2018 was the year I clocked up the most hours binging on Boxsets and movies, on my daily commute, on lunch breaks at work and at night as I cleaned up the house mainly watched on my phone with or without earphones.   

However if i felt a show needed to be viewed on the big screen I would have to patiently wait to get an allocated spot in front of the television. Typically the best time to watch the big screen would be when my family have gone to bed so headphones are required! I would have to sit literally on the edge of my sofa as the lead from my headphones did not stretch as far as I needed, uncomfortable but I made it work.  What I needed was a wireless solution!

Avantree sent us these wireless headphones see below for the unboxing by Gareth.

Wireless headphones:

* BT V4.1
* Supports profiles: headset, handsfree, A2DP, AVRCP
* Audio codec: Fast stream, SBC
* Operation range: Class 2, 10 meters
* Up to 40 hours music time and 20 days standby time
* Driver size: 40mm
* Impedance: 32 ohm
* Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz
* Headset size: 180mm x 170mm X 80mm
* Ear pad inner diameter: 6.3cm(length) * 4cm(width)
* Ear pad Outer diameter:10cm(length) * 8.5cm(width)
* Headset weight: 180g

Wireless transmitter:

* BT 4.2
* Supported profile: A2DP
* Audio codec: aptX-LL, aptX, Fast Stream, SBC
* Operating Range: Up to 30 meters

In the box we have the AS9S BT headphones, the Audikast BT transmitter, optical audio cable, 3.5mm audio cable, 3.5mm to RAC cable and a micro USB power cable.There are instructions in the box to show you the number of ways these headphones and transmitter can be set up.

Powered by the USB port in the back of the TV I connected the transmitter to the television via the 3.5mm audio cable. Turned on the transmitter box,  turned on the headphones and they worked instantly. When you turn the headphones on you get a greeting, “Welcome to Avantree” when you disconnect them you get a “Goodbye”.

The headphones feel premium and fit nicely over your ears.  I have a huge head which has overstretched headphones before, and I must say the quality and comfort of these headphones are fantastic.  The sound is fantastic with no distortion and a fantastic range I was able to walk throughout my entire house while still connected to the living room television with no loss in sound.  The headphones are easily charged with a hidden micro USB power port on the left/right ear.

You can connect a second set of Bluetooth headphones to the transmitter which is a fantastic feature.  Instructions are given in the manual on how to do this and it was very easy to do. I would suggest at the small price of £79.99 you treat yourself to a truly amazing product.

After a few days of use I noticed that sound was only coming through one side of the speaker distraught I couldn’t believe that they could be broken. I double checked the connections and found I had not pushed the 3.5mm jack fully into the tuner. So just remember to double check all connections. There is a vast troubleshooting guide in the instructions but this is the only problem I encountered. There is also a 2 year warranty with the headphones which also gives peace of mind

These are quite possibly the best wireless headphones I have used and have now taken my viewing to another level. They have become so popular in my house they are often unplugged and connected to another television by my wife or kids. Definitely going to have to invest in another pair.