Reviewed on Apr 01, 2016

Bluedio T2S/Turbine T2S Wireless HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
5.7
Mixed Usage
5.3
Neutral Listening
5.7
Commute/Travel
6.6
Sports/Fitness
5.4
Office
4.4
Wireless Gaming
6.0
Wired Gaming
5.8
Phone Call
Type : On-ear
Enclosure : Closed-Back
Wireless : Yes
Noise-Cancelling : No
Mic : Yes
Transducer : Dynamic

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.

Test Results
Design 5.9
Isolation 4.5
Microphone 6.5
Active Features 6.9
Connectivity 6.7
Pros
  • Decent audio reproduction.
  • Powerful bass.
Cons
  • Poor isolation.
  • Uncomfortable ear cup size.
  • Leaks a lot of sound.
  1. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  2. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  3. Update 9/28/2017: The microphone has been tested with our new methodology, as explained here
  4. Update 8/10/2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1. Learn more about our new versioned test bench system here.

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5.9

Design

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.

Style

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.

5.5 Comfort
Weight : 0.51 lbs
Clamping Force
:
0.86 lbs

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.

7.0 Controls
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Ease of use : Mediocre
Feedback : Decent
Call/Music Control : Yes
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : No
Channel Mixing
:
N/A
Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through
:
N/A
Additional Buttons : No

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.

7.2 Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference : 3.5 C
5.9 Portability
L : 4.72 "
W : 7.48 "
H : 3.35 "
Volume : 118.26 Cu. Inches
Transmitter required : N/A

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.

0 Case
Type : No case
L : N/A
W : N/A
H : N/A
Volume : N/A
6.0 Build Quality

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.

7.0 Stability

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.

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Sound

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.

Sound Profile
Neutral
:
2.0
Bass-Heavy
:
9.6
Warm
:
8.9
Bright
:
2.4
6.7 Peaks/Dips
Peaks
:
2.11 db
Dips
:
2.01 db
6.6 Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
:
0.71 dB
7.0 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.25
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
2.25
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
3.2
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
12.42
4.2 Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
:
2.81 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
:
-0.51 dB
PRTF Distance
:
4.6 dB
Openness
:
6.4
Acoustic Space Excitation
:
4.5
7.3 Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
:
0.295
WHD @ 100
:
0.219
4.5

Isolation

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.

3.7 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-9.81 dB
Bass
:
0.29 dB
Mid
:
-3.39 dB
Treble
:
-26.38 dB

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.

6.1 Leakage
Leakage Audio
:
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
:
44.48 dB

Poor leakage. The majority of the leakage is in the mid range, starting at 400Hz and extending up to 7KHz.

6.5

Microphone

Integrated
:
Yes
In-line
:
No
Boom
:
No
Detachable Boom
:
N/A
6.8 Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
:
LFE
:
246.75 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
:
2.4 dB
HFE
:
3417.19 Hz
Weighted THD
:
3.94
Gain
:
34.15 dB
6.2 Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise :
Speech + Subway Noise :
SpNR
:
15.09 dB
6.9

Active Features

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. 

7.6 Battery
Battery Type
:
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
:
37 hrs
Additional Charges
:
0
Total Battery Life
:
37 hrs
Charge Time
:
3.2 hrs
Power Saving Feature
:
No
Audio while charging
:
No
Passive Playback
:
Yes
Charging Port : micro-USB

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.

0 App Support
App Name : N/A
iOS : N/A
Android : N/A
Mac OS : N/A
Windows : N/A
Equalizer
:
N/A
ANC control
:
N/A
Mic Control : N/A
Room effects
:
N/A
Playback control
:
N/A
Button Mapping : N/A
Surround Sound : N/A

No compatible app.

6.7

Connectivity

7.4 Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
:
4.1
Multi-Device Pairing
:
No
NFC Pairing
:
No
Line of Sight Range
:
267 ft
Default Latency
:
226 ms
aptX Latency
:
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
:
N/A
0 Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
:
N/A
Non-BT Latency
:
N/A
9.5 Wired
Analog Audio
:
Yes
USB Audio
:
No
Detachable : Yes
Length : 0 ft
Connection : 1/8" TRS
Wired Latency
:
0 ms
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
:
Audio Only
PC / PS4 Wired USB
:
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
:
No
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox Analog
:
Audio Only
Xbox Wired USB
:
No
Xbox Wireless
:
No
0 Base/Dock
Type
:
N/A
USB Input
:
N/A
Line In
:
N/A
Line Out
:
N/A
Optical Input
:
N/A
RCA Input
:
N/A
Dock Charging
:
N/A
Power Supply
:
N/A

In the box

  • Bluedio T2S Turbine Headphones
  • Audio cable
  • USB cable
  • Manual

Compared to other Headphones

5.7 Mixed Usage

The Bludieo Turbine are below-average everyday headphones. Their design feels a little weak and cheap. They also don't isolate enough to be versatile in all environments. On the upside, they deliver a decent but slightly bass-heavy sound.

5.3 Neutral Listening

Not ideal for neutral listening. They can reproduce tracks moderately well. However, they're a bit too bass-heavy, and their design limits the soundstage they can produce. Also, they quickly get uncomfortable.

5.7 Commute/Travel

Subpar for commuting. They create a poor uncomfortable seal around your ears, which doesn't block much ambient noise. They will poorly handle the noise of a bus or train-like environment

6.6 Sports/Fitness

Mediocre for sports. They have a good wireless range and have a decent control scheme. However, they're too unstable and uncomfortable for running or exercising.

5.4 Office

Below-average for office use. The poor passive isolation won't block the chatter of a busy office. They also leak a bit at higher volumes. On the upside, the wireless range is very good and won't drop any audio even in large offices.

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