable and very portable which is great for sports, and their stability fins help for stability during physical activity as well. Athletes will also like their IPX4 rating (sweat and water resistant), but some may be concerned by their thin cables.
The Aukey Latitude headphones are fairly low-profile in-ears. They have a sporty look due to their stability fins but don’t necessarily stand out from other wireless sports in-ears we’ve reviewed so far. They also have slightly angled earbuds with magnetic backs for easier cable management once around your neck. They come in an all-black design, but there’s also a variant with blue fins, cable and buttons.
The Aukey Latitude headphones are typical in-ears and might not be comfortable for everyone as they enter your ear canal deeply. Thankfully, they come with a few ear tip sizes options to help you find the most comfortable fit. However, you could feel fatigue while wearing them for long periods of times. If you’re looking for more comfortable budget headphones, try the Anker SoundBuds Curve instead.
The in-line remote of the Aukey Latitude gives you common functionalities that most wireless in-ears have. You have music/call management, volume control, and track skipping forward and backward. The remote itself does feel a bit cheaper when compared to similar headphones like the Jaybird X3, but the buttons are still fairly clicky and easy to use. You can also switch between EQ presets with a double press of the multifunction button. However, no feedback lets you know on which mode you are on, other than the sound difference, which is disappointing and confusing.
They are very portable like most in-ears. Thanks to their design, they can easily fit in pockets or a bag. They also come with a small pouch that doesn’t add too much bulk and stay easy to carry on you at all times. They also have magnetic earbuds for easier cable management when resting around your neck.
The Aukey Latitude are decently-built headphones for their low price point. They have dense earbuds that feel solid enough to survive a few drops. They are also magnetic, making cable management easier and it’s a nice addition at this price range. However, the cables are a bit thinner than other more high-end headphones like the Jaybird X3 and the plastic used feels a bit cheaper as well. On the upside, they have an IPX4 rating, protecting them from mild sweat and water exposure, but this is not as good as some IPX7 headphones we've tested so far like the Anker Soundcore Spirit X. Unfortunately, we don't have a test to accurately measure this with our current test bench.
The Aukey Latitude are stable headphones that you can run or exercise with. Their stability fins mixed with the in-ear fit makes them stable for most sports activities, and they shouldn’t pop out of your ears. Their wireless design also helps by not having a wire in the way that could get hooked on something, yanking the headphones off.
The Aukey Latitude are decent sounding closed-back in-ears. They have a deep, consistent and powerful bass, a well-balanced mid-range and a good treble range. However, their bass is a bit muddy, and the low-mid is a bit overemphasized, making vocals and lead instruments sound a bit thick and cluttered. Also, certain S and T sounds might feel piercing and sharp for some users. Overall, they are fairly versatile headphones, especially for bass-heavy genres but might not be ideal for vocal-centric music. They also have 3 EQ modes (default/vocals, bass, treble). We measured the headphones using the default/vocals mode as it was the flattest.
The bass is great. LFE (low-frequency extension) is at 10Hz, which is excellent. Low-bass and mid-bass are also very good, flat and even. This means they are able to produce a decent amount of low-end thump and rumble, which is important for bass-heavy music and sound effects, as well as the punch and body of bass guitars and kick instruments. However, high-bass, responsible for warmth, is overemphasized by about 3.5dB, making the overall bass a bit boomy and muddy.
The mid-range of the Aukey Latitude is very good. The whole range is fairly even and well-balanced, making the reproduction of vocals and instruments accurate. However, there’s a tilt favoring lower frequencies, making them sound a bit cluttered and thick.
The treble performance is good. The range is even, but low-treble is slightly lacking, making vocals and lead instruments lack in detail and presence, while the 10KHz peak will make sibilances (S and T sounds) feel sharp and piercing. This will be most noticeable on vocals and cymbals but may not be perceived as intense across different users.
The Aukey Latitude have excellent frequency response consistency. Assuming the user can achieve a proper fit and an air-tight seal using the assortment of tips that come with the headphones, then they should be able to get consistent bass and treble delivery every time they use the headphones.
The imaging is great. The weighted group delay is at 0.07, which is excellent. The GD graph also shows the entire group delay response is below the audibility threshold, suggesting a tight bass reproduction and a transparent treble. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our test unit were well-matched in amplitude, frequency, and phase response, which is important for the accurate placement and localization of objects (voices, instruments, video games effects) in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our test unit, and yours may perform differently.
The soundstage performance is poor. Since creating a large and speaker-like soundstage is partially dependent on having a speaker-like pinna activation, and in-ear headphones bypass the pinna (the outer ear) and don't interact with it, their soundstage will be perceived to be small and located inside the listener's head. Their closed-back design also means that their soundstage won't feel and open as open-back earbuds like the AirPods and the Bose SoundSport Free.
The harmonic distortion performance of the Aukey Latitude is average. Their THD performance in the bass range isn’t too high but get elevated after 500hz, and the peak around 1KHz could make these frequencies sound harsh and impure.
The Aukey Latitude have great isolation performance. For in-ears without any ANC feature, they block a lot of lower frequencies which makes them a good choice for commuting and they reduce a good amount of ambient chatter as well, good for the office. They do fairly well in loud environments even if they don’t have any ANC feature. They also barely leak so you’ll be able to listen at high volumes without disturbing people surrounding you.
