The Teufel BT provides a noise-canceling headphones to the attractive price segment. Can convince in sound and technique of over-ear headphone? We tested the Teufel Mute BT.
When “closed HD Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation” classified Teufel Mute BT. For 199.99 euros, there is the product free delivery from the manufacturer direct sales (in the own shop on Amazon *he is not listed).
He will cost almost half of what Bose and Sony charge for their noise-canceling headphones.
Teufel Mute BT test: Design, operation, and data
As usual in the latest headphones, the elongated earpiece is slightly obliquely positioned and rotatable. Thus, the mute listener sits better than a straight suspension. The shells are oval and not very big, what do not like each ear – in many an editor of the handset must, therefore, felt something sit too far back.
The somewhat widely projecting brackets on the sides can not be called strictly as a visual highlight.
The build quality is solid, little creaks of plastic but when turning the handset.
- Weight: 240 grams
- Connection via Bluetooth or mini-jack
- integrated speakerphone for calls
- Battery life 28 hours
- Battery (660 mAh) easily replaceable
- Charging via microUSB
- Protective Case, USB and jack cable and airplane adapter included
- Price: 199,99 Euro *
Declared by the manufacturer maturity we have not exactly been measured. But the Teufel mute BT ran several days in each office a few hours, without us having to refuel. Even the easily removable battery and the Micro-USB charging port deserve praise. Incidentally, in the cable operation without noise canceling of the battery may even be completely empty.
The music control and call acceptance can be done via three buttons on the left ear. The positioning of the keys it is necessary to sensing first before it can be the correct key. The next title to call up by long pressing the volume up button. At least iPhone owners are otherwise used, although it is detached from the Teufel well.
Sound test of Mute BT from hell
We come to the sound. Devil uses aptX, the support many Android smartphones and Macs. The AAC codec for iOS, on the other hand, does not offer. A connection to the iPhone is with A2DP course still a problem, though not at the highest level.
Audio data for Mute BT:
- Closed headphone
- 40-millimeter driver
- Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 48 ohms
- Bluetooth 4.0 it APTX
Teufel has 40-millimeter linear HD drivers and neodymium magnets “for very detailed, easy bass-driven sound” installed.
That argument can agree with limitations: a booming bass you need not fear the Teufel are very discreet at the courage BT. Competitive model Plantronics Backbeat 2 (test) sounds in the bass not only stronger (you have to like) but also sound and crisp.
Overall, the sound of the Teufel Mute BT is slightly soft, balanced tuned without unpleasant sharpening. This is the headset is not one-sided specialized in rock or electric, but can equally play an organ recital. From an over-ear earphones but we want a slightly more nuanced soundscape.
The active noise canceling, noise reduction is optionally activated. In a quiet environment, you do not hear music, making them by a faint buzzing noise noticeable. After all: For that is almost no noise heard that many other manufacturers can not prevent.
The intensity of the active noise cancellation is not affiliated with the Sony MDR-1000X (test) to compare or Bose QC35, but solid. It is supplemented by the ordinary passive shielding of the handset.
The sound is not completely untouched: With noise canceling is off, the sound is minimal transparent, the centers turned thick.
Teufel Mute BT Tests – Conclusion
The Teufel Mute BT is no surprise, no special tip, but no Flop: This is an everyday Bluetooth headset from the middle-class segment. The sound is not outstanding but agreed pleasantly. The noise reduction delivers anti plus passive solid results.