COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Last updated date: July 21, 2020

DWYM Score
9.7

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

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Overall Take

With these headphones, you'll get long battery life and crystal-clear audio. They also comes with a 3.5 mm audio cable for use if your battery runs out. It comes with active noise cancellation, but you'll find sound isolation is great even when you have cancellation turned off. In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the COWIN COWIN Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wireless Headphones for a detailed review of all the top wireless headphones.

Expert Summarized Score
8.9
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
42,320 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Highly rated for their sound quality, solid build, and battery life (up to 30 hours of playtime per charge). They're super comfy thanks to their faux leather earpads, which swivel a full 90 degrees for a comfortable fit and come with a built-in noise cancellation function makes them great for work or studying.
- PC Magazine
Pillow soft ear pads and cutting-edge tech provides crystal clear auditory entertainment.
- BestReviews
These headphones block enough ambient noise for commuting and do not leak much for quieter settings like being at the office. They're not the most comfortable for all listeners, but they have a stable enough fit that they won't immediately fall off your ears if you run with them. Good battery life.
- RTINGS.com
They’re stylish. Build quality felt sturdy enough.The battery life seems pretty decent if we look at what the company promises, its 30 hours of playtime on a single charge. I usually charge them in the morning after I’ve used them all night and I haven’t had the issue of them dying on me really unless I forget to charge. And that’s on me. The longest I’ve used them without charging is about 24 hours, it was a long day and I didn’t take them off. They’re also quite comfortable.
- Reviewing This
They're our favorite sub-$100 model for noise-cancelation. Boasting an impressive 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon with more than 12,000 reviews, the Cowin E7s are highly rated for their sound quality, material quality, and battery life (up to 30 hours of playtime on a single charge). They're super comfy thanks to their protein (faux) leather earpads, which swivel a full 90 degrees for a comfortable fit and come with a built-in noise cancellation function makes them great for work or studying.
- Mashable
You’re getting 30 hours of wireless play time, a built-in mic, optional 3.5 mm audio cable (in case it dies on you or you don’t want to worry about it), as well as 90 degree swiveling ear cups to help with keeping them safe on your desk or if you intend to travel with them.
- The Wire Realm
Thirty hours in a volume of 70%. Powered by a 4400mAh lithium battery with up to 25 hours in the volume of 70%, ideal for camping, excursion, picnic, pool party etc. It is also equipped with a comfortable speaker with noise cancellation, allowing you to pick up calls without converting your word to the speaker.
- Audio Fanclub
Overall, they feel substantially tough and durable. The depth offered by the ear cups and ear pads makes them very comfortable with the ears not touching the structure of the ear cups. The sound isolation provided by the COWIN E7 is very noticeable even while not turning their Active Noise Cancelling. Your surroundings will get strongly subdued no matter what volume you set on your device.
- The Phonograph
The E7 uses Bluetooth 4.0 and has NFC pairing. I found the BT range about average and pairing quite snappy and functional. I have to admit styling, build quality, comfort, and functionality are a bit better than I expected for a $69 headphone.
- Inner Fidelity
What experts didn't like
The swivel axis is relatively fragile, which can present problems if you travel often.
- BestReviews
They have a sub-par sound that will not be ideal for critical listening and may even sound too dark for more casual listeners. Slightly bulky. Medicore microphone.
- RTINGS.com
I would just call it noise dampening instead of canceling.
- Reviewing This
The sound leak out of the COWIN E7 is stronger than average if you set your volume over a moderate level. Dark highs; might not be everybody's style. Boosted bass can be overwhelming to some.
- The Phonograph
The styling is decidedly cheap and flashy in full-dress chromed plastic and fingerprint-magnet gloss black. Weighing in at 281 grams they're a little heavy, and I do find the headband putting a little too much pressure at the top of my head. Caliper pressure is a bit tight for my slightly larger than average male head.
- Inner Fidelity

From The Manufacturer

30 Hours Playtime and Amazing Sound. The COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones have powerful Active Noise Cancelling Function. Significant noise reduction for travel, work and anywhere in between. Advanced active noise reduction technology quells airplane cabin noise, city traffic or a busy office, makes you focus on what you want to hear,enjoy your music, movies and videos.

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An Overview On Wireless Headphones

There are times in life where a great pair of headphones can make everything a little easier. Whether it’s your morning commute, your daily walk, managing spreadsheets for your job or doing laundry and dishes, headphones can keep you entertained.

