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 an 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Status Audio BT One are passable for office use. They barely block out the chatter of noisy coworkers, which can be a bit annoying. However, they're decently comfortable, deliver good battery performance, and don't leak all that much audio. They can also be paired with up to two devices at a time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These headphones are reasonably portable. While the ear cups rotate to lay flat, the headband doesn't fold to reduce their overall footprint.
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.
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, which makes them feel sturdier than alternatives like the JBL Tune 510BT Wireless.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These headphones deliver outstanding mid-range accuracy. Vocals and lead instruments should sound full-bodied, present, and clear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These headphones have no virtual soundstage features.
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.
These are the settings used to test the Status Audio BT One. Our results are only valid when they're used in this configuration.
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.
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.
The Status Audio BT One have an integrated microphone.
The integrated mic has a mediocre recording quality. Your voice should sound decently natural and mostly distortion-free, but also somewhat thin and muffled.
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.
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.
The Status Audio BT One Wireless on-ear headphones don't have a companion app.
Update 01/29/2021: We originally reported that these headphones didn't support multi-device pairing. However, they can be connected to two devices simultaneously, but they prioritize audio output from the device that's currently playing audio. We have updated the text and the scoring of this box.
The Status Audio BT One have great Bluetooth connectivity. They support Bluetooth 5.0 and can be paired with up to two devices at the same time. However, they don't support NFC pairing. 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.
The Status Audio BT One Wireless on-ear headphones are Bluetooth-only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The AKG N60NC Wireless are more versatile wireless on-ears than the Status Audio BT One Wireless. The AKG 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.
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.
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 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.
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.