Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Aug 31, 2020 at 08:38 am
Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless Picture
7.0
Mixed Usage
6.6
Neutral Sound
7.7
Commute/Travel
8.0
Sports/Fitness
6.7
Office
5.0
Wireless Gaming
4.9
Wired Gaming
6.0
Phone Calls
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Boltune BT-BH024 are decently versatile truly wireless in-ears, but like many budget headphones, they lack many features. Overall, they have a bass-heavy sound profile that provides an extra thump and punch to your favorite music. These lightweight in-ears have a decently comfortable fit, and they're stable enough to use during runs and light exercise. You can also bring them on the go thanks to their portable charging case, which can provide around five extra charges. Unfortunately, their integrated microphone isn't ideal for phone calls, their control scheme isn't very intuitive, and there aren't any customization features available.

Our Verdict

7.0 Mixed Usage

The Boltune BT-BH024 are decent for mixed usage. Their in-ear fit is decently comfortable, and they have a portable design. Overall, they have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile that can keep you pumped up during a workout or a long day at work. On the downside, like many budget headphones, they don't have a companion app, ANC, or sound customization options.

Pros
  • Portable design.
  • Good stability.
  • Long continuous battery life.
Cons
  • Control scheme isn't very intuitive.
  • Struggle to block out engines and bass-heavy sounds.
  • No sound customization features.
6.6 Neutral Sound

The Boltune BT-BH024 are fair for neutral sound. They have a bass-heavy sound profile that can please fans of bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop but may not be ideal for listeners who prefer a more neutral audio reproduction. Their mid-range is well-balanced, so vocals and lead instruments are still present and clear in the mix. On the downside, their treble range is a bit recessed, so S and T sounds may sound dull and lifeless. Overall, they're suitable for most music genres, but they aren't ideal for critical listening.

Pros
  • Bass-heavy sound.
Cons
  • No sound customization features.
7.7 Commute/Travel

The Boltune BT-BH024 are good for commute and travel. They're decently comfortable, and if you like an in-ear fit, you can wear them for long periods without fatigue. They're also very portable, and their hard charging case helps protect them when you're on the go. Their nine-hour battery life is pretty good for truly wireless in-ears, and their charging case comes with around five extra charges, so you don't have to worry about recharging frequently. On the downside, they don't do a good job passively blocking out bass-heavy sounds like bus and plane engines.

Pros
  • Good at passively isolating noise.
  • Portable design.
  • Long continuous battery life.
Cons
  • Struggle to block out engines and bass-heavy sounds.
8.0 Sports/Fitness

The Boltune BT-BH024 are great for sports and fitness. Like most truly wireless in-ears, they're very portable, and they come with a small charging case for when you're on the go. These decently comfortable headphones come with three different sizes of earbud tips to help you find the most stable fit. They also have an IPX7 rating for water resistance, though we don't test for this. Unfortunately, their touch-sensitive controls aren't very intuitive, so it may take you a while to get used to their control scheme.

Pros
  • Portable design.
  • Good stability.
Cons
  • Control scheme isn't very intuitive.
6.7 Office

The Boltune BT-BH024 are adequate for office use. These lightweight in-ears have a decently comfortable fit, though they won't be ideal for everyone. On the upside, they do a good job passively isolating noise, especially typical office sounds like voices and AC units. They don't leak much noise, so you shouldn't bother your coworkers with your music. Also, their nine-hour battery life and portable charging case with around five extra charges should be more than enough to get you through your workday and your commute.

Pros
  • Good at passively isolating noise.
  • Long continuous battery life.
Cons
  • No ANC.
  • In-ear fit not ideal for all users.
5.0 Wireless Gaming

The Boltune BT-BH024 aren't recommended for wireless gaming. They're Bluetooth-only, so they aren't compatible with the PS4 or the Xbox One. They can be connected to Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but their high latency may not be suitable for gaming.

4.9 Wired Gaming

The Boltune BT-BH024 are wireless-only headphones that can't be used for wired gaming.

6.0 Phone Calls

The Boltune BT-BH024 are acceptable for phone calls. Their integrated microphone can make your voice sound thin, muffled, and lacking in detail. The mic also has a disappointing noise handling performance, so your voice may be drowned out unless you're calling from a quiet environment. On the upside, these comfortable in-ears do a good job passively isolating noise, so background noise shouldn't distract you from your call.

Pros
  • Integrated microphone.
  • Good at passively isolating noise.
Cons
  • No ANC.
  • Disappointing noise handling performance.
  • 7.0 Mixed Usage
  • 6.6 Neutral Sound
  • 7.7 Commute/Travel
  • 8.0 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.7 Office
  • 5.0 Wireless Gaming
  • 4.9 Wired Gaming
  • 6.0 Phone Calls

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Boltune BT-BH024 are simple truly wireless in-ears with a similar design to the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019. They have long stalks that protrude out of your ears with touch-sensitive controls. These headphones are black with some grey features.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.02 lbs
Clamping Force
0.0 lbs

The Boltune BT-BH024 are decently comfortable. Like many in-ears, they go a little bit deep into the ears. However, thanks to their touch-sensitive controls, you don't have to push them further into your ears when you use the controls. They also come with three different sizes of silicone tips to help you find a better fit.

