Tagg PowerBass 700 review: Great for listening to most genres of music except classical
There is bass but only up to 70% volume.
Tagg typically launches speakers and headphones for the budget buyer. The PowerBass 700 are their newest wireless headphones for anyone who likes deep bass. The audio output is a mixed bag — there is bass but only up to 70% volume. If you go higher than 70%, the sound becomes shrill and at 100%, your ears will hurt. We found them great for listening to most genres of music except classical.
It works great for watching videos as well as voice calls too. There is a bass boost mode that can be enabled via a dedicated button — avoid this button completely. As soon as we enabled the bass mode, the audio quality took a massive nosedive. As for voice, we had to raise our voice to be audible — not an ideal situation to be honest.
Tagg has chosen an overear design. The earcups and headband have nice padding for comfort. This design also does a good amount of noise isolation when being used. When used for long hours, the over ear design make syou sweat which can lead to faster wear and tear of the earcup foam and leather. You also have the option to use them in wired mode in case it runs out of battery (the cable is provided). They can be folded flat for storage and portability which is a welcome addition. Being a budget headphone, the PowerBass 700 does not look or feel premium but it also does not feel very cheap.
Battery life is also good — we got close to 12 hours of battery backup with a single charge. These could have been a great set of headphones for the price but its bass mode and weak microphone disappoint.