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Status Audio BT One Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Sep 24, 2020 at 08:03 am
Status Audio BT One Wireless Picture
6.6
Mixed Usage
7.3
Neutral Sound
6.5
Commute/Travel
6.9
Sports/Fitness
6.4
Office
5.4
Wireless Gaming
7.1
Wired Gaming
6.4
Phone Calls
Type On-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Status Audio BT One are basic but decently well-built wireless on-ear headphones. They don't pack much in the way of fancy frills and features, like multi-device pairing, ANC, or a dedicated companion app, but they do offer a decently comfortable fit, good battery life, and an easy-to-use control scheme. Their sound profile is quite well-balanced and versatile enough for a wide variety of audio content. Unfortunately, they don't filter out much background noise and have a fairly unstable fit. Still, if you're looking for a pair of basic on-ears that provide a fairly neutral listening experience, they're a solid choice.

Our Verdict

6.6 Mixed Usage

The Status Audio BT One are okay for mixed usage. They have a well-balanced sound profile and are decently comfortable and well-built. Their 22.5-hour battery life should last you a few days. Unfortunately, they do a poor job of filtering out background noise and have trouble staying on your head, so they aren't the best choice if you're frequently on the move.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile.
  • Support for aptX-LL codec for low-latency wireless audio.
  • Decent battery performance.
Cons
  • No companion app with graphic EQ.
  • Poor passive noise isolation.
  • No multi-device pairing.
7.3 Neutral Sound

The Status Audio BT One are decent for neutral sound. Their bass response is overemphasized without being boomy, which should add in a little more thump and kick without muddying other parts of the mix. Mid accuracy is outstanding while treble is well-reproduced, which should yield clear, present, and detailed vocals and lead instruments.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile.
  • Great stereo imaging performance.
Cons
  • Closed-off soundstage.
  • No companion app with graphic EQ.
6.5 Commute/Travel

The Status Audio BT One are adequate for commuting and traveling. They have a 22-hour battery life that should last you throughout long bus rides or overnight flights and a decently comfortable fit. Unfortunately, they barely block out any ambient noise, so they aren't the best choice for filtering out the low rumble of engines or the chatter of fellow travelers.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile.
  • Decent battery performance.
Cons
  • Mediocre stability.
  • Poor passive noise isolation.
6.9 Sports/Fitness

The Status Audio BT One wireless on-ear headphones are a reasonable choice for sports and fitness. While they do a mediocre job of staying on your head, they're quite lightweight and have a physical control scheme that's easy to use while you're out on a run. Also, their wireless design reduces the chance of having an audio cable snag on something and pulling them from your head.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile.
Cons
  • Mediocre stability.
6.4 Office

The Status Audio BT One are passable for office use. They barely block out the chatter of noisy coworkers and don't support multi-device pairing, which is a little annoying if you switch between using your phone and computer to listen to content. However, they're decently comfortable, deliver good battery performance, and don't leak all that much audio.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile.
  • Support for aptX-LL codec for low-latency wireless audio.
  • Decent battery performance.
Cons
  • No microphone compatibility when using a wired connection.
  • Poor passive noise isolation.
  • No multi-device pairing.
5.4 Wireless Gaming

The Status Audio BT One aren't suited for wireless gaming due to their high latency. While they do support the aptX-LL on PC for low-latency audio, you need a separate receiver to take advantage of this feature. They also don't offer any wireless compatibility with Xbox One or PS4 consoles.

7.1 Wired Gaming

The Status Audio BT One are satisfactory for wired gaming, as long as you don't intend on using their integrated mic, since you won't be able to use it with the included 1/8" TRS audio cable. However, they provide a punchy, yet well-balanced sound profile that gives sound effects sufficient thump and kick without overwhelming in-game dialogue.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile.
Cons
  • No microphone compatibility when using a wired connection.
6.4 Phone Calls

The Status Audio BT One are mediocre for phone calls. Their microphone makes your voice sound natural, but also somewhat thin and muffled. It does a better job of isolating it from background noise, though people on the other end of the line may have trouble understanding you in loud environments. Unfortunately, they let in quite a bit of background noise, so you may have trouble following what's being said.

Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile.
  • Decent microphone noise handling.
Cons
  • No microphone compatibility when using a wired connection.
  • Poor passive noise isolation.
  • 6.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.3 Neutral Sound
  • 6.5 Commute/Travel
  • 6.9 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.4 Office
  • 5.4 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.1 Wired Gaming
  • 6.4 Phone Calls

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Status Audio BT One are conservatively-designed on-ears. They're quite sleek and feature some distinctive design elements, like the abbreviated model name etched on the ear cups and the exposed metal on their outer rings. They're available in either the 'Jetblack' color scheme of our test unit, with a matte plastic finish, or 'Umber', which features caramel-colored padding and glossy-finish plastic.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.32 lbs
Clamping Force
0.6 lbs

The Status Audio BT One are decently comfortable. They're quite lightweight and don't clamp your head especially tightly. That said, they may start to pinch the top of your ears during really long listening sessions.

