Infinity Tranz 700, on-ear headphones

Infinity by Harman is a new brand that launched in Malaysia two months ago and we’ve managed to get our hands on one of the new products — the Infinity Tranz 700. At an affordable price of RM159, is this wireless on-ear headphones worth the buy?

Design and build

Infinity Tranz 700 Review: Affordable and uninspired headphones 8Design-wise, the Tranz 700 isn’t exactly an eye-catching pair of headphones; the one we have is in red and has the branding all over the headphones — on its ear cups and also the headband. It’s very light and can be folded for convenience when not in use, but it doesn’t feel flimsy when worn. Despite looking like a basic pair of headphones, it has an expandable headband and comfortable ear cushions that don’t put extra pressure on my ears.

Pairing and controls

Infinity Tranz 700 Review: Affordable and uninspired headphones 9Pairing the headphones with my laptop or phone is easy — I just need to switch them on using the power button and my device will automatically detect them in the Bluetooth settings. The power button also has several other functions. Pressing once will play/pause your music, pressing twice will activate your voice assistants and long-pressing will turn the headphones on/off.

Infinity Tranz 700 Review: Affordable and uninspired headphones 10Apart from setting your music volume, the volume buttons can also be used to switch between the two EQ modes that are offered by the Tranz 700 — toggle between Deep Bass and Normal mode by long-pressing the volume up and volume down buttons.

Audio performance

Infinity Tranz 700 Review: Affordable and uninspired headphones 11Now, let’s talk audio. On Deep Bass mode, the bass is deep and boomy — as advertised — but it overpowers the mids and leads to an unbalanced sound performance. Switching it to Normal mode makes it better — vocals are clear in certain songs, but there are times where the highs sound slightly muffled. The sound separation isn’t too bad, but it could be improved so that the audio has more details. 

Mic quality

Infinity Tranz 700 Review: Affordable and uninspired headphones 12One disappointing feature of this wireless headphones is when it comes to phone calls. Although the mic works well and the other party can hear me well, the audio turns soft once I’m on a call. It’s difficult to hear the other party, so I’d rather depend on my phone instead of these headphones when it comes to calls.

Battery life

Infinity Tranz 700 Review: Affordable and uninspired headphones 13Charging these headphones will take about two hours and a MicroUSB cable, but it’s acceptable since they offer up to 20 hours of music playback and I’ve had no problem using them throughout my working hours.

Verdict

Infinity Tranz 700 Review: Affordable and uninspired headphones 14For its price of RM159, the Tranz 700 is a worthy pair of on-ear headphones, but if you’re willing to spend an extra RM40, you could also get the Elysium Signature HyperBass 2 — a pair of over-ear headphones that have better audio quality and last longer.

The Good
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Powerful bass
  • Good battery life
The Not So Good
  • Muddy mids
  • Plain design
  • Low volume during phone calls
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