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Avantree Aria Pro AS90P • ANC Headphones suited for travel

Avantree Aria Pro AS90P headphones come in a simple, compact, white, drawer-style box. Inside it we will find another cream box in which the headphones and accessories can be found. We have included in the package a black carrying case with Avantree logo, just like the other models in the Aria series. In addition to the headphones and carrying case, we find an external microphone, 3.5 mm jack cable and microUSB charging cable. All accessories can also be found on the Aria Podio AS90T model.

Unboxing headphones Avantree Aria Podio AS90P: Avantree_Aria_Pro_3.jpeg

From this point of view, we note as differences between the two models, the smaller box in which the headphones arrive and the lack of the charging stand in the package.

Construction and design

We are dealing with a design similar to the one found on the Avantree Aria Podio AS90P. The difference is that we do not have loading pins on the headband. Otherwise, the headphones keep the same premium and minimalist look. We have a black and matte plastic construction that does not keep fingerprints, and the Avantree logo can be seen on the sides.

Avantree Aria Pro AS90P

On the left headset we find a 3.5mm jack, the ANC on / off switch and the microphone on / off button. On the right side we have the on / off button on the headphones, control buttons (volume, pause). Also on the right headset, on the side, we have the NFC tag that ensures a much easier connection with the devices. In terms of dimensions, the headphones measure 190 x 175 x 80 mm and weigh 230 grams.

Comfort and ergonomics

Avantree Aria Pro AS90P

Avantree Aria Pro AS90P headphones offer increased comfort by integrating ear pads made of memory foam. I used them for a long time, both in the city and at home, connected to a PC or phone. The headphones mold well to the shape of the face, providing good passive sound insulation.

Specifications and user experience

As specifications, the Avantree Aria Pro AS90P headphones integrate 40mm speakers with 32 Ohm impedance and can play sounds with frequencies between 20Hz and 20Khz. On the connectivity side we have Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a 650 mAh battery. Of course, we also have here the apTX technology from Qualcomm (aptX-HD, aptX-LL, aptX, FS, SBC), which in addition to ensuring the playback of a clear sound, helps to eliminate any delay during use via Bluetooth. The list of complete specifications can be found below:

  • Bluetooth – V5.0
  • Bluetooth profiles – HSP v1.2, HFP v1.7, AVRCP v1.6, A2DP v1.3.1
  • Audio codec- aptX-HD, aptX-LL, aptX, FS, SBC
  • Operating range – Class 2, up to 10m
  • Simultaneous Bluetooth connection – Up to two devices
  • Speaker diameter – 40mm
  • Output impedance – 32ohms ± 15%
  • Frequencies – 20Hz-20KHz
  • Battery capacity – 650 mAh
  • Autonomy – 24 hours (without ANC); 15 hours (with ANC)
  • Standby – 35 days (without ANC)
  • Charging time – about 120 min
  • Weight – 230 grams
  • Size – 19 cm X 17.5 cm X 8 cm

As an experience, the Avantree Aria Pro AS90P gave me the impression that they are intended for travel. Having no desk stand in the package, it would be an ideal model for those who prefer to use them on-the-go , relying only on the protective bag in the package. However, the lack of the stand also lowers the price of the dissociative, being a variant to be taken into account for those who do not want to use them at the office. I used them both connected via Bluetooth to the phone and to the laptop via the 3.5 mm jack. I liked the fact that this model comes with NFC, the connection was made much faster with the terminal. At the same time, the Bluetooth connection was stable and showed no signs of delay. For phone calls, the headphones performed excellently, both using the built-in microphone and the external one.

On the PC I connected them via the cable found in the package and I used them both for gaming and for conferences through Zoom and Google Meet. Here, however, we noticed a minus, having only one 3.5 mm plug, we can not connect the external microphone. Although I had no complaints about the quality of the microphone, I would have liked to be able to use the external one. At the same time, I said earlier that I felt that they seemed destined for travel, so I chose to test the active cancellation of noise in the city. Here we noticed that the urban noise is almost imperceptible during the activation of the ANC function . However, as with the Aria Podio model, it is good to know that the bass will change.

Otherwise, the experience is very close to that found on the Avantree Aria Podio AS90T. We do not have a dedicated application here as on the Avantree Aria Me AS90TA model, and the sound needs adjustments using the equalizer in your phone or laptop. But I can say that it offers a balanced audio experience, but if you prefer more bass, you would need some manual adjustments.

Autonomy

Avantree Aria Pro AS90P offers a range of up to 15 hours with ANC enabled and up to 24 hours without ANC. These values ​​are due to Bluetooth 5.0 technology, which provides low power consumption. I used them for 3 days, for 4-5 hours a day, both with and without ANC, until the battery was discharged. Charging time from 0-100% is two hours.

Avantree Aria Pro AS90P are wireless, over-ear headphones that integrate the font noise cancellation (ANC) function and come with NFC and Qualcomm's apTX technology.

Conclusion

The Avantree Aria Pro AS90P headphones, although cheaper than the Aria Podio AS90T and Aria Me AS90TA, offer the same quality of construction as the sound. As a notable difference we have only the NFC support available on this model, very useful. However, I didn’t like that we can’t find a USB Type-C plug for charging on this model either. This would have been useful, especially since we do not have a charging stand in the package. If you can get over this impediment and you don’t mind the lack of the stand in the package, get a pair of ergonomic and quality over-ear headphones at a pretty good price.

Avantree Aria Pro AS90P