The isolation performance of the Aukey Latitude is great. In the bass range, where the rumble of engines sit, they isolate about 15dB, which is good for in-ears without any ANC feature. In the mid-range, important for blocking out speech, they isolate about 29dB, which is great. In the treble range, occupied by sharp S and T sounds, they isolate more than 44dB of noise, which is excellent
The leakage performance is excellent. These in-ears practically do not leak, so you don't need to worry about disturbing people around you unless you are blasting your music in a very quiet room. With the music at 100dB SPL, the leakage at 1 foot away averages 25dB SPL and peaks at 42dB SPL, which is significantly quieter than the noise floor of an average office.
The in-line mic is average. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this microphone will sound relatively thin, but fairly easy to understand. It may lack a bit of detail and brightness though. In noisy environments, the mic will do a good job separating speech from ambient noise in moderately loud places, like a busy street, but it will struggle in noisier conditions like a subway station.
The in-line mic has a decent recording quality. The LFE of 285Hz results in a recorded or transmitted speech that is relatively thin. The HFE of 3.3KHz suggests a speech that lacks detail and presence, but this is expected on Bluetooth microphones. However, the intelligibility of speech on this microphone will be decent in quiet environments.
The in-line microphone of the Latitude is average at noise handling. In our SpNR test, they achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of about 16.5dB, indicating they are best suited for quiet and moderate environments. However, they will struggle to separate speech from ambient noise in loud situations.
The Aukey Latitude have a decent battery life that most users will find long enough for a casual day of listening to music, but they might still need daily charging. Unfortunately, they don’t have an app to enhance your listening experience and don’t have any power saving mode to extend the battery life.
These headphones have a decent battery life of slightly over 7 hours, which should be enough for most casual listeners. Some may find it a bit short for a whole workday, especially since you can’t use them while charging and they don’t have any power saving feature to extend battery life. However, they only take 1.5 hours to charge, which is good.
The Aukey Latitude do not have a companion app for additional customization options.
The Aukey Latitude are Bluetooth-only headphones that can’t be used passively. They can connect to two devices simultaneously, which is convenient, and they also have excellent wireless range. Unfortunately, like most Bluetooth headphones, they have too much latency to watch video content or for gaming, but they are performing better than most Bluetooth headphones we've reviewed so far. Also, they have surprisingly low latency with the aptX codec, even if the box and spec sheets don’t officially advertise aptX-LL compatibility.
These Bluetooth headphones can connect to 2 devices simultaneously, which is convenient if you often switch between two different audio sources like a computer and a phone. Unfortunately, they don’t support NFC, but their pairing procedure is fairly simple and easy to do.
These headphones do not have any wired connectivity. If you want a good sounding in-ear option, get the 1More Piston Classic.
They do not have a dock. If you want a headphone that's versatile and has a dock, try the SteelSeries Arctis 7. However, it won't be as compact and easy-to-carry around as the Latitude.
The Aukey Latitude headphones have amazing wireless range and outperform more expensive wireless headphones as well. With 64ft of distance when the source is obstructed by walls, you’ll be able to move around a small apartment fairly easily without hearing too many audio cuts. You shouldn’t have any problem with the connection, especially if you keep the audio source on you while working out for example.
Like most Bluetooth headphones, their default latency is too high for watching video content and gaming, but are performing better than most Bluetooth headphones we've tested so far. Also, you can get lower latency with an aptX compatible dongle. They aren’t advertised as aptX-LL (Low-Latency) compatible, but they do get a decently low (57 ms). However, it's not as good as official aptX-LL headphones, which is usually around 32ms.
The Aukey Latitude are above-average wireless closed-back in-ears. These headphones have a decent audio reproduction and are versatile for everyday casual use. They also have great isolation performance, which makes them a better option for commuting than most of the headphones below. However, they may not be as comfortable for everyone and even if they support aptx-LL, their latency is still a bit too high for gaming on your phone. Overall, the Latitude offer great value for their very affordable price.
The Aukey Latitude are better mixed usage headphones than the Anker SoundBuds Curve. They have great isolation performance and are a good option for commuting. They also have excellent wireless range and can connect to two devices simultaneously. On the other hand, the Ankers are noticeably more comfortable and are more stable for sports due to their ear-hook design. Athletes might prefer them as they also have overemphasized bass.
They Aukey Latitude and Jaybird Freedom are very similar headphones. The Aukeys have slightly better isolation performance, better battery life, and better wireless range. However, the Jaybird are compatible with the MySound app that lets you EQ the sound of the headphones to your preference. If you’re looking for sports headphones and don’t need long battery life, the Freedom might be a better choice for their customization options, but they are more expensive.
The Aukey Latitude are slightly better mixed usage headphones than the sports-oriented JBL Endurance Sprint. The Aukeys have better latency and isolate more noise, which can be useful in commutes. On the other hand, the JBLs have a sportier look, and some might prefer the ear-hook design. They also have a touch-sensitive control scheme which is a nice addition at this low-price range, but it is fairly difficult to get used to it. They do however have better default quality but don’t have any EQ preset modes like the Aukeys.
The Aukey Latitude are better headphones than the Sony WI-SP600N. They have better sound quality, wireless range and can connect to two devices. Even if they don’t have an ANC feature like the Sonys, the Aukey Latitude still have better isolation performance. On the other hand, they don’t have a compatible app with an EQ like the WI-SP600N and the Sonys have slightly better build quality but are more expensive.
The JBL Reflect Mini 2 are slightly better headphones than the Aukey Latitude. They have a more comfortable design and a slightly better overall sound quality. They also feel more stable inside the ears and are great for sports. However, the Latitude have better isolation performance, making them slightly better for commuting and they also have a better microphone for calls. They can also connect to 2 devices simultaneously which is convenient.