Edifier W830BT Wireless Headphones Review – Unbelievable Battery Life!

Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphones with aptX Bluetooth streaming and a record-breaking battery life

EDIFIER W830BT Headphones

Looking for a good quality set of over-the-ear style Bluetooth headphones that don’t have to be charged every other day?

Most high-end wireless headphones last around 20 hours, the Edifier W830BT’s leave them in the dust with a whopping 95 hours of playtime.

Highlights and Features

  • Over-the-Ear style headphones
  • Amazing playtime and standby time
  • Swivel, pitch and fold for storage
  • Bluetooth V4.1 with aptX streaming
  • Multi-function handsfree calling
  • Optional AUX wired connection
  • Comes with premium quality carry case

Pros and Cons

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Intro / Battery Test

I’m a huge fan of wireless headphones, especially while working at my desk. Being tethered with a cable is a hassle I prefer to avoid. One obvious drawback of using Bluetooth headphones is the constant need to recharge them. In an ideal world, one charge should last a whole working week. With most of us trapped in the 9 to 5 rat race, that’s around 40 hours. Very few Bluetooth headphones get anywhere near. For example, a set of Beats Studio3’s will last just 12 hours and the Bose Quiet Comfort 35’s will manage 20 hours.

Testing the battery life of the Edifier W830BT Bluetooth Headphones

When I first saw the Edifier W830BT headphones specifications, I assumed it was either a misprint or a huge overstatement. I just had to test it out of myself! With the volume consistently at around 60%, I painstakingly logged the total play time. I ended up with a whopping 86 hours, that’s four times more than a set of Bose headphones!

Now that I’ve shared my total amazement over the battery life, I think it’s time to actually get on with the review.

Edifier W830BT Headphones – Full Review

Unboxing the Edifier W830BT headphones

The W830BT ‘s come inside a top quality retail box. Along with the headphones, there’s a user manual,  hard carry case, Micro USB charging cable and an auxiliary phono lead. The presentation is spot on, something rarely seen on headphones inside this price range.

Design and Build Quality

The Edifier W830BT’s are made mostly of plastic with the exception of the steel band that runs underneath the head strap. Despite its plastic construction, there is no feeling of cheapness to the design. It’s clean and minimal with a good combination of matte black and graphite grey colour tones.

I particularly like the concaved sides of the ear housing and how it transitions sharply to the outer face.

An offset silver ‘EDIFIER’ logo can be seen on the sides and the W830BT model number is visible on the strap. Both are just the right size so as not to overpower its minimalistic look.

The Edifier W830BT Bluetooth headphones review

The Edifier W830BT headphones will swivel 90° for placing them in the slim carry case. Additionally, they are also hinged above the earcups. This allows them to be folded in on themselves for compact storage.

Comfort and Fit

I think just about everyone would agree that ‘over-the-ear’ style headphones are more comfortable than the ‘on-the-ear’ variety. These fit perfectly over my ‘lugs’ and the soft padding around the strap ensures an equal measure of comfort on top.

The Edifier W830BT Bluetooth headphones are very comfortable to wear

As well as a horizontal rotation, the Edifier W830BT’s also tilt vertically to ensure an equal pressure. The cushioning is soft and thick and the strap tension is just right. I can even accommodate spectacles underneath the padding without any noticeable discomfort.


Bluetooth Chipset Impedance Sensitivity Frequency Response Charge Time Play Time Standby Time
V4.1 + aptX CSR8645 24Ω 96db 20Hz-20KHz 4 Hours 95 Hours 1500 Hours

Pairing and Bluetooth

These headphones come with NFC (Near Field Communication). If your phone or device is NFC compatible, then you simply have to tap the left earpiece to establish a connection. Alternatively, you can hold the power button for 5-seconds to place it into pairing mode, then select it from the list of available devices. Once paired, the Edifier W830BT will remember your device and automatically reconnect when powered on.

