Soundbot Bluetooth Headphones Review: Impressive Audio on a Budget

Looking for an affordable yet quality pair of Bluetooth headphones? In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the Soundbot SB561 Bluetooth headphones to see if they deliver on sound, comfort, and value.

Key Features

The Soundbot SB561 headphones have the following features:

  • Over-ear design with padded ear cups and headband
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
  • Built-in microphone for calls
  • Foldable design for portability
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • AUX input for wired listening

Design and Comfort

The SB561 headphones have a fairly standard over-ear design with oval-shaped ear cups that fully enclose your ears. The padding on the ear cups and headband is quite thick and provides a good deal of comfort. The ear cups are adjustable and able to swivel vertically for finding the right fit.

At just 7.5oz, the headphones are lightweight enough for prolonged wear. The foldable design allows them to collapse into a more compact shape for storing in your bag. Available in black or blue color options.

Sound Performance

For the price, the sound quality of the Soundbot SB561 headphones is very solid. The 40mm drivers deliver clear audio with emphasized bass. The sound is immersive and lively. Bleeding or distortion was minimal even at high volumes.

The soundstage provides decent width for picking out different instruments and vocals in your music. Bass-heavy tracks like hip-hop and EDM will sound powerful on these headphones. However, the highs and mids are still well-defined.

Connectivity and Controls

Connecting to your device is quick and easy via Bluetooth 5.0. Pairing the first time takes just a few seconds. The wireless connection remains stable up to the stated 32 foot range.

All of the on-board controls are conveniently located on the ear cups. You can manage music playback, volume, calls, and voice assistants directly from the headphones.

Battery Life

Soundbot claims up to 18 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. During my testing, I was able to get around 16 hours listening at a moderate volume which is still very respectable battery life.

The SB561 headphones charge back up in about 2 hours via the included micro USB cable. The quick charge feature gives you around 2 hours of use from a 10 minute charge.

The Verdict

Overall, the Soundbot SB561 Bluetooth headphones provide great value for the affordable $29.99 price point. The audio quality is very good, especially the powerful bass response. They are comfortable for long listening sessions and offer versatile controls right from the ear cups.

For shoppers on a budget, the SB561 headphones are absolutely worth considering if you want pleasing sound, decent noise isolation, and long battery life.