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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 headphones, with a similar design try the Anker SoundBuds Curve Upgraded 2019 or the JBl Reflect Mini 2 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The AUKEY Latitude Wireless are better mixed-usage headphones than the Anker SoundBuds Curve Wireless. The AUKEY have great isolation performance, are a good option for commuting, have an excellent wireless range, and can connect to two devices simultaneously. On the other hand, the Anker are noticeably more comfortable and are more stable for sports due to their ear-hook design. Athletes might prefer the Anker, as they also have overemphasized bass.
The AUKEY Latitude are better headphones than the SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless. The AUKEY sound is more accurate, isolation performance is better, and they can connect to two devices simultaneously, which is convenient. The AUKEY also support lower latency codecs. However, the SoundPeats are more lightweight and more comfortable inside the ear. Some may also prefer the truly wireless design of the SoundPeats and their charging case that’s convenient to charge the headphones anywhere.
The AUKEY Latitude are slightly better mixed-usage headphones than the sports-oriented JBL Endurance Sprint Wireless. The Aukeys have better latency and isolate more noise, which can be useful in commutes. On the other hand, the JBL have a sportier look, and some might prefer the ear-hook design. The JBL 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 AUKEY.
The AUKEY Latitude Wireless and the Anker SoundBuds Curve Upgraded 2019 Headphones are very similar Bluetooth in-ears. The Anker are more comfortable, feel more stable, and their 18.4-hour battery life is more than double the AUKEY. 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.
The AUKEY Latitude are better headphones than the Sony WI-SP600N Wireless. The Aukey have better sound quality, wireless range, and can connect to two devices. Even if they don’t have an ANC feature like the Sony, the AUKEY still have better isolation performance. On the other hand, the AUKEY don’t have a compatible app with an EQ like the Sony, which have slightly better build quality but are more expensive.
The JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless are slightly better headphones than the AUKEY Latitude. The JBL 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 AUKEY have better isolation performance, making them slightly better for commuting, and they also have a better microphone for calls. The AUKEY can also connect to two devices simultaneously, which is convenient.
The AUKEY Latitude and Jaybird Freedom F5 Wireless 2016 are very similar headphones. The AUKEY 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.