Tsumbay is probably a brand that you’ve never heard of but we’re here to help you out with that. The company Tsumbay provides electronics products such as wireless headphones, wireless speakers, amplifiers, and more. On that note, the company sells a wireless noise-cancellation headset (the Tsumbay TS-BH07) that comes with a noise-cancellation switch on the control panel, 6 hours of battery life and decent sound for its inexpensive price tag. Find out more by reading the full review below.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
- Bluetooth Chip Set: CSR 8645+ ANC
- Frequency Range: 2.4-2.4835 GHz
- Operation Range: Up to 33 feet (10 meters)
- Sensitivity: 108±3db at 1KHz
- Support: HSP, HEP, A2DP, AVRCP, APTX
- Talk/Playing Time: Up to 6 hours
- Standby time: 200 hours
- Charging Time: 1-2 hours
What’s in the Box
- Tsumbay TS-BH07 Wireless Noise-Cancellation Headphones
- Ear tips
- Carrying case
- Charging cradle
Since this is a wireless headset the only cord you’re looking at is the one that connects both earpieces. Attached to the wire is a small block with gold pins on it which is used to charge the headset. Moving up the right side of the headset is the remote control panel. The panel lets you power on/off the headset (o), turn the volume up (+) or down (-) or flip the switch on the side to activate Noise-Cancellation. The back of the control panel is blank but has an LED light in the center that will illuminate when you turn the headset on. As for the right side of the panel, you’ll see a small hole which is the microphone for those who may be taking some phone calls.
On either side of the cord, as expected, are your earbuds. Tsumbay’s logo is on its own plate that is connected to the rest of the earpiece. There are two small holes on that same plate that I’m not sure its function is but it’s not for a microphone or to block out sound when noise-cancellation is on. From the outer plastic earbud shell, you’ll find the wingtips that can be replaced with a bigger one for those who may have bigger ears. The rest of the earbud is more plastic that lets the gel ear tips sit in your ear.
The charging cradle itself is a separate piece with a USB-A plug on one end and the cradle on the other. The USB portion has a Micro USB part connected allowing you to use your phone as a charger but I was unable to get that piece out. There looks to be a button you can press to release it but that doesn’t do anything. As for the cradle, it’s a bit wider than the part on the headphones so they can sit nicely flat and connect to the gold pins. There’s an LED on the front that will stay solid red when charging. When charging has finished, the light will turn off.
After wearing the earbuds for about an hour and 45 minutes, my ears started to hurt, so there isn’t that much comfort when wearing them for extended periods of time.
Ease of Use
When turning on the headset, you’ll hold down the circle (o) multi-function button for about two seconds. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to know if it turned on unless you flip the control panel over and see the LED flash blue. Even then, you’ll have to hold the control panel a weird way to have it all work at once. Anyway, once you see the blue light, go to your device settings and choose TS-BH07 and it’ll pair. There is a beep when it’s paired letting you know that you’re good to go.
Using the control panel is pretty simple. If you’re looking to pause/play your music, just press on the multi-function button, whereas the volume buttons act as your skip and back for songs. Skipping and going back a song will require you to double press on either the volume up or down buttons but there were a few times when it wouldn’t register and turn the volume up instead. When it does skip or go back a song, you’ll hear a beep and the next song will start to play. The noise-cancellation on the side isn’t the easiest to change on your own and may require two hands to operate. I tried using one hand to flip the switch only to end up using two hands in the end.
Charging the headset is pretty simple. Place the block that’s connected to the headset on the charging cradle and let the headset charge on its own until you’re ready to use them again.
When it comes to sound on the Tsumbay TS-BH07, they’re not that bad. Starting off with bass because that’s what just about everyone cares about in headphones, it’s good. It doesn’t overpower vocals or any other instrument that’s in the song. As for mids and highs, they sound good too. If you’re watching a video, you can still hear everything that’s being said with clarity. Also, I didn’t notice any distortion or sounds sounding all muffled.
As for the noise-cancellation switch, that literally did nothing to the sound. You can tell when it switches over on phone calls but it didn’t sound like it was on or off when playing music. In fact, when people were around me were talking or when something on the TV was playing loud, I didn’t notice any difference either way. Yes, background sound was drowned out already but for a headset that has a noise-cancellation option, the extra noise cancelling only seemed to work when I was on phone calls.
Since you’re getting Bluetooth 4.0 on here, you’re getting the standard 33 feet distance before it starts to cut out. When walking away from a paired device with walls interfering I can say that just over the 33 feet mark was the limit for audio to still come in clear before you start to lose reception.
At first, I didn’t think that this headset would have good call quality because of how inexpensive they are but they turned out to be pretty well at times. People were able to hear me but there were times where they kept telling me I was mumbling when I was speaking at a normal tone.
Background noise does get canceled out to a certain extent. That I did expect and it was able to block out the wind or airflow from my car. People were able to hear my music in my car at a low volume but couldn’t make out what was being said. The one thing that I didn’t understand was that one person was able to hear a speaker playing in a Best Buy that was about 150 feet away from me. Yes, the speaker was loud but I didn’t think it was loud enough for someone on the phone to hear.
Tsumbay states you can get up to 6 hours of playback time with the TS-BH07 and I can say I got close to it. This did change each time because of the number of phone calls I was taking to how loud or quiet the music I was playing was and so on. It’s not the longest-lasting headset out there but it is what it is.
Charging time for the headset is claimed 1-2 hours and that will also depend on how depleted the battery is. Most of the time I would get in between 1 and 2 hours which seems normal for any other headset I’ve reviewed or owned.
The Tsumbay TS-BH07 Noise-Cancellation Wireless Headset retails for US$32.84 on Amazon. While they seem pretty inexpensive in price, they’re more of a headset that you could get for a family member who just needs a new headset until they get something else or a gift for someone.
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For an inexpensive wireless noise-canceling headset, I can say that these are o.k. at best. The price tag is probably what will draw people in along with the sound but everything else kind of draws it back from noise-cancellation not working for me to its overall battery life. Like I said before, this could be more of a gift or a stand-in wireless headset for someone on an extreme budget.
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Tsumbay TS-BH07 Wireless Noise-Cancellation HeadphoneUS$32.84
Ease of Use8.0/10
- Affordable price
- Decent design
- O.K. sound for the price
- Discomfort after a while
- Never know when it's connected to your device
- No sound difference if noice-cancellation is on or off
- Fussy controls
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