If you’re working from home, one home essential key part of accessories you should have is going to be your headphones. We still have those basic wired headphones/earphones out in the market but we would probably recommend the Bluetooth wireless earphones that can help you perform better at work. How? Well without those pesky cables from a conventional headset you’re free to use both of your hands and makes you more productive at work.
The first thing that comes to your mind would be the cost, you are worried that these Bluetooth earphones might be too expensive. Well, worry no more as Soundpeats a brand known for its innovation on acoustic products, music earphones, wireless earphones, sound boxes, and so on has released some new products that’s affordable and offers great sound quality.
We’re going to check out the Soundpeats TrueDot, one of the company’s compact and affordable TWS Bluetooth earphones that’s available in the Philippines distributed by Digital Walker.
What’s in the box
The packaging is very simple with the front having the Soundpeat logo, product name and image of the TrueDot earbuds. At the back you have another lifestyle photo of the earbuds and the charging case plus some text which highlights the features of the device. Taking it out from the box we see each elements lies neatly are the following: SOUNDPEATS TrueDot Earbuds, charging case, Micro-USB charging cable, 2 sets of ear tips and a user manual.
Measuring only by 2.5×1.28×1.02 inches the TrueDot’s charging case is shaped like a capsule with a duotone color of dark grey and black. Made of plastic with a matte finish that prevents any mark of your fingerprints on the case. It’s so compact and portable that it can easily fit in a small pocket of your jeans or a hand bag. On the top cover lid you can spot on the Soundpeats logo icon while located at the back you have the Micro-USB port and the red LED charging indicator beside it. These indicator light turns red whenever you charge the case and goes off when at full charge. There’s no current battery status indicator and makes it difficult to gauge the case’s battery level before it’s critically low.
The charging case has a 310mAh battery which can provide up to 3.5 times of charge for both the earbuds. When you open the cover lid, you’ll see the earbuds well intact, thanks to its magnetic slot that won’t let it fall out in case of an accident.
The TrueDot earbuds offers excellent comfortable fit and enough to fill up both your inner-ear for that sound isolation. The wireless earbuds have the same dark grey-black duotone color of the charging case. Weight per earbud is at 0.12oz only and its very compact and somehow it’s shaped like a bean.
The front portion of both earbud has a curved glossy Soundpeats logo with the Red/White LED indicator lights. It turns red when getting a charged with the case that will took you almost 2 hours. On the otherside of the earbud, you can see two magnetic connectors and the L-R markings for channel designation to your ears. The range of the connection goes up to about 10 meters.
Apt-X Codec Supported
Another feature being offered with the SoundpeatsTrueDot is having the Apt-X Decode. According to our research, Apt-X is a much-requested feature and increasingly available on more new TWS earphones. The Apt-X codec doesn’t say anything about the sound quality, but having it with both wireless earphones can transmit more data or even more musical details from your device to your earpieces. You also attain perfect video sync, without any delay in the sound whenever you’re watching any videos.
But in order to benefit from the Apt-X-codec, your smartphone or computer needs to support it. The smartphone we used for this test is the Samsung Note10 Plus which has the Apt-X codec. Upon connecting the earbuds the Bluetooth Audio Codec automatically switch the settings from SBC to the Apt-X codec. But some smartphones might not be able to auto detect your Bluetooth audio codec or it might not be available in your phone settings, so you have to do it manually. Here’s how you can activate your Apt-X in your smartphone: Check your Bluetooth codec.
Connecting the earbuds to any of your device is seamless thanks to its Bluetooth 5.0. First the left and right earbuds will pair with each other when taken out both simultaneously from the charging case with power. After pairing successfully, the left and right earbuds will emit a prompt sound of a successful paring. Then the left earbud indicator goes out and right earbud indicator flashes in red and white with voice prompt “pairing” indicating that the earbuds enter the pairing mode.
Next, activate the Bluetooth in your device and click the “Soundpeats TrueDot” in your list to successfully connect the earbuds. We have paired the TrueDot with the following smartphones that we tested with it: Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Realme 5, and the Samsung A7. Even on the Apple Macbook Pro Touchbar laptop and the iPad tablet we got seamless connectivity.
