Headsets have evolved continuously over the years. Manufacturers are trying hard to make their headsets stand out from the rest with unique features. We’ve seen wireless ones, sweatproof earphones aimed at fitness professionals and enthusiasts, headsets with microSD card slots and FM Radios. In this review, we’ll talk about the Xech A8 wireless headset. The stand out feature about this headset is its voice-assistant technology, which lets you perform other tasks with the headset apart from just playing music. Priced at INR 2000, let us find out whether the Xech A8 is a worthy buying option.
Design and Comfort
The Xech A8 comes neatly packed in a premium packaging. Just slide the outer covering, and you’ll find the headset inside a robust, sturdy carrying case along with a micro USB cable, a 3.5mm AUX cable, along with an airplane audio adapter. Given the headset’s price, we’d say the carrying case looks very premium and sturdy. It can easily withstand pressure to ensure the headset stays protected once inside.
Even the headset seems well- constructed and lightweight too, making them comfortable to wear for long sessions. Even control buttons are also nicely placed, and you do not have to struggle to search for them while wearing these headphones. I got used to them after 15 minutes of use.
They were also comfortable to wear over my ears. The adjustable head band allows you to fit the headphones at just the right level.
Performance and Features
Setup was a breeze. The headset connected immediately with my phone and never had any problem reconnecting the headset at any time. Now on to the sound quality. I am not an audiophile, not even close, but I can say the sound quality pales in comparison to other headphones in the price range. The overall sound experience isn’t as crisp and balanced compared to other headphones I’ve tried. The bass lacks that punch, and even highs and lows felt all over the place.
That said, they’re more than adequate for everyday use, and if you don’t listen to a whole lot of deep, pounding music, they are pretty decent.
Besides, I was impressed with the headset’s voice assistant feature which responded, the way it should, every time I used the feature. I used Google Assist to play songs from my playlists or stream from radio/video. The voice assistant feature supports Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby, and Cortana.
As far as battery life goes, the Xech A8 packs a 300mAh lithium-ion battery which offers a reasonable 6 hours of usage on a single charge.
Priced at INR 2499, the Xech A8 is kind of a mixed bag. They’re well-constructed and comfortable to wear for long, but the sound quality is average at best when played at max volume. That said, I found the voice assistant feature to be very accurate. Not to mention, the top-notch quality of the EVA carrying case which is quite a deal for the price. It not only protects the headset but also makes it easy to carry around.