Photive BTH3 Introduction
Quality Of Sound
Both of the Photive BTH3 and BTX6 take advantage of 40 millimeter drivers, though listening for a matter of moments causes it to be clear that these do not utilize the same 40 mm drivers. The sonic signature of each and every pair of headphones is a good deal distinctive from the other, and looks like it’s designed for various kinds of consumers.
During trying out the BTH3 I listened to both a smartphone (a Motorola Moto X) connected via Bluetooth, and to lossless FLAC audio files and CDs through the 3.5 mm audio cable, linked to a computer by way of a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 audio interface. As usual, I played music of all sorts of musical genres, along with a small number of podcasts and an mp3 audio book.
The highs are crystal clear and crispy, nearly to a fault. The highs aren’t overly stressed, but there is however a crisp sort of sizzle to the highs which isn’t usually noticeable, but was obvious on a few music and songs.
The mids are crisp and obvious, with no somewhat boxy sound which is so present in single-driver headsets in this range of prices. There’s an noticeable minor boost round the 1 kHz range, which can be most probably there to give vocals a little boost. It’s little enough to not be obnoxious, and does not in a wrong way modify the sound.
Distinct from the Photive BTX6 earphones and their X-Bass branding, the bass isn’t overwhelming or significantly emphasised in the BTH3. It isn’t inadequate or thin-sounding either – it’s simply not clearly boosted as with the BTX3. Bass response is somewhat on the slow side, so a light lack of tight focus can appear in some types of music, with fast metal or punk as the remarkable instances here.
Soundstage was unbelievably outstanding for closed-back headphones, regardless if using them by Wireless bluetooth. I’m aware Bluetooth sound has come a long way , yet this still surprised me fairly. By and large, this is a well-balanced and fairly high-quality sounding pair of headsets, and I in fact preferred the sound of the BTH3 to the more costly BTX6, despite the fact that I’m unsure that this judgement is going to be shared.
Build & Design
As you can imagine, with the Photive BTH3 to be the less costly of the two, these headphones are certainly not as gaudy looking as the BTX6. Whether it is a harmful thing is really your choice. They are most certainly not an ugly pair of earphones, and while they do not have the bold shape along with more style-focused design of the BTX6, they are furthermore not almost as odd looking. These are also on the leaner side, compared to the hefty BTX6.
This is a considerably cozy pair of headphones. It could be short of the somewhat puffier ear cushions of its more pricey sister, but as these are also lighter in weight, too much cushioning is not really a necessity. After about two hours of usage, I undeniably could feel that I was putting on earphones – these don’t go away the manner costly earphones like Bose’s SoundTrues do – however they didn’t feel irritating or especially unpleasant, even after that long. Probably for the reason that they are not foldable, the BTH3 are more adjustable than the BTX6 earphones. The ear cups rotate lots, and along with the adaptable headband, it’s pretty simple to find a fine fit with these earphones.
Please do not stress about carrying these around with you as well. Despite the fact that they aren’t flip-style, they include a hardshell case that isn’t such bigger than the headphones themselves, for that reason you will have the ability to successfully have them safeguarded. This really is nice to see, as we’ve found rather more expensive earphones just offer a soft case, or no case at all.
Pairing the Photive BTH3 earphones with the device of your choice is a quite simple process. Even though these do not feature the audible directions and tips that the BTX6 do, the flashing light to the side of the left ear cup is sufficient of a cue to make it simple to figure out that they robotically begin broadcasting at the time you turn them on. Oddly enough, this pair of headphones shows a specific power button and stand alone play/pause key, compared with the multi-function press button utilized on a large amount of headsets
As for buttons, the BTH3 earphones are an excellent source of them. The left earcup holds the aforesaid play/pause button and in addition the forward / skip and rewind / back control buttons. The right earcup holds the power key and in addition dependable volume level buttons. For a second time, some individuals may hesitate at the sheer number of control buttons here, but I discovered it fresh to have some much control available. Unlike some headsets, all of the control buttons performed completely with my Moto X in the course of testing.