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AUKEY Latitude Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Updated Jan 09, 2019 at 10:36 am
AUKEY Latitude Wireless Picture
Test Methodology v1.4
7.1
Mixed Usage
6.9
Neutral Sound
7.8
Commute/Travel
7.9
Sports/Fitness
7.0
Office
5.2
Wireless Gaming
5.1
Wired Gaming
7.0
Phone Calls
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

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.

Our Verdict

7.1 Mixed Usage

Above-average mixed usage headphones. The Aukey Latitude have a decent audio reproduction and great isolation performance which makes them a good choice for commuting and for the office. Their wireless design and stability fins make them a good option for sports as well. They might have a bit short battery life for a whole day of work, but they isolate ambient chatter well. Unfortunately, they have too much latency for gaming and watching TV, unless you have an aptX-LL dongle, which helps to reduce the latency to a usable degree.

6.9 Neutral Sound

Decent for neutral listening. In-ears aren’t ideal for neutral listening, but these headphones have good audio reproduction, but won’t sound as open as some open-back in-ears and won’t compare to over-ear neutral listening headphones. On the upside, their frequency response is fairly even but might sound slightly muddy and cluttered.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
7.8 Commute/Travel

Good for commuting. They have great isolation performance, especially for in-ears without any ANC features. They passively block a good amount of lower frequencies to reduce engine rumbles and block out ambient chatter as well. They are very potable to fit in your pockets and are decently comfortable for short trips like bus rides but may not be ideal for long flights.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
7.9 Sports/Fitness

Great for sports. These headphones are very portable, and their wireless design is great for sports as you don’t have to worry about having a cable in the way or getting stuck on something. Also, their multiple stability fins and tip options help you find the most comfortable and stable fit for your physical activity and their IPX4 rating makes them a bit more sweat resistant.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
7.0 Office

Above-average for the office. They isolate a great amount of ambient chatter and are fairly comfortable, but you might need to take breaks here and there. Unfortunately, some may find that their 7-hour battery life may be too short for a whole day of work, especially since you can’t use them when you’re charging them.

See our Office recommendations
5.2 Wireless Gaming

Bad for gaming. While they isolate well to help you focus on your game, they have too much latency to be used for gaming, unless you have an aptX-LL dongle. Also, their microphone isn’t the best for online gaming as your voice will sound thin and muffled.

See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
5.1 Wired Gaming
7.0 Phone Calls
  • 7.1 Mixed Usage
  • 6.9 Neutral Sound
  • 7.8 Commute/Travel
  • 7.9 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.0 Office
  • 5.2 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.1 Wired Gaming
  • 7.0 Phone Calls
Pros
  • Great isolation performance.
  • Minimal leakage.
  • Excellent wireless range.
Cons
  • In-ear fit might not be comfortable for everyone.
  • Disappointing battery performance.
  1. Update 2/17/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  2. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  3. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

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.

6.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.03 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

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 headphones, with a similar design try the Anker SoundBuds Curve Upgraded 2019 or the JBl Reflect Mini 2 Instead.

6.6
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Decent
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Presets

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.

9.2
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 0.8 C

Like most in-ears, the Aukey Latitude are very breathable as they don’t trap heat under an ear cup. You won’t sweat more than usual while wearing them and the temperature difference will be negligible, which makes them a good option for sports activities.

9.0
Design
Portability
L 2.0 "
W 2.0 "
H 1.0 "
Volume 4.0 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

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.

6.0
Design
Case
Type Pouch
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A

They come with a small pouch to protect the headphones from scratches and minor water exposure. However, this case won’t prevent damage from impacts. On the upside, the pouch isn’t bulky, and you can easily fit it in your pockets.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

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 X4 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 JBL Endurance Sprint. Unfortunately, we don't have a test to accurately measure this with our current test bench.

7.5
Design
Stability

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.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Aukey Latitude headphones
  • Carrying pouch
  • 3x ear tips
  • 3x stability fins
  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
1.58 db
Treble Amount
-2.0 db
9.3
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.15 dB

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.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.4
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.71 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
1.44 dB
Mid-Bass
3.71 dB
High-Bass
5.67 dB

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.

8.1
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.58 dB
Low-Mid
3.98 dB
Mid-Mid
0.03 dB
High-Mid
-0.51 dB

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.

8.3
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.3 dB
Low-Treble
-0.69 dB
Mid-Treble
1.38 dB
High-Treble
-3.52 dB

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.

8.1
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.2 db
Dips
1.08 db
8.8
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.07
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
1.17
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.61
Weighted Phase Mismatch
1.89

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.

0.5
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
1.1
Acoustic Space Excitation
0.8

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.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App
7.7
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.256
WHD @ 100
0.131
Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Unknown
Codec
aptX, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
In-line
Isolation
8.9
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-28.93 dB
Bass
-15.1 dB
Mid
-28.85 dB
Treble
-44.19 dB

The isolation performance of the Aukey Latitude is great (see our recommendations for the best noise cancelling earbuds). 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

9.3
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
25.52 dB

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.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
No
In-Line
Yes
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
6.6
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
285.09 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.16 dB
HFE
3319.91 Hz
Weighted THD
1.348
Gain
19.43 dB

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.

6.4
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
16.55 dB

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.

Active Features
5.4
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
7.3 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
7.3 hrs
Charge Time
1.5 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

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.

0
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No

The Aukey Latitude do not have a companion app for additional customization options.

Connectivity
8.1
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.1
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
192 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
162 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
154 ms
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
57 ms
iOS Latency
137 ms
Android Latency
111 ms

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.

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.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

These headphones do not have any wired connectivity. If you want a good sounding in-ear option, get the 1More Piston Classic.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
No
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock

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.

Compared to other headphones

Comparison picture

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. See our recommendations for the best earbuds under $50, the best Bluetooth earbuds under $100, and the best budget wireless headphones.

Anker SoundBuds Curve Wireless
Unavailable
B&H

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.

SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The AUKEY Latitude are better headphones than the SoundPeats TrueFree. Their sound is more accurate, and their isolation performance is also better. They can also connect to two devices simultaneously, which is convenient, and support lower latency codecs. However, the TrueFree are more lightweight and more comfortable inside the ear. Some may also prefer the truly wireless design of the TrueFree and their charging case that’s convenient to charge the headphones anywhere.

Anker SoundBuds Curve Upgraded 2019
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The AUKEY Latitude Wireless and the Anker SoundBuds Curve Upgraded 2019 Headphones are very similar Bluetooth in-ears. The Curve 2019 are more comfortable, feel more stable, and their 18.4-hour battery life is more than double than the AUKEY's. On the other hand, the AUKEY have a more balanced and less bass-heavy sound profile, and do a better job at passively blocking out background noises.

JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless
SEE PRICE
B&H

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.

JBL Endurance Sprint Wireless
SEE PRICE
B&H

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. They do, however, have better default quality, but don’t have any EQ preset modes like the AUKEYs.

Jaybird Freedom F5 Wireless 2016
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The 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 Jaybirds might be a better choice for their customization options, but they are more expensive.

Sony WI-SP600N Wireless
SEE PRICE
B&H

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 Sonys, which also have slightly better build quality but are more expensive.

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