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Baseus Bowie H1: new hybrid ANC headphones rated for up to 70 hours of battery life

The new Bowie H1 headphones. (Source: Baseus)
The new Bowie H1 headphones. (Source: Baseus)
Baseus' latest personal audio product has launched as the Bowie H1s, headphones with a slightly Apple AirPods Max-like build and hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC). They are rated for an extremely long battery life (under certain conditions), Bluetooth 5.2 and an in-house low-latency mode. They are available via AliExpress from now.

Baseus may be primarily known as a charging accessory OEM; nevertheless, it does also do audio products, such as these IPX8 TWS earbuds and these colorful AirPod clones. However, its latest addition to its Bowie series of peripherals is a pair of headphones instead.

The H1s have a design that, with their flattened, rounded-off vaguely rectangular can-caps, may or may not be intended to recall Apple's AirPods Max. Then again, there is no in-house chip (or headband) mentioned here: in fact, they are rated to support the AAC and SBC codices only. 

Baseus backs them for audio quality that is "off the charts"; then again, the 40mm PET drivers behind this claim could be bigger. On the other hand, they do support the more-or-less up-to-date Bluetooth 5.2 standard, as well as hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC).

This involves "4-mic ENC", wind-noise reduction and physical blockage with their memory-foam ear-cups; then again, it is also rated to exclude noise to an extent of up to 40 decibels. The Bowie H1s also have a 400mAh battery that charges via USB type-C.

Baseus claims that it can last for up to 70 hours per charge - although that is with the ANC off and the volume at 70% at all times. Otherwise, the average battery life apparently drops to about 40 hours.

The OEM has also sprung for the type-C feature that restores 10 hours of use in exchange for 10 minutes of being plugged in, although a full charge will take an hour.

Baseus has also equipped the new headphones with an app with "adaptive" EQ settings, as well as a proprietary Dual-channel Low Latency mode that might reduce this spec to just 0.038 seconds during gaming.

The Baseus Bowie H1s have been released in Gray or Rice White via AliExpress thus far. They have a normal price of US$98.38 plus shipping, but are discounted to $68.87 at the time of writing.

Baseus touts some of its new Bowie-series headphones' better features. (Source: Baseus via AliExpress)
Baseus touts some of its new Bowie-series headphones' better features. (Source: Baseus via AliExpress)
The Bowie H1s' box and its contents. (Source: Baseus via AliExpress)
The Bowie H1s' box and its contents. (Source: Baseus via AliExpress)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07- 6 (Update: 2022-07- 6)