We don’t usually get Indiegogo products in for review before the campaign is over, but in this case, we did. The broski Lety HiFi headphones are offering up ANC (active noise cancellation) for an introductory price that’s hard to beat.
The broski Lety ANC headphones will eventually retail for US$149, but they can be had right now on Indiegogo for US$85, making them something to consider. We also have a pair of broski Lety ANC headphones on hand that we are going to give away. Read on for the full review of the broski Lety ANC headphones and stay tuned to the end for details on the giveaway.
The broski Lety ANC headphones have the following features and specifications:
- Drivers: 40mm
- Impedance: 32Ω
- S.P.L.: 98db
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Microphone: 4×1.5mm Sensitivity -38+/-3db, frequency 50Hz-15kHz
- Bluetooth Version: 5
- Bluetooth Distance: Up to 80 meters
- Support Profiles: SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX Low Latency
- Run Time: Up to 20 hours depending on use
- Standby Time: 200 hours
What’s In The Box
- broski Lety ANC headphones
- 3.5 mm AUX cable
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- Airplane adapter
- Travel bag
- Hardshell case
- Manuals and documentation
This is probably the hardest part of the review for me because I need to be brutally honest. You should know, however, that this is entirely subjective, as is the entire review, and you might totally disagree with me. That’s absolutely fine. I am just giving my constructive feedback, and it pained me to have to score this section so low.
Let me start with the giant broski logo emblazoned in bright white across both earcups. It just looks entirely too tacky, and I wouldn’t be surprised if users slap a sticker of some sort over that logo. Something a little more subtle would have helped the look of these headphones. Perhaps a simple letter b in a dark grey color off-center and to the inside of the edge?
The logo also ties into my observation that these just aren’t very fashionable. There really isn’t anything here that exudes that sense of fashion, they simply look like a generic pair of headphones. There are no accents or contrasting materials, just a straight flat black look. The earpads are made of vegan leather, but they don’t look or feel plush and inviting, they’re just there.
This leads me to the materials used. Everything on these headphones feels cheap to touch and to look at. Everything is plastic, making them super light, but it’s not premium plastic. That’s not to say they aren’t durable. broski has stress-tested these and they seem to pass with flying colors. I did my own bending and twisting and they stood up to the stress I put on them. But that doesn’t negate the fact that the materials simply don’t look or feel premium. On the upside, at least they are decently comfortable to wear.
I can’t remember the last time I was this critical of a product’s design (I didn’t even mention lack of USB-C), but not all is lost. There are more categories ahead and the worst is behind us. Overall, I personally didn’t care for the design, look, feel, or construction of these headphones. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it is the sound that ultimately matters for many, so read on.
Ease of Use
The broski Lety ANC headphones are super simple to use. On the left earcup you have your MicroUSB port for charging, although this really should be USB-C. On the right earcup you’ll find all of your controls, which include:
- ANC on/off button
- Volume down / Previous song button
- MFB button controls power on/off, make/end calls, and play/pause
- Volume up / Next song button
- 3.5mm AUX port
- LED charging, power, Bluetooth indicator
The first thing you need to do is be sure you charge them before you use them. It’s important to juice up your devices before first use. Once you have them juiced up you can press and hold the MFB button for about 3-seconds and the headphones will go into pairing mode. Just look for broski Lety in your devices Bluetooth settings and pair, it’s that easy.
As for controlling playback, ANC, and calls, that’s just a matter of a few button push patterns which are easy to learn. Overall, super simple to use and setup, not unlike any other pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Alright, this is really the portion many will care about. What do the broski Lety sound like and does the ANC work well enough? In a nutshell, they sound fantastic and the ANC works great.
On the broski Lety Indiegogo page they compare their headphones to the likes of Bose, Sony, and Beats. While I haven’t used the Sony’s I can say that the ANC on these is on par with that of Beats, but it still doesn’t measure up to the king of ANC, Bose. And really, I didn’t expect them to meet or exceed the Bose bar and that’s perfectly fine, considering the price. It’s impressive that they can match Beats ANC for a much cheaper price.
The soundstage on these leans to the bass side, and the company says they’ve included a midrange boost to the headphones. This is very noticeable so you do hear and feel the bass frequencies bump and the mids sing. The highs are still there, but these are certainly tuned for those who like a bigger bottom end.
I tend to like my bass and mids boosted a bit, but not super crazy. The broski Lety is tuned a bit more aggressively towards the bottom end than I like personally, but they still sound really good. If you’re into bass and midrange boost, then you’ll really love these.
Overall, the soundstage leans to the bottom end, something not everyone will like, but I have a feeling many will.
With Bluetooth 5 on, the broski Lety ANC reception is excellent. You can get up to 80 meters away from the source before losing connection. Of course, walls and barriers do make a difference, but I was able to get great reception even through walls. Your mileage will vary. Call quality is excellent and callers all sounded perfectly fine as did I on their end.
The broski Lety ANC headphones claim a 20-hour battery life. As I have mentioned before, I no longer do full-on runs on battery life. Now, I just test them as I use them. I went a week and a half using these without having to charge them. That was with about 2.5-hours of use each time so I calculate that to an average of 22-hours. I would say these live up to the battery life claims.
The broski Lety ANC headphones are being crowdfunded right now on Indiegogo and you can get them at an early bird price of US$85. The retail price is eventually going to be US$149 so if you’re considering these, now is the time.
I think at US$85, these are priced accordingly and have a good amount of value. The eventual retail price of US$149 would have me reconsidering. The biggest hangup at the higher price for me is the design and build quality. Yes, these are worth US$85 but anything more than US$100 and I would probably say no.
What can I say to wrap these up? Do I recommend these headphones? Well, if you’re looking for a good pair of ANC headphones on the cheap then yes, at $85 these are something to consider. If you’re someone who needs not only good sound and ANC but nice design and solid build quality, well, these might not fulfill your wishes. Honestly, the design, materials, look, and feel are where these headphones fail me, but that might not matter to you at all.
Finally, you made it this far and you’re ready to win your own pair of broski Lety ANC headphones. Here are the rules for the giveaway:
- This is a USA lower 48-states giveaway only
- You must make ONE comment in the comment section below telling us why you want these headphones
- Share this review to Facebook and tag @Broskisound and @techaeris For an extra entry, post the link below in your comment
- Giveaway will run for two-weeks ending October 1st at midnight
- Winner will be notified once picked, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery
- broski Lety and Techaeris are not responsible for lost or damaged items and any extra shipping fees are the responsibility of the winner
*We received a sample of the broski Lety ANC headphones for the purposes of this review.
broski LetyIntroductory Price US$85
Ease of Use9.5/10
- Very easy to use
- Sound signature leans slightly to the bass side other frequencies are balanced, I enjoyed the stoundstage
- ANC works well, especially at this price point
- Reception and call quality are good
- Battery life is excellent
- Intro price of US$85 is outstanding
- Comfortable to wear
- Design isn't very fashionable
- broski logos emblazoned in white on both earcups is overkill
- The materials do not feel very premium
- No USB-C charging