When shopping for a great pair of headphones, it can be easy to prioritize sound quality. But your first consideration should be how you’ll be wearing them. This starts with the degree to which you’ll need to filter outside noise. If you plan to use your headphones to listen to audiobooks during a loud train commute, for instance, noise cancellation will be an important feature. If you’re just wearing them around the house, this won’t be as important.

Some people wear headphones for working out and running. This type of activity requires a pair of headphones designed to stay in place while you’re wearing them. Ideally, you’ll have an adjustable headband that snaps into place and stays there. Also, consider how bulky you’ll want them to be if you’re lifting weights or going for a run.

Comfort is an important factor with headphones. The earcups are the most essential part of this since they’ll fit over your ears. If you’ll be wearing your headphones for multiple consecutive hours, consider how they’ll feel over time. Lightweight headphones can be less taxing, although you may not find the sound is as impressive. It can help to have earcups that include padding, covered in material designed to protect your skin rather than irritate it.

For wireless headphones, specifically, battery life is essential. Chances are you’re buying them so you aren’t tethered to a device, so you’re relying on a battery that will get you through many hours of listening. However, many wireless headphones also come with a 3.5 mm audio cable that can serve as a backup if you run out of juice before you’re ready.

Since you’ll be wearing your headphones in public, chances are you’ll find their appearance important. Some headphones come in a variety of color options to let you pick the one that works best for you. You’ll also find some are more basic in design, while others have a glossy finish or blend multiple colors for extra appeal.

Of course, there’s no getting around the importance of high-quality audio. If you’re primarily listening to podcasts or audiobooks, this might not be as big a deal. However, for those who listen to music, engage in gaming or watch TV shows or movies through headphones, audio quality will be an important factor.

DWYM Fun Fact

Headphones had an interesting start. In the 1880s, telephone operators were early adopters of the technology, using a version that fit over only one ear. It connected to a device that had a mouthpiece so the operators could communicate with the person at the other end. The entire unit weighed between 6 and 11 pounds and the operator was required to balance it on her shoulder throughout the workday. By 1895, consumers were using headphones that closely resembled a stethoscope in order to listen to music. But more modern headphones came along in 1910, when Nathaniel Baldwin invented a pair in his kitchen designed to be used by the military.

The Wireless Headphone Buying Guide

  • Noise cancellation goes beyond earcups that seal around your ears to keep noise out. You get built-in microphones that detect outside and emit noise that neutralizes it. This does help drain your battery faster, so keep that in mind.
  • Often while wearing wireless headphones, you’ll need to adjust what you’re hearing. Make sure these controls will be easy to access on your headphones. They should be positioned in an easy-to-access area, and the buttons themselves aren’t so small that you won’t be able to easily punch them. This is especially true for those wearing headphones while you’re running.
  • Durability can be a problem with headphones. Check out the build of the headband itself, since that is often where breaks happen.
  • Over-ear headphones can be quite bulky. If you plan to take them with you to work or the gym, look for a pair that folds up to slide into your bag. Some even come with a storage pouch to help keep your headphones safe while you travel.
  • You’ll see plenty of headphones that promote 30 or 40 hours of battery life. Keep in mind that this isn’t true for every type of activity. If you talk on the phone or have noise cancellation running, you might see a much shorter lifespan.
  • Some headphones come with an audio cable that you can use for continued listening if your batteries do die.
  • You’ll have to regularly charge your batteries. Pay attention to the cable provided, as well as how you’ll need to charge your headphones.
  • If you’ll be using your headphones in a relatively quiet area, such as an office or library, sound leakage is a concern. Even well-padded earcups can be prone to leaks. Look for one that will contain your audio.
  • Many wireless headphones also allow you to accept and make phone calls. Since you’ll need your voice to communicate loud and clear, look for one with a noise-canceling microphone.
  • Some headphones seem comfortable and well built until you wear them for a while and find you’re dealing with sweat buildup. Lightweight headphones are better at preventing this.
  • As you’re researching various models, consider how they’ll need to be charged. Make sure they come with the cables necessary for charging, as well.
  • Wireless headphones connect to your devices via Bluetooth. That means you’ll need to make sure you buy a pair that will work with the devices you’ll be using. Often this is a smartphone. In most cases, you shouldn’t have issues. But it’s also important to note that Bluetooth connectivity can be tricky with some headphones, while others connect seamlessly.
  • The quality of the Bluetooth technology built into your headphones also determines how smooth your listening experience will be. Bluetooth 5.0 is the preferred standard.
  • The build of the earcups is only part of what contributes to making your headphones comfortable. Some are angled for a better fit. The adjustability of the headband also plays a direct role in whether or not you can customize the fit for your own head size.