It’s not easy for a new brand to get into the super crowded headphone market. They would have to make something special or the sound must be great. Archeer AH45 stands out of the crowd with a unique feature, let’s check it out.
Unboxing & Sound Test
Design & Features
The Archeer AH45 doesn’t have a premium design, however, it looks good enough as compared to other budget headphones. Most parts are made of plastic, and the earpads are made of cheap PU leather. Therefore, the pads feel hot and uncomfortable during long listening sessions.
All controls are placed on the right earcup, here you can find the microphone hole, audio port, micro USB charging port, volume up/down, power/Bluetooth buttons, and a headphone/speaker switch.
The most unique feature of the product is that there are bigger drivers on the outside of the earcups. So, you can use it as headphones or mini Bluetooth speaker. This is very convenient since you no longer have to bring two different devices when traveling.
The AH45 is equipped with a 1000mAh built-in battery. The battery life is quite impressive as I can use the headphones for weeks without recharging. The manufacturer claims that it could last up to 45 hours for headphones or 10 hours for speaker.
The Archeer AH45 is a 2-in-1 audio device and I really expected it could become the portable solution for my trips. Unfortunately, its audio quality is disappointing when comparing to separated headphones and a mini speaker.
The mini speaker is underpowered and it only sounds acceptable in a small space. On the other hand, the headphones sound subpar. It’d been a long time I didn’t hear such a boring sound from big cans. I tried the headphones many times but couldn’t resist the sound for more than 30 minutes. It is a muddy sound with distortion at high volume, harsh mids, and a terrible treble.
Overall, the Archeer AH45 is an interesting combination between a mini speaker and headphones, however, it is not good enough in either aspect. Therefore, we at TechWalls don’t recommend the product.