It’s also capable of connecting to two devices simultaneously. This means you can have your phone paired whilst playing tracks from a separate device.

When the Edifier W830BT is disconnected from a device, it will seek to re-establish a connection for around 10 minutes. After that time it will automatically power off to save battery life.

Pairing the Edifier W830BT Bluetooth Headphones

Controls and Functions

The Edifier W830BT has a singular control button on the underside of the right earpiece. It’s positioned slightly to the rear in a place that’s ideal to access with your thumb. The centre of this button has a raised surface which is easy to locate by touch alone.

The manual control buttons on the Edifier W830BT Wireless Headphones

Holding this button down for 3 seconds will turn the headphones on and off. Once on, a quick press will play or pause music, a double press will activate voice commands and a 2-second press will call the last dialled number.  This means it’s important to be sure you’ve held the button for a full 3-seconds to power it off, or you could end up calling someone by accident. I did it twice when I first starting using the headphones. However, once you learn to wait for the power-off audio tone before releasing the button, it’s no longer an issue.

Pressing either side of the central area will provide volume control and track selection. A quick press adjusts the volume and a long press will switch tracks between tracks.

Sound Quality

I’ve spent the last week working my way through my favourite FLAC files. These include some tried and tested tracks by Nora Jones, Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, Queen and Radiohead to name but a few. It doesn’t normally take quite as long to road test a set of headphones. However, as I was hell-bent on finding out just how many hours the Edifier W830BT’s would last from a single charge, I had ample opportunity to listen to some old favourites.

The Sound Quality of the Edifier W830BT Bluetooth Headphones

The W830BT’s proved to be highly versatile and performed way above what you’d expect from a set of headphones in this price range. The 40mm drivers deliver a powerful well-balanced sound that’s free of any distortion. The highs really sparkle, the vocals are clear and detailed and the bass feels just right for my taste. While I appreciate that everyone has their own preference, if you’re like me and you enjoy a natural yet warm sound that’s not blown out by excessive bass, then I’m sure you’ll be happy with these.

The Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth codecs ensure there is practically no difference between the audio quality when switching between Wireless and an Auxiliary connection.


Even if these Bluetooth headphones had a regular battery on par with most others, I’d still highly recommend them. They look and sound great, they’re damn comfortable to wear and very reasonably priced. The fact they will last about 60 hours longer than most others is a giant cherry on top of an already delicious cake.

-If this review made you decide to grab a set for yourself, then please come back here and let me know what you think of them by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Great headphones, all the sound is there bass, mid treble, voice, all full and clear, I am very picky about music, but I like it. On my LG G8, they sound a lot better the on my LG G6.. The G8 has a much better music player.. Butt, with the app called Bass Booster the G6 also sounds good now. Highly recommeded! But yes this accidental phoning and that the phoning sound being louder is a bit of a bummer, but I forgive the Edifier..

  2. I got a pair of these 6 months ago and love them. As others have noted, the bass is very strong. I use the headphones mostly with Samsung Music Player and making calls. In the Samsung Player is an equalizer, and I brought the bass down about halfway, and raised the highs all the way.

    My only other issue is the power button- sometimes it takes 5 attempts in pushing it to power on. Same for powering off, though I learned in this article that it will automatically power off 10 minutes after losing the Bluetooth connection- good to know, thanks!

  3. I got a pair of these headphones in White and Gold, the look amazing and sound great too – I subbed to your YT chan too btw <3

  4. I would of bought these but my budget is not even that high, but it isn’t that high, and I am not working but had help getting another model. I ordered the W806BT, and I love bass that sound like subwoofers. I have a sound system for my car but had to take it to the junk yard after a while and took my system out but headphones to me should sound like that. I do not understand the hate of bass. I am 47 going on 48 and still love the booming bass.