6.3
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Okay
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

The Boltune BT-BH024 have mediocre controls. While their controls are touch-sensitive, they aren't the most intuitive or easy to use. You can't control play/pause, other than by moving the buds in and out of your ears, and there isn't a pairing button. The control scheme is a bit confusing; for example, you don't know what volume level you're at because the earbuds only give feedback when you reach the volume min/max. You also can't remap these controls.

9.5
Design
Portability
L 1.9 "
W 0.9 "
H 0.7 "
Volume 1.2 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

These headphones are exceptionally portable. They have a small and lightweight design, so they can easily fit in your pocket or your bag. Their small carrying case should easily fit into your bag, too.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 2.9 "
W 1.5 "
H 1.2 "
Volume 5.2 Cu. Inches

The Boltune BT-BH024 have a good charging case. The hard case is wrapped in a dark grey textured fabric, and there's a small light in the front that turns on for a few seconds when the earbuds start charging. On the back of the case, there's a power button and a USB-C charging port.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Boltune BT-BH024 have a decent build quality. The buds are mostly made of plastic, and the case is made of plastic with a fabric wrap on the outside. The earbuds and the case feel sturdy. These headphones are also rated IPX7 for water resistance, though we don't test for this.

7.5
Design
Stability

The BH024 are stable headphones. They come with three different sizes of earbud tips to help you find a good fit. While they don't have stability fins, they don't move around much in your ear, even during runs or light workouts.

Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Boltune BT-BH024 headphones
  • 3x tip options
  • Charging case
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
4.44 db
Treble Amount
-4.35 db

The Boltune BT-BH024 have a bass-heavy sound profile. There's a bit of extra punch and thump in the bass range, which is suitable for bass-heavy genres like hip-hop and EDM. However, the treble range is a bit recessed, which can make mixes sound dark and dull.

9.8
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.04 dB

The Boltune BT-BH024 have an outstanding frequency response consistency. With a good fit and seal from the included tips, the treble and bass response should be the same every time you use these headphones.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
6.9
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.37 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
5.72 dB
Mid-Bass
5.27 dB
High-Bass
3.03 dB

The bass accuracy of these headphones is fair. There's an overemphasis across the entire range that gives an extra thump and punch to the mix, but it may be overwhelming for some listeners.

9.0
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.38 dB
Low-Mid
1.17 dB
Mid-Mid
-1.59 dB
High-Mid
-0.08 dB

The mid accuracy of the BH024 is fantastic. Overall, it's very flat and even, so lead instruments and vocals should sound present and clear.

5.4
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
6.16 dB
Low-Treble
-3.31 dB
Mid-Treble
-7.05 dB
High-Treble
-8.81 dB

These headphones have a disappointing treble accuracy. There's an underemphasis across the treble range, which makes your mix dark, dull, and veiled.

7.9
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.16 db
Dips
1.55 db

The Boltune BT-BH024 have very good peaks and dips performance. There's a peak in the bass range that will add a thump and punch to the mix, while the underemphasis in the mid-mid range may push lead instruments and vocals slightly towards the back of the mix. There's also a dip in the mid-treble range that can make sibilants sound dull and lifeless.

9.2
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.18
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.27
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.05
Weighted Phase Mismatch
2.01

The Boltune BT-BH024 have an outstanding stereo imaging performance. The group delay is below the audibility threshold, resulting in a tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. The L/R drivers are well-matched in amplitude, frequency, and phase, so objects and instruments have an accurate placement and localization in the mix. Note that these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.

0.7
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
2.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
0.9

Like most in-ear headphones, the soundstage of these headphones is very bad. They don't interact with the pinna, or outer ear, which makes it difficult to create a speaker-like or out-of-head soundstage. As a result, these headphones don't have a very open or spacious soundstage, and sound seems like it's coming from in your head instead of all around you.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App

These headphones don't have any virtual soundstage features.

7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.337
WHD @ 100
0.170

The Boltune BT-BH024 have a decent weighted harmonic distortion performance. There can be a little bit of distortion at higher volumes in the low and mid-treble ranges but this may not be noticeable to all listeners.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Codec
aptX, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These results are only valid with these test settings.

Isolation
7.7
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-23.83 dB
Bass
-8.58 dB
Mid
-18.85 dB
Treble
-44.81 dB

The Boltune BT-BH024 have a good noise isolation performance. They don't have an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature, so they only block noise passively. They do a good job blocking out speech and higher frequencies like AC units. However, they don't perform as well with low-bass sounds like engines, so they may not be ideal for flights or commutes.

