If you’re looking for a solid pair of high-fidelity headphones at a reasonable price, the Brooklyn-based headphone and earbud company Status Audio might be worth a look. Status Audio takes a minimalist approach to both product design and business processes. Status Audio strips its products of everything unnecessary in order to better stress the basics of comfort, usability, and exceptional tone. And it has eliminated supply chain middlemen – distributors, agents, and physical retail shops – to sell direct to consumers and keep overhead costs low.
The new Status Audio BT One Wireless Headphones epitomize the value of this approach. For less than $100, these headphones deliver an incredibly warm analog sound with 40mm drivers that are capable of marked “depth, punch, and accuracy.” They can pair quickly with any wireless digital source through Bluetooth 5.0 with Apt-X technology. When fully charged via USB connection, BT Ones can play music for a class-leading 30 hours.