COWIN E7 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

Last updated date: January 22, 2020

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9.2

COWIN E7 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

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We looked at the top Wireless Over-Ear Headphones and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Over-Ear Headphone you should buy.

Editor's Note April 8, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wireless Over-Ear Headphones for a detailed review of all the top wireless over-ear headphones.

Overall Take

You'll get deep bass response and rich treble with COWIN Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones. Active noise cancellation will keep pesky surrounding noises from interfering with your listening experience. Even in noise-cancelling mode, you can get battery life of up to 30 hours.


In our analysis of 195 expert reviews, the COWIN COWIN Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones placed 1st when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

COWIN E7 Frequent flyer's delight Frequent flyer's delight Comfort Supersoft: Protein ear pads Headphones are lightweight with pillowy-like softness on the headband and ear cushions, while the earcups rotate for a fine-tuned fit. Gentle Reminder: in hot summer, please take off the headphone every 1-2 hrs to get your ears relax, in order to get better hearing enjoyment, and keep the head comfortable. The Active Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones from Cowin 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. Significant noise reduction for travel, busy office and anywhere in between 40mm big speaker drivers for deep, powerful sound for the music you love Lightweight, comfortable around-ear fit you can wear all day long Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC 30 Hours Playtime Lose noise and lose wires. High-quality Lose noise Lose wires High-quality Put years of research into wireless active noise cancelling headphones so you could get more out of them. They makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better. Experience world-class performance and superior comfort without any wires in your way. Lose noise Our Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) mainly focus on cancelling out lower frequency sounds like engines, aviation environment, trains, traffic noise etc, so our valuable customers can focus on their music, movies, or books without being disturbed by outside noises. ANC does not cancel out noises like snoring, talking, music or high frequency sounds etc. Lose wires Hassle-free wireless is simpler than ever: Bluetooth and NFC connections are quick and easy. Get rid of the wire bonds, but without compromising sound quality. Only you and music, pure and free. Awesome sound and long playtime. Control on your headphones Amazing Sound Long Playtime Control on your headphones Answer the call, volume, ANC on/off, tuning control located on the headphones. Amazing sound Precise guitars, clear vocals, clean bass and crisp percussion. Discover sound quality that brings out the best in your music—including subtle details you may never have noticed. Long playtime 30+hour playtime per full charge at Bluetooth mode or ANC mode. A built-in 750mAh battery won't allow your headphones power off, you can enjoy your world without noise for 30+hours' long time. COWIN E7 COWIN E7 PRO COWIN E8 COWIN SE7 earbuds COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones COWIN E7 PRO Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones COWIN E8 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones COWIN SE7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones COWIN KY02 Wireless Earbuds with Microphone Active Noise Cancellation ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Noise Reduction Depth 28db 30db 32db 32db Bluetooth V 4.0&NFC V 4.0 V 4.0 V 5.0 V 5.0 Sound 40mm large-aperture drivers(S/N: ≥85dB) 45mm large-aperture drivers(S/N: ≥85dB) 45mm large-aperture drivers(S/N: ≥100dB) 40mm drivers with Aptx (S/N: ≥90dB) 6mm large-aperture drivers (S/N: ≥95dB) Playtime 30 Hours 30 Hours 20 Hours 50 Hours 36 Hours Function spec Bluetooth, Microphone, AUX, Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth, Microphone, AUX, Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth, Microphone, AUX, Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth5.0, APTX, Microphone, AUX, Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 5.0, Microphone, Touch Control Additional Features Comfortable Over-ear, Hi-Fi stereo, Deep Bass, Lightweight Comfortable Over-ear, Hi-Fi stereo, Deep Bass, Lightweight Comfortable Over-ear, Hi-Fi stereo, Deep Bass Foldable Design, Comfortable Over-ear, Hi-Fi stereo, Deep Bass, Lightweight True Wireless, Comfortable In-ear, Hi-Fi Stereo, Deep Bass, Lightweight, IPX5 Release Date 12/26/2015 1/01/2018 6/01/2018 1/01/2019 3/01/2045

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.2
25 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.6
14,402 user reviews