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 Voice Assistant

The Status Audio BT One have a basic but easy to use physical control scheme. There are only four buttons to deal with, including a dedicated power on/off slider. The volume buttons double as playback controls, as holding the volume up button skips forward and holding the volume down button skips backward. The play/pause button can be used to turn on your phone's voice assistant. To activate Bluetooth pairing mode, you have to hold down both volume buttons until an indicator light flashes red. Except for a voice prompt for successful pairing and a beep for power on/off, they don't provide any audio feedback. That said, all buttons feel pleasantly clicky, so you know when you've made an input.

6.5
Design
Portability
L 5.5 "
W 4.2 "
H 2.5 "
Volume 58 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

These headphones are reasonably portable. While the ear cups rotate to lay flat, the headband doesn't fold to reduce their overall footprint.

8.0
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 7.3 "
W 5.5 "
H 2.2 "
Volume 88 Cu. Inches

The Status Audio BT One have a great hard case. It features an interior net to hold the included charging and 1/8" TRS cables. The case feels solid and should do a good job of protecting the headphones from drops, bumps, and water exposure.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

These on-ears feel decently well-built. While the plastic used in their construction feels a little loose and creaky, they do have a metal-reinforced headband and somewhat premium-feeling faux leather-lined padding.

6.0
Design
Stability

These headphones do a mediocre job of staying on your head. Since they don't clamp your head especially tightly, they may slip off even during low-intensity workouts. That said, their wireless design reduces the chances of having an audio cable snag on something, yanking them from your head.

Design
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In The Box

  • Status Audio BT One on-ear headphones
  • 1/8" TRS audio cable
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Carrying case
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
3.07 db
Treble Amount
-1.76 db

The Status Audio BT One have a fairly balanced sound profile. Their low-bass is slightly overemphasized, which should give your favorite tracks an added bit of thump and rumble. They also have well-reproduced mids and treble, so vocals and leads should sound clear, present, and detailed.

7.5
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.51 dB

These headphones have good frequency response consistency. You may experience some slight deviation in bass and treble response if you have long hair or wear glasses, but you should be able to get a consistent listening experience most of the time.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.8
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.06 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
4.83 dB
Mid-Bass
3.09 dB
High-Bass
2.06 dB

The Status Audio BT One have good bass accuracy. Low-bass is quite overemphasized, which should please fans of EDM and hip-hop. Mid and high-bass are also overemphasized, but to a lesser degree, giving your music extra body and warmth without being too boomy.

9.0
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.31 dB
Low-Mid
0.02 dB
Mid-Mid
-1.6 dB
High-Mid
-0.88 dB

These headphones deliver outstanding mid-range accuracy. Vocals and lead instruments should sound full-bodied, present, and clear.

7.7
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.13 dB
Low-Treble
-0.2 dB
Mid-Treble
-0.58 dB
High-Treble
-8.54 dB

The Status Audio BT One's treble accuracy is good. While it's slightly uneven in the mid-treble range, it's still well-balanced overall. Higher notes should sound detailed, clear, and appropriately bright.

7.6
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.72 db
Dips
0.82 db

The peaks and dips performance is good. The bass through mid-range is fairly flat overall, but a spike in the low-treble range can yield some harshness. The following dip and spike in the mid-treble range make some higher notes sound alternatively dull and piercing.

8.1
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.21
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.98
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.31
Weighted Phase Mismatch
8.16

These headphones have good stereo imaging performance. Their weighted group delay falls almost entirely beneath the audibility threshold, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers are well-matched in regard to amplitude, frequency, and phase response. That means that these on-ears can accurately localize objects in the stereo image and create a more immersive listening experience. That said, these results are only valid for our test unit, and yours may perform differently.

4.5
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.22 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
1.51 dB
PRTF Distance
7.3 dB
Openness
5.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
3.4

The Status Audio BT One's passive soundstage is poor. Due to their closed-back enclosure and on-ear design, which allows for only partial audio interaction with the outer ear, sounds may be perceived as coming from the inside of your head rather than speakers placed around or in front of you.

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

These headphones have no virtual soundstage features.

6.6
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.480
WHD @ 100
0.587

The weighted harmonic distortion performance of the Status Audio BT One is alright. There's a fair bit of distortion in the high-bass through low-mid ranges at both low and high volume. You may also experience some distortion at the low and mid-treble ranges.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 4.2
Codec
aptX, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test the Status Audio BT One. Our results are only valid when they're used in this configuration.

Isolation
4.2
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-11.53 dB
Bass
0.32 dB
Mid
-4.79 dB
Treble
-30.29 dB

These headphones do a poor job of passively isolating you from background noise. They barely reduce any ambient sound in the bass and mid-ranges, so you hear both the rumble of bus engines and the chatter of fellow passengers if you take them on your daily commute. Thankfully, they do a better job of filtering out higher-frequency noises, like the hum of an AC unit.