    I currently have IdeaUSA v203 and the bass is so nice and boomy and awesome to me. I also have recently purchased the Bluedio TS2 and they lack the bass, besides the reviews on Amazon. Between the two headphones just mentioned, the v203 are a lot nicer than the Bluedio. I said earlier I just ordered the W806BT and hope they are like the IdeaUSA v203 because really love the boom.

    I do use Poweramp v3 on my S7 Edge and equalizer on Bass&Treble preset, and just sounds awesome but Bluedio ones suck for the same preset, and from my experience on 40mm vs 57mm drivers, the 40mm has better boomy bass. I am not a fan of punchy bass. I would take rumble over punch any day. So I am hoping the W806BT would be like the IdeaUSA v203, but with longer battery.

  5. Great headphones for the price range they are, just got mine and I’m very satisfied, the battery life is beyond necessary and the sound quality is really good when comparing with headphones with a similar or even higher prices, I live in Brazil and brand headphones here are way more expensive than in UK so this is a great deal, thanks for the review!

  6. My W830bt does have a humming noise in the right earpad, which is evident when bluetooth (Android) is actively transmitting (verified with hackrf and sdr console) which could possibly be caused by the antenna being insufficiently decoupled from the rest of the electronics. Or, in other words, the radio signal being fed back to the audio stage of the head phones. With Windows 10, Dell Laptop there is a constant short beep in a one second rythm. Android it is a constant humming sound as long as the music plays and roughly 5 seconds after stop. Very weak, but loud enough to be annoing.
    Can someone confirm having the same issue?

  7. Hello
    i have a weird question. Can this nice headphone sounds like Koss Porta Pro ? Cause this is my standard comparative and a really good headphone, i really like his sound. Thanks for your answer if you can .
    best regards

  8. Hi, Ive just received these and trying to connect/pair them to my OnePlus 3 phone via Bluetooth but no luck to find them 🙁 Any advise please? Much appreciated.

  9. I have those too. I like how they look and feel, the build quality is excellent. The batter life amazing. But I do have problems with Bluetooth connectivity – takes ages to connect to my Android phone, and drops connection with the PC. And then there is the bass – way over the top for me and I’m yet to find an equalizer for Android ( or Windows) to fix it. Overall – a bit disappointed.

  10. I bought these headphones recently, as stated by the other comment up here there aren’t many reviews on this headset. I first wanted to go for the W855BT but I finally decided to go for this headset. The deciding factors for me were (obviously) the battery life, and the super soft earcups.
    The battery life is indeed extremely long; I got these a few days ago and I’m still running on the power from the initial charge.
    The headset is also very comfortable. The padding on the strap and the earcups are soft, leathery and block a lot of noise coming from around you.
    One thing which I didn’t like though was the bass. The bass was in my opinion too loud, and overpowered the mids and highs a little.
    But I still think that the price you pay for all of this is low. You get wireless, nfc, hard case, (very) long battery, and it is very comfortable. So I’m very happy with my new headset.

    (ps. English isn’t my main language so sorry for any mistakes i made)

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I think the bass is definitely on the rich side, but compared to some other headphones I’ve used, they are not too bad. Hopefully, you can just drop the level in your device’s equalizer settings to adjust it to your preference. I’m glad you like them, I do, I’m using them as my day to day PC headphones as well as Bluetooth headphone 🙂 – Have a great day!

  11. Gotten myself this headphones after viewing your video on YouTube and few other reviews on the net. Not much review on this headphone but most of the reviews show surprises.

    W830BT Indeed a great headphone for the price. Really love the clarity of the sound while it does not leave the bass unsatisfying at all.

    Comparing with friends who are proud of their M50X, W830BT is less than half the price but the design, built quality, the sound quality, the practicality of wireless, damm long lasting battery, the carrying case (not like some manufacture that only give pouches), for the value, I’m totally satisfied =D

    • Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and I’m really glad you like them. I really think these perform way above their price bracket in regards to audio quality. As for the battery life, I don’t think there are any other Bluetooth headphones that come close. Have a great day!


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