Today we are going to talk about a very interesting gadget that has come from the hand of Elephone, the new Chinese great of electronic devices, and it is the Elephone ELE Whisper hearing aids, which stand out not only for their modern design, but also for its ability to eliminate external environmental noise when we have them on, thanks to its built-in noise cancellation system. This system works in sync with tiny microphones on the outside of the headphones.
It should be noted that we are precisely experiencing a year of changes for the traditional hearing aid industry, as big brands like Apple have begun to bet on a new standard in which the traditional 3.5mm port tends to disappear to give way to new formats such as USB-C or wireless devices. However, we are still far from this change being total, and that is why devices like the Elephone ELE Whisper still have a great entrance among the millions of users who still have a gadget device with the 3.5mm Jack.
Moving on to the design section, we can start by saying that the Elephone ELE Whisper are of the in-ear type, that is, have interchangeable rubbers of various sizes that we insert into our ears to isolate ourselves from outside noise. The headphones come in two types of colors, the first is in silver black, which is the one we are evaluating, and second, a model in silver blue, more attractive to women.
The size of the cable is 1.2 meters, and the entire set weighs only 17 grams, which makes wearing them practically imperceptible. Beyond the design of the headphones, what really stands out about the Elephone ELE Whisper is its noise cancellation system, which as its name implies, has the ability to eliminate external sounds up to 35db when it turns on. To achieve this particular effect, the Whispers come with a box-shaped module in the middle of the cable, which has a switch to turn it on, and a non-removable 24mAh battery which can operate it uninterrupted for up to 25 hours. .
Inside this module, there is a processor that is responsible for analyzing the sounds from the outside of the hearing aids using tiny microphones that we can see on the back of them, to then generate opposing sound frequencies that cancel out background noises very effectively and produce that feeling of silence. In order to charge the battery of the noise canceling module, the Elephone ELE Whisper come with an adapter that transforms the end of the headphones from a 3.5mm Jack, to a USB connector to receive the charge either from a computer port or from a power adapter.
Finally, near the right earpiece we have another small module with a microphone to be able to serve as a hands-free and a button to answer calls, or pause the playing music according to the compatibility with the applications you are using on the phone.
In order to experience the noise elimination effect of the Elephone ELE Whisper it is best to go to a noisy place like a park and turn on the module to measure the difference. Once you are listening to music with the Elephone ELE Whisper, you can turn the noise cancellation system on or off at any time, and it must be clarified that no battery required to listen to musicbut only to operate the noise reduction system processor.
As for the sound quality as such, the Elephone ELE Whisper, do not stand out from other models of similar design that I have tried in the past, but we could rate them as average, that is, they give us a good sound experience in the bass and treble, but they cannot compete with high-end devices. If you are not a music lover, or do not consider yourself a sound expert, they are definitely going to be more than adequate for most situations.
Now yes, moving on to the most important; the noise cancellation system, I must admit that my expectations were not very high, but I have been quite surprised with the result that is obtained at the moment of turning it on. In any case, it must be considered that the objective of this device is not to completely isolate you from external noise, but rather to eliminate annoying and repetitive noises from the background.
That said, when you turn on the noise cancellation of the Elephone ELE Whisper you can notice how monotonous sounds disappear instantly, such as a car engine, the sound of a fan or an air conditioner. However, other louder or less constant sounds such as a person talking nearby, or a sound system with loud music will remain and you can continue to listen to them. The ultimate goal of this system is avoid having to turn up the volume a lot to music to isolate you and thus not hurt your ears.
In conclusion, these headphones are an excellent buy for those looking for a low-cost noise-canceling alternative. The Whisper for its price that does not exceed $ 40 dollars in stores like Gearbest, also will provide an excellent performance with clear sounds and powerful bass, perfect for those who are not looking for high definition headphones, which are obviously on a higher budget. .