Audeara Review: Quality Headphones with Amazing Battery Life

I'm cautious about choosing crowdfunded gadgets to cover because they don't always ship, but the Audeara A-01 Headphones ($249) are already an established success story. And since the company shipped me a set, I know they aren't vaporware! These are not cheap, but they are not cheaply made, either. They do ship for free, but you might have to pay customs fees as they ship from Australia.

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The most impressive characteristic of these headphones is the whopping 35 to 65 hours of battery life! Speaking of Australia, these would be great for a long flight between the U.S. and Down Under! The large comfortable earcups and luxurious leather padding will ensure comfort on a long trip, and the battery life would cover you, round trip!  


Audeara is so confident in its product it has a 60-day guarantee, which I doubt you'll need or want to take advantage of, but it's a nice touch. Another nice touch is that the company also has a free mobile app to customize your listening experience based on your hearing.


  • 35 to 65 hours of battery life
  • Large comfortable earcups
  • Luxurious leather padding
  • 60-day guarantee
  • App to customize listening experience
  • Includes carrying pouch and airplane adaptor
  • 3.5mm jack and cable for wired option


  • Expensive, and shipped from Australia
  • Charges via microUSB
  • Only one color (black)

Final Verdict

If you travel a lot, as I do, and take long flights, the A-01 Headphones from Audeara should last longer than you do.

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