What experts liked

Sound clarity is surprisingly awesome on these though, considering that these are bluetooth headphones and not ones hooked up with audio cables.
- Reviewing This
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
August 14, 2019 | Full review
The sound quality is crisp and enjoyable, and trust me when I say the noise canceling version is worth the extra money. Absolutely would recommend these.”
- Travel and Leisure
June 5, 2019 | Full review
In wireless mode, this headphone delivers 30 hours of playtime per charge. It is one of the best cheap noise cancelling headphones on the list.
- Products Browser
August 22, 2019 | Full review
These budget noise-canceling headphones employ some relatively good technology, and though many of the models are equipped with older Bluetooth versions, they are still perfectly functional and provide a well-made, durable choice which is relatively cheap for headphones.
- Music Critic
August 5, 2019 | Full review
Advanced active noise reduction.
- Homeplix
August 21, 2019 | Full review
The E7 comes with a hefty battery which can provide you with 30 hours of noise-cancelled listening pleasure between charges.
- Music Oomph
The cups have a 90-degree swiveling effect and is made from very soft fabric that is comfortable to the ears.
- Techno Bezz
June 3, 2019 | Full review
They have all the features you are looking for with a pair of headphones for work: primarily noise-canceling and a huge battery life for the wireless.
- New York Mag
August 22, 2018 | Full review
The E7 gets a whopping 30 hours of battery life on a single charge, which is better than some of the more expensive ANC headphones. This will easily last you at least a week with standard usage and will easily be enough for any flights you take.
- Android Central
September 16, 2019 | Full review
From the moment I wore the headset, it felt quite convenient. The grip is a bit tight, but the headset has several adjustable parts that allow to set it to the right size and position.
- Original Video Reviews
April 5, 2019 | Full review
They promise a lightweight design and even come with their own carrying case, so if you're looking for cheap noise cancelling headphones you can take on your next business trip or family vacation, they could fit the bill.
- Hot Rate
June 4, 2019 | Full review
The lightweight headset stays charged for up to thirty hours of playtime and comes in five stylish colors. Many satisfied customers said they are “great headphones at a great price.”
- Real Simple
February 6, 2019 | Full review
Using proprietary 40mm aperture drivers, the E7 delivers a deep bass response for full-bodied music, movies or conversations. Make hands-free calls via NFC pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.
- Best Hearing Health
March 15, 2019 | Full review
Best for heavy-duty use, these sizable Cowin headphones boast up to 30 hours of playtime with advanced active noise cancellation, wireless capability, and a built-in microphone.
- Jetsetter
February 28, 2019 | Full review
Get them in multiple colors, all boasting a chic chrome accent.
- Bustle
December 9, 2018 | Full review
The sound is true to life, and when you add the advanced noise cancellation to the over the ear design, you will notice how amazing the sound really is.
- Trusted Beasts
The COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones are a true powerhouse when it comes to sound quality. For those who like the over ear style, these can’t be beat. You have comfortable ear pads for all day wear. Plus, the battery offers 30 hours of play time–longer than a full day. You’ll appreciate the noise-cancelling technology when you travel. And, they offer deep bass.
- Family Living Today
January 9, 2019 | Full review
You’ll love the high mids, rich treble, and the deep, booming bass. They take on an over ear design as well, and of course, feature padded cups made out of acoustic foam. They’re comfortable, and they last a long time on battery: you can get a whole 30 hours of straight music playback out of these — or even talking on the phone, if you so choose.
- The Droid Guy
August 14, 2018 | Full review
Pillow soft ear pads and cutting-edge tech provides crystal clear auditory enjoyment.
- BestReviews
November 1, 2019 | Full review
The active noise cancellation, combined with the over-ear form factor and stellar overall build quality, make this a great entry-level ANC headset. If you want a great balance between the three pillars of price, performance, and comfort, then this is easily one of the best options on this list.
- Headphones Lab
Affordable and with acceptable design, comfort and good noise cancelling possibility
- The Performance Club
June 24, 2019 | Full review
The sound is pretty good for all kinds of music and doesn’t seem tinny at all. I am not a professional musician by any means (except for solos in the car) but I feel that these headphones would be fine for the average person’s music quality requirements.
- One Chance Travel
February 18, 2019 | Full review
The Battery life is also great which gives you enough time to play with your favorite audio.
- SPRIEE
September 5, 2019 | Full review
Given that the audio signal consistently moves via the active electronics circuitry, both wired and Bluetooth connection deliver similar levels of sound in noise canceling modes as well as in non-noise canceling modes.
- Xtenik Audio
January 12, 2018 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The noise-canceling in the Cowin E7 is not the best I’ve ever used.
- Reviewing This
Short bluetooth range.
- Homeplix
August 21, 2019 | Full review
Somewhat cheap and plasticky appearance
- Music Oomph
Sound quality is average. It has a boosted bass which is often overpowering and gives a bit too much thump and rumble.
- Android Central
September 16, 2019 | Full review
The headphones are made from plastic that looks & feels cheap in my opinion
- Original Video Reviews
April 5, 2019 | Full review
They aren't the most comfortable headphones on our list, and that could be a contributing factor to their low price
- Hot Rate
June 4, 2019 | Full review
These headphones are a little heavy, so using them while you’re exercising or moving a lot may become annoying.
- Trusted Beasts
The swivel axis is relatively fragile, which can present problems if you travel often.
- BestReviews
November 1, 2019 | Full review
The only real downside to these headphones is their price, especially if you’re used to buying headphones for $30 or less.
- Headphones Lab
Both headband and earpads are made from cheap synthetic leather, while the cushions are not from memory foam. Moreover, they have 281 grams, which can be a bit uncomfortable to wear for a lengthy period of time.
- The Performance Club
June 24, 2019 | Full review
Once I returned home from my Thailand trip, I decided to use my Cowins for a work conference call (via Bluetooth) where I had to speak for about 15 minutes. This turned out to be a bad idea because according to my colleagues, I sounded like I was a million miles away. Turns out that the microphone isn’t great quality, and this is the biggest downside that I found to these headphones.
- One Chance Travel
February 18, 2019 | Full review
It is quite awkward to increase and decrease the volume with the bottom part and top part respectively of the corners of the forward leg of the triangle. Momentary pushes do not increase or decrease the volume.
- Xtenik Audio
January 12, 2018 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Molly Thornberg   
Technology and parenting blogger

