Without much ceremony, Edifier added the Edifier W820NB to its portfolio of Bluetooth headphones. Combining advanced features and attractive cost-effectiveness, hype soon came and many people rushed to purchase the product. With prices ranging between R$300 and R$500, what makes the W820NB even more interesting is the active noise canceling available. But does the technology work well here?
Other attractions are the autonomy that guarantees up to 49 hours of sound, the dedicated application for settings and the minimalist design. I have been using the Edifier W820NB for over a month and I share my experience using it in this review.
Design, comfort and controls
When I first saw the Edifier W820NB I was immediately reminded of the Sony WH-1000XM4 for its similarity in design, of course. The W820NB is a mid-range headphone, but you can find some popular model features. It’s not as simple as the popular Edifier W600BT and W800BT, but it still looks modest, with plastic and a more sober finish. It’s a layout that already shows that the product was developed for everyday life, and can be used indoors and outdoors.
One thing I liked is the flexibility. You can easily “fold” the shells to make the phone compact and thus keep it better in your bag or backpack. I think Edifier could make it even more flexible, but that’s just a detail. If you are always traveling, you will hardly find obstacles to transport it.
In terms of comfort, the shells have a simple material that imitates leather and does not promote pressure or other discomfort. I used it for long hours indoors and I had no problems with it, not even with glasses. Edifier says it only weighs 230 grams, it’s a small thing, so many people should feel this comfortable fit.
All buttons have been placed on the right shell of the headphone. Volume, play/pause, pairing, and USB Type-C connection buttons are grouped together there. Even after weeks of use, I still had difficulties recording and locating each shortcut, mainly because the volume and play/pause keys, also used to turn the device on and off, are so close together. Unfortunately, Edifier did not add connector for auxiliary cable (P2).