07 Oct

SoundPEATS Sonic Wireless Earbuds May Be The Best In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones Yet

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Most of you know that I am already a fan of Soundpeats Bluetooth headsets, having had several pair of their wired and earbud models.

My most recent pair are the Soundpeats Sonic Wireless Earbuds, and they may be the best yet.

I am a former audio engineer, so I am picky about my sound. Now to be clear, these are not going to replace a pair of $400 studio headphones, but they aren’t designed to.  What they do very well is punch way above their weight. For everything from audiobooks to music.

The sound quality is very clear, and the bass is excellent. The maximum volume is adequate, but not dangerously loud. The package comes with different size ear seals to fit different anatomies, and when snugly placed in the ear canal, they are comfortable, and block out external noise without noise cancelling circuitry.  The case charges the earbuds with its own internal battery, and as such can last up to 35 hours without having to plug in to a USB charger.

Some Bluetooth devices are tricky to set up, and past models were frustrating. These have Bluetooth 5.2 and its way more reliable and easier to use compared to previous iterations. When you open the lid, the earbuds go into pairing mode. Look on your mobile device, and the earbuds show up. Connect and you are done. Very easy.

Sound quality is great. The bass is strong. The highs above 12,000 Hz are much improved compared to previous models. It is not fair to compare $50 Bluetooth headsets to $400 studio earphones, but the fidelity is plenty good. They sound fine and are far better than the kit most people use with mobile devices.

The earbud controls are ambidextrous and work well for both left and right-handed people. The tap system, activating a button on each earbud allows you to answer calls, activate smart assistants such as Apple’s Siri, or to advance or repeat musical or podcast selections.

I took phone calls with the Soundpeats & they worked fine, even through the thick interior stone walls of my country farmhouse. The construction feels solid, durable, and they even feel a little heavy when taking them out of their charging case but once in the ear, they are all-day comfortable. I flew from Miami to South America and the battery lasted with plenty to spare. I was mostly listening to an audiobook during that trip. If you have thumping club music playing at maximum volume, expect a little less battery life—but at this price, buy two or three sets and keep them charged! That’s what I’m going to do.

definite buy recommendation, and a great gift idea!

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