Lindy BNX-60

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Com­pe­ti­tion in the head­phone mar­ket means prod­ucts like the Lindy BNX-60 head­phones – a pair of wire­less aptx Blue­tooth head­phones, com­plete with ac­tive noise-can­celling tech­nol­ogy – are now less than £100.

The BNX-60S o•er a com­fort­able, snug –t for an av­er­age pair of ears and do a rea­son­able job of ba­sic noise iso­la­tion. They come with a solid black carry case, a 6.3mm adapter and a head­phone split­ter. There’s a de­tach­able head­phone cable but no in­line mic or re­mote con­trol.

For wire­less sound and noise-can­celling you need power, and the Lindy BNX-60S get their juice via USB – a no­table im­prove­ment on re­ly­ing on AAA bat­ter­ies. A full charge is good for 15 hours of wire­less mu­sic, or a lit­tle less if you use the ac­tive noise­can­celling tech. We don’t re­call ever re­view­ing a pair of noise­can­celling and Blue­tooth head­phones this a•ord­able, so you’d for­give us for be­ing pes­simistic about the per­for­mance. But it is mis­placed.

“We don’t re­call re­view­ing a pair of noise-can­celling Blue­tooth ’phones this af­ford­able be­fore”

Stut­ter­ing hi-hats

We brace our­selves for bright tre­ble or boom­ing bass, hop­ing all the while for a bal­anced sound that’s sim­ply easy to lis­ten to… and the Lindy BNX-60 head­phones de­liver just that. The bub­bling bass on Mid­land’s Blush sounds clear and de­tailed, while the stut­ter­ing hi-hats are kept un­der con­trol. Step­ping it up a notch with Bi•y Clyro’s On a Bang, the BNX-60S take the screech­ing vo­cals and driv­ing gui­tars in their stride. So far so good.

Vo­cals sound a lit­tle mušed at times, putting the fo­cus of the pre­sen­ta­tion on the bot­tom end in­stead, but the head­phones man­age to turn this to their ad­van­tage. Turn­ing noise-can­celling on ac­cen­tu­ates the tre­ble, and bright­ens up the tonal bal­ance quite sat­is­fac­to­rily. It does a solid job of block­ing out ex­ter­nal noise too, if not quite as ca­pable in this depart­ment as, say, the Bose Qui­et­com­fort 35s. But they’re £300.

The Lindy BNX-60S may not be one for the dis­cern­ing au­dio­phile, but as a great value pair of noise-can­celling head­phones with the added bonus of Blue­tooth, we don’t think you can go wrong.

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