Bluedio T2S/Turbine T2S Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3.1
Reviewed Apr 01, 2016 at 06:03 pm
Bluedio T2S/Turbine T2S Wireless Picture
5.8
Mixed Usage
5.5
Neutral Sound
5.8
Commute/Travel
6.7
Sports/Fitness
5.5
Office
4.5
Wireless Gaming
6.1
Wired Gaming
5.9
Phone Call
Type On-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Bluedio T2S/Turbine T2S 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.

Our Verdict

5.8 Mixed Usage

The Bluedio Turbine T2S 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.

Pros
  • Decent audio reproduction.
  • Powerful bass.
Cons
  • Poor isolation.
  • Uncomfortable ear cup size.
  • Leaks a lot of sound.
5.5 Neutral Sound

The Bluedio Turbine T2S aren't 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.

5.8 Commute/Travel

The Bluedio Turbine T2S are subpar for commuting. They create a poor uncomfortable seal around your ears, which doesn't block much ambient noise. They'll poorly handle the noise of a bus or train-like environment.

6.7 Sports/Fitness

The Bluedio T2S are 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.

5.5 Office

The Bluedio Turbine T2S are 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.

4.5 Wireless Gaming

The Bluedio T2S aren't suitable for wireless gaming.

6.1 Wired Gaming
5.9 Phone Call
  • 5.8 Mixed Usage
  • 5.5 Neutral Sound
  • 5.8 Commute/Travel
  • 6.7 Sports/Fitness
  • 5.5 Office
  • 4.5 Wireless Gaming
  • 6.1 Wired Gaming
  • 5.9 Phone Call
  1. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  3. Updated Feb 16, 2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  4. Updated Sep 28, 2017: The microphone has been tested with our new methodology, as explained here
  5. Updated Aug 10, 2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  6. Updated Mar 01, 2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.

Test Results

Design
Design
Style

They 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
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.51 lbs
Clamping Force
0.86 lbs

Their oddly sized ear cups only partially encompass the ear. They're not quite over-ear and don't rest on the ears as well as an on-ear design would, making these headphones uncomfortable over long listening sessions.

7.0
Design
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 Cancelling 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 are ergonomically positioned on the right ear cup. They have decent tactile feedback but the track skipping dial feels a little cheap.

7.3
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 3.5 C
5.9
Design
Portability
L 4.72 "
W 7.48 "
H 3.35 "
Volume 118.26 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required N/A

The Bluedio T2S are a little on the larger side for on-ear headphones. Fortunately, they're 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
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
6.0
Design
Build Quality

The Bluedio T2S 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
Design
Stability

These 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're not made for sports and may slip off your ears during high-intensity activities like running and jumping. On the upside, they're wireless and won't be pulled off your head because the audio cable got hooked by something.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

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

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
5.88 db
Treble Amount
-6.35 db
6.6
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.71 dB
Sound
Raw Frequency Response
5.3
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
6.58 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
7.4 dB
Mid-Bass
6.92 dB
High-Bass
7.59 dB
6.3
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.99 dB
Low-Mid
4.75 dB
Mid-Mid
-3.59 dB
High-Mid
-4.73 dB
4.0
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
6.96 dB
Low-Treble
-5.73 dB
Mid-Treble
-7.15 dB
High-Treble
-8.33 dB
6.7
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.11 db
Dips
2.01 db
7.0
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.25
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
2.25
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
3.2
Weighted Phase Mismatch
12.42
4.2
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
2.81 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
-0.51 dB
PRTF Distance
4.6 dB
Openness
6.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
4.9
7.3
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.295
WHD @ 100
0.219
Isolation
3.7
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-9.81 dB
Bass
0.29 dB
Mid
-3.39 dB
Treble
-26.38 dB

These headphones have poor passive isolation. They don't seem to block any sound up to 1kHz. The attenuation provided above 1kHz is sub-par and mostly only effective in a narrow area surrounding low-treble and treble.

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

These headphones have poor leakage. The majority of the leakage is in the mid-range, starting at 400Hz and extending up to 7kHz.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
N/A
6.8
Microphone
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
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
15.09 dB
Active Features
7.6
Active Features
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

They have an above-average battery life delivering up to 37 hours of playback. This makes them decent 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'll quickly run out of power if you forget to turn them off.

0
Active Features
App Support
App Name N/A
iOS N/A
Android N/A
macOS 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.

Connectivity
7.4
Connectivity
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
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 0 ft
Connection 1/8" TRS
Wired Latency
0 ms
Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
Audio Only
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio Only
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
0
Connectivity
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
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