7.1
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
39.29 dB

These on-ears have decent leakage performance. The bulk of escaping audio sits in the mid-range and can sound fairly full-bodied. If you play your music at high volumes in a quiet room, it's likely that people nearby may hear what you're listening to.

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

The Status Audio BT One have an integrated microphone.

6.3
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
236.29 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
4.0 dB
HFE
2673.34 Hz
Weighted THD
1.008
Gain
12.46 dB

The integrated mic has a mediocre recording quality. Your voice should sound decently natural and mostly distortion-free, but also somewhat thin and muffled.

7.1
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
20.93 dB

The integrated mic does a satisfactory job of isolating speech from background noise. People shouldn't have any trouble understanding you if you call from a fairly quiet environment. Unfortunately, they may have trouble hearing you if you're in a very loud or crowded environment, like a subway train.

Active Features
7.7
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
22.5 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
22.5 hrs
Charge Time
0.8 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Yes
Charging Port USB-C

The Status Audio BT One have good battery performance. They provide over 22 hours of continuous playback, which should be enough to get you through a couple of days in the office but falls short of their advertised claim of 30 hours. They charge in under an hour and come with a 1/8" TRS cable for passive playback if you run out of battery. Unfortunately, they don't have any power-saving measures like an auto-off timer or a standby mode.

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 Status Audio BT One Wireless on-ear headphones don't have a companion app.

Connectivity
6.8
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
134 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
179 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
204 ms
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
36 ms
iOS Latency
220 ms
Android Latency
106 ms

The Status Audio BT One have reasonable Bluetooth connectivity. They support Bluetooth 5.0 but not NFC or multi-device pairing, which is a little annoying if you swap between listening to content on your phone and computer. Except for Android mobile devices, their latency on most devices is a little too high for them to be ideal for streaming video or playing video games. However, they support aptX-LL codec for low-latency wireless audio. It's also worth mentioning that devices and apps compensate for latency differently, so your experience in the real world may vary.

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

The Status Audio BT One Wireless on-ear headphones are Bluetooth-only.

9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 4.2 ft
Connection 1/8" TRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

The Status Audio BT One come with a 1/8" TRS cable for passive audio playback, though their integrated mic can't be used with this wired connection.

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

These headphones provide full audio and microphone compatibility with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but can only receive audio when you plug their 1/8" TRS cable into a PS4 controller.

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

These headphones can only receive audio when you plug the included 1/8" TRS audio cable into an Xbox One controller, and you won't be able to use their integrated mic.

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

The Status Audio BT One don't have a base or dock.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The Status Audio BT One comes in two different color schemes. We tested the 'Jetblack' model of the BT One, though we expect the 'Umber' model to perform similarly overall. If someone comes across a model variant that isn't listed, let us know in the discussions so that we can update our review.

Compared to other headphones

The Status Audio BT One are no-frills Bluetooth headphones. They deliver a fairly neutral listening experience and last some time on a single charge. Unfortunately, they have a somewhat unstable fit and barely block out any background noise. For more options, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best on-ear wireless headphones, the best on-ear headphones, and the best wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Wireless

The Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Wireless are better for mixed usage than the Status Audio BT One Wireless. The Anker headphones have a more comfortable over-ear fit, block out far more ambient noise, leak less audio, and last much longer off of a single charge. The Status Audio have lower wireless latency on PC and Android devices, are lighter and easier to carry around thanks to their hard case and deliver audio more consistently.

JBL Live 400BT Wireless

The JBL Live 400BT Wireless are slightly better for mixed usage than the Status Audio BT One Wireless. The JBL are far more stable, filter out more ambient noise, generate a more neutral listening experience, and have longer battery life. They also have a companion app with a parametric EQ and support for multi-device pairing as well as microphone compatibility on a wired connection. That said, the Status Audio are better-built, more comfortable, and come with a nice hard case.

Beats Solo3 Wireless

The Beats Solo3 Wireless and Status Audio BT One Wireless have different strengths and weaknesses. The Beats are better-built, more stable, block out more ambient noise, and last much longer off of a single charge. They also come with a 1/8" TRRS cable that allows for full audio and mic support on a wired connection. Meanwhile, the Status Audio have a better mic, a more neutral sound profile, and charge faster. They also support aptX-LL codec for low-latency wireless audio.

AKG N60NC Wireless

The AKG N60NC Wireless are more versatile wireless on-ears than the Status Audio BT One Wireless. The AKG support multi-device pairing and offer full microphone compatibility when you use them with their included 1/8" TRRS audio cable. Thanks to their ANC system, they block out far more ambient noise. However, the Status Audio have a slightly better integrated mic, last much longer off of a single charge, and provide a more neutral listening experience, not to mention they support aptX-LL codec.

Sony WH-CH500 Wireless

The Status Audio BT One Wireless are better mixed-usage wireless on-ears than the Sony WH-CH500 Wireless. The Status Audio are better-built, more comfortable, provide more consistent and neutral audio delivery, and have a better integrated microphone. The Sony, however, have a more stable fit and a longer wireless range.

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