You gain control of the TrueDot earbuds of your device by touching the sides of the earpieces. So far the touch responsiveness of the earpieces is good. Here are the following controls you should remember:
- Power On – Take out the earbuds from charging case or press and hold the control for 1.5sec in off status.
- Power Off – Place back both earbuds into the case or hold and press for 10sec.
- Play/Pause – Double tap the control of the earbuds.
- Play/Previous – Hold and press the control of left earbuds for 1.5 sec.
- Play Next – Hold and press the control of right earbuds for 1.5 sec.
- Answer/Hang up Phone Call – Double tap the control of earphone.
- Reject Phone Call – Hold and press the control of earbuds for 1.5 sec.
- Call Switching – Hold and press the control of earbuds for 2 sec.
- Activate Voice Assistant – Triple tap the control of the earbuds
- Volume Up – Single tap the right earbuds then tap once again to raise volume.
- Volume Down – Single tap the left earbuds then tap once again to lower volume.
Impressions: Battery Performance and Sound Quality
The first thing we did with the Soundpeats TrueDot is to test its sound quality. We watched several Netflix and YouTube videos which led us having a great experience with the audio. It has a solid bass, vocal quality speeches are very clear, individual sound details are well-defined like shattered glass or gunshots and so far the audio synchronizes perfectly.
No doubt that the TrueDot is built to play and listen to your music. The quality can be characterized as a deep and surround sound bass plus the musical details coming from your left and right ears. Medium and high ones are enough to pull off those music for added emphasis. With the touch control feature we are able to skip or choose songs and even raise the volume higher.
Mic and call quality are adequate, smooth and clear enough to understand the person you’re talking to, so we had no problem with this.
When playing mobile games, we noticed that the sound quality is very good as well and there’s no audio delay. We tried the TrueDot with PUBG, Mobile Legends and Call of Duty experiencing no audio lag while playing them. I think with the built-in Apt-X Qualcomm codec feature of the TrueDot helps it to perform well. With my Galaxy Note10 Plus supporting Apt-X, the sound connection travels fast to get that audio sync on time with the gameplay.
As for the battery life, the earbuds claimed it can give you around 4 hours of playing time before needing it to recharge again. That’s almost a fair amount of battery it can mobile considering the size of it. But our initial battery test with the TrueDot left us around 80% battery life after one hour and at 55% after 2 and a half hours. Overall, we got a good battery usage of 4 and a half hours of playtime before the device made it to power off automatically.
So, if you’re looking for a compact, comfortable and excellent audio quality TWS Bluetooth earphones, we recommend the Soundpeats TrueDot. Perfect for your work from home as well as people who loves listening to music, binge-watching videos and playing your favorite games on your mobile phones. For only PHP1,390 you get a very affordable set of TWS Bluetooth earphones that delivers an amazing dynamic sound value, smooth connectivity to any device, reliable touch control features and good battery life.
- Price: PHP1,390
- Bluetooth: 0 version
- Bluetooth Chipset: Qualcomm QCC3020
- Maximum Working Range: 33 feet / 10m (no obstacle)
- Waterproof Level: IPX5
- Weight: 12oz (per earbud)
- Driver Unit:2mm 1DD
- Earbuds Charging Time: about 2 hours
- Case Charging Time: about 2 hours
- Charging Case Recharging Earbuds: 5 times
- Case Charging port: Micro-USB
- Working Time: about 5 hours
Here’s the Step by Step Guide on How to Place your Order
- Place your orders in the Google Form link below:? http://tiny.cc/DW_WorkFromHome
- You will receive a receipt of your order via e-mail. Your reservation will be active for 48 hours from receipt of this email
- Choose from the listed payment modes available. Pay and take a screenshot of your proof of payment
- Open the e-mail we sent (Subject: Customer Order Form) and click the “Edit response” button.?Scroll to the bottom of the form and click “Attach File” to upload your proof of payment. Click submit afterwards.
- Wait for your pick-up schedule from our Customer Support Team then proceed to book your preferred Delivery/ Courier Service to pick up orders at our Head Office.
*Baseus True Wireless and GaN Chargers will be available starting April 15.
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