9.2
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
26.05 dB

The Boltune BT-BH024 have an outstanding leakage performance, so you can listen to your favorite music without bothering the people around you.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No

The Boltune BT-BH024 have an integrated microphone.

6.1
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
232.91 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.83 dB
HFE
2487.12 Hz
Weighted THD
0.342
Gain
-5.1 dB

The microphone on the Boltune BT-BH024 has a passable recording quality. Your voice may sound thin, muffled, and lacking in detail, and people on the other end of the line may have trouble understanding you.

5.2
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
6.42 dB

The microphone on these headphones has a disappointing noise handling performance. It has trouble separating your voice from background noise even in moderately loud settings like an office, so it's better suited for use in quiet environments.

Active Features
7.0
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
9.3 hrs
Additional Charges
5.0
Total Battery Life
55.8 hrs
Charge Time
0.9 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The Boltune BT-BH024 have a satisfactory battery performance. The manufacturer advertises a battery life of seven hours, but we tested the battery life at over nine hours. The portable case comes with around five extra charges for when you're on the go. The earbuds can also be used in single mode, meaning that you can charge one earbud and continue to listen to audio through the other earbud if it still has battery. Also, these headphones are advertised to have a quick charging feature that gives you one hour of playtime from ten minutes of charging, but we don't test for this. On the downside, there isn't a power-saving feature.

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

These headphones don't have a companion app, so you won't be able to customize the sound profile or the control scheme.

Connectivity
6.6
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
144 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
342 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
319 ms
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
157 ms
Android Latency
62 ms

The Boltune BT-BH024 have an alright Bluetooth performance. They support aptX and they have a decent range, which is good for users who want to use their headphones without keeping their device on their person. While they have a great latency performance on Android, there's quite a bit of lag on PC and iOS, so they may not be ideal for watching videos. However, some apps may compensate for lag, so your experience may vary.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A

These headphones are Bluetooth-only.

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 truly wireless headphones are Bluetooth-only. Their charging case charges via USB-C, and a short charging cable is included.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
No
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

These headphones can only be used with Bluetooth on PCs and aren't compatible with the PS4. Due to their high latency, they aren't recommended for gaming.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No

These headphones are Bluetooth-only and aren't compatible with the Xbox One.

2.2
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Charging Case
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
Yes
Power Supply
USB-C

These headphones come with a charging case that holds around five additional charges. You can charge the case using a USB-C connection.

Compared to other headphones

The Boltune BT-BH024 are decently versatile truly wireless Bluetooth in-ears. They have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile, and they come with a hard charging case that provides five extra charges. Like many budget headphones, they don't come with any customization options or an ANC feature. If you're looking for more headphones, see our recommendations for the best cheap wireless earbuds, the best truly wireless earbuds, and the best earbuds for running.

Anker SoundCore Life P2 Truly Wireless

The Anker SoundCore Life P2 Truly Wireless have a similar overall performance to the Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless, and depending on your listening habits, you may prefer one over the other. Both pairs of in-ears have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile, but the Anker have a more neutral treble performance that gives them a more neutral overall audio reproduction. However, the Boltune have a better microphone performance and longer continuous battery life.

Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless

The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless are better overall headphones than the Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless. The Apple come with an ANC feature, so they do a better job isolating background noise. They're also more comfortable, have a more stable in-ear fit, and their control scheme is easier to use. They have a more neutral and better-balanced sound profile than the Boltune, too. That being said, the Boltune boast a longer battery life.

Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless

The Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless. Both have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile, but the Anker are much better-balanced and more suitable for neutral listening. The Anker also come with a graphic EQ and presets in their companion app, so you can customize their sound, unlike the Boltune. Also, the Anker have a better microphone performance, so they're better for phone calls. That being said, the Boltune have a longer continuous battery life than the Anker.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless are better overall headphones than the Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless. The Samsung have a longer battery life, and a more comfortable, more stable in-ear fit. They also have a better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, and unlike the Boltune, you can adjust the sound profile using the EQ presets on the dedicated companion app. That being said, both pairs of in-ears lack an ANC feature, and the Boltune do a better job passively isolating background noise.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2

The Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless perform similarly to the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 and depending on your listening habits, you may prefer one over the other. The Boltune have a somewhat more neutral sound profile, and they have a more consistent frequency response. While the Sennheiser have a slightly more neutral bass reproduction, some users may prefer the Boltune's bass-heavy sound. Despite the fact that the Sennheiser have an ANC feature, the Boltune have a better noise isolation performance. They also have longer battery life. However, the Sennheiser have easier-to-use controls and a companion app that allows you to customize the sound profile using a graphic EQ.

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