Molly Thornberg is a professional writer, creative and mom to four kids, living her best life outside of Dallas, Texas. With a love for all things tech, she is passionate about helping parents raise kids in the digital age. She writes about technology, parenting and humor on her blog Digital Mom Blog.

An Overview On Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

In recent years, over-ear headphones have made a resurgence as some consumers have traded in their earbuds for better sound. Some over-ear headphones also feature noise-cancellation functionality, which comes in handy while you’re traveling. But as Digital Mom Blog’s Molly Thornberg points out, today’s consumers want the same wireless functionality that they can get with wireless earbuds.

“Wireless over-ear headphones are traditional headphones that go over the ears, but don’t have a wire,” says Thornberg, who regularly writes about technology on her blog. “This popular style of headphones connects to a device via Bluetooth, giving you the freedom to listen without having to worry about a wire.”

But there are a few things to consider when you’re picking out a pair of wireless over-ear headphones. You’ll need to make sure you choose a pair that provides reliable Bluetooth connectivity, not to mention one-touch linkup. Trying to connect devices via Bluetooth can easily get frustrating.

If you’re buying over-ear headphones for noise-isolating functionality, you’ll first want to check to see whether the pair you’re considering includes active noise-canceling. Headphones with that feature automatically create a sound wave that blocks out the level of noise detected around you. Some headphones simply create a seal around your ear and have you play music to block out noise, but active noise cancellation can be especially beneficial if you work in noisy environments or you travel via airplane.

It’s also important to consider sizing when you’re choosing a pair of over-ear headphones. Unlike earbuds that slip into almost any size ear the same, over-ear headphones need to work with the circumference of your head. Many come with adjustable headbands to help create that perfect fit. An ill-fitting pair of over-ear headphones can make it tough to get that seal you need to shield your eardrums from all that crowd noise around you. If you’re buying headphones for younger adults or you have a larger head size, you may want to measure your own head and compare it to the headband size before buying.

The Wireless Over-Ear Headphone Buying Guide

  • When it comes to noise cancellation, no two pairs of headphones are equal. It’s important to first distinguish between active and passive noise cancellation, with active noise cancellation generating sound waves to keep outside noise from getting to your eardrums. Passive noise cancellation simply uses the build of the earcups themselves to keep noise out. Some may prefer the passive approach in situations where they still might need to hear, such as on an airplane when a pilot could come over the intercom with important announcements..
  • If you’re using your headphones while exercising or working around the house, make sure you choose a pair with controls that you can easily reach. Relying on your smartphone to pause or adjust the volume can be problematic when you’re wireless since your device may be on the other side of the room. But it’s also important to make sure the controls aren’t in a location where you might accidentally press them, especially if you plan to wear them while lying down.
  • As with other wireless products, wireless headphones require a battery for the Bluetooth connection. Some over-ear headphones have batteries that last as long as 30 hours, which will come in handy if you’ll be away from the charger for a while.
  • The best thing about wireless headphones is that they give you the freedom to roam around without your phone on you. That means if you’re cleaning or exercising, you can simply set your phone down nearby and enjoy a hands-free listening experience. But it’s important to check just how close to your device you’ll have to stay while listening. “Find out how far the headphones can play from the connected device,” Thornberg advises. “Wireless range can vary from 10-100 meters.”
  • As with earbuds, wireless over-ear headphones can be used for phone calls. To have that capability, though, you’ll need to make sure your headphones have a built-in microphone.
  • One of the best things about modern over-ear headphones is how comfortable they can be. Many feature earpads made using faux leather, also known as protein leather, and the cups are padded for extra comfort. You may not plan to wear your headphones for hours at a time, but someday when you’re on a long flight or trying to buckle down and study for a big test, you’ll appreciate a pair that doesn’t hurt your ears after a while.
  • No matter what other features your headphones offer, it won’t matter if the sound quality is poor. Research the speakers that are built into your chosen pair. Whether you listen to music, podcasts, movies or audiobooks using your headphones, true-to-life sound is essential, as is a deep bass response.
  • If you’re spending money on something, you’ll want a pair that lasts. The headbands on many headphones are made of plastic, but they’ll also probably have sliders to allow you to adjust the fit. Check the construction of all of this, as well as the stitching on the earcups, to make sure you’re buying a pair that will give you years of reliable use.