Cowin SE7 ANC Headphones: Lose Noise, Lose Wires

Experience premium headphones without paying top dollar

Noise-canceling headphones have tons of advantages. The main
one is meant to contribute to building your own personal peace-and-quiet
bubble. If I were a doctor, I’d say it’s therapeutic. There is a major setback,
though – ANC headphones by leading companies are likely to cost you a lot.

With this issue at hand, I stumbled upon Cowin SE7. It is not super cheap, but it is not something that will break the bank either.

Cowin is a brand that some might not be familiar with.
Understandably there will be some eye-rolling. In an attempt to solve the
issue, I got a nice SE7 and put my white lab coat on.

Our Verdict

The Cowin SE7 has come a long way from its E7 predecessor. This set is more stylish, and the sound quality is superb. Some may find the ANC not to be that friendly to bass-rich music.

Pros

Cost-efficient headphones

Quality design

Good Bass

Cons

ANC appears to slightly affect bass

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What is In the Box?

  • Cowin SE7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
  • Headphone case
  • Micro USB cable
  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • User Guide

Build and design

The Cowin SE7 looks premium with its minimalist design and
compact build. The headset itself measures 7.5 x 6.3 x 3 inches and weighs 9.6
ounces. The material used seems sturdy and flexible. It also looks polished and
exudes a high-end vibe.

Cowin SE7 also comes in five color variations – black,
purple, dark green, gold, and wine. The matte finish is excellent and low-profile.

Headband

The headband’s foam padding is excellent, and I felt no
discomfort wearing the headphones. Being foldable, it will save space and ensure
ease of transport.

Earcups

The pads are nice and soft, but the leather-like material
covering them tends to heat up. After listening for an hour or so, I felt the
need to take them off.

Controls and Connectivity

Cowin SE7’s controls are easy to use, and the button
positioning is just appropriate. The buttons are located below the right earcup.
This space accommodates the following:

  • Noise-canceling button
  • Volume up/skip track (back)
  • Power/Bluetooth pairing/call button
  • Volume down/skip track (forward)
  • Audio jack
  • USB charging port
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The Bluetooth 5.0 on the Cowin SE7 is quick and provides a
stable connection with your device. I heard no jitter nor static. Its
transmission distance is about 15 meters, so those of you who are gym goers
might find a buddy in this headset.

Sound quality and Active Noise Canceling

The audio quality of the Cowin SE7 is good. Bass is powerful
and could capture thumps well. The headphones give a nice kick, but it won’t
shake your core. However, I noticed a significant drop in bass when using the
ANC feature.

The mids are a jumble while low mids are pronounced, thus
delivering a warm tone. Listening to my Dark Souls III soundtrack was quite
satisfying.

Cowin SE7’s active noise-canceling provides average isolation.
They don’t eliminate background noise that well, but you can opt to turn the
volume up to remedy this. Some users are not that fond of loud volumes, so this
fix might not be for everyone.

Speaking of turning up the volume, you don’t have to fret
about sound leakage. So, if you are in a library or something, you can feel
safe knowing the content of your playlist will not be revealed to anyone in the
place.

Call quality

Not much can be said about the built-in microphone. When I asked a friend to call me, she reported I sounded a bit muffled, though bearable. I suggest you restrained yourself from using this to answer calls at too noisy spots.

Battery life

The Cowin SE7 has a built-in 800mAh battery and can sustain a
30-hour playtime. I did put my music marathon on, and I got around 27 hours out
of it. That is still very impressive.

Active Noise Cancellation

Color

Black, purple, dark green, gold, and wine

Active Noise Cancellation

Color

Black, purple, dark green, gold, and wine

Active Noise Cancellation

Active Noise Cancellation

Active Noise Cancellation

Final verdict

The Cowin SE7 are comfortable headphones. It is advisable to
take breaks, as they tend to heat up after an hour or so of usage.

The build and design are elegant, features aptX and is foldable, unlike its predecessor – the Cowin E7 Pro.  For the sound quality, it’s great. I do recommend that the ANC should only be used when listening to soft music, and disturbances limitation is your primary goal. Turning the ANC on will somewhat affect the audio performance.

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