SoundPeats makes one of the top budget sports headphones that you may have already seen because they are so popular, especially with their magnetic buds that attach around your neck like a necklace when not in use.
They are sweat-resistant, lightweight and very comfortable to wear. Because of affordable price and features, there has been quite a bit of buzz about these earbuds and overall positive reviews siting good value for money and quality sound for the earbuds in this price range.
Recently SoundPeats released this new model, which is completely wireless. It also comes with a hard carrying case, but this case doesn’t function as a portable charger like Gear IconX or Apple Airpods although to be fair, those last two are in a totally different category and price range so can’t really expect the same features and accessories for earbuds at a fraction of the price.
SoundPeats claims these true wireless earbuds have a 6 hours battery life, that’s quite decent, but many users report the the actual performance is shorter. Each earpiece has a built-in battery and they are charged though Micro – USB.
The earbud housings look much like Beat Powerbeats3 headphones with soft adjustable hangers. You can bend and fix the hangers to the best position around your ears, once it’s done earbuds will never fall out of your ear. Note that you don’t get perfect noise isolation with this design, but it is good and safe to hear the surroundings if you run on the sidewalk.
The Soundpeats wireless earbuds has solid Bluetooth connection, though it sometimes get hiccups. Apple Airpods still hold the best title for its range and stability of Bluetooth in totally wireless earbuds department.
There are 3 buttons on each earbud, which works for track navigation and taking calls. But it is easy to “feel to press” those, sometimes I find it is very difficult to press a button, and if I successfully did, and I have to fix the earbud position again.
The audio of calls are acceptable, you will hear the callers fine but not that crystal clear as some high-end Bluetooth headsets.
Are these wireless earbuds worth it?
If you are looking for a totally true wireless earbud for everyday activities at an affordable price, then these earbuds by SoundPeats are in the running for best option among the options out there. Keep in mind, these are not high-end when it comes to sound quality. Sound range is thin and may seem slightly muffled. Highs are quite harsh, but low-ends are present and deep. But this is only obtained if you get the tight seal by choosing the right eartip size. Luckily the SoundPeats include small, medium and large ear-tips in the box.
SoundPeats true wireless earbuds advantages and disadvantages:
- Price compared to other true wireless options on the market
- 5 hours of battery is pretty decent (Airpods also have the same battery life).
- They don’t include a charging station/case, so 2 buds get juice by micro-USB cable.
- Average audio performance: it sounds like cheap stock earbuds, but bass is good
- Bluetooth is not perfectly solid, sometimes it still cuts out.
- Styled like well-known Beats headphones
- Lightweight but they don’t look discreet on your ears.
- Extremely secure fit with hooks
- Connectivity can be unstable
- Lacks durability, some users report short lifespan
- Pairing can sporadically cut out
- Some reports of one earbud disconnecting (problems with “master” staying connected while “slave” earbud disconnect.
These are also not the greatest for running, working-our or other sports where you sweat a lot since the seal is not as durable as earbuds specifically designed for running or sports.