Not so long ago, I wrote about the fully wireless Ausdom TW01 headphones, and on the main site I talked about the full-size ANC8 active noise canceling 'ears'. The Chinese company Ausdom has another replenishment – Bluetooth – a headset called M09.
The Ausdom M09 is a very simple device that costs only about 1,000 rubles. Nevertheless, the model has 40 mm speakers, a folding mechanism, support for microSD memory cards and a built-in microphone.
The gadget is also interesting because in the official store it has more than 2600 reviews of real buyers and a rating of 4.7!
Contents of delivery
The headphones came to me in a beige cardboard box. It contains characteristics in several languages, including Russian. Inside the box you will find a headset, user manual (English only), USB charging cable and 3.5mm to 3.5mm adapter for when a wired connection is needed.
- Version Bluetooth: 4.2
- Weight: 173 grams
- Resistance: 32 ohm
- Frequency: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Emitter diameter: 40 mm
- Profiles: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP
- Battery: 240mAh
- Connector: microUSB
Despite the low cost, they tried to make the Ausdom M09 quite attractive: matte surface, smooth outlines, bright red inserts and no unnecessary details that distract attention. Even close up, the headphones do not raise questions.
But as soon as you take them in your hands, everything falls into place: it is felt that the plastic is very simple, and the weight of 170 grams suggests that there is no electronics in the case of this model. Most of the body is soft-touch plastic, ear pads are made of leatherette. The headband is also made of this material. Plastic mounts.
If desired, the headphones can be folded inward by bending the mounts together. In this case, they take up a minimum of space, and are easier to store or carry. Probably, the folding mechanism is designed for some small number of bends, but nothing terrible happened during a month of use.
The Ausdom M09 fits perfectly on the head, completely covering your ears. They do not press very tightly: on the one hand, it is bad, since I would like more passive noise isolation, and on the other hand, with long wear, the area around the ears does not sweat, and the head gets tired less than, for example, in the same Ausdom ANC8.
The seating height can be adjusted within 35 mm on each side. That is, the M09 model is comfortable for almost any head size.
The main controls are located on the left earpiece: device operation indicator, three separate red plastic buttons (volume control and power), microphone, microUSB, 3.5 mm and microSD slot. The specs do not include protection against water and dust, so I do not recommend wearing the headphones in the rain.
Since the M09 has a 3.5mm jack, you can experiment with any audio device. I have connected to Huawei P30.
The volume of the sound is not prohibitive, I think it was limited on purpose so as not to overload the headphones and not distort the sound. You can listen in the metro without any problems: passive noise isolation is simple, but part of the noise is still muffled.
The sound is biased towards low and medium frequencies, there are almost no sibilants. The bass is slightly boomy, approximately 80 Hz-100 Hz. You can try to equalize the frequency response using equalizers, which, in fact, I did.
In addition, Ausdom works as a Bluetooth – headset. You are heard quite loudly and clearly, but the quality itself is average. It feels like you are not communicating on the phone, but using the speakerphone or headset. By the way, I couldn't use the M09 over the wire as a headset. When you disconnect the 3.5 mm adapter from the headphones, they automatically connect to the smartphone.
As an option for listening to music – installing a microSD memory card with MP3 tunes. In my opinion, it is quite a reasonable decision: the most independent device from a smartphone.
You can count on 5-6 hours of audio playback at maximum volume without any problems. The headphones are charged for about one hour. In the Android – system, the charge is displayed. By the way, Ausdom M09 works with iOS, and with Windows, and Mac.
Very simple, but at the same time high quality Bluetooth – a headset with a slot for a memory card. The sound lacks stars from the sky, but for the money it is decent. Quite compact, very lightweight and comfortable 'ears' for all occasions. The main thing is that they look shameful.
And here you can see these same Ausdom M09. In the official online store, they cost (at the time of this writing) $ 18.49, or 1100 rubles.