Swissten Hurricane Bluetooth Headset Review: Enjoy comfort and noise cancellation
A few months ago, we saw the introduction of AirPods Pro – revolutionary in-ear headphones, which were the first in-ear headphones to come with active suppression of ambient noise. This technology works thanks to special microphones that listen to the noise from the surroundings and then play the sound of the opposite frequency in your ears. Thanks to this, the surrounding sound is "disturbed" and you simply do not hear the noise from the surroundings when listening to music. Noise suppression has been with us for a really long time, though not actively. In today's review, we'll take a look at the Swissten Hurricane headphones, which offer classic noise cancellation and not the active one – so you need to keep this in mind when buying so you don't be confused. The classic noise cancellation only uses the closure of the headphone shells, together with the best possible "sticking" of the shells to your head. So let's get straight to the point.
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The Swissten Hurricane headphones are wireless headphones that have Bluetooth version 4.2, thanks to which they have a range of up to 10 meters from the sound source. As for the size of the battery, this information is unfortunately not given by the manufacturer, but on the other hand it promises a maximum endurance of up to 14 hours – you will find out whether this really applies in one of the next paragraphs. The charging time "from zero to one hundred" is about 2 hours. In terms of exact specifications, the Swissten Hurricane headphones have a frequency range of 18 Hz – 22 kHz, a sensitivity of 108 +/- 3 dB, the size of the speakers themselves on each side is 40 mm and the impedance reaches 32 Ohms. If you are interested in supported Bluetooth profiles, these are A2DP and AVRCP. The Swissten Hurricane headphones also offer an SD card slot and play all used music formats, specifically MP3 / WMA / WAV. You will also be pleased with the IPX3 certified water resistance, which means that Swissten Hurricane is water-resistant, according to the official definition. So it definitely does not mean that you can listen to music with them in the bath or in the sea.
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If you decide to buy Swissten Hurricane headphones, you will get a fairly large box in the classic white and red color from Swissten. On the front of the box you will find the headphones themselves with information about the classic noise cancellation, on the side there are certain specifications and features that you should know about. On the back you will then find the headphones shown with descriptions of the individual parts of the headphones. After opening the box, just pull out the plastic case, in which, in addition to the folded headphones, you will also find Czech and English instructions for use, a USB-C charging cable, together with a 3.5mm – 3.5mm cable for connecting two headphones to listen to the same music. It should be noted that the SD card is of course not part of the package and you have to buy and use your own.
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As soon as you pick up the headphones for the first time, it will seem to you that they are not of full quality due to their plastic design. When first put on the head, it even crunched slightly in the headphones, but this really only happened once and most likely the plastic just needed to sit down. Of course, you can enlarge or reduce the headphones, the internal reinforcement of the headphones is then made of aluminum. As soon as you get used to the headphones for a few minutes, you will find that the processing in the final is not bad at all. The headphones are quite light shells are made of a very comfortable material. When traveling, you can even fold the headphones, which reduces their size and also the risk of possible damage / breakage. All headphone controls are located on the right side. Specifically, you will find a button to turn on / off the headphones, then a "slider" to increase / decrease the volume, a special EQ button, which you can use to control calls or switch to FM radio mode or SD card playback. From the buttons, it's more or less everything in terms of connectors, so on the right side of the headphones you will find a USB-C charging connector, a 3.5 mm jack for sharing music and a slot for an SD card. There is also a blue LED that shows the status of the headphones.
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As I tasted above, the first time you look at the headphones, they may seem quite poor. However, the opposite is true, because after you get used to the headphones, you will find that the plastic processing suits you – Swissten Hurricane are not heavy at all and you will not recognize them on your head at all. Personally, I'm really very sensitive to new headphones and it takes me a few long days to get used to new ones. I'd rather really use one and the same headphones that I would never let go of my hand than have to get used to it again. In the case of the Swissten Hurricane, however, it became impossible – the headphones fit me perfectly, and even after the first six hours of use, I didn't even need to take the headphones off because my ears would hurt.
The shells of the headphones are really very pleasant and soft, in any case the ears sweat slightly under them, which you probably won't avoid with any headphones. As for the mentioned 14-hour endurance, the manufacturer probably stated it at the lowest volume when listening. I personally got a maximum endurance of about 9 hours when listening at higher volumes. The charging time is then really less than 2 hours. The only thing that bothers me easily is the location of the controls – all the buttons are really quite close to each other, so you may occasionally perform the action you just didn't want to perform. In addition, it could be a bit more pleasant (coarser) upper part, which rests on the head – but this is a complete detail and practically does not detract from the beauty.
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Sound and noise cancellation
Of course, sound is very important for headphones. Of course, no one will buy a Swissten Hurricane to listen to music in its original quality – of course, this is not even possible via Bluetooth. So I decided to test the headphones in the way that ordinary users will use them, ie by listening to music from Spotify via iPhone. As I mentioned above, I tested the headphones for several long hours because I really didn't mind having them on my head. I'll start with the negative at the beginning – if you have your headphones active and pause the music, you can unfortunately hear a kind of crackling and a slight hum, which becomes quite annoying when not listening. But once you start the music, the cracking will of course stop.
As for the sound as such, it won't inspire or offend you. In a way, I would call it "non-greasy, unsalted", so the bass is not completely strong and the treble is not. Swissten Hurricane stays in the middle zone all the time, in which they play well. At extra high volume, you may hear some distortion in the sound, but this only really happens when the volume is uncomfortably high. What I have to praise, however, is noise suppression, even if it is not active. As I mentioned above, the headphones really fit my head perfectly, which allowed the shells to fit perfectly. This is mainly due to the fact that in my case the noise suppression is really great. However, this is of course an individual matter and of course the headphones do not have to fit anyone. Personally, I don't have ears big or small, but I still have some extra space in the shells, so the headphones should fit even users with larger ears.
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If you are looking for cheap headphones that can mediate the suppression of ambient noise, then the Swissten Hurricane headphones are a great choice. In the editorial office, we had a gray version of the headphones to try, and in addition to it, black is also available. The price tag of the headphones is set at CZK 1,099, which is literally a mouthpiece for well-designed and comfortable headphones with noise cancellation. But you have to answer the question of whether more ordinary headphones will suffice and whether you do not want to invest more money in better quality headphones, for example with active noise cancellation. For myself, I can recommend Swissten Hurricane to all occasional and "ordinary" listeners who do not need ultra-high quality and who also want to at least try to suppress ambient noise.
You can buy Swissten Hurricane headphones for CZK 1,099 using this link