Noise cancellation headphones aren’t just reserved for music aficionados trying to enrich their listening experience, they are useful for anyone who needs to escape to a quiet place.
There are now many options to choose from with a wide variety of price points, sound quality and noise cancellation effectiveness.
More affordable models like the Golzer BANC-50 are typically hardwired similar to traditional audio headphones and don’t have a great deal of noise cancellation effectiveness.
Normally you would need to spend a lot more money to get features like Bluetooth compatibility and dual mode capability.However that is NOT the case with the Golzer Banc-50’s.
Golzer BANC-50 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review
Golzer BANC-50 Bluetooth Active Noise Cancelling Headphones are modern, smartphone compatible headphones, complete with both wireless Bluetooth and backup wired mode.
Design and Features
These active noise cancelling headphones boast quality, comfort and versatility. With USB charging and sleek carrying case, these headphones are ideal for portability and convenience.
Features of the Golzer BANC-50 Noise Cancelling Headphones:
- Bluetooth pairing: allows users to make, answer, end and reject calls
- Dual mode capability: provides wireless Bluetooth, and apt-x coding wired mode to use if your battery dies
- Noise cancelling rate of 85%
- Rechargeable battery: Battery life up to 30 hours, with LED indicator
- Button controls: options for play, pause and volume control
- HD sound
- 5 mm audio cable
- USB charging
- Hard travel case
These headphones are packed with features and for a bargain price they work amazingly well. There are many noise cancelling headphones on the market that simply do not work as advertised, but the Golzer Banc’s actually do decrease noise levels and provide excellent sound quality as advertised.
One of the things you will first notice about the headphones is how light and comfortable they are. Now, they are not on the same level as the award winning Bose Quietcomfort 25 series of headphones but they do give them a run for their money.
The headphones have an adjustable, snug fit and with the clever placement of the button controls, are still easy to manipulate if you just want to lay down and relax.
The Bluetooth compatibility is easy to use and is perfect for travel, or to use at the gym.
The range of the Bluetooth is surprisingly far, which is perfect if you don’t want to be tied to your smartphone. The backup wired mode is also convenient when your batteries inevitably run low.
Now at the price point the Golzer’s come with there are some areas that they fall short. I noticed that it seems like when the noise cancellation is not being used, the volume does need to be adjusted up noticeably.
It would also be nice if the volume could be turned up more, it seemed at times I wanted them louder but they were maxed out. Of course it may have also had something to do with the MP3’s I was listening to.
The quality of the material for these headphones is not durable as higher-end products, but being pretty lightweight they are comfortable to wear while doing most any activity.
Are They Worth It?
Golzer provides a budget-friendly alternative to these higher-end models, that offer both noise cancellation and comfort.
Although they are at a slightly higher price point than some of the cheapest brands, they do come with much more desirable features. They also boast a longer battery life than comparable brands such as BOHM and Apie.
The value of the headphones is definitely in the ability to have dual mode capability, as well as the long battery life. Although Bluetooth mode tends to drain the battery fairly quickly.
The USB charging feature, as well as the backup wired mode, means that even if the batteries die, you can still use them.
The Bottom Line?
The Golzer Banc-50 noise cancelling headphones are an ideal choice for those who want a pair of noise cancelling headphones that work well, for a price that is reasonable.
Whether you just need to escape to a quiet place, or are simply looking to looking to enjoy your favorite music, the portability of these headphones will make them an ideal choice.
With the long battery life, dual mode options, and comfortable design, these are a good pair of headphones for someone who isn’t willing to spend a lot of money for a higher end pair of headphones.