SoundPEATS Q36 magnetic wireless Bluetooth headphones

I like music, don’t you? And because I like music, that means I also like headphones. And that means you probably like headphones, too. Well, the next product on the old review desk, the SoundPEATS Q36 magnetic wireless Bluetooth headphones ($26.99) are an inexpensive option you may want check out, should you be in the market for such an item.

As always, I’ll let you know I’m not an overly-technical reviewer when it comes to headphones. Especially at this pricing point. I’m just an everyday guy who likes heavy metal music (among other genres). But you don’t have to be an audiophile to be able to enjoy a decent pair of headphones.

And that’s exactly wheat the Q36s are.

A fun little fact before we dive in with this review. If you’ve been around since the beginning, you may remember I reviewed the SoundPEATS Q30 headphones (a similar, yet slightly different model) shortly after our site launched. That post has gone on to be one of the most read reviews of all-time here on the site.

Ya see, I already knew you guys and gals like headphones – I just like to play dumb from time to time.

SoundPEATS Q36 magnetic wireless Bluetooth headphones specifications

  • APTX and CSR8645 chipset
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 120mAh battery (60mAh in each earbud)
  • 8-hour battery life
  • 1-2 hour recharge time
  • Inline volume and mic control
  • Magnetic design on the rear of each earbud to keep them clamped together

Design

DSC03726Each earbud is connected to a cannister-shaped casing that houses a battery and a magnet. The casing is a bit on the bulky side, but it’s not overwhelming large. The rubber tips that came on the headphones are a bit big for my ears. Luckily there are several different sized tips included in the box, and the medium size fits just perfect.

The earbuds connect to one another with a thin, flat cable. As such, they are not truly wireless headphones. But, the cable is just the right length to droop around the back of my head without getting in the way of anything.

Unlike the Q30s, the Q36s are not waterproof, or even sweat resistant. If they are, it’s not noted anywhere in the specs I have. This may be something to keep in mind if you’re planning on using these while working out or doing physical activities.

Setup

Connecting the SoundPEATS Q36 headphones to a Bluetooth device is a straightforward process. You simply hold the power button in on the inline volume and mic control with the headphones turned off. They’ll power on, but continue holding the power button for an extra five or so seconds, and then they’ll enter pairing mode. From there, you find them on the device you’re pairing with, select the q36’s and you’re on your way to jamming to your favorite tunes.

Sound quality

Let’s face it – we’re talking about a sub-$30 pair of headphones here. You’re probably not expecting me to say they sound all that great. And they’re not amazing, by any means, but they sound just fine for their price.

There isn’t much bass, and listening at full volume is loud, uncomfortable, and slightly distorted, but at just over 3/4ths volume, they sound pretty darn good. They’re more than enough for my photo walks, which is when I use my headphones most often.

Compared to the Q30s, the SoundPEATS Q36 headphones are slightly less good in the sound quality department, but they’re also slightly less expensive. So, there’s that.

Wrap-up and final rating

At $26.99, it’s a task to find anything to complain about with the SoundPEATS Q36 wireless headphones. They offer a good 8 hours of battery life and recharge in a little over an hour. They’re small and lightweight, and they’re super easy to take with you on the go. If anything, the sound quality isn’t the best, but it certainly isn’t the worst, either.

You can pick up a pair of the Q36s on Amazon – and you probably won’t be disappointed if you do.