Meet the OneOdio A30 wireless headphones, which feature hybrid ANC and dual-mode connectivity. This is a sibling to the OneOdio A70 we previously reviewed, as part of the same A series wireless headphones. Despite having similar features, we think the A30 is actually better than the A70 in a couple of ways. Before we get into specifics, let’s go through the specs.
OneOdio A30 – Specifications
What’s In The Box?
- OneOdio A30 Hybrid ANC Bluetooth Headphones
- AUX 3.5mm Audio Cable
- USB Type-C Charging Cable
- Dual 3.5mm Airplane Adapter
- User Manual
- Carrying Bag
The OneOdio A30, in my opinion, features a more premium design than the OneOdio A70. The unit we have has an all-black design, with a brushed aluminium look on the side of the earcups. The headphones do have memory foam for added comfort on the earcups and the headband. One side is foldable for better storage, and both earcups are adjustable with swivel to allow for better positioning when resting the headphones on your neck.
On the left earcup, you get the power and volume buttons, along with the status LED and the 3.5mm audio jack for AUX connectivity. On the right earcup, there’s the status LED, the ANC toggle switch, as well as the USB Type-C port for charging.
In terms of comfort, the OneOdio A30 is much more comfortable than the A70. The faux leatherette feels more breathable, the headband can expand much wider, with the overall build quality being more sturdy. Once I put it on, it feels comfortable as the memory foam hugs my ears. The headband also has a more cushy feeling so it doesn’t press in on my head.
Because it swivels, the headphones also rest nicely on my neck without the earcups getting in the way of my face.
Much like other Bluetooth headphones or TWS earbuds, setting up the OneOdio A30 is pretty straightforward. Just turn the headphones on, pair them up in the Bluetooth settings page on your phone, and you’re ready to start listening to music. Otherwise, you can connect the 3.5mm AUX cable to listen directly on your phone/PC.
The packaging itself is pretty complete, as it has all the necessary accessories, including a carrying pouch, and a dual 3.5mm airplane jack adapter. As for the headphone itself, it’s a little thicker and larger compared to what I’m used to. It is lightweight, which is a bonus, so it doesn’t feel too heavy on my head after a while.
The OneOdio A30 doesn’t come with a companion app, so I didn’t need to install anything else. But, that also means that the audio settings on the headphones are stuck to default, and can not be changed. That’s a good/bad thing, depending on your needs. But for me, I feel the headphone’s current settings are fine the way it is.
The OneOdio A30 features hybrid ANC, and it’s actually really aggressive. It cancels out noise so well that the vacuum chamber effect it has in your ear is actually quite scary. It’s the first time I’ve used a pair of headphones with this level of ANC. It’s good because it cancels out noise very well, but not that good if you’re uncomfortable with that vacuum chamber effect.
The headphone doesn’t have an ambient mode, but just a normal mode that turns off ANC. Even in this mode, you can’t really hear your surroundings. So if someone is talking to you, you’d definitely need to take down the headphones to hear them clearly.
The OneOdio A30 is a pair of headphones with very, very punchy bass. Equipped with 40mm drivers, the highs and mids aren’t as clear, as they sound a bit muffled due to the lows. But, when you do turn on ANC, the treble levels do get bumped up a little, providing a better audio performance. The headphones sound great with pop and EDM music, but not as great with acoustics and instrumentals. The sound isolation is only decent at best, and certain frequencies do drown others out. For general music listening, the A30 is a great choice as you can really feel the bass.
Even without a dedicated mic boom on the headphones, it was able to provide clear calls so I have no complaints in this department.
Been trying out the OneOdio A30 for the past week, and I’ve only had to recharge it only once. The headphones have a 500mAh battery capacity, and on a single full charge with ANC turned on, it could provide about two days of usage (approx. 23 hours total usage). With ANC turned off, I’m sure I could get longer battery life. Charging the headphones from zero to full takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes, which is pretty fast.
The OneOdio A30 are a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones, which in our testing, is slightly better than the OneOdio A70. It offers hybrid ANC complete with wired/wireless connectivity, and overall great comfort and ergonomics. For this price, it may be considered as entry level, but the quality and value you’re getting is actually worth way more.
To learn more about the OneOdio A30 wireless headphones, check them out here. To purchase one, you can visit this link here. If you’re interested in the OneOdio A70 instead, read our review of it here. Best part is, you can enjoy 20% off as part of its launch promo. Just enter the code “SUPER20%” at checkout to enjoy the discount.