KitSound District Bluetooth headphones with wireless charging – review

Wireless: it’s everywhere and becoming part of, if not the norm in everyday life, a perfect example being wireless headphones.

Whenever you hear the word wireless, more often than not it adds to your battery management requirements and means an increase in the number of wires required on your desk. However, enter KitSound as again they look to bring wireless charging to your headphones with the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones.


Wireless charging headphones – continuing the trend

These aren’t the first KitSound headphones with wireless charging we’ve looked at recently, but unlike the KitSound District True Wireless Earbuds, these are full over the ear style headphones with plenty of bass.

The KitSound District Bluetooth Headphones come with an internal battery and can be charged with Qi wireless charging, using a supplied charging plate and by placing the outside of the right headphone on it.

This means that you always have a wireless set of headphones ready to just pick up and play. And just to make sure you don’t need to be plugging it in too often, on a single charge you should be good for 20 hours of audio playback.

How good do the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones sound?

If you follow my writing, then you’ll know that I like the KitSound sound, and our only concern about the KitSound District True Wireless earbuds was that the bass was a little more reserved when compared to some other KitSound products. This certainly isn’t the case with these headphones.

The overall sound quality is exceptional. They provide a really rich, warm sound that the 40mm drivers provide, and the bass produced certainly kicks to the point you can feel it. The Districts also have an extra trick up their sleeve – Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) – that’s right, these headphones allow you to block out the outside world so that nothing distracts you from your music.

If you have never tried noise-cancelling headphones, then you’ll be surprised at how effective they can be, and that Noise Cancelling isn’t silent, it’s actually loud as it creates an ‘anti-noise’ to surrounding sounds. It’s odd when you don’t have your music playing but makes a positive difference when it is.

I also have to say that the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones are very comfortable to wear, very comfortable indeed. The soft edging means that it doesn’t rub uncomfortably, even after a long session and as there is a gap between your inner ear and the inside of the headphones ‘hot ear’ shouldn’t be an issue.

The comfort levels really adds to the overall listening experience, and comfort hasn’t been at the expense of style as they look the part, especially when in position on their charging dock.

But I don’t have Bluetooth

Believe it or not, there are still some devices produced that don’t support Bluetooth, e.g. the rather excellent Oculus Go, but don’t worry if you have one of these devices as the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones also support 3.5mm aux jacks, and as far as I can tell the sound quality is the same for both wired and wireless listening, so you should be covered.

As a footnote, I will add that you can also handle incoming calls directly with the headphones. I personally question the usefulness of this feature, but I know some of our readers like this option.

In Summary

The KitSound District Bluetooth headphones sound great (really great), they are comfortable to wear, and include Qi Wireless charging.

As an overall package costing £99, this has to represent great value for money, and the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones are my personal choice for headphones of the year.

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Wireless: it's everywhere and becoming part of, if not the norm in everyday life, a perfect example being wireless headphones. Whenever you hear the word wireless, more often than not it adds to your battery management requirements and means an increase in the number of wires required on your desk. However, enter KitSound as again they look to bring wireless charging to your headphones with the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones. Wireless charging headphones - continuing the trend These aren't the first KitSound headphones with wireless charging we've looked at recently, but unlike the KitSound District True Wireless Earbuds, these are full over the ear style headphones with plenty of bass. The KitSound District Bluetooth Headphones come with an internal battery and can be charged with Qi wireless charging, using a supplied charging plate and by placing the outside of the right headphone on it. This means that you always have a wireless set of headphones ready to just pick up and play. And just to make sure you don't need to be plugging it in too often, on a single charge you should be good for 20 hours of audio playback. How good do the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones sound? If you follow my writing, then you'll know that I like the KitSound sound, and our only concern about the KitSound District True Wireless earbuds was that the bass was a little more reserved when compared to some other KitSound products. This certainly isn't the case with these headphones. The overall sound quality is exceptional. They provide a really rich, warm sound that the 40mm drivers provide, and the bass produced certainly kicks to the point you can feel it. The Districts also have an extra trick up their sleeve - Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) - that's right, these headphones allow you to block out the outside world so that nothing distracts you from your music. If you have never tried noise-cancelling headphones, then you'll be surprised at how effective they can be, and that Noise Cancelling isn't silent, it's actually loud as it creates an 'anti-noise' to surrounding sounds. It's odd when you don't have your music playing but makes a positive difference when it is. I also have to say that the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones are very comfortable to wear, very comfortable indeed. The soft edging means that it doesn't rub uncomfortably, even after a long session and as there is a gap between your inner ear and the inside of the headphones 'hot ear' shouldn't be an issue. The comfort levels really adds to the overall listening experience, and comfort hasn't been at the expense of style as they look the part, especially when in position on their charging dock. But I don't have Bluetooth Believe it or not, there are still some devices produced that don't support Bluetooth, e.g. the rather excellent Oculus Go, but don't worry if you have one of these devices as the KitSound District Bluetooth headphones also support 3.5mm aux jacks, and as far as I can tell…

KitSound District Bluetooth Headphones

Sound Quality - 95%
Comfort - 90%
Value - 95%

93%

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