Status BT One Review: Flawed But Affordable

By Yvonne

The Status BT One review: Cheap but flawsThe status BT One wireless headphones are very affordable. They sound amazing, but they aren't durable. I tested them for 30 hours.

Status Audio BT One

Status BT One

We like this

  • Affordable

  • High quality sound

  • Confortable

The Things We Hate
  • It is not very long-lasting

  • Poor microphone quality

  • No active noise cancellation

While the Status BT One is comfortable, has a long battery life and good audio quality, it also suffers from poor microphone performance and a fragile design that might not be able to withstand daily usage. Although their low price is appealing, they are not durable.

This article explains
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Comfort
  • Sound Quality
  • Battery life
  • Mobile Range and Capability
  • Prices
  • Concurrence
  • Final Verdict
  • Specifications

Status BT One was purchased to allow our expert reviewer to thoroughly evaluate and test it. Continue reading to see our complete product review.

The Status BT One wireless headphones are a great choice if you want the very best. They look great on paper, but is it really worth the price?

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Too many plastic

The Status BT One headphones look premium from afar and even in advertisements. Their design was disappointing to me. Although they are not cheaply made and seem to be very durable, I am not sure that the headphones can withstand daily wear. The backs of the earpieces are made from metal. However, my concern is about the plastic joints connecting them to the headband. I found that one of the joints became more loose than another as I used them, and this doesn't make me feel confident in their longevity.

The BT One's lightweight of only 155g is a plus. It can be easily carried with minimal weight in your bag or pack. The headphones fold down to be compact and can also be folded flat to fit around the neck. The BT One includes a protective case which holds your headphones in place. It also has a pocket to hold the USB cable and 3.5mm audio cables.

The controls are easy to use and can be distinguished by touch. The BT One uses a switch instead of a multi-function power button to turn the headphones on or off, which is what I prefer in some cases.

Status BT One

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Installation: It's easy to connect

It's easy to get started with BT One. Simply turn them on and pair them to your phone. There are no companion apps, or additional steps you need to take. You'll be ready to listen in just a matter of minutes.

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Comfort: As light as a feather

Even though the Status BT One's design is a bit dated, these headphones have a lot of positive points. They are remarkably lightweight and very comfortable. The headphones also expanded to a size I could comfortably wear and didn't pinch me. They are well-padded with faux leather exterior and soft padding. The headband padding is high quality and breathable. They were comfortable to wear, even for long periods.

Sound Quality - Excellent for listening but terrible for speaking

Status BT One's main strength is its ability to reproduce your favourite tunes. The 40mm driver performed well and gave a generally excellent listening experience.

The Sound Quality of the Status BT One varied depending on what genre was used.

My audio testing begins with listening to 2Cellos' cover of Thunderstruck. This provides me with a broad range of tones. Although the Status BT One was able to render mid- and high notes well, it struggled with reproducing the songs deepest tones.

The BT One reproduced the throbbing fuzz sounds of Godzilla by Fu Manchu well, and with great clarity and distinction in instrumentals. The headphones are best suited for rock music, with the bright sounds of The Hives' lead guitar playing Walk Idiot Walk.

When I listened carefully to Phil Garland’s Soon May the Wellerman Come (where the BT One had trouble with the darker acoustic tones), it was clear that my penchant for rock music sounds. It did an admirable job reproducing vocals and high-toned instrumentals.

Status BT One

The sound quality on the Status BT One was excellent. It varied from very good to exceptional depending on the genre. There is no active noise cancellation, nor much passive noise cancelling, but sound leakage was very minimal.

Unfortunately, the BT One microphone does not provide excellent audio quality. It's not ideal for holding telephone conversations. Some calls were reported by the other person as muffled voices, while others had a distinct echo which made it almost impossible to communicate.

Battery life: Wireless listening for days

The headphones' lack of active noise cancellation meant that the Status BT One never required me to charge it during the 30 hours of listening. These headphones are capable of providing wireless listening for up to 30 hours, which I find very accurate. You can also plug in an audio cable of 3.5mm if your battery runs out. The battery takes several hours from empty to fully charge.

They were comfortable and I didn't feel uncomfortable, even after wearing them for a long time.

Range and Capability of Wireless: Lower than Advertised

Although the Bluetooth connection is fine in my BT One, it's not as strong as other wireless headphones. The Bluetooth One has a tendency of cutting out when it transmits through thick walls or bushes. Although Status states that it can transmit 25 meters, I discovered this would not be the case in real-world conditions. Its range was roughly half the distance in real life.

Prices: Affordable

The MSRP for the Status BT One, $120, is not a great deal. However, it's often available at a price of $80 which provides surprisingly good value.

Status BT One vs. Marshall Mid ANC

While the Marshall Mid ANC is a better option, the Status BT One on-ear headphones are more economical than those of Marshall Mid ANC. The BT One has a better audio quality and longer battery life than the Marshall Mid ANC. It also offers a more comfortable fit, especially for those with larger heads. The Marshall has excellent active noise cancellation, exceptional audio quality and top-notch construction quality. While the Marshall seems like it can last many years, the Status is fragile and likely to fail.

Final Verdict

Despite its good sound quality and reasonable pricing, the Status BT One's design is shaky.

The Status BT One has many great features. The BT One is lightweight, compact, affordable, has good sound quality, and lasts a long time. The BT One is not made to last due to its plastic hinges. The headphones have mixed reviews.


  • Product Name Audio BT One
  • Product brand status
  • Prices from $120.00
  • Weight 5.47 oz.
  • Product dimensions: 7.5x5.9x2.5in
  • Color Black
  • Battery life: 30+ Hours
  • Range wireless 25M
  • Bluetooth spec Bluetooth 5.0 aptX
  • Wireless

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