One look at the Onebridge J707 hearing aids can bring you a deja-vu. Haven’t we seen this hearing amplifier before? In brief, yes we have. The Banglijian BLJ-707 doesn’t just look like this Onebridge model, it even carries a very similar model name and is priced exactly the same. However, where Banglijian has been selling hearing amplifiers since well before I started covering the market, Onebridge is the new kid in town.
So even if these hearing aids are the same, how does the Onebridge company hold up? In this review for the Onebridge J707 hearing amplifier, I’ll dive into the details of the J707, explore the pros and cons and examine the differences with similar models.
As always, feel free to skip the reading and head straight to the verdict and the 30-second visual summary at the bottom of this post.
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Key features of the Onebridge J707
The first key feature of the Onebridge is the rechargeable nature of this hearing aid. It’s not just rechargeable, it offers a charging case. You charge the case separately. When your actual hearing aids run out of battery, the case in turn recharges them four times before you need to charge the case again. This is especially useful on the road, but also helps prevent unfortunate circumstances where your batteries run out and you have no charging cable or batteries on hand.
Another key feature, compared to older types of hearing amplifiers, is that the Onebridge J707 comes as a pair, instead of buying one ear at a time.
The OneBridge J707 is one of the best hearing aids under $200.
Who is this hearing amplifier for?
According to the manufacturer, the Onebridge is made for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. This means the Onebridge is perfect as a first hearing aid. Moreover, the J707 recharging features makes this an excellent model for travel. I always like to compare hearing aids to reading glasses, and the price point for the Onebridge make this a great option for someone who wants to try out a hearing aid.
How well does the Onebridge J707 work?
Aside from the distinguishing key features, the Onebridge offers the usual list of features we’ve come to expect in direct-to-customer hearing aids: noise cancelling features, feedback suppression, background noise removal, and multi-channel processing (although the manufacturer doesn’t reveal how many channels). None of these are a selling point, but it would be problematic if any were missing.
The rechargeable case takes about four hours to charge. In turn, it can charge the hearing aids for five 15-hour charges. There are two different programs: normal and loud, and different volume settings to adjust the volume to your preference. As always in ‘weaker’ models (mild to moderate), a higher volume comes with a compromise in quality for most users.
What’s not to like about the Onebridge J707?
The Onebridge is sold on Amazon. That in itself is not a problem, but not everything adds up. According to the manufacturer, this model is made for people with mild to moderate hearing (instead of hearing loss). They also report having 8 and 10 volume settings, and the rest of the listing has numerous typos. Onebridge and seller Topbell have done their homework and recruited an army of reviewers to rave about the Onebridge J707. This catapulted the hearing aid to the bestselling spot on Amazon, but that says more about the strength of the marketing department than the quality of the J707 itself, which is a dime in a dozen.
Hearing amplifiers that are good alternatives
Does that mean you can find a dozen alternative hearing aids? Yes. First to mind is the Banglijian BLJ-707, which costs exactly the same amount (at the time of writing), has the exact same features, and is also sold exclusively on Amazon. The biggest difference is that Onebridge does have a website, although it’s basically empty (and doesn’t mention the J707 anywhere). TKING also brought an alternative J707 model to market, which is cheaper than both other models.
For a better experience, you may want to try the Neosonic B10 or the ZVOX VB25. Both of these models come from better established companies and add more features. The Neosonic is far more powerful, whereas the ZVOX adds a telecoil functionality.
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Should you buy the Onebridge J707?
I’m inclined to say no. There’s nothing wrong with the Onebridge J707, but every alternative has an edge. Even the Banglijian BLJ-707, which is the exact same hearing aid, comes from a company that has been established longer and gives buyers a 45-day trial. But then, that one only comes in white, so if you’d like to buy a black version, you should buy the Onebridge J707. For everyone else, browsing around might give you something slightly better that’s worth the research.